Abhay Kumar, Technical Director & State Informatics Officer, National Informatics Centre, J&K
NIC, through its ICT Network, “NICNET”, has institutional linkages with all the 22 district centres as well as many other important offices like Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister’s Officer, High Court and Chief Electoral Officer among others. NIC has been instrumental in facilitating improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralised planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and accountability to the people.
The e-Courts Integrated Mission Mode Project is one of the national e-Governance projects being implemented in High Courts and District/ Subordinate Courts. In J&K, the project covers the two wings of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, 22 District Courts and 54 Taluka Courts. The G2C services include status of pending cases of every court to be available on-line; web-based public access to cause list and case details; instant issue of certified copies; facilitation counters in every court complex for filing of cases; issue of certified copies & case information; production of victims & witnesses through video conference; service of notices & summons of higher courts by electronic means; e-filing of cases in all courts; availability of digitally signed court orders and judgments on the Internet (http://indiancourt.nic.in; http:// jkhighcourt.nic.in). At 19 District Courts, infrastructure, computer hardware and LAN has been installed and made operational whereas 28 of the identified 41 services have been initiated at 19 District Courts. Out of 54 Taluka Courts, services have been initiated at 13 courts. At the remaining 41 Taluka Courts, hardware and LAN installation is in progress.
Transport Department (Vahan and Sarathi)
The Transport Department is computerised under the ‘Comprehensive e-Governance solution. Vahan and Sarathi software have been developed based on Central Motor Vehicle Act as all the provision of J&K State Motor Vehicle Act has also been incorporated in the software. Under this project all the 22 RTO/ ARTO offices of J&K have been computerised (http://jaktrans.nic.in). All the modules of ‘Vahan’ and ‘Sarathi’ have been implemented. The services include Issuance of Learner’s License, Driving license, Conductor’s License and Issuance of License to Driving School, Vehicle Registration, Renewal of Registration, Transfer of Ownership, Issuance of Permits, Fitness and Enforcement. So far, 6,80,000 New Registrations 1,10,000 Fitness certificate, 6,00,000 Backlog Data records Digitised and 2,50,000 Driving Licenses issued. New initiatives include SMS Based Service, Dealer Point Registration, Check post computerisation, Trader Certification and Enforcement modules are in progress.
e-Governance in Urban Local Bodies
Services provided by National Informatics Centre in e-Municipal project include Online Issuance of Building Permissions Utility, Online Registration & Issuance of Birth and Death certificates utility, Online Grievances Registration and Redressal System, Online Personnel Information System, Web based Double Entry Accounting System, Web based Court Cases Monitoring System and a Web Portal containing exhaustive information about the organisation. The services mentioned above are rolled out in all the 84 Urban Local Bodies of J&K including two corporations (JMC & SMC) and 27 ULBs mostly district HQs were covered in 1st phase. In phase II all the remaining ULBs were taken up. Use of Mobile governance by introducing Server based SMS to citizens and authorities and the Concept of Dashboard (http://jkhudd.gov.in) for higher authorities for monitoring each and every activity of all the Local Bodies on day to day basis are some other features of the system.
GePNIC (http://jktenders.gov.in) converts tedious procurement process into an economical, transparent and more secure system. Application caters to the Process of Online Tender publishing, bid submission, bid Opening and Award of Contract to help bring in transparency in the Tendering process. The services offered by the above application are primarily for the benefit of bidder community enabling them to appear at par with all other bidders irrespective of location as per the eligibility of bidders for bidding for a particular tender. The project is successfully implemented in PMGSY, PWD, JKPCC, Housing and Urban Developing department, Power Development Department, Health and Medical Education, PHE, I&FC. The Current Status of the Tenders floated and their value is that so far the cumulative value of Tenders is 8,353 for a Tenders value of `3,949.98 crores.
