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LG inaugurates online portal for infrastructure monitoring, management

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Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday launched an online portal to facilitate e-management and monitoring of infrastructure, an official spokesperson said.

The LG also launched two mobile applications that will allow residents to register and track their grievances and enable effective supervision of development projects through data updated by field staff, he said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Works- Online Management, Monitoring and Accounting System (JKPW-OMMAS), and the two apps — ‘Hamari Sadak’ and ‘Tameer Taraqqi’ — of Public Works (Roads and Buildings) Department have been developed through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the J&K e-governance agency and the IT department, the spokesperson said.

The portal would facilitate complete online management and monitoring of infrastructure with various functionalities including geo-tracking and dynamic update, he said.

He added that it would also enable complete automation of human resource activities viz online employee details, seniority list, addition of new employees, besides updating of employee information.

Congratulating the Public Works (R&B) department for developing the online portal and mobile apps, Sinha said this would enhance transparency in the overall functioning of the department and make ‘Jan Bhagidhari’ (public participation) an integral part of the project execution process through seamless flow of information in the public domain.

“Complete automation of human resource activities, management and monitoring of infrastructure, project proposal and estimation, project execution and quality control is being done to bring greater transparency and accountability in the functioning of the PW(R&B) department,” he said.

Sinha said the new online initiatives are also aimed at making the grievance management system more robust and responsive by covering important features like online registration of new grievances, tracking of grievances, online monitoring and real-time grievance report.

“Now, people can register and track their grievances regarding Public Works (Roads & Buildings) department through ‘Hamari Sadak’ app, while ‘Tameer Taraqqi’ app will ensure effective project supervision through dynamic updation of project status by the field staff,” he said.

The initiative also covers the Automation of Schedule of Rates (SOR) through the availability of online SOR, viewing of SOR items, online analysis of non-SOR items, project proposal and estimation with framing of online project proposals, addition, deletion & modification of project components, online extraction of rates from SOR, online facility to seek administrative approval, provision of online technical sanction, Project execution by laying the scope of viewing of work progress online, real-time update of work progress, application for Extension of Time (EOT), online verification and approval of EOT,  Quality control by adding of new quality test report, Automatic quality grading of works and Quality test report, besides Grievance management through online registration tracking of  new grievances.

Earlier, Principal Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department, Shailendra Kumar while briefing the LG about the JK Public Works- Online Management, Monitoring and Accounting System (JKPW-OMMAS), informed that the  project was divided into two phases with works including infrastructure management, human resource management, contractor management system, automation of project proposal/estimation, automation of project execution and progress, online quality and monitoring, online safety audit and automation of billing/payments & accounting processes covered in the first phase.

In the 2nd phase, works like assets maintenance, accomplishment and feedback, news & reports and helpline for snow clearance will be covered.