Kerala government has launched "e-payment gateway" system enabling people to pay various utility bills and access government department services online.
Utility bills of Kerala State Electricity Board, Kerala Water Authority, BSNL and university fees could be done through the gateway using credit and debit cards of 66 banks identified for the scheme, an official release here said.
The service would be available at all Akshaya e-centres of the government which would act as decentralised information hubs and service delivery points. The service could be used by any citizen having access to the internet.
The attempt was to bring all collections to a common platform of e-payment facility. More services would be added to the system from time to time, the release said.
A total of 23 revenue services, currently available online as part of the e-district project, could now be accessed through the e-payment gateway. The services included those from the motor vehicles department and local self-governments.