Akshaya bets big on e-Manal

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Palakkad: This is some news that will bring cheer to many, especially to those who have been hit by the acute sand shortage in Kerala. e-Manal, an unique project for the Akshaya Centres in Palakkad District developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Kerala was launched today.

The e-Manal project was inaugurated by K V Mohankumar IAS, District Collector of Palakkad at the Akshaya e-Kendram at Palat Junction by issuing a Manal (Sand) Pass token to an applicant.

NIC has developed a special online system for this project and Akshaya Centres in Palakkad District have been issued a login ID and password. The detail of the applicant is entered in this online system and a token which is generated from the site is issued to the applicant. The token has the information about the date and the counter to collect the Manal Pass. On the allotted day, the applicant needs to approach the counter with this token for collecting the Manal Pass.

The project is very beneficial for Akshaya Centres, the District administration and also for the public. People need not go early in the morning and stand in long queues before the counter. They can save time and money by going to any nearby Akshaya Centre in the district for registration. The online system is very helpful to verify and categorise the data very easily and it reduces clerical works. Centres are getting more recognition after announcing this project. LSGIs are also taking more interest in Akshaya Centres in their areas.

According to Padmakumar, Akshaya District Coordinator, Akshaya Centres will also earn good amount from the project. Centres can collect service charge of Rs.15 per application. Each centre can earn around Rs.1500 to 5000 in 3 to 4 days in a month. This is also a great opportunity for Akshaya centres to manage a G2C service before the launch of e-District Project.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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