Kerala Government officials can now keep tab on the progress of projects in the public and private sectors and speedily resolve prickly issues that impede timely completion. The Central Cabinet Secretariat has deployed an online project management system named (ePMS) to facilitate, review, and fast-track projects in Kerala with investment from Rs.100 crore to Rs.1,000 crore.
The institutional mechanism is designed on the lines of eCCI system used by the Cabinet Committee on Investment to help track and pursue stalled investment projects and remove bottlenecks. Developed using open source technology, the portal integrates the services of various departments.
ePMS can be used to submit a new project, update and review a project, and highlight the bottlenecks. It can assist in preparing the agenda and minutes of meetings and analytical reports. The portal generates automatic notifications to take instant action. One of the interesting features of the system is that private entrepreneurs can view the progress of their projects as well as decisions.
The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) will be the monitoring agency for the investment tracking mechanism.