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In a move aimed at driving eGovernance initiative across the states, the Union Cabinet has decided to bring in computerisation of state treasuries as a Mission Mode Project (MMP), under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The Cabinet also approved the expenditure of Rs 482 crore by the Centre as part of the grants-in-aid. This Rs 626 crore MMP aims at supporting the state governments to computerise their treasury 08 egov / www.egovonline.net / July 2010 citizen service centre

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<ul><li><p>08 egov / www.egovonline.net / July 2010</p><p>projectspeoplepolicyeventsproducts</p><p>news</p><p>State treasuries automation project gets MMP status</p><p>the up state Waqf </p><p>Boards (sWB) has decided </p><p>to move all its properties </p><p>related records online. the </p><p>initiative is being under-</p><p>taken by the uttar pradesh </p><p>central Waqf Boards and </p><p>the national informatics </p><p>centre uttar pradesh </p><p>(nicup). the Waqf </p><p>computerisation </p><p>project is an </p><p>e-Governance </p><p>initiative being </p><p>carried out on the </p><p>guidelines and financial </p><p>support from the union </p><p>Ministry of Minority </p><p>Affairs. the project </p><p>aims to create e-doc-</p><p>uments for all records </p><p>of the Waqf properties </p><p>and also upload them on </p><p>the centres website. </p><p>Waqf properties date </p><p>back to the Mughal era and </p><p>a lot of properties are still </p><p>disputed in the absence of </p><p>proper documents, said an </p><p>official of the up shia cen-</p><p>tral Waqf Board. He added: </p><p>And what makes these </p><p>In a move aimed at driving eGovernance initiative across the states, the Union Cabinet has decided to bring in computerisation of state treasuries as a Mission Mode Project (MMP), under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The Cabinet also approved the expenditure of Rs 482 crore by the Centre as part of the grants-in-aid.</p><p>This Rs 626 crore MMP aims at supporting the state governments to computerise their treasury </p><p>functions and provide the required interface for data sharing among treasuries, state finance departments, Accountant General offices, Reserve Bank of India, agency banks and Central Plan Schemes Monitoring System of Controller General of Accounts. </p><p>The NeGP comprises 27 MMPs, including nine Central MMPs, 11 State MMPs and seven Integrated MMPs span-ning multiple ministries and departments. Mission mode implies that the </p><p>objectives and the scopes of the project are clearly defined, that the project has measurable outcomes and service-levels, and the project has well-defined milestones and timelines for implementation.</p><p>The focus of the treasuries MMP is to improve the efficiency and transparency of the financial administration of the state governments. The implementation of treasuries MMP will lead to improvement in financial administration of the state governments.</p><p>Kerala PwD to treaD e-tenDering routeKerala Government plans to introduce e-tendering in the Public Works Department (PWD) to bring in transparency in awarding contracts. This will be executed in a phased manner. In the first phase, submission and acceptance of tenders will go live. While the officials will initialy have to manually verify the tender details, the remaining procedures will be soon incorporated into the new system, sources said. The project is aimed at bringing in more transparency and efficiency in the PWD processes and execution of works. </p><p>Apart from e-tendering, PWD also plans to bring in peoples supervision in construc-tion works to maintain quality, said PWD minister TM Thomas Issac. He explained that a mechanism with the cooperation of local people to monitor the quality of the construction work will be put in place.</p><p>citizen identity</p><p>Delhi to sign Pact for early rollout of uin</p><p>citizen service centre</p><p>Punjab to set uP more than 3,000 e-gram suviDha centresThe Government of Punjab has decided to set up 3,037 e-Gram Suvidha Centres in the villages across the state at a cost of Rs 90 crore, to ensure citizen centric services to the people in the rural areas. Disclosing this, a spokesman of state government said that an empowered committee under the Chief Secretary comprising administrative secretaries of various departments has given in-principle approval to implement the scheme within a stipulated time frame of one year. </p><p>These centres will ensure the delivery of basic people-friendly services including delivery of old-age pension, registration of pension for handicapped and widows and disabled persons.</p><p>The Government of Delhi has decided to sign a pact with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for an early rollout of identification numbers for residents. The State Cabinet also decided to constitute two committees to oversee the implementation of the UIDAI project in the capital. While Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta will be the Chairman of one committee, the second panel will be headed by </p><p>the Chief Minister. The government has </p><p>decided to collaborate with the UIDAI to enhance efficiency in delivery of citizen services through accurate identification of beneficiaries, said Dikshit. </p><p>The Delhi cabinet also approved a draft memo-randum of understanding (MoU). As per the MoU, the UIDAI will prescribe standards for recording data and biometric fields and also the processes for enrolment of residents.