Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mayor C. Jayan Babu told the Corporation council on Friday that the system of issuing building permits and birth and death certificates would be streamlined to avoid difficulties for applicants. The meeting adopted a resolution deciding to send certificates by registered post on request. Applicants can also receive certificates in person after proving their identity. Earlier, councillors pointed out that applicants complained of delay in receiving certificates through ordinary post. The Mayor said postal delivery system was adopted after it came to light that touts posing as relatives were collecting certificates and demanding bribes from applicants. He said the shortcomings of the current system would be resolved soon.