Kerala state government on 5 September 2013 launched an E-payment facility which allows people to pay various utility bills and access government department services online. The payment of Utility bills of Kerala State Electricity Board, Kerala Water Authority, BSNL and university fees could be done through the gateway using credit and debit cards of 66 banks identified for the scheme.
One can avail the service at all Akshaya e-centers of the government which would act as decentralized information hubs and service delivery points. The service could be used by any citizen having access to the internet.
The attempt was to bring all collections to a common platform of E-payment facility. More services would be added to the system from time to time.
A total of 23 revenue services can now be accessed through the E-payment gateway. The services included those from the motor vehicles department and local self-governments.
When: 5 September 2013