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LG launches 14 e-services of municipalities in the UT

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Jammu: Stressing on making the public service delivery system more robust, citizen-friendly and hassle-free, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday launched 14 e-services of Municipalities across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir here at Civil Secretariat.

Speaking on the occasion, the LG, according to an official press release, observed that the launch of eight government-to-citizens and six government-to-businesses e-services for urban dwellers and business owners for to provide hassle free online services is yet another milestone in the direction of providing effective public service delivery at the doorsteps of the people.

“J&K government is working on the principle of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ as envisioned by the Prime Minister, to make working of the government more accountable, responsive and transparent,” Sinha said.

Terming faceless and paperless services as a leap towards ‘good governance’, the LG said that these e-services will reduce human interface, besides ensuring hassle-free services to the people in a fast and transparent manner.

He observed that the services like provision of online birth and death certificates, corrections in birth/death certificates, licenses and NOCs for various trade activities, dairy registration, road cutting permissions, new sewerage connection, registration of pet dogs, registration of pet clinics, bird/pet trade etc, besides other public services have been made transparent and simplified through online mode.

Sinha impressed upon the concerned officers to expedite the provision of remaining e-services, including online building permissions, and explore the possibilities of increasing revenue of ULBs to make them vibrant and self-reliant.

He directed the concerned officers to take comprehensive measures for making Urban Development Plans of Jammu and Srinagar a reality at the earliest.

He also called upon the Mayor JMC for holding awareness campaigns and taking local people onboard for making the Urban Local Plan and public services self-sustainable.

Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation said that with the launch of these e-services, long-pending demand of making various public services available through online mode is fulfilled.

Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development department briefed the LG about 14 e-services developed by H&UDD. He also informed that other e-services are at advanced stages and would be made available online soon.

Avny Lavasa, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation on the salient features of newly launched e-services. She also apprised the LG about the timelines within which the services would be provided.

Junaid Mattu, Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation; Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation and Parvez Qadri Deputy Mayor SMC were also present.

B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; D. Thara, Joint Secretary MoHUA; Dheeraj Gupta , Principal Secretary H&UD; Athar Amir Khan, Commissioner SMC; HoDs, officers of Civil administration and NIC were present in person and through video-conferencing.

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