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  • e-Governance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation - PESO 1

    *This chapter is re-produced with permission from the book Compendium of

    eGovernance Initiatives in India, Editors: Piyush Gupta, RK Bagga, Published

    by University Press, 2008.

    e-Governance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety

    Organisation PESO*

    M Anbunathan, Chief Controller of Explosives

    Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation

    (Formerly Department of Explosives) explosives@explosives.gov.in

    ABSTRACT

    Project Overview The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation since its inception on

    5/9/1898, has been serving the Nation as a nodal agency regulating safety of

    explosives and hazardous substances. The organisation has earned rare

    distinction as an institution of excellence in matters relating to safety in

    manufacture, refining, storage, transportation, handling of Explosives,

    Petroleum and compressed gases for over a century. The Organisation has

    creditably rendered training to Police, Security and Intelligence personnel in

    detection, examination and disposal of explosives/explosive devices, as there

    was no other agency to impart such training in the country. Today the

    Organisation deals with statutory duties of wide range of subjects relating to

    Explosives, Petroleum, Compressed Gases, Pressure Vessels, Gas Cylinders,

    Pipelines, LNG, CNG, Auto LPG etc.

    The Organisation, although small in size, with an existing strength of less than

    100 officers, is the only organisation of its kind directly overseeing the safety

    requirements for over 2.5 lakes hazardous units and offering expert technical

    and safety guidance to numerous industries and organizations, including

    Ministries of Defense, Railways, Shipping, Surface Transport, Environment &

    Forests, Civil Aviation and establishments of Atomic Energy and Space

    Research.

    Due to the complexity of functions and increased responsibility in implementing

    safety regulations across the country, along with the economical growth of the

    country, the organization has opted for modernizing its congenial working

    conditions aided by its efficient technocrat work force with proactive approach

    and making use of the latest ICT tools, under e-governance initiatives.

    1. Introduction/Background

    Project Conceptualization

    An expert group under the Chairmanship of Sh. N. Vittal,

    Chairman Public Enterprises Selection Board was setup by the

  • e-Governance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation - PESO 2

    *This chapter is re-produced with permission from the book Compendium of

    eGovernance Initiatives in India, Editors: Piyush Gupta, RK Bagga, Published

    by University Press, 2008.

    Department of Personnel and Training in December 1996 to make

    its recommendations on computerization of the information on

    Personnel and Citizen Services. The group submitted its report in

    December1997. The expert group suggested that the Ministries

    should have a Five Year Plan for Information Technology and the

    provision is made for computerization so that there is clear goal

    and resources to achieve it are available.

    Also expert committee setups by the Govt. of India to prevent

    pilferage of explosives vide memo no. 5(20)/91-DPR/EGGS dated:

    8-8-91. The committee has recommended following in its

    recommendation No. 43.

    Computerization should be introduced in all the offices of the

    Department of Explosives including those existing in Nitro-

    Glycerin based factories to monitor the monthly returns filed by

    manufacturers, dealers and users. Cross-checking of monthly

    returns through computers will reveal the wrong returns

    involving diversions or pilferage of explosives.

    National Informatics Centre was entrusted with the overall

    responsibilities and was asked to prepare a Five Year IT Plan in

    consultation with Ministry of Industry and Commerce (erstwhile

    Ministry of Industry). After having submitted this IT plan to

    Planning Commission in the year 1998, Petroleum and Explosives

    Safety Organisation (formerly Department of Explosives) received

    sanction and funds under 9th

    plan against this project report. The

    project took off immediately after signing of MoU between PESO

    and NIC in October, 2000.

    2. Vision The genesis of 'e-Governance in PESO' project was mainly based

    on the suggestions of Expert Committee on Information

    Technology on making provisions for computerization to achieve

    the goal of IT in Government Departments, which was further

    supplemented by the opinion of Expert Group setup by

    Government of India to look into pilferage of explosives in the

    interest of Public Safety and National Security.

