JAMMU, Sept 16: Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta and Avny Lavasa, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) took stock of working of Birth and Death Section of JMC where large numbers of visitors approach for getting birth and death certificates.
During the inspection certain directions were issued to the staff members by Mayor and Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation with regard to maintaining of social distancing and timely disposal of the applications received by the Birth and Death Section in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
JMC has also started home delivery of birth and death certificates under “Doorstep Governance” initiative. The online system is launched to avoid enormous gathering of general public and to promote contactless efficient public service delivery system. This initiative is being taken to promote Digital India and E-Governance initiative of Government of India. This is a unique type of Government public service delivery initiative in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Only very few States UTs are providing such type of Government services at doorstep. It will provide great relief to the general public and also eliminate the requirement to reach JMC office for such services. This is in-house technology developed by the Information Technology Department of Jammu Municipal Corporation, a hand out issued here, today.
Commissioner, JMC further appealed the general public to take benefit of the online services launched by the JMC and to avoid approaching JMC for getting their birth and death certificates in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The applicants can received their certificates by speed post by paying the charges fixed by JMC at their door step.