Click relief from queues for urban residents

eNagarsewa portal launched < Tax payments now online
Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
11 Sep 2018

Residents in the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will no longer have to queue up outside the Port Blair Municipal Council office to get their civic problems solved; they will be able to access an array of services from anywhere online. The civic body on Tuesday introduced several e-municipality services including payment of property tax, water charges, market rent, conservancy charges etc. To avail the services, residents can create an account on the PBMC’s e-municipality web page - https://e-nagarsewaup.gov.in/india/home. At a simple function, Smt Vinitha Malhothra, Senior Vice Chairperson of Municipal Council inaugurated online payment facility in the presence of Mr Suneel Anchipaka, Secretary of PBMC. The Councillors and senior officers of the council were present on the occasion. The Senior Vice Chairperson also launched the website www.pbmconline.org of the Council on the occasion. For online payment, citizens can also visit the state portal of Andaman and Nicobar Islands www.andaman.gov.in and look for the eNagarsewa services of PBMC tab. Link to eNagarsewa portal is also available at www.and.nic.in and www.pbmconline.org portal.
“Launch of e-Nagarsewa is yet another milestone achieved in the arena of digital payments and a fine of G2G collaboration. E-Nagarsewa application will be extended to every ward of Port Blair city through 19 Common Service Centres (CSC) by mid September and the details of co-opted CSC’s will be informed soon. Besides, the Council is also accepting payments through Bharat QR code and BHIM.  An e-Corner has been developed in Port Blair Municipal Council Headquarters to extend dedicated leased line internet connectivity citizens of Port Blair. The administration now proposes to nominate Port Blair for India Smart Cities Award constituted by the Govt. of India to reward cities, projects and innovative ideas, promoting sustainable development in cities under the Smart City Innovation Award category,” said Mr Suneel Anchipaka speaking to EOI.
Connectivity constraints notwithstanding, the Municipal Council achieved 100% digital payments under the Digital India flagship scheme of the Union Government. To encourage digital transactions, the Port Blair Municipal Council would now reward citizens for digital payments.  The CSC’s shall be allowed to charge Rs 5 /- for each digital transaction as commission in comparison to cash transaction wherein they charge Rs 10/- per cash transaction. The Council in collaboration with National Informatics Centre (NIC), Lucknow has replicated the eNagarsewa application in Port Blair city.  In case of any query or any assistance, the general public can contact the Revenue Officer, Port Blair Municipal Council over phone No. 242701, said the Municipal Secretary expressing his gratitude to NIC, Uttar Pradesh team particularly Mr Saurabh Gupta, SIO, NIC, Uttar Pradesh and Mr Alok Tiwari, Senior Technical Director, NIC, Uttar Pradesh for taking up the project under G2G collaboration.