The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has partnered with cyber cafes in the city to promote online facilities, reports The Times Of India. MCG will train the staff of select cyber cafes so that they can assist residents in availing MCG’s online services.

According to the report, the internet usage in the city is low and that residents prefer to visit citizen facilitation center (CFC) to submit documents such as birth and death certificate, marriage registration certificate among others. The selected Cyber cafes will get authorization to upload such important documents along with assistance. These cyber cafe’s will be listed on MCG’s website (www.mcg.gov.in) so that residents can know which cyber cafe to visit for whatever they need. The cyber cafes that will be registered with the MCG will not have to pay the usual registration fee to the corporation. Businesses that are registered with MCG usually have to pay an annual subscription fee of Rs. 5000.

These documents can be submitted online using MCG’s online services and if done so might even reduce the rush at CFC’s. However, a lot of Gurgaon citizens are not aware that that they can obtain these certificates online as well. For the same, we believe, MCG should instead educate the residents about its website and about the services it offers through various publicity media. It could also talk about its services at its CFC’s.