Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Municipal Corporation of Delhi is among the largest municipal bodies in the world, providing civic services to more  11 million citizens in the capital city of India, covering an an area of 1,397.3 sq. km. Within its jurisdiction are some of the most densely populated areas in the world. It has also the unique distinction of providing civic services to rural and urban villages, resettlement colonies, regularised unauthorised colonies, Slum/Squatter Settlements etc. Municipal Corporation of Delhi engaged eGovernments Foundation to deliver Online Property Tax filing system.

The Online Property tax system got huge support from the public as it enabled them to file the returns and make the payments from the comfort of their homes. In the very first year, 186 crore was collected through the services of the online property tax system.

The MCD Property tax system was awarded best eGovernment initiative of the year by eIndia in 2008.

Technology

Property tax system in MCD was implemented on open source J2EE platform with Oracle as the back end database. During the off-peak loads, a single Windows 2003 server was able to handle the load. During the peak season, additional servers were put in a cluster to handle the increased load. This resulted in efficient use of the server resources.

Infrastructure

MCD decided not to invest in the data center and the hardware for the implementation of the program. The servers were hosted in the CDAC facility in Delhi and the servers were managed remotely by eGovernments Foundation from Bangalore. Additional servers and network bandwidth were procucred only on need basis resulting in savings MCD.

Awards

eIndia 2008 - Best Government Initiative of the Year Award

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi was conferred the best Government Initiative Award for introducing the online system of property tax payment. The award was given by E-India at the International Conference on Digital Learning, held at the Capital from July 29 to 31. The online property tax system was implemented by eGovernments Foundation. 

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