To facilitate people, the district administration has decided to increase the number of suvidha centres from six to as many as 80 in all areas falling its jurisdiction for most administrative services in a time-bound manner.
The government has also proposed to increase the number of services being provided at these centres from 147 to about 200. All these services would be provided within the limited time.
It has been learnt that the state government has specifically emphasised on providing services within the given time and action could be taken against erring officials.
Informing about the project, SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said, “The project initiated by the state government aims to provide all services under the one roof. All important locations are being finalised and once the process is over, work on these centres will be initiated.”
The main services to be provided by these centres, include registration of property, issuing death/birth certificate, issuing driving license, registration certificate (RC) for vehicles, issuance of tax clearance certificate, sanction of water or electricity supply, payment of electricity bills and no due certificate, etc.
As many as 47 such locations have been finalised yet. A centre will be opened near villages. Similarly, the areas with high population will have more than one centre.
Meanwhile, the time limit for providing services has also been kept nominal, and immediate in case of a few selected services such as registration of foreigners and issuing a copy of DDR or FIR, etc. The time limit for services such as birth or death certificate is the current year. However, the same needs to be issued within two days and five days in case of birth and death during the previous years.
Also, the post-mortem copy also needs to be provided within maximum three days.