CHENNAI: Popularity of e-services like online Aadhaar identification and e-payment of water and electricity bills has reached a sizable audience in the State ever since they were introduced. In 2015 itself, the number of registrations for these government e-services has grossed 60 lakh in the State. Currently there are over 7,000 centres in the State for e-services following the emphasis and steps taken by the Centre for e-governance. Reducing error, saving time, easy authentication and instant access are some of the factors behind the e-service mechanism taking root in the State.
All this was revealed at a seminar on ‘Integrated Digital Solutions for a Smarter Tamil Nadu’ conducted by FICCI along with Infocomm and ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, here on Monday.
Setting up of necessary infrastructure, software, data centres and cloud capacity to work out e-governance services in a larger magnitude is currently underway.
“People should be able to pull out their tax receipts and bills at anytime. We need to move toward that kind of tech-integrated growth in the near future,” said Lakshmi Narayanan, Chairman ICTACT. “We have the context today to run our lives smarter,” Lakshmi added.
Jonathan Seller, Director of Development (Asia-Pacific) at InfoComm cited his experience. “Recently, I got my e-visa approval confirmation in less than 24 hours and received it in 3 days. This told me a lot about where the country is headed,” he added.