As part this drive, 36 DPC in the state have implemented ESDS iPAS – an integrated planning office automation system which enables digital functioning without paper use.
It helps with better management of letters, proposals, works, funds along with efficient execution of plans and schemes. Besides, it reduces the response turnaround time of each letter by 50%.
The system deployment has also involved hands-on training of staff across these 36 DPCs which started during the current fiscal FY2019-20. It has a set deadline to be a 100% paperless starting from April 1, 2020.
“iPAS ensures transparency of work between the District Planning Committees with its easy work tracking and scheme monitoring module. iPAS has successfully digitized 530 schemes under the DPCs in Maharashtra,” said Piyush Somani, Founder, CMD & CEO – ESDS Software Solution.
“We expect the hundred crore Indians to benefit from iPAS which drives the Digital Transformation journey of District Planning Committees across the country,” added Somani.
iPAS has been developed keeping in mind all the government guidelines to be accessible at one location. The automated digital system captures the entire journey of document, enabling easy and convenient archival, storage as well as retrieval.
The system helps to transform project management digitally with a transparent and efficient proactive governance for DPCs with a 360° view of work, schemes and projects.
The Work Monitoring System (WMS) ensures work mapping and quality control with time bound progress tracking. DPCs can also check the availability and tracking of funds from government, MLA or MP with fund management and monitoring system (FMS). Plus, it comes with an analytical dashboard that ensures a check on the work progress.
Overall, iPAS is all set to speed up work by eliminating delays due to physical movement of files in different departments and offices located in different places. Besides the major benefit of cost reduction it will help DPCs to maintain work accuracy with a time based delivery.
(Image source – Maharashtra Fire Services)