Government has finalised a scheme on e-Governance in civic bodies of cities with a population of one lakh and above.The National Mission Mode Project on e-Governance in municipalities in 423 cities having a population of one lakh and above over a period of five years has been prepared by the Urban Development Ministry, Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The exercise is aimed at enhancing the preparedness of urban local bodies to approach the market to finance its projects, he said.
The scheme has been designed to cover eight services within urban local bodies. The services include registration and issue of birth and death certificate, payment of property tax, water supply and other utilities bills, building plan approvals, grievances and suggestions and procurement and monitoring of projects including e-Procurement. Health programme, accounting system and personal information system are other services which are covered in e-Governance scheme.