e-governance schemes launched in Tiruvallur

Staff Reporter

KANCHEEPURAM: Fisheries Minister K.P.P. Samy on Thursday launched e-governance schemes in Tiruvallur district for the benefit of general public.

Inaugurating the project, the Minister said that all most all government departments functioning at the Collectorate had been computerised and inter-linked. Petitions and letters received by these departments through post or in person, were sent to the officials concerned through computers and response received online.

Arrangements had been made to receive complaints, applications for birth, death certificates etc. through short messaging service (SMS) . The National Information Centre had entered into an agreement with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Chennai, to deduct appropriate charges for such services from the mobile customers and remit them in the Treasury.

Collector G. Sundaramurthi said that the general public seeking birth certificate should send SMS in the following format to 54373. For birth certificate the SMS should be as follows: TLR<space>BC<DD/MM/YY><space>Mother’s Name<space>Address.

For other certificates the codes should be typed as follows: DC - death certificate; CC – community certificate; PC – patta copy; RC – residence certificate; IC – income certificate and GP – general grievance petition.

While Rs.5 would be deducted by the BSNL for birth certificate for the current year, additional sum of Rs.2 per year would be deducted in case if the applicant desires to get birth certificate for a child born earlier.

The charges to be deducted from the credit of mobile phone user or added to be included in telephone bills for post paid subscribers availing themselves of this facility would be as follows: Rs.3 for community certificate; Rs.15 for residence certificate; Rs.15 for income certificate; Rs.30 for patta copy and Rs.2 per general grievance message.

The messages, petitions or applications received through SMS would be forwarded to department concerned for processing and a reply would sent directly to the petitioners through post. Complaints or petitions relating to public grievances recorded in video format could also be forwarded, he said. Apart from this, actions taken or initiated upon petitions received during general grievance day meetings held at the Collectorate on every Monday would be put online. Applicants could get information at http://tiruvallurgdp.tn.nic.in/online. The information could also be accessed through GPRS-enabled mobile phones by typing http://tlrwap.tn.nic.in.

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