Ghaziabad becomes first e-district in Uttar Pradesh

January 2nd, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Ghaziabad has become Uttar Pradesh’s first electronically governed e-district, officials said Friday. The chairman of board of revenue of Uttar Pradesh, Vinod Kumar Malhotra, Friday inaugurated the e-governance centre (Jan Suvidha Kendra) on a public-private partnership basis.

Malhotra said that logistic support is not a sufficient tool to provide the e-governance; the work culture should also change.

He asked the government officials to change their mentality towards the public and be humble.

District Magistrate Deepak Agrawal said it is the beginning of a new revolution in the state when information technology will reach the common man in remote rural areas.

This district-level centre run by SGS InfoTech Private Limited has a direct link with the various government offices like tehsil (sub-district) and block development offices.

The required verification for issuing certificates would be made through the internet from the concerned offices, thus also saving the effort and time of the applicant.

A fee of Rs.15 would be charged for a certificate. At present caste certificates, domicile certificates and income certificates will be issued from this centre.

Later, 32 facilities including services for RTI, bank information and even railway booking would be included, the district magistrate said.

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