</p><p>UP Waqf property records to be online soon</p><p>citizen identity</p><p>disputes worse is the fact </p><p>that some of the old records </p><p>of the pre-independence era </p><p>have gone missing in their </p><p>entirety. Hence, comput-</p><p>erisation and making the </p><p>records accessible online </p><p>will certainly help maintain </p><p>a second copy of the </p><p>records for a longer period </p><p>of time. </p></li><li><p>news</p><p>09 July 2010 / www.egovonline.net / egov </p><p>puBlic distriBution systeM</p><p>GPS to track PDS vehicles in Chhattisgrah</p><p>the Government of </p><p>Haryana has announced the </p><p>launch of its public </p><p>grievance Web </p><p>portal www.harsa-</p><p>madhan.gov.in. the </p><p>web portal-based </p><p>centralised public </p><p>grievances redressal and </p><p>monitoring system aims to </p><p>provide a quick grievance </p><p>redressal mechanism </p><p>for citizens. Haryana </p><p>is the first state in the </p><p>country to launch such </p><p>a portal. </p><p>Announcing the launch </p><p>of the pilot project state </p><p>chief Minister Bhupinder </p><p>singh Hooda said that </p><p>redressing citizens griev-</p><p>ances was a priority area </p><p>with the state government </p><p>and that the user friendly </p><p>portal will help citizens </p><p>seek faster disposal of their </p><p>cases. </p><p>Global Positioning System (GPS) devices will be used in Chhattisgarh State to track the movement of vehicles carrying subsi-dised rice for the poor. All the 600 vehicles carrying subsidised food grains, distributed through Public Distribution System (PDS) in the state, will be equipped with the GPS devices. These devices will give complete information on where and for how long the vehicles carrying rice are halted after load-ing at the warehouses and before unloading the rice at PDS shops.</p><p>The move will ensure effective implementation of the Rs 1,000-crore, Chief Ministers Food </p><p>Security Scheme, under which the state govern-ment provides 35 kg rice a month at Rs 2 and Re 1 per kg to the poor families. </p><p>With the launch of the project, the state govern-ment is looking at putting in place the monitoring mechanism essential to track the states food scheme that covers over 60 percent of Chhattis-garhs population of above 20 million. According to reports, the state Civil Supplies Corporation has already floated the tender for GPS installation and their integration with the existing software for tracking of PDS vehicles in all the 18 districts. </p><p>r-Apdrp</p><p>Haryana in revieW StaGe of PoWer reforMS ProjeCtthe power distribution reforms projects for 36 towns </p><p>of Haryana will be analysed by a technical evaluation </p><p>committee, set up to carry forward the implementa-</p><p>tion of restructured-Accelerated power development </p><p>and reforms programme (r-Apdrp) of the union </p><p>government. </p><p>Haryana is one of the first states to get approval for </p><p>the ambitious plan. A spokesperson for the Haryana </p><p>power utilities said that the union Ministry of power </p><p>had approved projects worth rs 158.36 crore for the </p><p>state to implement the reforms programme and mod-</p><p>ernise the power distribution </p><p>system. He said under the </p><p>scheme a disaster manage-</p><p>ment centre at panchkula </p><p>and a data centre at Hisar </p><p>will be set up to ensure the </p><p>timely implementation of </p><p>the schemes in the towns for </p><p>which the project had been </p><p>sanctioned. </p><p>the project will be completed in two years. the </p><p>various works in this project include consumer index-</p><p>ing, geographic information system, and metering of </p><p>distribution transformers and feeders. </p><p>the project will also cover asset mapping of the </p><p>entire distribution network comprising 11 Kv feeders, </p><p>distribution transformers, low-tension lines, poles and </p><p>other distribution network equipment of these towns. </p><p>consumers will be benefited by way of better service, </p><p>while for the power sector there will be an increase </p><p>in revenue after the implementation of the scheme. </p><p>the Government is implementing r-Apdrp </p><p>during the 11th Five year plan period. this is a usd </p><p>12 billion project aimed at it enabling indias power </p><p>distribution system. the main objective of r-Apdrp </p><p>is to strengthen overall power distribution system </p><p>and reduce the aggregated technical and commercial </p><p>losses of power utilities. implementation of the infor-</p><p>mation technology plan to achieve the goal under the </p><p>scheme will go a long way in minimising interruptions </p><p>and breakdowns.</p><p>Haryana PUbliC GrievanCe Portal laUnCHeD </p><p>lAuncH</p><p>the two Waqf boards </p><p>of upshia central Waqf </p><p>Board and sunni central </p><p>Waqf Boardhave already </p><p>completed 60 percent </p><p>of the computerisation </p><p>process of all documents. </p><p>the Ministry of Minority </p><p>Affairs has given a financial </p><p>support of rs 27 lakh </p><p>each to both the Waqf </p><p>boards in the first phase, </p><p>where records will be </p><p>computerised and e-copies </p><p>prepared. </p><p>in the first phase, all </p><p>records from the block level </p><p>to the state level will be </p><p>computerised and e-copies </p><p>will be submitted to nic </p><p>for uploading them on the </p><p>portal. </p><p>coMMerciAl tAx</p><p>chanDigarh gets e-services grantChandigarh has got a grant of Rs 5.97 crore from the central government to implement various e-services in this union territory. This sanctioned amount is part of the Commercial Taxes Mission Mode Programme (CT-MMP) project, according to officials.