Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh being presented a sapling by Director General, Defence Estates, Deepa Bajwa during the launch of the e-Chhawani portal in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI :
DEFENCE Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched an e-Chhawani portal that will provide municipal services online to residents of 62 cantonment boards across the country. At the launch event, Singh said, “With the help of this portal, the people would be able to get Government documents made such as trade license and apply for services such as water connectivity.”
Public services such as health, sanitation, primary education etc. in a defence cantonment area are provided by the cantonment board concerned, which is a civic administration body under the Ministry of Defence. The Minister said, “I know very well that the people living in cantonment board have to face a number of problems...You can sit at home and get your complaints registered and resolved with the help of this portal.”
The truth is that our Government wants to make the entire system citizen-friendly, he mentioned. Around 20 lakh people reside in 62 cantonment boards across India. “We have started this portal so that people do not have to visit Government offices again and again or stand in a line to resolve their problems,” the Minister said.