Three MangaloreOne Integrated Citizen Service Centres were opened here on Wednesday. With this, citizens can avail themselves of three services under one roof — payment of electricity bill, BSNL Mobile bill payment and obtaining passport applications.
District in-charge Minister J. Krishna Palemar inaugurated the centre at the Mangalore City Corporation premises here at Lalbagh. The two other centres are located in the MCC Commercial Shopping Complex at Kadri and Deshabhakth K.S. Rao Memorial Building, near Jyoti Circle, Bavuta Gudde.
The objective of the MangaloreOne centres was to provide a “one stop shop” for citizens, Principal secretary, e-Governance, M.N. Vidyashankar said. The Government had set up the centres at a cost of Rs. 85 lakh, he said. Although there were only some services offered currently, the total number to be offered through the centres in Mangalore would go up to 23, as in the BangaloreOne centres, Mr. Vidyashankar said. If necessary, the Government was ready to set up as many as 10 centres, he added.
The centre would be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days, except those declared as holidays by the e-Governance Department. Payment of bills could be done through cash, cheque, Demand Draft, credit card or debit card.
The project has been implemented under the public-private partnership model by the State Government, together with CMC Computers Ltd (operations partner), Ram Informatics Ltd. (software partner) and ING Vysya Bank (banking partner).