Berhampur tehsil achieves full automation

Berhampur: Berhampur tehsil in Ganjam district has become the first tehsil in the state to achieve full automation and will provide services, including different computerised certificates to the people, official sources said today.

Full-fledged computerisation in the tehsil was launched under the e-District project on a pilot basis, the sources said. The project will be rolled out in all other tehsils in the district in next two months, they said.

Aimed at quick delivery of the services and ensuring transparency, the online project is implemented in the district under the Central government`s National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

Ganjam is among the 18 districts across the country and second in state selected for the e-District project on pilot basis. Mayurbhanj is other district in the state selected for this project, they said.

The services to be provided under the scheme include issuances of various certificates, social security schemes like different pensions, public grievances, right to information (RTI), public distribution system (PDS) and some other services.

In the first phase, certificates like caste, residence, solvency, income and legal heir would be processed online, according to Ganjam district Collector Krishan Kumar. Other services including social security schemes like different pensions, PDS, RTI and revenue court cases would be implemented in the phased manner, he said.

Under the project, revenue circles of the district would be connected with the tehsil office and common service centers (CSC), set up by the private entrepreneurs. People can apply for the needed certificates, sitting at any CSC near their house. Within a week of apply, one can get the required certificate. The people however have to pay a nominal service charge to avail the benefit of the scheme.

"We will utilise the single window computerised centre as the CSC in Berhampur tehsil. Subsequently, we will connect it to other CSCs in a month," said nodal officer of the e-District project Siba Narayan Sahu. He said the government has sanctioned setting up of 523 CSC in the district. While 468 have been set up, 193 of them had become functional. The other centers will start functioning soon, Sahu said.