The Department of Information Technology (IT), Goa, is in the process of drawing up a proposal to launch a single web portal for government departments so that e-Governance becomes a reality.
The web portal will serve as a virtual link for the public to carry out transactions such as payment of bills, applications or issue of certificates from Government departments among other services. Nearly 617 services have been identified according to T H Rao, Director of Department of IT. With this a portal, people will have a virtual contact with government departments. People will be able to pay electricity or water bills, apply for issue of birth certificates etc. The project proposal is still in the preliminary stage, according to Rao. The cost estimates have not yet been drawn up.