Tata Consultancy Services has bagged the technical bids for Kochi Corporation's e-governance program. The project, initiated many years ago, aims at bringing major services online. The services include utility management, property tax, registration of births and deaths, water supply and other utilities, grievances and suggestions and building approvals.
The terms of the contract stipulate that TCS should implement the project within a year. Mayor Tony Chammany points out, “In the budget, we gave top priority to the e-governance project. The program will be implemented in a single phase and completed within a year. This will bring public services to the citizens' doorstep,'' he added.
Along with the implementation of the e-governance project comes an expectation that the administration will be more transparent.