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E-governance programme for 323 cities

It will enable citizens to register and then receive death and birth certificates, pay property tax, water and power-bills and submit building plans online, anywhere anytime.

india Updated: Sep 05, 2007 02:26 IST
HT Correspondent

The government has approved an ambitious programme for 323 cities in the country enabling citizens to register and then receive death and birth certificates, pay property tax, water and power-bills and submit building plans online, anywhere anytime.

The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) has given a go ahead for Rs 787 crore project in the 11th five-year plan. But, the government is yet to decide whether it should be a separate centrally sponsored scheme or should be included in Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission.

The Urban Development (UD) ministry has, however, requested the Planning Commission to carve out a separate scheme for e-governance, as urban renewal mission covers only 43 cities and its funding pattern is also different.

The Urban Development ministry says that in the year 2007-08 as many as 35 cities will be covered under the e-governance programme.