Portal to provide real -time project monitoring to check delays & cost escalation; go live on 01.04.2021
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 29: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved development and implementation of Online Management, Monitoring & Accounting System for Public Works (R&B) Departmewnt through Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) under the oversight of J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), Information Technology Department.
The online web based portal envisages digitizing major processes of the Department which will include infrastructure management, human resource management, online project proposals, contractors’ registration and hosting of information regarding contractors ‘details, works executed by them, among others.
The Department will also be required to streamline its end-to-end operations ranging from DPR preparation, tendering, progress, and quality to covering monitoring, billing, payment and maintenance works through the portal.
Once functional, the system will upgrade the present system of manual working to online operations, leading to scientific and efficient management system in the Department. The real-time access to the project specific processes will facilitate critical decision making and will prevent delays in project execution and subsequent cost escalation.
The project will be completed within six months and is expected to go live on 01.04.2021, after two months’ trial run.
The Administrative Council also directed other engineering departments viz. Jal Shakti and Power Development, to follow suit.