Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated the first phase of a pilot project to set up a single window system for the payment of a number of taxes, fees and public utility bills.
To this end, she inaugurated 14 Urban Common e-Service Centres in the city, which would bring some of the services of the Chennai Corporation, Revenue Department and Social Welfare Department under one roof. She also inaugurated the e-District project in Chennai and 25 other districts of the State.
In the first phase, the Urban Common e-Service Centres will issue community certificates, nativity certificates, income certificates, No Graduate certificates, residence certificates and other services of the Revenue Department.
They would also aid the delivery of various State government marriage assistance schemes by the Social Welfare Department.
In its second phase, these centres would accept property tax, water tax, electricity bills and other such payments.
The 14 centres are located at Chennai district’s three taluk offices, three of Chennai Corporations zonal offices, two offices of the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board and six Urban Co-operative Credit Society offices. These centres have been set up jointly by the Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) and the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency.
Jayalalithaa also inaugurated the e-District services in 26 of Tamil Nadu’s 32 districts, aimed at delivering e-governance services of the Revenue Department and Social Welfare Department to beneficiaries.
Information Technology Minister Mukkur N Subramanian, Chief Secretary Sheela Balakrishnan, Information Technology Secretary TK Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency CEO Atul Anand and National Informatics Centre’s State Informatics Officer Krishnan Prasad were among those present at the inaugural, which was held at the Secretariat on Monday.