Housing and Urban Development Department has introduced Citizens Service mechanism to provide online birth and death certificates, give information about building permission status including that of no objection certificates received from different departments besides attending online public grievances.
Sources said that the system also provides facility to the department for creating data bank about births and deaths, building permissions, accrual based accounting and status of court cases. It has also provided facility for maintaining personal management and administrative module and e-tendering for development works.
During the last year Housing and Urban Development Department has got enacted J&K Municipalities Public Disclosure Act, J&K Municipal Ombudsman Act 2010, Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibitions Act), J&K Property Right to Slum Dwellers Bill 2011, J&K Development Act 1970 Amendment Bill 2011 and J&K Municipal Law Amendment 2011, they added.
The Department has also notified by-laws and policies for parking at Srinagar and Jammu, advertisement policy, municipal accounting manual, building by-laws for Srinagar and Jammu Municipal Corporations, J&K Municipal Accounting Manual for ULBs.
Besides carrying forward a mega-programme of construction of lanes, drains, culverts, parks, playgrounds in urban area modern hi-mast Sodium Vapour Street lights have been installed in Jammu and Srinagar cities. Construction of modern abattoirs at Nagrota is in progress, traffic signal lights have been initiated in the twin capital cities.