Birth and Death Certificates to be Issued Online in Maharashtra

Expanding its e-services interface, Maharashtra government is all set to bring the process for issuing caste, birth and death certificates online from next month

Published: 10th September 2015 10:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2015 10:26 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: Expanding its e-services interface, Maharashtra government is all set to bring the process for issuing caste, birth and death certificates online from next month. The state government has decided to provide 50 of the 150 notified services under the Right to Services (RTS) Act online starting from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department, PS Meena, said that the RTS Act will be linked to the government's grievance redress portal, 'Aaple Sarkar'. "Citizens can apply for caste, death and birth certificates, make online payments and the certificate will be delivered at home," Meena said, adding that, "150 services have already been notified under the RTS Act for time-bound delivery".

Some services of the revenue, food and civil supplies and transport departments can also be availed online, he added. Likewise, citizens need not visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) for applying for a driving licence as that, too, can be done online.

"The caste certificate which comes under the jurisdiction of social justice department is issued by the district collector. And, similarly, the death and birth certificates are issued by the local bodies," he informed.

Meanwhile, ahead of the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government completing a year in office, the Chief Minister's Office has asked all departments to list various the decisions taken by them during this period.

"All departments will prepare a report and submit it to the CMO. A booklet highlighting the government's achievements will be released," said Meena. BJP had formed its first-ever government in the state on October 31 last year, which was joined thereafter by its ally Shiv Sena.

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