The payment for water and electricity bills in Chandigarh can now be made online starting from the next week under the Chandigarh Administration’s e-Governance Program. The IT Director, Yogesh Kumar, said that the facility has already been put over the e-Sampark Center’s website and the users can now pay their electricity and water bills online from the comfort of their homes. An additional Rs 5 will be charged as service fee for paying bills online through the e-Sampark Center’s website.
The whole idea is to minimize the length of the queues which are found at the e-Sampark Centers. The e-Sampark Centers were set up with an aim to provide a single window service to the citizens for many different services. Now, the introduction of the online bill payment facility will make it even more easier for the residents that they wont have to now visit the e-Sampark Centers physically for making bill payments.
The users can register on the e-Sampark Center’s website and then can pay bills via debit cards, credit cards or internet banking.