Salem Corporation is moving one step ahead in making paperless administration with the launch of computerised tax collection centre in Salem. Soon Salem residents will be able to pay their property tax, professional tax, water charges and various other fees through online using credit cards. The corporation has also launched a new website www.salemcorporation.gov.in with more facilities and user-friendly menus.
The Corporation has already begun computerised tax collection and online registration of births and deaths. The website will facilitate online registration of grievances, downloading of tender documents and various applications and self-assessment of property tax, besides providing information about various schemes and activities of the civic body. Through the website, hospitals can also register births and deaths online. The civic body is also holding talks with banks in the city to enable people to pay the taxes through the banks. It is developing applications for speedy issuance of building plan approvals, registration of grievances through SMS and renewal of various licences. Later on the civic body is planning to introduce bio-metric attendance system for civic officials, payroll applications and online tendering system.