GENPROFIT has been designed and developed by NIC, J&K for Funds Department J&K for the computerisation of subscriptions made by the employees of J&K Government with the Fund Office. This helped in transforming the Fund organisation into a user friendly office by making it transparent by dissemination if information through web portal http://jkfunds.
nic.in. It was listed as core project in the budget speech of Hon’ble Finance Minister of J&K in the year 2011. It is classical example of Government Bissne Progress Engineering. Data of more than 3,00,000 personnel is available online.
Modernisation in J&K Police Department
The initiatives include Video Conferencing Network between DGP office and all SSP offices, Website of Crime Branch at http:// crimebranchjkpolice.nic.in, Challan Monitoring System developed for J&K traffic police (http:// jktrafficpolice.nic.in), Surveillance software for Jammu & Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation to keep record of all Complaints/Enquiries / FIRs/Challans which have been registered in Vigilance Organisation (http://jkvigilance.nic.in). SMS based Complaint Receiving System, as a supplement to Dial 100 for the general public of Jammu City in which a citizen can send a SMS based complaint to the PCR Jammu.
e-hospital software comprising of OPD, IPD, Casualty, Billing, Admission and Discharge modules has been successfully implanted at two district Hospitals at Jammu and Srinagar whereas its replication in 04 CHC and 10 PHC is in progress. Other version of e-hospital i.e. HMIS is functional at 04 Major hospitals of Kathua since 2011. Implementation of stores, OT and blood bank modules is in progress.
Mother Child Tracking System (MCTS) to track the registration of pregnant women in Rural areas for mother’s ANC (Anti Natal Care), PNC (Post Natal care) and child’s immunisation has also been implemented in all health institutions in J&K. The data collected is uploaded on the National Portal of MCTS. Details of more than 3.5 lakhs pregnant women, 2.0 lakhs new born babies, more than 3700 Active ANM (Accredit Nurse Midwife) and more than 11000 Active ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) is available in the database.
Integrated Finance Management System (IFMS) J&K
Under Mission Mode Project it has been envisages that “Integrated Finance Management System (IFMS)” an open source based software having 03 main modules i.e. Treasury Net, Budget Distribution System (BDS) and Cyber Treasury will be implemented by the Finance department J&K.
TreasuryNet an online application for the computerisation of Treasuries in J&K has been implemented at District Treasuries (09) of Jammu and Srinagar in pilot phase. Its replication in other districts and muffisail treasuries is in progress.
The TreasuryNet has different modules for performing the following business in the Treasury: Receipts, Payments, Stamps & Pension. The transaction details are captured as per Six-tier account classification. The Monthly reports like Day Book, Cash Book, General Cash book, Major Head wise Expenditure & Receipts (Madwars), Schedules are generated by the software. The Treasury system also maintains Budget & Cash Control register. JK Revenue Administration using Computerised Energy Billing Software. Computerisation of Energy billing a total solution for Power Development Department, J&K to generate & distribute the Electricity Usage Bills to consumers in various categories like Domestic, Commercial, Municipalities, Agriculture, Industries etc. The application software has been successfully implemented at all Sub Divisions of PDD in J&K. Electricity Bills of more than two lakh consumers are being generated using software developed by the NIC J&K.
National Animal Disease Reporting System (NADRS)
NADRS is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme being implemented by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DADF) through National Informatics Centre. NADRS involves a computerised network, integrating both MIS and GIS, which links each block, district and the State/UT headquarters in the country to the Central Disease Reporting & Monitoring Unit (CDRMU) in the DADF at New Delhi. In J&K State there are 158 NADRS Nodes (2 Directorate Level, 22 District Level and 134 Block Level Nodes). VPN connectivity to 85 nodes has been provided whereas 10 nodes are reporting Disease information on daily basis.
Computerisation of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department (e-PDS)
NIC J&K has been designated as implementation agency for the implementation of e-PDS software. Computerisation of CAPD has been divided into two components i.e. end to end Automation of PDS Supply Chain Management and FPS automation and Digitisation of beneficiary database. Common Application Software for Computerisation of CAPD activities which include allocation orders generation and supply chain movement of commodities, digitisation of ration cards, online card management, FPS management is under implementation stage.