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JDA to go paperless; all services to be online shortly

JAMMU, DECEMBER 29: Secretary Information Technology, Saugat Biswas, along with the Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority Pawan Rathore today reviewed the execution of the ‘JDA Automation Project’ here at a meeting.

The project being executed by the Information Technology Department commenced in 2018 and will provide a seamless online interface between JDA and the citizens.

The software solutions will reduce human interface in recording, processing, storing, retrieval and management of information for the service operations of JDA.

The project will provide various online e-services like application for building permission, allotment of notified assets, registration, transfer, mortgage possession of property, permission to sub-let/ renew lease of property, addition and deletion of name in lease deed, grant of no dues, online RTI, and online payments etc.

Besides various backend online services for the internal working of Jammu Development Authority, the project will also digitize all files and records of the JDA and make JDA a paperless organization.

In addition to reviewing the development of various online modules constituting the Automation Project, the Secretary had a detailed review of the digitization of files of the JDA.

Biswas said that under the project about 25,000 files having a total estimated 18 lakh pages will be digitized and integrated with a Data Management Software (DMS) tailor-made for the JDA. The DMS will integrate with the e-office software being developed for the JDA.

Later, Secretary had a detailed check of the various quality control stages in the digitization process and issued strict directions to the vendors and JDA supervisors executing the project to adhere to the quality control protocols.

The project will automate the processes of JDA with electronic service delivery thereby reducing cost and at the same time making it more accessible to the public.

Secretary IT issued directions to the project management team of JaKeGA to strictly adhere to the timelines and ensure high-quality digitization of existing records. The project is targeted to complete in four months, added Biswas.

VC JDA informed that the project will be path-breaking in terms of providing online day to day JDA related citizen services from the comfort of their homes and also simplify the processes of JDA.

The meeting was attended by officers of IT Department, Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), Jammu Development Authority and the agencies involved in implementation of the project.

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