Incentives announced for Cashless Transaction on eChhawani Portal of Cantonment Board to promote digital economy

New Delhi : With a view to promote digital and cashless payment of charges /fees for services on eChhawani Portal, Cantonments Boards have taken a lead in providing financial incentives for online payments of non-tax charges and fees. The financial incentives are being provided for Community Hall Booking, Water Tanker Booking, Water and Sewerage Connection, grant of Trade License and 78 other services under Miscellaneous Collection. The residents utilizing these services on eChhawani Portal and making payments in digital and cashless mode will be getting up to 2% rebate on non-tax charges and fees.

There is also a proposal to provide rebate in property tax amount to those residents who avail eChhawani module online payment facility. These initiatives are user friendly and enable “ease of services” to Cantonment residents. They will be saved of botheration to personally visit Cantonment Board to pay fees or taxes and also get concession/rebate by using online facility.

To enhance ease of living for cantonment residents, various citizen centric services are now available live on unified eChhawani portal. These services include grant of Trade licences, renewal of leases, water and sewerage connections, Community Hall Booking, Water Tanker Booking, Births and Deaths certificates, OPD appointments in cantonment hospitals, online deposit of taxes and fees and lodging grievances for quick and timely redressal. Cantonment residents can apply for services online and can make payment of taxes, fees, etc. in digital mode. For ease of residents help desk facility has also been provided by cantonments. The online services on eChhawani Portal are receiving encouraging response from the residents.

eChhawani is a citizen centric project of Directorate General of Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence. Under this initiative, Cantonment Boards provide online citizen services to more than 20 lakh residents across 62 Cantonments in the country through unified eChhawani Portal. The unified portal (https://echhawani.gov.in) provides centralised access to civic services to residents of all Cantonment along with all relevant information in a simple, easy to understand and effective manner. The services are being provided in paperless, faceless and cashless environment on eChhawani Portal.