Recently Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, has launched the e-Chhawani portal on 16th February 2021.

The E-Chhawani Project

  • Under this portal, the residents of Cantonment areas can now register their complaints with respect to the civic issues.
  • They would also help in resolving the complaints regarding the civic issues from home.
  • It will work with the objective of refining the system and improving the Ease of Living for people.
  • The e-Chhawani project was launched with the aim of providing online municipal services for more than 20,00,000 citizens.
  • The services would be provided across 62 Cantonment Boards in the country using the multi-tenancy central platform.
  • It can be used to file online application for renewal of leases and for getting the online registration of births and deaths.
  • The portal can also be used to file online application for water and sewerage connection in a simpler manner.

About Cantonment Board

It is a civic administration body and it functions under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The Cantonment board is constituted of the elected members, ex-officio members and nominated members in accordance with the Cantonments Act of 2006. The member of the board is elected for 5 years. It comprises of the 8 elected members and 3 nominated military members. It also comprises of the 3 ex-officio members namely, the garrison engineer, station commander and the senior executive medical officer besides one representative from the district magistrate.

Categories of the Cantonments board

  • Category I – where the population exceeds 50000.
  • Category II –where the population stands between 10000 to 50000.
  • Category III – where the population stands between 2500 to 10000
  • Category IV – where the population stands below 2500.

e-Chhawani Portal launched by Defence Minister