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eGovWatch: UD ministry ties up with CSC for online filing of applications

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To ensure speedy implementation of construction of household toilets in urban areas under Swachh Bharat Mission, the Urban Development (UD) ministry has tied up with the Common Service Corporation (CSC) to create a system of online filing of applications by beneficiaries.

The online mechanism, for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today, would enable tracking of progress of construction of toilets by posting photographs, a statement released said.

The MoU was signed between the UD minnistry and CSC which comes under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) today.

UD Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of Communication and Information and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, who were present at the signing of the agreement, lauded the initiative saying it was part of Modi’s government’s Digital India programme.

Under Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas, 1.04 crore household toilets are to be constructed by the year 2019 and UD ministry extends an assistance of Rs 4,000 per toilet.

The CSC has a network of over 1,40,000 Service Centres across the country that will help beneficiaries in filling up applications and submitting them online along with necessary documents to the concerned approving authorities, a statement released here said.

Photographs of construction work also will be posted online for monitoring and verification. The Ministry will pay transaction fee of Rs 20 per application, the statement added.

The NIC unit of the Ministry of Urban Development has developed an online application for receiving applications online.

Common Service Centres are broadband enabled service delivery points established by private parties for aggregating content and offering various services including Government to Customers (G2C) services.

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