To bring transparency in the working of NMMC, e-governance system is being introduced. The step is being taken as it is mandatory for receiving funds under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
G V Rao, Executive Engineer (Electrical) NMMC informs, “The e-governance system will link all offices and departments of the corporation with each other. This will ensure easier and faster process of work which is mostly dependent on the time it takes for one document to reach from one department to another. Moreover, access to old documents would be enabled in a single click”.
“Similarly we have been practising MIS system in our organization but it is not up to the mark. e-governance will remove the lacunae in MIS system. This will help in proper development of the city,” informs Rao.
He further adds, “We plan to install 100 information and utility kiosks for the benefit of residents. These kiosks will be open 24 x 7 for people to not only access to services of the corporation but they will also be able to check their mails, pay water, property tax, cess, electricity bills etc. This will not only save time but they will also have the option of paying dues as per their convenience”.
It is expected that within a year all the departments and offices will be connected under e-governance.
Observers say this is one of the best steps taken by the corporation as it will help end the manipulation done by the contractor while submitting their bills. The accounts department staff will be able to cross- check them and pay accordingly.