MMP to be Implemented on Immigration, Visa and Foreigner’s Registration & Tracking
The modernisation and the upgradation of immigration services as one of the Mission Mode Projects to be undertaken by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) has been approved. The MMP is titled “Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking (IVFRT)”.
The core objective of this Project is to develop and implement a secure and integrated service delivery framework that facilitates legitimate travellers while strengthening security. The National Institute for Smart Government (NSIG) was selected and tasked with the responsibility for generating a comprehensive e-Governance solution for the immigration, visa issuance and foreigners’ registration and tracking functions, and to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the same.
The implementation of this MMP is to be done in phases and the entire project is targeted to be completed by September 2014.
Biometric cards for Bihar mnREGA beneficiaries
Biometric cards are introduced in Bihar under e-Shakti project to check discrepancies in the process of attendance and wage payment to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) beneficiaries using manual job cards. The card would be used by the individual with hand-held machine for authentication, attendance and other transactions using secure biometric technology.
Smaarftech Technologies Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Glodyne Technoserve ltd, started distribution of the smart cards in remote villages of Bihar.
e-Shakti cards initially would be distributed in the Phulwarisharif block and then would be distributed in the entire Patna district.
The registration process for these cards is cost-free and any adult can get himself enrolled during the village-wise registration/data collection exercise carried out by Smaarftech official.
A separate bank account would be opened for each card holder to facilitate wage payment under MREGA-Bihar through e-Shakti cards.
e-Complaint Launched by Patna Police
To facilitate the residents of Patna, Bihar to register the complaints online, the police has started a new initiative, e-Complaints. With the help of the particular initiative, a person can lodge the complaint at the click of the mouse, without physically going to the police station.
This will help the people living away from the state capital to lodge the complaints, they just have to provide the detailed information and correct address.
An official of the concerned police station would approach the complainant within 24 hours of lodging the complainant.
The objective behind launch of e-Complaint is to make it more and more convenient for the citizens, who don’t want to go to the police station for lodging complaints.
Pune to get First RTI Library
The process to set up a Right to Information (RTI) library, the first in Pune kicked off with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) inviting tenders for the contract.
The civic body Standing Committee Chairman, Nilesh Nikam, wanted to name the library after one of the pioneers of the RTI movement, Prakash Kardaley. The proposal for the same would be placed soon.
The PMC has made a provision of Rs 25 lakh to set up the library on the third floor of the PMC headquarters. The library will house the latest resolutions passed by the civic general body meetings and standing committee meetings besides all administrative decisions and proposals.
Himachal Panchayats get IT Kiosks
For providing citizen services at the doorsteps of a largely rural population, the Himachal Pradesh government has identified 3366 locations for setting up Information Technology (IT) enabled Lok Mitra Kendras. Of which 2185 stand established where government, private and social sector services had been made available to residents at their doorsteps.
Enhancing the scope of e-Governance, the government is increasing the number of services being provided at a single window at these Kendra’s.
Some of the services already introduced for the benefit of the citizen were IT services .
Other than these Lok Mitra Kendras, IT enabled Sugam centres had been set up at all tehsils, sub-tehsils, sub-divisions while district centres are being opened in municipal area to provide citizen services.