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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.

First Published: Sep 14, 2011 23:05 IST