Panaji, Sept. 26, 2014
Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar today launched the online payment of water supply bills in the distinguished presence of Minister for Public Works Department Shri Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavlikar at Minister’s Block, Secretariat, Porvorim.
The Public works Department in association with Department of Information Technology will make available online payment of water bills through portal (https://www.goa.gov.in). With this facility, the water supply consumers will be able to pay water bills online through e-payments modes such as Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking and payment through SBI branch. The service charges to avail online payment by Debit Card, Internet Banking is absorbed by Government, whereas the service charges to avail online payment through Credit Card is levied on the Consumer, according to PWD authority.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar said that the Government is endeavouring to deliver e-payments facilities for all Government payments including online payment of electricity bills in a phased manner for the benefit of the people in the state.
Shri Parrikar said, with the online facilities, the consumers will be able to make payments like water supply bills at his convenient place thereby providing relief to them.
Speaking further the Chief Minister said that all efforts will be made to make Goa garbage free by December 2015. He appealed to the people of Goa to participate in ‘Swach Bharat Nital Goem’ programme which has started from September 25, 2014 and will continue till October 23, 2014. He also urged the people to dispose their day-to-day garbage in a proper manner.
PWD Minister Shri Ramkrishna Dhavlikar said that online payment of water supply bills facility will be extended to entire South Goa consumers and North Goa will be covered within two months. He said, this online payment facility will be made available to all water supply consumers within one year.
The function was attended by Shri. D.J.S. Borkar, Principal Chief Engineer, PWD, Shri. Nilesh Phaldessai, Director of Information Technology and other Senior officers.