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National Informatics Center (NIC) under the Department of Information Technology of the Government of India, is a premier Science and Technology organization, at the forefront of the active promotion and implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions in the government. NIC has spearheaded the e-Governance drive in the country for the last three decades building a strong foundation for better and more transparent governance and assisting the governments endeavor to reach the unreached.
eAdministration is a part of Good Governance in which public participates in requesting for service, availing it and also monitoring the overall process for quality, speed etc. It makes the system transparent to a citizen because he is involved in various steps of administration. Government of India has embarked upon National eGovernance Action Plan for 2003-2007. The Plan has laid foundation for long-term growth of eGovernance within the country. Keeping this in view National Informatics Centre (NIC), Pune launched “eMunicipality“ – an eAdministration Project for Urban Local Bodies.
Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of India are the constitutionally provided administrative units that provide basic infrastructure and services in cities and towns. According to Census of India 1991, there are 3255 ULBs in the country classified into different categories such as Corporations, Councils, Municipalities, Committees , Cantonment Boards etc.
eMunicipality project is a powerful medium for providing better citizen centric facilities and extend service more effectively to the people. The main objective is better use of information, quicker dissemination of information , transparency in urban local body – citizen transactions and creating services that cover as broad a spectrum of society as possible.
Many State ULBs are actively using this portal to display their Services.The State of Jammu & Kashmir has recently released service to display online Birth Certificate to citizens. Birth Data from 87 Committees along with Jammu Municipal Corporation and Srinagar Municipal Corporation is available on this portal.