  • e-Governance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation - PESO 3

    *This chapter is re-produced with permission from the book Compendium of

    eGovernance Initiatives in India, Editors: Piyush Gupta, RK Bagga, Published

    by University Press, 2008.

    The Project has been shaped in line with PESO's vision as given

    below by re-engineering of government work procedures.

    "Chief Controller of Explosives and his team should constantly

    endeavor to render efficient, prompt and courteous services to all

    licensees, public and industry with complete transparency in their

    working through optimum utilization of available human resources

    and e-technology while keeping in view National interest and

    safety first motto"

    3. Project Stakeholders

    Internal Office of Chief Controller of Explosives at Nagpur

    5 Nos. of Circle offices ( Faridabad, Chennai, Kolkata,

    Mumbai and Agra)

    13 Nos. of Sub-circle offices (Guwahati, Hazaribagh, Asansol,

    Rourkela, Sivakasi, Ernakulam, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur,

    Chandigarh, Bhopal, Allahabad and Baroda

    5 Nos. of Factory attached offices (Bhandara, Wardha, Vellor,

    Gomia, Lalitpur)

    Departmental testing station at Nagpur

    Pay and Accounts office (PESO) at Nagpur

    External

    Explosives and fireworks Industries

    Mining industry, Petroleum industries

    Gas industries, Mechanical industries - manufacturing

    Cylinders, valves, regulators, petroleum tanks/tankers/

    containers/safety-fittings/valves/dispensing-pumps and

    pressure vessels (Static and Mobile)

    Flame proof fitting industries, Explosives and fireworks

    package industries

    Industries exporting and importing items mentioned above

    Other Govt. agencies, Industries involved in transport of items

    mentioned above

    Any other industry or persons storing Explosives, Petroleum,

    Compressed Gases and Calcium Carbide.

    4. Objectives

  • e-Governance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation - PESO 4

    *This chapter is re-produced with permission from the book Compendium of

    eGovernance Initiatives in India, Editors: Piyush Gupta, RK Bagga, Published

    by University Press, 2008.

    To bring Transparency and Accountability in the system.

    To closely monitor transactions of explosives across the

    country.

    To create National Database on Hazardous premises under

    various rules administered by PESO.

    To enable stakeholders (public, industry and individual

    licensees) to obtain the license particulars and status of

    application online through public domain interface.

    To optimally utilize the available HR resource.

    To do the re-engineering of workflow processes and bring

    uniformity at various levels i.e. submission of documents,

    scrutiny, work flow and final outputs.

    To expedite, grant of approvals, licenses and other permissions,

    by computerization of workflow and fixing the time limit for

    every process.

    5. Services While ensuring public safety, issuance of

    approvals/licenses/renewals under Explosives/Petroleum/GCR

    and SMPV rules being administered by PESO, in the shortest

    possible time to all stakeholders.

    To provide quality and proactive services to a wide spectrum

    of stakeholders with commitment and maximum transparency

    in the delivery system.

    To provide a user-friendly online facility to external

    stakeholders to trace their applications and status of

    applications submitted to any of the PESO offices across India

    and reduce the time and cost of internal and external

    stakeholders.

    Comprehensive dissemination of information through

    http://peso.gov.in portal in a very user-friendly manner even

    for a layman to know, where to apply ?, fee details through

    fee calculator , jurisdiction of offices, posting of officers and

    detailed information about acts and rules being administered by

    PESO.

    Funding Process

    The funding for e-Governance project of PESO was primarily

    through Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

  • e-Governance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation - PESO 5

    *This chapter is re-produced with permission from the book Compendium of

    eGovernance Initiatives in India, Editors: Piyush Gupta, RK Bagga, Published

    by University Press, 2008.

    under the plan budgets of 9th

    and 10th

    five-year plans. The year-

    wise outlay decided by Ministry/Government of India towa

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