Finally waking up from slumber, the municipal corporation (MC) on Monday held a meeting with the national information centre (NIC) officials, Sector 9, to complete projects pending for the past one year.
The Hindustan Times on October 27 had highlighted that the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission in its report had rapped the MC for not making proper use of modern information technology, which had severely hampered the revenue potentials.
A year back, the civic body had mooted several proposals including online facility for applying for the birth and death certificates; to deposit property tax online; online facility to check water bills and make payments; and to have management information system (MIS) for sanitation, but ironically, all these projects are hanging fire.
A senior official of the MC confirmed that an MoU was signed during a meeting with the NIC officials. "Hopefully the project will start by November end. The server will be purchased and placed at the data centre of NIC in Sector 9,"he added.
The commission, in its report, had asked the MC to coordinate its activities to enable itself to provide better infrastructure and services, thereby matching the expectation of the public.
The report had pointed out that "it is strange that despite recommendation in the third finance commission report to switch over to double-entry accounting system, nothing was done".