UP Housing & Development Board launches website as per GoI parameters
UP Housing & Development Board (UPHDB) has launched its new website called ‘upavp.in’ whose latest features will make the online payment more convenient and secure for its allottees. The website has been authorized by the Guidelines for Indian Government Website and contains all the features which Centre mandates for every website operating in Indian domain (.in).
Currently, the features can be accessed only by Lucknow residents as only city’s properties have been included but gradually UPHDB’s properties in districts like Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Meerut and Varanasi will also be included under this. Currently, the board has included around 25000 properties under this online system which consists of Awadh Vihar Yojna on Sultanpur Road, Vrindavan Yojna on Rae Bareli Road and Rajajipuram project.
So far only around 3500 people in Lucknow have been using this online method to pay against their property while rest were still resorting to offline payments. The board aims to bring all these allottees (around 20000) under this online payment method soon. Though the initiative was planned a year ago, its planning took considerable time as it had to meet the security standards of STQC (Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification) — a government organisation working under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The new website will offer many convenient features to the allottees like language option of both Hindi and English and also real time realization of payment in their ledger account. Earlier in offline or e-challan method, a consumer had to take out the print of e-challan from UPHDB’s older website and carry draft/ cheque to banks to deposit the required amount against their property. Though the payment was accepted in banks, it took many days to realize in the person’s account. He faced a lot of inconvenience due to this. But the new website has made this easy by instantly updating the payment in account.