Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday launched a service allowing single-click access to Punjab state portal providing all the information related to various departments available online at www.punjab.gov.in.
Sukhbir launched the service at a function held at NRI Police Station, Phase 7, SAS Nagar.
While addressing the audience, the deputy chief minister claimed that Punjab would be the first state in the country to have 147 services under Right to Service to be provided online, and "citizens could access the delivery of services anywhere, anytime".
Launching the one-click service and the state service delivery gateway project under e-Governance, Badal said the project would fulfill the vision of providing easy and convenient services to the citizens through remote access from home or gram suwidha kendras.
He said that three key components of the state portal were state service delivery gateway, electronic forms (e-forms), application and computing infrastructure.
He added that the project is being launched at state, district, tehsil and village-level by providing computing infrastructure and internet connectivity to more than 600 government offices.
Giving information about the portal, Badal said the portal would provide 32 high-volume citizen services in the first phase, and all the 147 citizen services were to be integrated into the portal within nine months.
He said the key services to be made available online would be pension schemes, including old-age, widow, handicap, dependent children pensions etc.
Schemes, namely National Family Benefit Scheme, Shagun schemes; scholarships, including post-matric scholarships to SC/BC students, term loan to SC/BC, besides having major services of birth/ death/caste/residence certificates and marriage registration would also be made available online.
He said citizen could also avail the services related to ration card and Right to Information.
Speaking on the occasion, Sukhbir opposed the Lokpal and said, "No need to introduce Lokpal for eradication of corruption. The system can be overhauled by providing services in a transparent manner."?