To give a fresh thrust to take E-governance in Tamil Nadu to the next level, in delivering quick and efficient public services to the people, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced a major Rs 90 crore project to set up a ‘Citizens Vault’ by the Tamil Nadu E-governance Agency (TNeGA), to facilitate citizens automatically access all certificates and legal papers from ‘birth to death’.
Making a statement in the House under Rule 110 of the Assembly, Palaniswami said under the proposed scheme individual citizens need not have to run from one department to another to apply for various certificates.
The TNeGA will create a unique number for every citizen in the State and all certificates required for each individual, “from birth to death’ will be digitized and stored in the ‘Citizens Vault’.
Anyone wishing to get any of the certificates from the government departments, should call the designated number from their individual mobile phones and once the caller is identified by an ‘OTP’ number, they can download the needed certificates from the ‘Citizens Vault’ without having to make a formal application in writing, Mr. Edappadi Palaniswami said.
It will cost Rs 90 crore to implement this project, he said, adding it is part of Amma government’s ‘Makkalai Thedi’ (Government Reaching out to the People) initiative.
Making a series of other announcements, Palaniswami said “To encourage MSMEs to purchase new machinery to increase production, the government is providing a subsidy of 25% of machinery or Rs. 25 lakhs. this subsidy limit increased to Rs.50 lakhs. This will cost Rs. 20 cr to government.
The government has allotted Rs.2.33 cr to fund coir manufacturers.
The government will establish Government industrial training institutes in Kancheepuram and Nagapattinam at a cost of Rs. 25 cr.
New ITIs will be established in Ambattur, Chengapattu, Tiruchirapalli, Cuddalore, Perambalur, Coimbatore, Salem, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Tuticorin.
Poor students who have completed self-employment training in ITIs training, the government will provide industrial equipment to 10000 trainees in 14 sectors. This will cost Rs. 7.50 cr for the government.
Hostel facility with boarding and lodging will be provided to 12 industrial training institutes at a cost of Rs.7.50 cr.
Blockchain Backbone infrastructure to come up at the cost of Rs.40.80 cr.