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AP to offer 331 Mee Seva services by Oct

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on April 09, 2013

IT and Communications Minister (AP) Ponnala Lakshmaiahlaunching the MeeSeva services in Hyderabad on Tuesday. At left is Sanjay Jaju, Secretary, IT and Communications and Kartikeya Misra, Chairman and Managing Director of AP Northern Power Distribution Company Ltd. — P.V. Sivakumar

The Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to offer 331 services under Mee Seva, covering 28 departments by October 2013 from 101 services now.

Meeseva is a G2C (Government to citizen) service, where people can seek digitally signed certificates.

The average number of users could grow to one lakh from 80,000 now.

Launched as a pilot in 20011 in Chittoor district with 12 services, Mee Seva now attends to 70,000 people a day on an average.

At present, it covers 103 services, including 43 Revenue services, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (7) and Registration (8).

People can approach a Meeseva centre in the neighbourhood and file an application, seeking birth, residence and other certificates various government departments issue.

On Tuesday, IT and Communications Minister (AP) Ponnala Lakshmaiah, announced the addition of 10 more services to the list.

All the services are offered by the AP Northern Power Distribution Company Ltd, the power utility that is responsible for power distribution in the five Telangana districts (Khammam, Warangal, Nizamabad, Adilabad and Karimnagar).

These districts are home to 36.52 lakh consumers. “People can apply for new connections to different sets of users, change of name and change of category,” the Minister told reporters after the announcement.

kurmanath.kanchi@thehindu.co.in

Published on April 09, 2013

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