Common service centres with e-governance facility will be set up at 17 locations in Kovilpatti and 18 places in Vilathikulam, according to K. Vijaya Karthikeyan, Sub-Collector of Kovilpatti.

The facility would help public obtain community certificates, income certificates; nativity certificates, birth, death and legal heir certificates. It was aimed at ensuring transparency in office and avoiding middlemen, he said here on Wednesday.

The people need not run from pillar to post to obtain these documents anymore. Once these facilities were made operational under Kovilpatti division, the entire district would be covered in a phased manner, the Sub-Collector said. He said a special camp underway at Kovilpatti taluk office for issuance of house site pattas to eligible people would continue till December 6.

Under the urban land tax scheme, house site pattas in demand would be extended to people in Kovilpatti town areas. Eligible households with sale deed documents, encumbrance certificates and other valid documents to claim ownership of lands would be provided with pattas.

Pattas would be given to eligible households in 15 days, he said. The programme was meant for households in 82 blocks of five wards of Kovilpatti municipality, said M. Senthivel, Tahsildar as well as Town Settlement Officer, Kovilpatti.