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West Bengal
The West Bengal State Centre (NIC-WBSC) of the National Informatics Centre(NIC) has been actively involved in promotion and penetration of Information Technology towards E-Governance at the State and District Administration levels in line with the national mandate of NIC. During the last two decades, the NIC has developed and implemented several Information systems and Information and Communications Technology(ICT) applications covering a host of important Departments of the State and Central Government. The Information systems developed and implemented during late eighties and early nineties of the last century have evolved into ICT applications during late nineties with the advancement in and availability of technology. Citizen centric applications, service delivery systems and E-Governance applications being the present demand of the user community and so also of the administration, NIC-WBSC has gone ahead with development of citizen centric and service oriented systems. The result of this effort is demonstrated by a number of systems that are in operation in various Departments.

NIC-WBSC has proactively associated itself in the Mission Mode Projects(MMP) National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the Government of India for their implementation in the Government of West Bengal. The state Government has selected 15 Departments for the NeGP implementation and created as many Project e-Governance Mission Teams(PeMT). It is also decided by a high level committee of the state government that ICT consultants shall be engaged to carry out the tasks of study, analysis, development, implementation and post-implementation support on a mission mode basis. While NIC-WBSC is nominated as a technical member in all the PeMTs to assess, evaluate and monitor the progress of NeGP implementation, NIC-WBSC is chosen as an ICT consultant for seven of the Departments.

Although NIC-WBSC has extended support in almost all the important Departments of the state Government, a lot more remains to be done. What has been done so far is picking up selected important services of a Department for e-delivery of them and a good degree of success is achieved. The target is now to introduce E-Governance in true sense keeping all the aspects of service models G2C, G2G, G2E, G2B and the interoperability framework in view. After all an integrated web based software to e-deliver all the mandated departmental services including payment gateway (wherever applicable), RTI compliance, complaint redressal etc. should be there in place.

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  • Computerization of Salary Accounts(COSA)
    • COSA, ensures accuracy and timeliness in the generation of Pay Bills, Schedules and other Annexure required for producing Salary Bills of the establishments of Government Departments. The salient feature of COSA is that it neither needs any DBMS engine to be installed in the user machine nor any sort of Programming/Reporting Software tool nor hence proved to be a cost-effective solution in conformation with the policy of NIC in implementing E-Governance in the Government Offices. COSA is running suceessfully in around 2000+ DDO offices in West Bengal.

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  • xPERT (Excise Program for Effective Revenue Tracking)
    •  xPERT is an web-based system involving all activities of the Excise Department of the State Government. It involves in the creation, storage, analysis, dissemination and use of information to monitor the day-to-day activities of the Excise Directorate, Government of West Bengal. The entire system will be used by the State Government and Excise Officials at various levels, all the Licensees including Bottlers, Distilleries, Bonds, Trades and Retail shops, SBI personnel (Revenue collection agency on behalf of Excise Department) and Consumers, Applicants for licenses and members of the public. Pilot Implementation with respect to Generation of Passes and Permits has been completed in Kolkata South, Kolkata North and Burdwan West Excise District covering the following activities :

      • Label Registration
      • Grant of License, Transport Pass, Import Permits & Export Passes
      • Online Tracking of Status of different processes viz. Grant of License,Transport Pass, Import Permit and Export Passes

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  • e-Service on Waybill
    • State statutory form called Waybill is used in West Bengal for import of goods from other state in India or elsewhere. Waybills are issued to dealer on request as per rule. The e-Service for waybill includes application in electronic form, Submission of utilization of the forms issued against electronic issue. A dealer can apply for more waybill only after submission of at least 50% utilization of waybill issued earlier. A section of dealers submit electronic return is selected for this electronic service following other prescribed criterion set by the Directorate. They use their existing user id and password. Each dealer may apply for waybill twice in a quarter for a total number of waybill not exceeding 50% of his maximum eligibility for the financial year. He receives an application on successful submission of application. Waybills are issued and dispatched to the dealer through courier. Dealers do not require to visit the office for waybill bringing in a great degree of transparency into the system. Turn around time is eliminated completely. The utilization data for waybill is also available with the directorate. This are further matched with the waybill endorsement data captured at the entry point, check post of the state. The e-Service on waybill commenced on 01/02/09.

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  • Port Operationsand Management System POMS of Kolkata Port Trust
    • Utilizing the knowledge of Haldia, NIC/NICSI had customized, developed and implemented the POMS project for operational activities for Kolkata Dock System (KDS). It has the following modules:

      • Vessel Management for Kolkata Port Trust as a whole
      • Cargo Management for Liquid, Bulk and Break-bulk cargo
      • Container Management including Yard Planning & Management. Container movement capture using mobile devices
      • Container Freight Station (CFS) ? Store Planning, De-stuffing operation
      • Railway Operations Management including Wagon movement, Commercial activities and Railway Billing
      • Berth Management ? Including Equipment Management, Labour Management, Incentive, Accident information etc.
      • Revenue Collection and Billing and its interfacing with existing Accounting System of KoPT
      • PCS/EDI message Integration with POMS
      • Technical Environment: 3-tier Architecture, JSF-based User Interface, EJB2.1

