Mah Govt to make digitised certificates mandatory

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Mumbai, Jun 2 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has declared to make digitised certificates mandatory.

Speaking here today after a presentation, about a new portal, to be launched by the state government, Mr Deshmukh said, ''All government certificates would be in digitised format in near future and only digitised certificates would be accepted.'' The Chief Minister inspected features of the 'mahaonline' portal, which is designed and developed by the IT department of the state government.

He said the aim of the portal is to get quick and low-cost information to the general public. It will offer 24 hour connectivity to people. All government offices will be online within a year, he said.

The government plans to have 10,000 information centres all over the state, where people can get digitised certificates like caste, domicile and even a driving license after completing test formalities of the RTO.

The Chief Minister said these digitised documents would be considered valid and nobody would object to them.

Mr Deshmukh said all government and semi-government bodies like municipal corporations would be on the portal and a separate data centre will be set up in Mantralaya, which would be guardian of the all state-level information gathered.

He said the information centers would be functional within a year.

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