A total of Rs 122.4 crore has been paid out as commissions to Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) who help facilitate routine operations in Common Service Centres across the country, the ministry of IT and communications informed in a Rajya Sabha query. VLEs are individuals who help CSCs in completing routine operations such as: -Government to Consumer (G2C) services that includes issuance of Birth Certificates, PAN cards, Aadhaar Cards, Pass port services, etc. -Business to Consumer (B2C) services including Mobile/DTH recharge, IRCTC bookings, ecommerce services, bill payments, etc. -Educational Services like tutorials, courses, literacy schemes, etc. -Financial services including Pension, Insurance, and other banking schemes. There are 199,325 Common Service Centers (CSCs) across 29 states and 7 Union territories as of March 2016. A total of 23,245 VLEs are women, according to the IT ministry. However it did not disclose the…
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