Ganjam has become the first district in the State to complete the first phase of the e-district project with computerisation of all its 23 tehsils and 199 revenue inspector circles. With this, people will get computerised certificates from the tehsil offices.
“In future people will not have to visit tehsil office to get their required certificates. They can get it from the panchayat office with on-line processing,” said District Collector Krishan Kumar. Data related to caste, residence, solvency, income and legal heir will now be processed online.
Other services like social security schemes including pensions, PDS, RTI and revenue court cases would be implemented in phases. Computerisation of the gram panchayat offices is going on under the State wide area network project.
“With operationalisation of e-district project, the manual system of issuing certificates will be discontinued,” said nodal officer of the project, Shatrughan Kar. The online project is implemented in the district under the Centre’s National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).
Ganjam is among the 18 districts across the country and second in the State selected for the e-District project on a pilot basis. Mayurbhanj is the other district selected for this project.
Under the project, revenue circles have been connected with tehsil offices and common service centres (CSC) set up by the private entrepreneurs with the gram panchayats.
People can apply for the needed certificates at any CSC near their house or in the panchayat offices. Within a week, one can get the required certificate. People, however, have to pay a nominal service charge of `30 to avail of the benefit.
“We have set up single window computerised centres in each tehsil office for implementation of the programme at present. Subsequently, we will connect it to other CSCs and the panchayat offices,” the Collector said.
Government has sanctioned 523 CSCs in the district. While 468 have been set up, around 200 of them have started functioning, the sources added.