|September 12, 2013 at 11:13 am #4627|
MLAs from Bicholim taluka on Friday commissioned the village-level service delivery of certificates for the benefit of the people from Bicholim.
It may be recalled that taluka authorities along with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) have developed the software to ensure that residents need not visit the mamlatdar’s office, but can get the required documents from their respective panchayats. The system was commissioned for the general public after a function at panchayat hall Mayem.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Speaker Anant Shet expressed happiness over the system and said now the villagers need not go to the mamlatdar’s office to get residence certificates or caste certificates.
“This could be a new step towards development and proper use of technology which will help people from the taluka,” said Shet.
Sanquelim MLA Dr Pramod Sawant said the system will benefit the people, especially from areas like Pale, Surla and other areas far from the city.
“The people will not have to visit the mamlatdar’s office for their certificates and it will also save time and money,” added Dr Sawant.
Bicholim MLA Naresh Sawal and Bicholim Mamlatdar Gurudas Desai were among others present.
With the commencement of this service, people from Bicholim will get five certificates at the panchayat office including residence certificate, caste certificate, divergence certificate, income certificate and Form 1&14.
According to information, the resident in need of a certificate will be expected to submit the relevant documents to the talathi in the panchayat. The talathi will then verify the documents and upload it on a system, which will also be accessed in the mamlatdar’s office. The applicant will then get an SMS when the talathi uploads the application.
Staff at the mamlatdar’s office will then process the relevant file and will upload the required certificate. The applicant will receive a second SMS when the certificate is available at the panchayat. The scanned copy of the signed certificate will then be printed in the panchayat and the talathi will then authenticate the printed certificate, before handing it over to the applicant.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Now, online certificates to Bicholim locals“