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Naidu Proposes Photo IDs For Andhra Residents

India Abroad News Service

Monday, March 27, 2000

New Delhi - Andhra Pradesh's cyber-savvy chief minister has struck upon
yet another scheme for better governance -- photo identity cards for all the
state's residents, including high school children.

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said the cards for residents of
the southern state, with a population of 76 million, would help in more
effective targetting of government programmes by building a detailed data
base, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Addressing a gathering of his Cabinet colleagues and top bureaucrats at a
training programme in state capital Hyderabad, he said the exercise would
cost the government Rs. 500 million, with 60-70 per cent of the people
already possessing ID cards.

Naidu, who has placed Andhra Pradesh on a course of rapid
development, especially in the field of information technology since coming
to power, emphasised the need to build an effective database in the state
to simplify tax payment and improve compliance.

He said if a uniform number was given to a citizen for the payment of sales
tax, income tax and property tax, the government would get an idea of
how much a citizen was paying each department and initiate action to
check evasion, The Hindu reported from Hyderabad.

Naidu asked all government departments to make their performance cost
effective, irrespective of the nature of work.

He also announced that his government would launch a major programme
to make all official services available to people in rural areas under one
roof and said it would start a portal in collaboration with a private
company to publicise its programmes and earn revenue as well.

--India Abroad News Service (Credit Mandatory)

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