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Payment for environmental clearance certificate to come under automation

| Updated: June 08, 2021 12:04:52


Payment for environmental clearance certificate to come under automation

The environment ministry has decided to introduce an online payment method in order to deliver services quickly, including providing the environmental clearance certificate to service seekers. 

The new electronic treasury invoicing system of payment titled 'Online Payment in ECC (Electronic Cheque Clearing)’ will work through automation software with the aim of issuing environmental clearances in a short time.

And, service seekers can easily pay the fee through Sonali Bank or various types of payment cards and mobile banking.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change along with eight other decisions to ease public services in the government office on Monday chaired by joint secretary Md Ashfaqul Islam Babool while secretary of the ministry Ziaul Hasan addressed as the chief guest.

Meanwhile, in another decision; in the process of 'creating a digital database to distribute dividends to the beneficiaries of social forestry' implemented by the Forest Department, the people will be informed about the receipt of dividends in a short time through mobile apps and the money will be deposited online in the beneficiary's bank account.

Service seekers will also be benefited from the digitalisation and online services of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute including plantation programmes.

The losses of the rubber sector will also be reduced through timely sale of quality rubber to meet the demand of the buyers through the 'Facilitation of Rubber Sales Process' of the Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation.

The project's activities of the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund will be monitored digitally through introducing a digital database on project activities.

The ministry of environment has also decided to handle litigation through 'Case Management Facilitation' software which will facilitate speedy disposal of cases and liaison with the ‘solicitor wing' and the attorney general, preparation of case reports and guidance to those concerned.

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