BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has asked all 112 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to discontinue the manual system and adopt all 10 online e-modules under e-Municipality application for citizen centric services.The e-Municipality project is being implemented as part of an Integrated Municipal e-Governance application software system in all ULBs along with integration of existing software applications.
All the ULBs have been instructed to undertake legacy data entry using legacy data entry screen provided in the new application developed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
So far, the new birth and death module is in use at more than 90 locations and citizen grievance module is being used at more than 70 locations while trade licence module is being used at more than 85 locations followed by holding tax and accounts module each at over 46 locations.
“The e-Municipality Trade Licence module will be integrated with Industry Department portal under ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative. TCS will work with IPICOL to complete the task,” said an official.
It has been decided to float the request for proposal for constitution of Project Management Unit (PMU) to look after the implementation, usage, testing, issue resolution for all e-Governance initiatives of the Housing and Urban Development Department.
A State-level payment gateway has been finalised for all e-Governance applications. The TCS has also been asked to prepare a presentation on road trenching permit management system. The system may be developed if it gets the approval of State committee, the official added.It has also been decided to issue birth and death certificates and mutation provisional certificate through the application online on the trust and verify concept. Once it is approved, TCS will develop the system.
Meanwhile, training has been started in 66 NACs as those have already started using e-Municipality base application. The ULBs have been asked to send their portal data to helpdesk for updation on a regular basis.