More services at Panchkula CSCs to lend helping hand to residents

  • Vinod Kumar, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2015 10:00 IST

The Panchkula administration is all set to introduce 10 more services, including payment of electricity bill, available through its network of common service centres (CSC) across the district.

With introduction of new services, the number of e-services — both business to consumer and government to consumer — offered at CSCs will be 30. These services will be formally launched on July 4 during Digital India Week celebrations.

At present, there are a total of 23 CSCs in the district, which has a population of 5.6 lakh with 1.16 lakh households. Power bills are collected by the electricity department at the counters set up at different centres. With introduction of payment of electricity bills at the CSCs, the residents can heave a sigh of relief as they have to go through a lot of hardships like standing in long queues.

Besides, all other services related to election department such as application for addition of name in the electoral rolls, application for deletion of names in the electoral rolls, modification of name/other details, transposition of name in the electoral rolls, printing of new voter card, printing of electoral rolls, search services, registration of complaints and application of issue of replacement of elector photo identity card (EPIC).

District informatics officer (DIO) Manju Aggarwal said the decision to start the new services had been taken to provide hassle-free services to residents. Lauding the efforts, senior citizen council general secretary and president of resident welfare association, Sector 8, RP Malhotra said the step taken by the administration would encourage elderly people to visit the CSCs for depositing electricity bills and availing other services. “At present, senior citizens have to face a tough time while depositing electricity bills,” said Malhotra.

The administration intends to introduce more e-services in near future for benefit of residents.

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