Panchkula admn launches mobile application for district-level services

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2015 21:15 IST

The Panchkula administration on Monday launched a mobile application for local residents to avail of the district-level services.

The city map is one of the congenial features of the application, through which citizens can know about the city. Through the 'Contact us' option, residents can contact deputy commissioner, commissioner, the municipal corporation (MC), and deputy commissioner of police (DCP), reference to which a mail is dropped automatically to the concerned's email account.

The facilities like tenant verification, domestic helper's verification can now be done by a mere click of finger.

"Under Forms and Procedures' option, one can get department-wise information about the forms. Information about the tourism sector has also been added to make people aware about the major tourist places in and around the city. Also, information on the Aadhaar Card has been included in the app," said Manju Aggarwal, district informatics officer.

Deputy commissioner Vivek Atray, who launched the mobile app, explained the android app was available for free on Google Play Store. "The application will be made more interactive so that the residents can directly submit their forms to their respective departments. The initiative is indeed a prudent step towards the delivery of G2C services," added Atray.

The application has been prepared with the help of Google developers' team.

The Panchkula administration has already launched the mobile applications of the MC and Shri Mata Mansa Devi Board.

App not interactive yet

The district administration's application is not interactive as yet. One can download the form but can't submit online. "But within a month, the locals will be able to do that. We will soon have information on buses, railway timetable and mandi rates," said Manju Aggarwal, district informatics officer.

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