Citizens can now apply online to seek appointments for 11 public notary eServices, which were formally handed over to the judiciary earlier this week by the Public Service and Grievance Redressal Division (PSGRD) under the cabinet secretariat.
The online notary eServices includes procuring marriage certificate, translation of marriage certificate, marital status, name change, lost documents, attestation of documents, child adoption, closing of accounts and transfer of shares, organ transplant, attest agreement (wills, contracts, and testaments) and child travel documents.
“One of the significant reforms undertaken by the judiciary is the use of ICT to provide public notary service online with support from the G2C office,” said the Registrar General of Royal Court of Justice, Tshering Dorji. “The pilot project for the judiciary’s e-services was carried out in Thimphu and I am pleased to share that the response has been very positive thus far. The successful implementation of judicial e-services in Thimphu has been duly considered and now the system will be in use nationwide.”
Cabinet secretary Kinzang Wangdi said that he was confident that it will prove greatly beneficial to to common people in rendering better services without having to waste their time and resources.
“From my own personal experience, I’ve noticed that most of the institutions are skeptical of embracing such ICT services. So I would like to thank the Prime Minister’s Office and the Royal Court of Justice for coming up with such online services,” he said.
An official from the PSGRD said the online services will not only strengthen the effectiveness of the judicial officials in delivering services but also serve as unified platform for the citizens to consume services.
The 11 online services will be instrumented in the PM’s eDesk, which will enable the PM to monitor service delivery. The online services were funded by the Government of India and the G2C and G2B projects. As of now there are 120 online services offered by the G2C office including the 11 judiciary services.
Cabinet Secretary Kinzang Wangdi, along with the officials from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Drangpon Rabjams from the judiciary attended the handing taking ceremony of the online services in the capital.