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The residents of Maharashtra will soon be able to apply for caste, birth and death certificates without any hassle, as the state government will start issuing these documents online in October.

"Citizens can apply for caste, death and birth certificates, make online payments and the certificate will be delivered at home... 150 services have already been notified under the RTS Act for time-bound delivery," Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department, PS Meena said.

The Maharashtra government has decided to provide 50 of the 150 notified services under the Right to Services (RTS) Act online from 2 October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, PTI reported.

Getting a driving licence too has been made hassle-free. The citizens do not need to visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to apply for a driving licence anymore as the state government has made the process online.

The government is working to make other services such as revenue, food and civil supplies and transport departments available online, in a bid to expand its e-services.

Meena said that the RTS Act will be linked to the government's grievance redress portal, Aaple Sarkar.