To make payment process for National Highways (NHs) related works and services more transparent, a web based payment monitoring system has been launched by the Ministry of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping.
The payment monitoring system would also facilitate easy communication between various offices and allow a user to track the status of a bill.
Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said, “Using the system, the ministry can also independently check position of processing of bills by different departments and scheme-wise utilisation of funds.” “Feedback generated from the system will assist Ministry in identifying bottlenecks and making entire process mechanism more efficient.”
For payment of works and services related to NHs, division offices of Public Works Department (PWD), after verification of bills, forward it to the Regional Office of the Ministry. Regional Officers, after exercising checks in the capacity of Drawing and Disbursing Officer, forward bills to Regional Pay and Accounts Office which makes the payment.
The ministry has already issued direction to entertain bills on the first cum first serve basis. Time limit of five working days to dispose off a bill has also been prescribed.