By next week, the Coimbatore Corporation is likely to make available online birth and death certificates. The move comes a month after the deadline the Corporation had fixed for introducing the services. According to sources, by clicking html (hyper text mark up language) links at the Corporation website, users will be taken to pages where they could choose if they want birth or death certificates. Once the data entered is verified and found to be true, the Corporation would display the certificate with a digital signature.
The users could then take printouts of the certificates to be used as official document or furnish the same as document of evidence.
As a run up to making available online the facility, the Corporation had computerised the records from 1981 to 2011, which worked out to nine lakh birth certificates and six lakh death certificates.