Puducherry, Feb 12 : Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy inaugurated the official portal of Government of Puducherry https://py.gov.in , e-Forms and online issue of Birth & Death Certificates through Common Service Centers (CSCs) here yesterday.
According to an official release here today, the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) vision is to make all public services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man.
To achieve the above objectives the core infrastructure projects such as State Data Center(SDC) and State Wide Area Network(SWAN) have already been implemented by the Directorate of Information Technology, Puducherry and are functioning. Under the State Mission Mode Project(MMP) the work flow automation of various departments have been taken up such as Commercial Taxes, Transport, Employment Exchange, Agriculture and Treasury.
The Puducherry Portal http://www.py.gov.in, the official website of the Union Territory of Puducherry is the single window access for all the Government to Business (G2B) and Government to Citizen(G2C) services offered by the Government of Puducherry through their departments. The portal provides citizen online access to the information of Government Orders, Government Notification, Recruitments, Tenders, Acts & Rules and about the various schemes operated by the departments.
The email contacts, addresses of the departments and their website link are provided in the portal. The State Portal and e-Forms have been developed by M/s Infosys Ltd, Hyderabad, the release said. The e-Forms are application forms to avail various government services available online. Using the e-form a citizen can apply/send his application through internet to the Government Department for availing the services.
The application submitted online will be routed to the concerned department. The department will download the applications for processing and update the status which can be tracked by the citizen at any point of time. A total of 145 e-forms covering 15 departments have been developed and the forms pertaining to 5 departments viz., Revenue, Labour, School Education, Higher and Technical Education and Social Welfare are made available in the portal and the remaining forms to be made available shortly.
The Portal along with e-Forms will provide easy, anywhere and anytime access to Government Services (both Information & Transactional) and Reducing number of visits of citizens to a Government office / department for availing the services.
CSCs are envisioned as the front-end delivery points for government, private and social sector services to the citizens of India. CSCs have been set up under PPP mode. M/s Tera Software Ltd, Hyderabad, is the Service Center Agency(SCA) and they have identified the Village Level Entrepreneurs(VLE) 42 CSCs is operational (Rural - 29, Urban -13) and the citizen can get certificates of Birth & Death across the counter pertaining to any Municipality/Commune Panchayat from the CSCs.
The certificate thus issued at CSC is digitally signed and the authenticity of the certificate can be verified at http://puduvaisevai.py.gov.in using security code mentioned in the certificate. The certificate is issued at a nominal charge of Rs 11 per certificate. The application software for online issue of Birth and Death Certificates have been developed by National Informatics Centre, Puducherry.