e-district public portal launched
By Express News Service | Published: 20th October 2013 10:39 AM |
Kerala is fast achieving the standards of a developed nation in rendering IT-enabled services, said IT and Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty. He was speaking after launching the ‘e-district public portal and allied services’ of the government here on Friday.
“The mass contact programme being conducted by the Chief Minister is a fight against red-tapism. Problems related with red-tapism could be avoided and transparency and speed can be ensured once the state achieves total implementation of IT-enabled services,” the Minister said.
Industries Principal Secretary P H Kurian said the state could achieve its target of digital state in three years. He said 1,000 new Akshaya centres will be opened in the state soon.
Kurian also called for continuity in operations for achieving digital state status.
“A villager officer in Palakkad was caught red-handed while accepting bribe for issuing a legal heirship certificate the other day. Palakkad is an e-district where such services could be availed of online. Had the public and officials took advantage of it such a case would not have happened,” he said.
Industries and IT secretary K S Sreenivas, General Education Secretary A Shajahan, Land Revenue Commissioner M C Mohandas, IT Mission director P Balakiran, Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests A K Bharadwaj, Police Headquarters IG Manoj Abraham and NIC State Informatics Officer K S Raman spoke.
The public can avail of services offered by various departments online through the website edistrict.kerala.gov.in at their convenience without visiting government offices.
e-payment gateway facility is available on the portal where public can use internet banking, credit card, debit card etc of around 66 banks.
In order to use the facilities, visitors should register with Aadhar number, e-mail ID and mobile phone number.
The 23 revenue certificate services currently available through Akshaya Kendras will be available on the portal. Other services include RTI, public grievances utility payment services and 2,000 fee and bill payments.