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Citizens' services unit opens in Technopark

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on January 21, 2011 Published on January 21, 2011




Akshaya, a citizens' service centre, was opened at the Bhavani building in the Technopark campus here on Wednesday by the Director of the Kerala State IT Mission, Ms Ishita Roy.

This facility will roll out a large number of citizens' services, including acceptance of electricity and water charges, telephone bills, reservation of railway tickets and filing of e-returns for commercial taxes, for an estimated 30,000 professionals working in various Technopark companies.

Inaugurating the new centre, Ms Roy expressed the hope that the new facility would be of great help to all professionals working in the campus.

SUBSIDISED SPACE

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mervin Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, Technopark, said the campus authorities have offered space at a subsidised rate for the citizens' services centre.

This is the first time that Technopark has done this, the sole criterion being the value people working in shifts at the 24x7 campus would derive, Mr Alexander added.

Mr Korath V. Mathew, Director, Akshaya, said Technopark offered itself as the best location for vending the e-services.

UPGRADE LIKELY

The bouquet of services from the Akshaya Centre could be expanded depending upon the requirement of the Technopark community.

Ms Saraswathy, the Akshaya entrepreneur chosen to manage the facility, Dr Keshavaswamy, Centre Head, Tata Consultancy Services; Mr M. Vasudevan, Senior Business Development Manager; Mr K. C. C. Nair, Chief Financial Officer; and Mr K. V. Rajendran, General Manager, Technopark were among those who attended the function.

Published on January 21, 2011
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