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India: E-Governance Services of Chennai Corporation a Hit
Source: egovonline.net
Source Date: Monday, May 31, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: India
Created: Jun 07, 2010

The e-Governance initiatives of the Chennai Corporation to provide a hassle-free system for public welfare services are a hit. Almost 6.48 lakh people visited the local body’s website in the last 18 months, with a majority of them accessing the birth/death events in the online database. The civic body has made a formal request to the union and state government departments, including the passport offices and schools, besides embassies of various countries to approve the online certification, a valid legal paper documented by the municipal body, with the available hospital records.

About 56 lakh births and 22 lakh deaths have been uplinked till date and the numbers are likely to go up in the coming months. The local bodies of Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore have approached Chennai Corporation for advice on implementing a similar facility. The online certification also help non-resident Indians to get the certificates from corporation offices.
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