About RCSC

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is committed to build a people-centered, inclusive and development oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, communities and people to achieve their full  potential in promoting sustainable development and improving their quality of life. The Government intends bringing the digital divide and creating inclusive Information Society.

The project eSeva has started in the year 1999 for delivering the IT enabled service both government and private services to the citizens. Initially the project was started in Twin Cities i.e., in Hyderabad and Secunderabad and subsequently it was extended to all the municipal towns. Later on Government as a part of its policy to provide improved service to citizens initiated scheme of Rural Service Delivery Points (RSDP) by extending financial assistance in terms of subsidy to PCOs to convert them to ICT kiosks. These RSDPs are generally operating in Mandal Headquarters. Later a new scheme namely RAJiv (RAJiv internet village) was launched for rural areas excluding RSDP villages.

The Government of India has formulated the National E-Governance Plan with the vision of providing all government services in an integrated manner at the doorstep of the citizen, at an affordable cost. Under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) the Common Service Center scheme was proposed by Government of India  to establish 100,000 rural kiosks/centers across the country with an equitable distribution, 1 CSC for every 6 census villages. In Andhra Pradesh the CSC scheme has started in 2007 which was named as Rajiv Citizen Service Center. It was proposed to set up 4687 Rajiv Citizen Service Centers in rural parts of Andhra Pradesh.