PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Monday reiterated government’s top priority to fulfill basic requirements of the people and therefore intends to provide online services to the Goan people.

Dr Sawant said this after launching Online Marriage  Registration System at a function held at the Secretariat seminar hall, Porvorim.

Dr Sawant  said  presently there are 71 Common Service Centres  which are catering to the needs of the  people. Apart from this. he said, the government also aims to start 91 more online Common Service Centres in the State. The basic amenities like purified water, smooth power supply, empowerment of poor people to achieve the goal of self reliance is also cherished by the government, he said.

Law Minister Nilesh Cabral said that the objective behind making the services online is to provide ease of business to the people. The just launched online electric app is also for the said purpose, he remarked.

The  Registration  Department, Government of Goa in its endeavor to bring excellence in public service delivery in a meaningful manner by providing effective IT solutions to the citizens of the State in association with the National Informatics Center. Goa announced the launch of the Online Marriage Registration System in order to ease out the marriage registration process.

Hassle free online registration will help the people not to  visit the office of Civil Registrar,  can visit the  website and enter details, upload the document, make payment online and seek online  appointment  for  declaration of marriage and after completion of notice period take online appointment for final marriage registration. So henceforth the marriage records will be maintained in electronic format and will be made available online.

Mayur Hee, SE Planning also spoke about the importance of online services.

Secretary (Power) Shri Kunal IAS,  Technical Director, IC,  Sivaraman, Director General NIC, Dr Neeta Verma, Staff of Registration Department, NIC among those who were present on the ocassion.

State Registrar and Head of Notary Services Brijesh Manerkar welcomed the guests.

The Chief Minister also launched online application for electricity department.

Soniya Halarnkar compered the function.