To facilitate last mile accessibility (ensuring that no learner is left behind) UGC has integrated it's e-resources with digitalseva.csc.gov.in, a portal of Common Service Centres (CSCs)/Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in rural India.
Through the 2.5 lakh CSCs/SPVs centres in Gram Panchayats and 5 lakh plus CSCs/SPVs centres across nation, digital access and e-governance services are made available to the citizens at their doorstep specially those who are living in rural India.
Users/Learners can locate State wise list of CSCs at:- https://locator.csccloud.in/.
The CSCs/SPVs are being managed and operated by Local Entrepreneurs who belong to local community and are referred as Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs). VLEs operate the centres to earn their living by delivering online services.
For availing the services and infrastructure of CSC, a user has to pay a fee of Rs 20 per day or Rs 500 per month to use the CSC infrastructure to reimburse the VLEs efforts and cost of their infrastructure.
This is similar to other government projects like Ayushman Bharat Yojana, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, e-Shram, Pan Card, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PMSYM) and many others.