Chandigarh, September 1: In line with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s commitment to provide transparent and hassle-free services to citizens, the Department of Governance Reforms has approved certificates for issuing digital signatures for 283 services.
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Candidates will now be able to receive these certificates with signatures directly from Sewa Kendras on WhatsApp or via email.
Governance Reforms Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer gave the information in a press statement issued after a meeting held today to review the functioning of the department. While digitizing the provision of 283 services, regular notification was also issued by the department in this regard.
These services include caste certificate, birth and death certificate, residence certificate, old age pension, matrimonial services, renewal of arms, general caste certificate, certificate of non-encumbrance, certificate backward area and other services that people need most in their daily lives.
The Cabinet Minister further said that previously people queued at Sewa Kendras when they needed these certificates. Each time, you had to go to the service center and have the certificate signed with the hologram. According to the instructions given by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to end the hassle of the people, now after applying for these 283 service certificates once, the applicant will get the certificate with digital signatures sitting at home via WhatsApp or e- mail and they can make copies according to their needs. Apart from this, 93 services can be applied online from home without the need to visit the service center.
The minister in charge of governance reforms reviewed the backlog cases in the service centers and assessed them by district and requested their immediate removal from the backlog files.
He also instructed the Deputy Commissioners of all districts to continuously monitor the functioning of Sewa Kendras and get feedback from the people. Apart from that, an advertisement should be made to let people know about the 293 services with digital signatures.
Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary for Governance Reforms, and Director Girish Dayalan were also present at the meeting.
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