Tamil Nadu

Erode makes strides in issuing certificates on e-governance platform


E-governance system being implemented in the district for the last two years has been eliminating scope for corruption in issuance of certificates and execution of welfare schemes, and avoiding delay in handing over the same to applicants.

Applicants have so far received as many as 44,491 community certificates, 43,538 nativity certificates, 66,976 income certificates, and 5,793 first-generation certificates, under the e-governance scheme in the six taluks - Erode, Bhavani, Anthiyur, Perundurai, Sathy, and Gobi.

Altogether, as many as 1.6 lakh certificates have been issued in the last two years.

The need for applicants to frequently meet the VAO, Revenue Officer or Tahsildar has been obviated, officials said.

The various certificates issued through the Revenue Department include those pertaining to marriage assistance, first-generation certificates, and assistance for destitute women.

Village Administrative Officers approached by applicants with the necessary documents are required to electronically register names after due verification and forward the application online to Revenue Inspectors, who, in turn, make further verification and send it online to the Tahsildars.

The Tahsildars process the same and send the applications back with e-signature.

The applicants are subsequently informed about the completion of the process through Short Messaging Service, and provided a printout of the certificates.

Applicants are able to determine authenticity of the certificates they receive by visitinghttps:edistricts.tn.gov.in/



Recently, the district administration introduced the system of applying for passports at e-seva centres in taluk offices, and the Corporation. The scheme is implemented through Tamil Nadu Cable Television Corporation. Aspiring candidates are also facilitated to apply for TNPSC exams.

According to District Collector S. Prabakar, applications pending with the Revenue Department officials were constantly monitored. There is no need any more for the applicants to pay bribe for obtaining certificates. Information about any government employee demanding bribe must be brought to the notice of the Police Department and the district administration, the Collector said.

The public have been availing themselves of the provision to register complaints using the social networking platform using the telegram application in Facebook with the number 7806919007 and sending SMS to the same number.

Initiatives have already been taken to provide students of levels VI, X and XII with income certificate, community certificate, and nativity certificate through e-governance.

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