Mee Seva Centres From Friday
Government services, including offering copies of revenue records and income/residence certificates, will become more accessible through Mee Seva centres now.
3rd Nov, 2011: Getting a copy of revenue records, income certificates and residence certificates will be easier from Friday.
Talking to reporters at the State Secretariat here on Thursday, Information Technology and Communications Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah announced that the government was planning to set up 'Mee Seva' centres across the state, where people can get these certificates without any difficulty.
However, the centres will be on an experimental basis in only Chittoor and Krishna districts first. The first Mee Seva centre will be inaugurated by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy in Chittoor district on Friday.
Ponnala said that the Mee Seva centres would provide 12 services to customers, including giving certificates like Adangal, Records of Rights, Income Certificate for students, and Residence Certificate. Each certificate will be issued at a nominal fee of Rs. 30.
The minister said that the Mee Seva centres would eventually provide all government services possible through the channel to the people in an easy manner at one place. Based on the response received from the people, he said Mee Seva would be extended by establishing 300 centres across the state. He said that the government was making efforts to issue all certificates through Mee Seva centres by March 31, 2012.
Ponnala hoped that the Mee Seva centres would put an end to corruption, and that the issuing of documents and certificates would be done in a transparent manner. He said all certificates would be given to candidates within 30 days after conducting a proper enquiry. He also said that employees in the Mee Seva centres would be appointed on a contract basis by a private firm.
The Minister said that the existing 107 AP OnLine, 22 e-seva Centres and 34 Common Service would be christened as Mee Seva centres soon, and that the government would extend Rs. 10,000 to each of the centres for this purpose. (INN)