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E-governance  services launched for Garo Hills region

TURA: The first ever e -District Services for districts and sub-divisions of Garo Hills region was officially launched on Saturday at DRDA Conference Hall, Tura in West Garo Hills.

Principal Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Information Technology Department, D P Wahlang while speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest congratulated the officials and staff for the success of the project and said that this was a mission mode project which is being provided by the government of India.

He informed that initially six services would be included namely, issuance of Schedule Caste Certificate, Schedule Tribe Certificate, Permanent Resident Certificate for Higher Studies, Residential Certificate, Income Certificate and Certificate for Recruitment into Armed, Paramilitary or Police Forces.

Wahlang said that the main objective of the e-Services was to facilitate the citizens in availing different services provided by the Deputy Commissioner’s Office of the district in a transparent and citizen friendly manner.

He said that with the launching of the e-District Services the applicants could  now apply from any Common Service Centres (CSCs), Kiosks, Internet Browsing Centre, Home and Public Facilitation Centre (at DC’s office) without any difficulty and relevant SMS would be triggered to the applicant during processing till completion of certificate.

According to the official, a total of 34,000 certificates have been issued so far to the people of the state and the department is setting a target of receiving 1 lakh applicants by March 31 2018.

E Lyngwa, Principal Consultant, IT Department explained in detail about the procedures followed in order to make the e-District Services available to the people of the State. He said that changing the process from physical to digital process was not an easy task and demands hard work and dedication from those involved in this particular work. He hopes that the facility will help the people to apply hassle free applications from anywhere provided there is availability of internet service.



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