Chandigarh Smart City heading for e-governance project

Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has commenced e-governance project, in order to provide 27 online citizen services in the city.

The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Chandigarh Smart City project has signed an agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the implementation of e-governance services. The project is planned towards completion within a year. The project aims to minimise manual intervention, ensure transparency, 24×7 access to online citizen services and public grievances by eliminating the need of visiting the Government offices.

KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, who is also Chief Executive Officer, CSCL, said that the there will be a total of 27 e-governance services out of which major e-governance services would include online building plan approvals, booking of community or banquet hall, online grievance management, e-horticulture services, online permissions & NOC, online water and sewerage connections, integration with property tax and integration with birth and death registration among others. He also said that citizens will be able to track the status of their applications online, as per their convenience.

He directed that a Steering Committee comprising of Additional Commissioners, Chief Architect, Officers from NIC and SPIC and Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh would be formed to monitor the progress as well as for approval of formulated plan by PwC.

He further claimed that regular meetings will be conducted in the office of CSCL and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for the project’s overview.

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