</p><p>We have already prepared a blueprint and this project will be completed in the next two years. Under this project, various e-services like e-registration, e-filling, e-payment, e-forms, e-refunds and e-redressal of grievances will be introduced in Chandigarh, said the UTs Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar.</p><p>Our basic aim is to create citizen-centric environment in Chandigarh and to bring more transparency in work. All these services will be available to citizens on 24x7 basis and people can access all the services sitting in any part of the world, Kumar said.</p><p>indiA</p></li><li><p>news</p><p>10 egov / www.egovonline.net / July 2010</p><p>uid</p><p>Mindtree bags aadhaars it deal MindTree Limited, a global IT solutions company, has secured the application develop-ment and maintenance services contract of the Nandan Nilekani-headed Unique Identification (UID) project, renamed Aadhaar. The multi-crore project involves services across the application lifecyclefrom designing, developing, testing, main-taining and supporting the Aadhaar application to providing help desk services from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAIs) Bangalore Technology Centre.</p><p>Aadhaar will authenti-cate every Indian citizen in terms of his or her identity based on biometric verification. With a mas-</p><p>sive information base of 1.2 billion people and the ongoing collection, valida-tion, issue and constant verification of identities, project Aadhaar will require one of the most complex IT architectures </p><p>ever created and a software implementation that will become a benchmark for years to come.</p><p>The company will work as the development part-ner to build the Aadhaar application, in collabora-</p><p>tion with the technology team of UIDAI and other stakeholders. It will also carry out the ongoing services of development and enhancement to the core Aadhaar application.</p><p>MindTree won the project against competi-tion from large global IT players. It is not just a matter of business for us; it is an opportunity to serve the nation. This partnership further affirms MindTrees com-mitment and focus in the Indian market, said Anjan Lahiri, President and CEO, IT Services, MindTree. This project win reaffirms our leader-ship in architecting and delivering large mission-critical high throughput applications. he added.</p><p>police records</p><p>wipro infotech bags rs 2,000 crore e-policing project</p><p>Integrated IT solutions provider Wipro Infotech has bagged one of the largest e-Governance projects worth Rs 2,000 crore for linking police records across the country.</p><p>The project, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network &amp; Systems (CCTNS), is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). It aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing by adopting principles of e-Governance and creation of a nationwide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system. The focus will be on investigation of crime and detection of criminals.</p><p>The project will link police stations nation-wide, digitise criminal records, and develop Core Application Software (CAS) for CCTNS. It will digitally integrate 14,000 police stations and 6,000 headquarters.</p><p>The final agreement is expected to be signed within a month. The contract is for a period of eight years.</p><p>it MAnAGeMent</p><p>niit tech, hitachi asia team up, launch cloud servicesNIIT Technologies Limited and Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd. have jointly launched a high-reliability cloud computing service, leveraging their respective expertise in data center management.</p><p>The suite of cloud-based offerings Caliver, derived from cloud computing being alive and responsive, offers resource-on-demand, virtual mail hosting and virtual Web hosting services on the cloud.</p><p>The cloud computing hub will be hosted at NIIT Technologies data center in Bangkok and will initially serve local Japanese corporations.</p><p>Hitachi Asia (Thailand) and Hitachi Information System have carried out the design and architecture of the cloud system while NIIT Technologies will be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the system. Both the companies will leverage their strengths in solu-tion designing, SaaS application development and sales and marketing to evangelise this technology.</p><p>coMMon service centre</p><p>sahaj e-matrimony services for rural indiaSrei Sahaj e-Village Limited, a subsidiary of Srei Infra-structure Finance Limited, has partnered with Bharat Matrimony, Indias leading matrimony solutions provider to announce the launch of online matrimonial services for rural India through the 28,000 common service centres (CSCs) that Sahaj is setting up in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.</p><p>To avail of the service, one will have to get registered by a village level entrepreneur (VLE) on the Sahaj Portal to obtain a unique ID and password which can be used to register on the Sahaj-Bharat Matrimony home page on the portal. The profile will be created in English.</p><p>This is an attempt to provide hassle free matrimonial services to the rural India by coupling technology with the tradition of marriage. The idea is to introduce the prospective eligible singles and their families in rural areas to online matchmaking that saves time...</p></li></ul>