In order to provide all public services online for the citizens, so that they need not to visit government offices at all, the Maharashtra Government is going to launch a mobile application and digital payment gateway by the end of the year.
“We will be launching a mobile application and a payment gateway where people can pay (for government services) and are not forced to come to government offices at all,” Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra said while launching a cloud data centre by Exuberant Support for Data Services in Navi Mumbai.
He said that currently, 150 public-related services are made available online and by the end of October, the government aims to raise the count to 250 which shall cover all the major services used by citizens. However, he did not provide any timeframe for the complete relief from government offices.
The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maharashtra government to invest Rs 200 crore in the facility, which will create 500 new jobs by the end of fiscal 2017-18.
Piyush Somani, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Exuberant Support, said that the company, which started operating from Nashik in northern Maharashtra over a decade ago, supports nearly 2 per cent of the internet at present by serving over 2 million websites with its cloud services.