All urban areas to have Atalji Janasnehi Kendras

In a step towards providing various services to people at their doorstep, the State Revenue department is planning to set up front offices of the Atalji Janasnehi Kendra in all urban areas of the State. The ratio of the offices will be one for every one lakh population.

Announcing this at the launch of the Atalji Janasnehi Kendras on Tuesday, Revenue Minister K S Eshwarappa said people could submit applications at the front office seeking any of the 36 services like getting income certificates, birth and death certificates and domicile certificates from the Revenue department. Plans are afoot to convert

BangaloreOne and KarnatakaOne centres into front offices, he said.
Currently, there are 128 front offices in the State, including five in Bangalore City alone.

There will be 778 Janasnehi Kendras at the hobli-level, headed by the deputy tahsildars.
Janasnehi Kendra, previously known as Nemmadi Kendra, is a one-stop office to avail 36 services being provided by the Revenue department. All these services are also available under the Sakaala scheme, the Right to Services Act. One has to pay Rs 15 as a  processing fee per service.

The Kendras will be equipped with solar-powered UPS and battery systems to avoid disruption in service due to powercuts.

“The Nemmadi Kendras could not deliver the services effectively due to the inefficiency of the private partner entrusted with the task of running them,” Eshwarappa said.
Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who launched the Kendras, assured people that the Janasnehi Kendras would function effectively, as they would be operated solely by the government.

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