Rahuri Municipal Council of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra today became the first Municipal Council to attain the status of integrated with digital locker for the issuance of all essential Documents. Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad formally launched this service here as part of Digital India Programme. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prasad called upon civic bodies all around the country to follow Rahuri in expediting the process of digital governance. He said the process initiated by NDA Government has started gathering pace and States and local bodies should come forward to make this initiative a grand success. He said digitalization of governance was essentially meant to bring in transparency in the administration and restore peoples’ confidence in Government. He also directed the department of Information Technology to help all municipal bodies in digitalizing governance and making administration paperless.
According to Dilipji Gandhi, Member of Parliament who personally took interest in the initiative, the Website is integrated as an issuer and Requester with DigiLocker where the Citizen will have access to all these documents at any time. They will have freedom to access them from anywhere in the world at any time. The citizen of the area can now apply for the certificates like Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates online without going to Municipal Council and these documents will be available in the Digilocker signed to the citizens. This will also ensure them the peace of mind provided by the easy security of their documents forever.