Citizens to Get All the Civic Services Online by Year End

24 Jul 11: The state government is planning to implement AP Information Technology (Electronic Delivery of Services) Rules, 2011 by this year end. As per these rules, all the state departments can issue digitally signed certificates and other citizen services directly to the users. On implementation of these rules, the citizens need not go to the government offices to obtain various certificates like income, caste, birth, death and date of birth certificates or to get permits and licenses like registration of new trade license, renewal of trade licenses, quarterly payment of autos and lifetime tax payment of new vehicles.

The departments which are going to first offer their services under this framework are revenue, registration and municipal administration departments. The services under this scheme by revenue department will be first escalated in the areas of Chittoor, Khammam and Krishna districts. And under the GHMC limits, this scheme will be applied to issue of birth and death certificates.

Other services like encumbrance certificates, market value statements and certified copies will be issued through e-seva. The government has decided that all the services should be made available for 12 hours a day. Selected services and the services which do not require inspection or attestation should be made available 24/7 through the Internet.

And to make the important data of all the departments available on the single platform, all the government departments have been asked to shift their services on to shared IT infrastructure, i.e., the State Data Center and the State Wide Area Network.

Source: Times of India

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