The Municipal Corporation (MC) will soon allow registration of births and death and payment of property tax online. The estimates for preparation of the software and starting the system were given approval on Friday by the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the MC. Permission has also been granted for holding a weekly carnival in Sector 17.
An amount of Rs 32 lakh has been ear-marked for the purpose. While,the software is being developed by NIC at a cost of Rs 12 lakh,the rest of the money would be spent on purchasing computers.
Once the facility is in place,the residents will be able to apply for birth and death certificates online. Also,payment of property tax will be easier.
In another decision,the committee members gave approval to holding of marriages at the Circus Ground in Sector 17. An amount of Rs 5,000 per day will be charged for the duration the tent is set up,while Rs 20,000 will be charged for the day of the function.
Mayor Subhash Chawla said since there was enough open space and it was a non-residential area,there would be no disturbance.
It was further decided the vacant plots in different sectors would be identified so that these could be booked for functions.
The F&CC also decided to revive the carnival in the Sector 17 plaza with cultural events being held every week at the plaza. With a seating capacity of 50 people being allowed,an amount of Rs 25,000 will be charged from those who perform.
It was also decided registered associations of senior citizens would be allowed one free meeting in a month in community centres under MC jurisdiction.
Also,water filters will be installed in all community centres to ensure residents get clean drinking water.