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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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  • 08 egov / www.egovonline.net / July 2010

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    State treasuries automation project gets MMP status

    the up state Waqf

    Boards (sWB) has decided

    to move all its properties

    related records online. the

    initiative is being under-

    taken by the uttar pradesh

    central Waqf Boards and

    the national informatics

    centre uttar pradesh

    (nicup). the Waqf

    computerisation

    project is an

    e-Governance

    initiative being

    carried out on the

    guidelines and financial

    support from the union

    Ministry of Minority

    Affairs. the project

    aims to create e-doc-

    uments for all records

    of the Waqf properties

    and also upload them on

    the centres website.

    Waqf properties date

    back to the Mughal era and

    a lot of properties are still

    disputed in the absence of

    proper documents, said an

    official of the up shia cen-

    tral Waqf Board. He added:

    And what makes these

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    citizen identity

    Delhi to sign Pact for early rollout of uin

    citizen service centre

    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.

    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.

    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

    the Chief Minister. The government has

    decided to collaborate with the UIDAI to enhance efficiency in delivery of citizen services through accurate identification of beneficiaries, said Dikshit.

    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.

    UP Waqf property records to be online soon

    citizen identity

    disputes worse is the fact

    that some of the old records

    of the pre-independence era

    have gone missing in their

    entirety. Hence, comput-

    erisation and making the

    records accessible online

    will certainly help maintain

    a second copy of the

    records for a longer period

    of time.

  • news

    09 July 2010 / www.egovonline.net / egov

    puBlic distriBution systeM

    GPS to track PDS vehicles in Chhattisgrah

    the Government of

    Haryana has announced the

    launch of its public

    grievance Web

    portal www.harsa-

    madhan.gov.in. the

    web portal-based

    centralised public

    grievances redressal and

    monitoring system aims to

    provide a quick grievance

    redressal mechanism

    for citizens. Haryana

    is the first state in the

    country to launch such

    a portal.

    Announcing the launch

    of the pilot project state

    chief Minister Bhupinder

    singh Hooda said that

    redressing citizens griev-

    ances was a priority area

    with the state government

    and that the user friendly

    portal will help citizens

    seek faster disposal of their

    cases.

    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.

    The move will ensure effective implementation of the Rs 1,000-crore, Chief Ministers Food

    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.

    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.

    r-Apdrp

    Haryana in revieW StaGe of PoWer reforMS ProjeCtthe power distribution reforms projects for 36 towns

    of Haryana will be analysed by a technical evaluation

    committee, set up to carry forward the implementa-

    tion of restructured-Accelerated power development

    and reforms programme (r-Apdrp) of the union

    government.

    Haryana is one of the first states to get approval for

    the ambitious plan. A spokesperson for the Haryana

    power utilities said that the union Ministry of power

    had approved projects worth rs 158.36 crore for the

    state to implement the reforms programme and mod-

    ernise the power distribution

    system. He said under the

    scheme a disaster manage-

    ment centre at panchkula

    and a data centre at Hisar

    will be set up to ensure the

    timely implementation of

    the schemes in the towns for

    which the project had been

    sanctioned.

    the project will be completed in two years. the

    various works in this project include consumer index-

    ing, geographic information system, and metering of

    distribution transformers and feeders.

    the project will also cover asset mapping of the

    entire distribution network comprising 11 Kv feeders,

    distribution transformers, low-tension lines, poles and

    other distribution network equipment of these towns.

    consumers will be benefited by way of better service,

    while for the power sector there will be an increase

    in revenue after the implementation of the scheme.

    the Government is implementing r-Apdrp

    during the 11th Five year plan period. this is a usd

    12 billion project aimed at it enabling indias power

    distribution system. the main objective of r-Apdrp

    is to strengthen overall power distribution system

    and reduce the aggregated technical and commercial

    losses of power utilities. implementation of the infor-

    mation technology plan to achieve the goal under the

    scheme will go a long way in minimising interruptions

    and breakdowns.

    Haryana PUbliC GrievanCe Portal laUnCHeD

    lAuncH

    the two Waqf boards

    of upshia central Waqf

    Board and sunni central

    Waqf Boardhave already

    completed 60 percent

    of the computerisation

    process of all documents.

    the Ministry of Min