MCD planning to digitise all records by Sept 2009

MCD planning to digitise all records by Sept 2009

New Delhi: As part of its efforts to make its administration ‘paperless’, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is planning to digitise all its records by September next year.

“The digitisation will help guarding against loss, theft or destruction of records and ensure a transparent and swift governance mechanism," MCD Standing Committee Chairman Vijender Gupta said.

The civic agency is fast-tracking its e-governance programme to reach the goal of ‘paperless administration’ as it shifts it headquarters to the new Civic Centre building from the Town Hall in the city. Some 37 departments, including slum and audit, are planned to be brought under the ambit of e-governance.

“It will introduce online issuance of factory licenses within a fortnight," Gupta said. The MCD has already introduced e-tendering, payment of property tax and booking of community halls online.

“As a major reform, the MCD also proposes to make payment to empanelled contractors and agencies through e-governance," the Chairman said.

“The digitisation of records is expected be completed by September 2009," officials said adding that the estimated cost of the project is Rs75 crore.

“It will also help in keeping a proper record of all MCD properties, thereby preventing encroachment," they said.