Ramamoorthy G, Associate Vice President, Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd
What changes did you notice on e-Governance front in the last year?
The year 2012 started with focus on Aadhaar, Digitisation of Public Distribution System (PDS) for creating beneficiaries’ database, stock management & sale of commodities at Fair Price Shops (FPS). Also, Mobile based Fertilizer Management System (mFMS) came into existence to track fertilizer movement. A big boost was to enable rural post offices to perform e-transactions and benefit from e-Governance given the fact that more than 89 percent of post offices are in rural India.
Moreover, the decision to set up National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) to provide broadband connectivity up to 100 MBPS to 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats has been a major turn as it would help to facilitate B2B and B2C services encompassing – e-Education, Remote Health Monitoring, e-Governance, Weather, Agriculture and more – that could be accessed by the common man through NOFN in rural areas.
In what ways can your company engage more with the government for ICT initiatives this year?
We are very successful in giving the right solutions to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Human Resource across length & breadth of the country. Our technology and domain expertise have proved that our solu tions are simple and easy to operate. Today we have the required capability and capacity to solve the ICT challenges across the chain for PDS, NRLM, Gram Panchayat, Village level Co-op Society either individually and/or collaboratively.
We can play a vital role in G2G, B2G & G2C space.
Are some specific expectations from the government for your specific sector?
Greater emphasis should be given on shifting to Double Entry Accounting System by the government establishments. Majority of government establishments are depended on their internal technical agencies to recommend them for the right solutions. In 2013 we are looking forward to:
• Creation of an environment for every government organisation to: computerise their basic records (payment vouchers & registers, cash register, bank/ treasury registers); computerise their employee attendance registers, pay-slips and pay registers; facilitate smooth data exchange for easy consolidation at higher office and reporting; computerise material inward, issue/consumption for easy access to check the
stock positions and plan for effective timely discharge of duties.
• Successful adoption of CPSMS across all centrally funded projects.
• Shaping up of NRLM and ICT adoption from Day1 to reap the he benefits.