The capital city of Islamabad, which is often praised for its beautiful landscape, is on the road to becoming one of the most technologically advanced metropolises in the world. In the wake of the recently introduced concepts of e-governance in the entire country, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is digitizing many of the key public services to benefit the residents of Islamabad.
To guide you further on this groundbreaking development, in this blog, we’ll discuss all the key initiatives that have recently been taken by the authorities in terms of Digitization of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
The Latest Updates on the Digitization of CDA
Some of the major initiatives and digital services that have been recently introduced to promote the concept of e-governance among the citizens of Islamabad are as follows
- Digitization of Urban Land Record System
- Online Payment of CDA Dues
- Services of City Islamabad App
Digitization of Urban Land Record System
To significantly promote transparency in the real estate sector and facilitate the stakeholders serving the industry, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is working on the digitization of the urban land record management system.
It has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Survey of Pakistan (SoP)—a government-run national surveying and mapping organization. This initiative desirably promotes the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to digitize land record management across the entire country. Land records maintained digitally will play a vital role in terms of effective planning towards the residential requirements of the general public. It will also help the authorities to desirably address the shortfall of supply against the growing housing needs of the nation.
According to the recently signed MoU, a team of experts of the Survey of Pakistan (SoP) has been tasked to survey and digitally map the entire landscape of the Islamabad Capital Territory. The result of this activity will be digitized data, which will then be used by CDA in terms of planning and development of the capital city.
Furthermore, the experts of SoP will also train CDA staff members to use advanced mapping technologies including Global Positioning (GPS) and Geographical Information (GIS) Systems. The training will be conducted at the Survey Training Institute (STI) in Islamabad.
Online Payment of CDA Dues
Partnering with the commercial banks serving locally, the Capital Development Authority will now allow the residents of the capital to pay for different types of dues online. It’s an extremely noteworthy initiative in terms of digitization of CDA and is in line with the government’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ campaigns launched nationwide.
People living in the city will now enjoy the convenience of paying property taxes, different types of service, and utility charges from the comfort of home. The CDA online payment option will now be available on all the websites and mobile applications of commercial banks that are providing the services of 1Bill powered by 1Link.
Services of City Islamabad App by ICTA
Supporting the efforts of the authorities regarding the digitization of CDA, the Islamabad Capital Territory Authority (ICTA) has also taken a very big step, taking the concept of e-governance in the capital metropolis to a whole new level. It has launched the City Islamabad App, a fully-featured mobile platform to facilitate the residents of the capital in a variety of ways.
City Islamabad App is available on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store and can be downloaded for free. This application features ICT services, E-police services, online accessibility to the Excise and Taxation Department in Islamabad, CDA services, a dedicated ‘City Guide’ section among other e-services.
The ‘City Guide’ section in the application comprises emergency numbers, routes of Islamabad Metrobus, and information on the available healthcare facilities.
If you live in the capital city of Pakistan but haven’t used this online platform, then take a look at our complete guide on the ‘City Islamabad App’. It will give you all the necessary information regarding the usage of this app.
Now that we have discussed all the latest updates on the digitization of CDA, it’s time for us to wrap up this piece. The concept of e-governance based on all these technological advancements will not only facilitate the people but also help our society to keep up with the ever-evolving digital world.
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