Local bodies in Kasargod to go online from today

Published: 21st July 2012 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2012 11:30 AM   |  A+A-

The local self-government institutions in the district are all set to go online as the e-governance facility will be inaugurated on Saturday. Now, services including birth, death and marriage registration will be done at the click of a mouse. Kasargod will be the first district in the state to achieve the feat. Issue of ownership certificates, tax payment, account details, social security pensions, file tracking, monitoring, accounting applications and complaints also will be processed online once the facility is inaugurated.

It will serve as a platform for sharing information to the general public. A web portal will provide information regarding employee provident fund, government orders and  tenders. 

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will perform the state-level inauguration of the online ownership certificate facility at function to be held at Kumbla panchayat on Saturday.

The online services were designed by the Information Kerala Mission (IKM), which has been set up by the government aiming at the integration of all local bodies through e-governance.

The IKM has already developed the software for various services of 1,209 local bodies in the state. Its tasks include offering training for local body employees in hardware and software, connecting the works of local bodies with the district planning authorities and the state data centre, and providing technical support to LSGs.

IKM develops software depending on the physical and infrastructure facilities available at various local bodies. Birth, death and marriage certificates since 1970 will be available online by the end of this year.


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