The UT Administration Friday launched ‘residence certificate’ service through the Sampark Centres. Now all the applications received under the service will be processed electronically. The residence certificate will be digitally signed and can be electronically verified. Residents will also be intimated through SMS that the certificate is ready and once ready, it can be obtained from any of the Sampark Centres.
Deputy Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Information Technology) Dr S B Deepak Kumar said, “This is the third service that we have launched this month. Our aim is to deliver more services electronically. This will not only be helpful for the residents but will also improve transparency and effectiveness in public service delivery.”
Director (IT) Prince Dhawan said, “It is part of our strategy to fully utilise Sampark Centres for all public service deliveries and eliminate any manual intervention. With the addition of new service of residence certificate, we have moved a step forward.”
This service is part of the eDistrict initiative which aims at bringing citizen services in the electronic mode.
Under this project, the Chandigarh Administration has improved timelines for various services besides minimising manual intervention.
15th e-Sampark Centre launched
The local administration on Friday also opened 15th e-Sampark Centre in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26. This e-Sampark Centre will have two counters and will be equipped to offer all services available in other centres.
Vijay Dev, Adviser to Administrator, said, “E-Sampark Centres are face of our government and life line of general public, and we are committed to making e-Sampark Centres more citizen-friendly.”
According to him, the standard of public service will only rise once the government is able to provide all its citizen- centric services at the doorstep of citizens of all strata of society. To that end, all departments have been directed to offer all their services at e-sampark portal as well as at all Sampark Centres.
Deepak Kumar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Secretary Information Technology who was also present on the inauguration, said, “More such e-Sampark Centres & e-kiosks will be opened and these will be equipped to offer each and every public service.”