Posted by egovindia on July 30, 2006
LUCKNOW: No more serpentine queues for depositing electricity bills. The state government has finally announced the launch of its ambitious Smart City Project from August 8.
Talking to reporters here on Thursday after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CMS, a private company which would act as a service provider, chief secretary NC Bajpai said that in order create and develop a bridge between the common citizen and the government departments, the Smart City Project unit (e-Suvidha) was constituted and duly registered as a government society.
He said that to start with, 32 centers would be established in the state capital for providing single window service to consumers for depositing their electricity, water, house tax, telephone and mobile bills.
Initially, the services would be restricted to depositing of electricity bills and there after in a month’s time, other departments like the BSNL, Nagar Nigam, UP Housing Development Board, Jal Sansthan, Regional Transport Office and the UP State Road Transport Corporation would be brought in its ambit.
Bajpai said that at these chains of computerised integrated citizen service centers some more departments including the district magistrate office, district police chief office, chief development officer office, passport office, tourism, Indian railways, trade tax and stamps and registration would be incorporated in the second phase.
Once this task is accomplished, people can fill their passport application forms, file return of income tax and trade tax, avail facility of getting reservation tickets for rail and bus, said the official.
The chief secretary said that the facility in due course of time would be extended to other major cities of the state.