: E-governance has been introduced at Samooharengapuram in Radhapuram taluk of the district.

Collector C. Samayamoorthy inaugurated the event on Wednesday.

The district administration planned to establish common service centres in different parts of the district, where the public can get community, income, nativity, destitute and first graduate certificates promptly with the data stored digitally.

Applicants can also apply for government welfare schemes.

Radhapuram has been selected as the pilot taluk to implement the scheme. Accordingly, the common service centres have been set up at Radhapuram taluk office, block development offices at Radhapuram and Valliyoor, town panchayat offices at Valliyoor, Thisaiyanvilai and Panagudi and at the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies at Radhapuram, Kuttam, Vijayapathi, South Kallikulam, Samooharengapuram, Thisaiyanvilai, Kottaikarunkulam, Pulimaankulam, South Karunkulam, Panagudi, Aanaikulam, Kaavalkinaru, Pazhavoor and Valliyoor.

Mr. Samayamoorthy in his inaugural address said that the State government had proposed e-governance at all levels with the objective of ensuring transparency, speedy functioning and efficiency of the official machinery.

The scheme will be useful for the officials under the Assured Maximum Service to Marginalized People in All villages (AMMA scheme) to solve petitioners’ problems immediately.

The applicants will have to pay Rs.50 to apply for benefits from the Department of Revenue and Rs. 100 for receiving assistance from the Department of Social Welfare.

E-governance will be extended to other taluks as well.

Sub-Collector, Cheranmahadevi, Rohini Ramdas, District Revenue Officer P. Uma Maheshwari and heads of local bodies participated in the function.