With an aim to strengthen the existing system of disseminating information regarding various social and development schemes and also to provide information to the beneficiaries, the state government has decided to set up around 2,744 'Bangla Sahayata Kendras' in all the 23 districts in the first phase. It was learnt that a total of 66 sub-divisional offices, 342 block development offices, 1,500 primary health centres and 813 libraries across the state will receive a 'Bangla Sahayata Kendra' in the first phase. People across the state will be able to use these centres for getting information
and services relating to various state government schemes including Kanyashree, Aikyashree, Caste certificates, residential certificates, deposit of tax and other fees.The state government laid great stress on online services so that the people no longer need to visit various offices. Instead, they can make optimum use of information technology. It may be mentioned here that the state government has already introduced an online system of pension, or e-pension, for the teaching and non-teaching staff of grant-in-aid colleges falling under the administrative control of the Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology Department.