Now, get birth certificate & school mark sheet on your mobile !
A few noble hearts in the top political circles have truly understood that the best way to tackle corruption in public services is by going hi-tech and reducing public interface with the government employees in order to curb manipulation with citizens.
At first, the government made it mandatory for filing online tax returns and making e-payments. Later, on the State level, we saw Maharashtra government going full throttle the online way by launching an electronic portal, GRAS, to receive online payments for various dues such as duties, taxes, excise, etc.
Further, in a laudable step taken by the government for transactions that do not involve money –you could soon get a birth / death certificate on click of a button on your mobile phone, without visiting the Municipal authority or the office of registrar of birth and deaths in your locality.
Though, birth certificate is a transaction that does not involve money, it is the most important identity document that provides access to a gamut of services by the Indian government to its citizens.
This project aims to authenticate a mobile phone user so that he can avail of government services on his mobile phone – called as e-pramaan, which is likely to come under the ambit of the Department of Information Technology.
A media report indicates that by registering under e-pramaan services, the user will be given an m-pin (mobile personal identification number), generated by the national e-governance platform, that will allow citizens to carry out transactions through his phone on proving genuineness of the applicant.
What’s more, here is good news for students too – you could soon get the school mark sheet on your mobile phone, rather than sustaining those anxious moments of traveling all the way to the school to fetch that most-awaited annual performance sheet.
Of course, this also comes as a big relief for those aggrieved relatives who lose their dear ones, on being saved from the trauma of instantly registering for the death certificate at concerned local authorities – which could soon be applicable through a mobile phone.
What do you have to say about this new Govt initiative?