Chandigarh, March 18: As part of the drive to provide e-Governance services to empower the citizens of UT, the Honourable Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, Mr. Ranjan Gogoi, inaugurated 12th e- Sampark Centre at High Court today. This centre has been set up by Chandigarh Administration through SPIC which is fully operational from today and all 23 Government to Citizens and 5 Business to Citizens services are provided through this centre.Senior Judges of Punjab & Haryana High court, Mr. Ram Niwas, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration & Mr. V.K Singh, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, and members of the bar association of Punjab & Haryana High court were also present on the occasion.
The Administration is gearing up for the second generation Sampark centres which will offer smart services through mobile and Internet to further minimise interaction points for the citizen and hence reduce wastage of their valuable time and provide better turn-around-time in receipt, processing and issue of services. In an effort to bring more & more services under single window system, SPIC plans to incorporate some new services to the offerings of the Sampark centres shortly like issue of the learner’s driving license and payment of taxes of commercial vehicles.
The total impact of mobile telephony is driven primarily by its level of penetration and Chandigarh has maximum mobile penetration as compare to any other regions. The administration has initiated action to set up mobile services to deliver services accessible to the citizens in the field, in the street, at home or other convenient locations on a 24 X 7 basis like sending information about customer bills generation on mobile, sending e-receipt of all transaction on mobile even equip them to effect payments of bills using their mobile phones, rather than the citizens having to visit Sampark centres.
At present customers can log on to the Internet portals to access services and payment of services through credit card and debit card the additional Internet portal services will be like facility of net banking for submitting the payments of various bills through online by citizens. The second generation Sampark centres will also be eco-green, with issuing of e-receipts and electronic payments of transactions which will condense the use of paper receipts.