Ensure municipal services  digitally to citizens: Srinagar Municipal Comr tells SMC’s IT official

Srinagar/March,4 : Commissioner SMC Athar Aamir Khan on Thursday convened   a meeting with IT wing Of SMC to take a detailed review of its functioning.

During the course of meeting Commissioner SMC  sought status of services provided by SMC and stressed on formulating a road map for making these services available digitally to the citizens. He discussed various functions of SMC and said that there is a need to introduce ICT (Information Communication Tools) and IoT (Internet of things) to offer plans under CSR( Corporate Social Responsibility)for conversion of many offline  Municipal services including collection of user charges, booking of community halls, Vehicle Tracking System (GPS) fuel control management, assets management into online platform.

He said To facilitate easy and consumer-friendly application system for birth and death certificate, building permission and solid waste management activities,  It is a vital step that SMC has brought all these disparate works at one window, which is available in  online mode  but at the same time needs upgradation for  providing prompt services at the door steps of the citizens  digitally in a user friendly and time bound manner. In this regard  Officials from  various banks  were also invited for providing their CSR support.

While throwing light on much need initiatives to be taken for dreaming and  making of Digital Srinagar , Athar had set a deadline  for implementation of various steps to be taken for  digitization of online services.  The officials from different banks expressed their positive  concern for providing facilities under CSR. During the course of meeting Commissioner also  discussed GIS based  House numbering and unique ID for entire Srinagar city and installation of RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification)based smart bins  at length. Besides  IT Head Suhail Chinsaz ,cluster head of JK bank, ICIC bank ,officials from IT wing, SBM and GIS personal attended the meeting.

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