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E-government refers to the delivery of national or local government information and services via the Internet or other digital means to citizens or businesses or other governmental agencies. E-government is a one-stop Internet gateway to major government services. E-government facilitates the provision of relevant government information in the electronic form to the citizens in a timely manner; better service delivery to citizens; empowerment of the people through access to information without the bureaucracy and participation in public policy decision-making. Proper implementation of e-governance can alleviate the gap between digital have and digital have not. Through this paper, an effort has been made to showcase the role of e-governance in bridging the digital divide in India. An account of the initiative taken by Central of India since the first NDA government came to the power, have been outlined.