The Full form of CSC is Common Service Centers. The CSCs are physical facilities for delivering e-Services by the Government of India to remote and rural locations where availability of computers and Internet was mostly absent or negligible. They are multipurpose and multiple-services-single-point model for providing facilities for various transactions at a single geographical location. A Common Service Center is primarily an ICT (information and communication technology) access point created by the Indian government under the National e-Governance Project.
The project plan aims at creation of a network of more than 100,000 CSCs across the country. The main objective of the project is to provide much-needed services and information to undeserved Indians living in rural and remote areas. CSCs are the access points for delivery of social welfare schemes, essential public utility services, financial, education, healthcare, and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.
It is a pan-India network of access points catering to geographic, regional, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country, thus enabling the Government’s mandate of a financially, socially, and digitally inclusive society. The Project components of the CSC primarily consist of Technology, Content & Services, Capacity Building, Connectivity, and Business Model.