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Chennai: All local bodies to issue birth certificates online

Deccan Chronicle 2017-11-09 06:29:00

Chennai: Good news for rural public and to the parents awaiting their children’s birth certificate. Come November 14, the public can easily download birth certificate from anywhere through the local body server.

“Commissionerate of municipal administration  (CMA), with the guidance of directorate of public health (DPH), is all set to roll out dedicated online portal under central civil registration system, which is now a privilege of city residents,” said a confidential state official source. At present, the facility is provided only in metro cities and soon all the municipal and village panchayats will start issuing birth and death certificates online, he explained.

According to a source privy to the development, the CMA has started training its staff to issue birth and death certificates in local bodies. If everything corresponds to the plan, the CMA is all set to roll out the new scheme this week, most probably by November 14.

“By using this service, the public can download certificates. No need to visit local body offices, or grease the palms of civic staff running from pillar to post,” added the source.

“According to the central government direction, all states ought to implement civil registration system. Once the service rolled out, the public can download certificates from” said a sanitary inspector with Chennai Corporation.

Presently, the CMA website is providing services related to issuance of building plan approval, road cut permission, professional tax assessment and trade licenses.