Panaji: Citizens in all the 14 municipal towns in the state will soon be able to avail of civic services and pay municipal bills by logging onto a website. The move to provide civic services and an online facility to urban residents is part of the reforms being undertaken by the urban development department in the state. "Payment for services like house tax, property tax and other services will be available on a common service delivery portal which will be accessible for all urban local bodies in the state," director for urban development and municipal administration, J Ashok Kumar said.
As of now just three civic bodies, including Corporation of the city of Panaji, provide online payment facilities to their residents. This service will be extended to other towns by November end, Kumar told TOI.
Payment of house tax, property tax and payment for other services will be through the online portal. Users will have to log in and select their municipality and the service or bill that they want to pay.