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Pune to get 14 e-enabled centers

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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) would establish 14 e-enabled citizen

facilitation centers in 14 ward offices of the city soon.

Citizens can obtain NOC, birth certificates, etc. from these centers. The

Ahmedabad-based Microtech Systems has developed the software for the centers.

All the citizens are required to do is to visit one of these centers, fill in

the application form and attach the relevant documents. The citizens will then

receive a receipt with a number and a specific date to visit the office again to

check whether the application has been accepted or not.

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The software for each of these services has been specifically designed since

documents and information required for each varies. Officials said that the

software packages for health licenses are ready. The entire software is expected

to be ready in the next two months.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation used 'e-city' (e-governance) as a

tool to deliver all its functions to 3.6 million citizens of the city through

its 16 city civic centers (e-city centers) located in five zones of the city

through Microtech Systems.

Nalin Patel, Founder Director, Microtech Systems said that over seven vendors

were involved in the Pune project before his company came into the picture.

However, the past successes tilted the scales in his favor and his company

bagged the project.

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While Microtech Systems will develop the software packages, a company based

here, Vidya Online, will look after the implementation of the project on a daily

basis. The hardware is being supplied by another city-based firm called Priya

Business Systems.

Patel pegged the total cost of the project at less than Rs one crore and said

the work on the centers was in full progress and the facilitation centers would

start functioning within a few weeks.

During the first stage of the project, the company will develop software to

take care of property taxes, bill collections, birth dates, licenses and general

citizens complaints. The second stage of the project aims at an ambitious

attempt to sanction building plan permissions.

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The officials will select four out of the 14 centers for this purpose at a

later stage, he said. There are plans to bring in the tendering process also

online.

Meanwhile, the city-based Vidya Online is reported to have deployed around 50

people on the project.

Nanda Kasabe


Pune (CyberMedia News)

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