Maha cabinet clears e-governance policy
Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved e-governance policy.mumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2011 23:06 IST
Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved e-governance policy.
Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting today that the e-services will be available from Setu and maha-e-seva centres.
He said the e-governance policy was based on the report of Vijay Bhatkar committee.
Mobile telephony and online services are the major aspects of the new policy. "We want to have a paperless government office," he said, adding that use of Marathi would be mandatory in e-governance services.
A law, for compulsory provision of e-services, will be enacted soon. A "Mahajaal" network will be created to link all government offices. All departments will earmark 0.5 per cent of the total budget for e-administration.
Facilities for applying for/getting land extracts, modifications, production certificates, residential and domicile certificate, senior citizens registration, market rates, nationality certificate, agro-extension services etc would be provided through maha-e-seva centres.