You will soon be able to avail of 104 different types of civic and government services online, with the Delhi cabinet approving a project called ‘Jeevan’. From payment of utility bills to booking various facilities, getting a licence or a certificate, the project will ensure that everything is available on a single online platform.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that Jeevan kiosks will be spread all over the city.
The government has also decided to rope in private players and create a public-private partnership (PPP) model to ensure sustainability and cost effectiveness.
Dikshit said 23 departments and 104 services have been identified to be brought under the Jeevan project. The services offered, however, would not be free of cost. All services would be charged except payment of taxes and fees.
For instance, the issue of a printout would cost Rs 10 for 2 pages and applications would be accepted after charging the citizens Rs 10 for the service.
For payment of water and power bills, however, you would not be charged anything as per the Cabinet proposal.
The Cabinet proposal also says that the services of the MCD — like the registration of birth and death certificates, booking of parks and community centres, online admission of students in civic schools, collection of
property tax etc. — would all be brought under the ‘Jeevan’ scheme.
Tenders would be floated now to select the private partner and officials expect the scheme to become operational in the next six months.