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eGovernments Foundation is a not-for-profit trust founded in 2003 by Nandan Nilekani and Srikanth Nadhamuni with a goal of creating an eGovernance system to improve the functioning of City Municipalities leading to efficient delivery of services to its stakeholders.

eGov products have been successfully deployed in more than 275 Municipalities across the country. These include state wide implementations in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as well as large corporations like Corporation of Chennai, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Bangalore Mahanagar Palike, Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Kanpur Nagar Nigam. eGov products in Municipal domain have been successfully deployed in more cities than any other organization in the country.


What's New

Contractors to be paid by via online banking (October 1, 2013):

The Corporation of Chennai has implemented an integrated RTGS mode of payment for contractors from October 1, 2013. In the RTGS mode, bills can be paid directly to the designated bank accounts of the contractors. This application helps the Corporation to reduce the realisation time of bills by more than six days. 

Corporation of Chennai: Check building plan permission online (July 2, 2013) :

With a view to enabling applicants know the status of their building plan permission application, the Chennai Corporation has introduced an online facility, which was inaugurated by Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy here on Monday. 

Nagpur Municipal corporation goes online (February 8, 2013):

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has launched its portal e-payment of all taxes and also online registration of complaints about civic services. The online facilities have been made available under e-governance scheme launched under central government's JNNURM. NMC Municipal eGovernance initiative is one of the most advanced Integrated Municipal eGovernance solutions in the country. 

Updating the Grievance Status through SMS: The municipal employees can now update the status of pending complaints assigned to them by sending an SMS to a predefined number using any mobile phone. They need not come to the office and sit in front of a desktop to update the status of the complaint. They will enable them to spend more time on on field addressing the grievnaces of the citizen instead of sitting in front of computers to update the work they have completed during the day.

Payment of Property Tax through Banks and ATM's: Corporation of Chennai launched a unique initiative on 18 July, 2012, of allowing its citizens to pay property taxes in the bank and ATM's. More than 13 banks have signed up for this. Worshipful Mayor of Chennai inaugurated the system in Indian Overseas Bank, Karur Vysya Bank and City Union Bank.

This is a real time system in which the bank's systems will call the API's of eGov Property tax system to collect the dues and issue a receipt to the payee.

Payment System: Corporation of Chennai went real time live with the payments sub-system of eGov financials on April 2, 2012. Once the bills are passed, the vouchers are generated from over 250 locations across the corporation and presented to the Financial Management Unit (FMU) at the Head Quarters. Using Fund flow analysis, the FMU checks the bank balances, transfers funds from receipt banks to payment banks and provides concurrence to the payments. The payments are then processed further for cheque assignment and release of payments.

100% of the payments made by Chennai Corporation are validated and checked before release of payments resulting in realtime visibility of finances and increased efficiency.

Challan Collection: Corporation of Chennai launched the Challan collections system on April 2, 2012. Instead of filing up three copies of manual challan and moving from desk to desk for approvals, the citizen can directly approach the counter. The counter operator enters the data in the system and the approval of the occurs online by the respective officers as defined by the workflow. Once the file gets approved, the counter operator collects the dues from the citizen and hands the receipt to him. The vouchers are passed automatically in the financial accounting system and end of day bank deposit does not involve any manual process.

The citizens had to travel to the main corporation office and used take anywhere between 3-4 hours for the entire process. The system has enabled distribution of work to zonal offices and the citizen can get his work done in 30 mins.

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