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  • Agri-Portal Matir Katha for Agriculture Department Gov. of West Bengal
    • This is an agriculture based portal involving 5 Departments which are Agriculture, Agricultural marketing, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Horticulture. Through this portal, useful information in different Agricultural Sectors are available to serve the citizens in West Bengal at grass root level. The whole range of information as covered in this portal such as name and kind of seeds, availability, price and quality control of seeds, suggestions for Season / Area / Crop / variety wise cropping ( based on crop calendar), different information related to Soil and Fertiliser, Cultivation Technique of different crops, crop diseases and their remedies, Agro-Climatic Zones and Schemes for cultivation of different crops. Regular updation of the content and further addition of Sector wise information is done. Continuous Training of Nodal Officers in each sector and sensitization of Stakeholders are arranged for propagation of effective service delivery mechanism through CSC.

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  • Comprehensive Computerization Project of Haldia Dock Complex
    • Comprehensive Computerization Project of HDC was a turnkey-project for NIC/NICSI including system study, system design, software development, H/w & S/w infrastructure creation, deployment and implementation of the system. The system was deployed and finally commissioned in July 2003 in a Centralized environment at Jawhar Tower along with a Disaster Recovery System (DRS) located at Chiranjibpur at a distance of 7 Kms. This state-of-the art software was implemented in web-based environment and successfully running till date.

      Functional Activities Covered Features/Benefits
      Vessel Operations Management System integrated with Customs EDI, IPA PCS, Traffic and Finance systems Vessel operations using PCS message. IPA codifications for Ports master data. Call-ins based on system defined logic
      Cargo & Container Operation Management System integrated with Vessel, EDI, PCS and Finance system Data collected internally from interconnected system, usage in other integrated subsystems in a consistent manner. Integration with PCS/EDI.
      Railway Operations Management System including major operations such as Operational, Billing and Commercial aspects Supports utilization of port/private resources for movement of goods. Supports Information System facilities for port to act as Terminal Agent of Indian Railways..
      Receipt & Payment, General Accounts, Budget Monitoring, Marine Billing, Cargo Billing, Electricity Billing, Land & Estate Billing, Payroll & Pension, Investment Management Service Opening No (SON) for service-wise accounting as well as Vessel-wise accounting Demand Note, Treasury receipt, Refund Processing, TDS Certificate issuance Auditing facilities
      Project Estimation, Tender Processing, Measurement book & billing, Maintenance of Buildings, Fresh Water Management Project estimation using Schedule Rate Bill Generation from Measurement Book
      Land & Estate Management, Legal Case Monitoring, MIS System defined clause code for lease Integrated with Finance for monthly billing Morning Position as well as Ministerial report through Integrated MIS
      Inventory Management, Store, Purchase, Scrap Management Integration of Purchase, Store and Finance Standard item code master for entire HDC
      Personnel Information System, Training, Legal & Disciplinary Case Monitoring, Recruitment & Promotion System, Settlement System, Attendance and Leave Monitoring System Personnel Information integrated with Payroll, Operations, Hospital Management, Quarter Management etc. Various type of duty rostering supporting nature of work, Cetralized Leave Management
      Out Door & Indoor Patient Care System, Dispensary Management, Pathology & Radiology Lab Management System, Online Patient Registration, Medicine issue and Integration with Personnel Information, Finance and Material Management System.
      Operation Theatre Management, Medical Store Online Patient Registration, Medicine issue and Integration with Personnel Information, Finance and Material Management System.

       

      Besides the above additional areas were covered subsequently under the following packages:

      • Photo Permit System for online Permit Generation with Photo-capture for ISPS compliance
      • Port-Customs EDI System for Customs message integration with Port operations
      • HDC Portal Development for providing information of HDC Business activities through website (www.haldiadock.gov.in) including online operational and financial status information
      • Change of Scale of Rate Project for incorporating new Rate of Service following TAMP guideline as well as changed business processes for billing and services.
      • Container Yard Planning & Management System for Container Yard Management and Container tracking
      • Integration of Port Community System with Enterprise system for seamless integration of HDC operational activities with business request/response for its stakeholders through PCS Messages.

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  • Pension Information System
    • Computerized System at DPPG has enabled the directorate to capture the basic service data of the Pensioners, calculate pension and print Pension Payment Order (PPO) for the Pensioners. School, Municipalities and Panchayat Pension are processed in DPPG. A query system supports the queries of Pension status. Each month around 200 PPOs are generated from the system. To further improve the existing setup, a new system has been developed to monitor the entire cycle of Pension File processing from receipt of file to despatch of PPO or Return Memo. File Audit, Pension calculation ,PPO printing and pension query are integral parts of the system and trial operation is being done at DPPG.

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  • Online Treasury Information System
    • The Treasury offices are basic fiscal units and the focal point of primary record of the financial transactions of the Government. There are 85 Treasury offices in West Bengal. The entire gamut of activities in treasuries is covered in the software. A lot of upgradation has taken place both in the application software and in the technology platform used.

      Main features include the followings :

      Payment :Receiving of bills, Issue of tokens, Maintaining of fund availability for a DDO on a particular Head, Passing of bills, Printing of cheques, Delivery of cheques. Monthly Pension Bill for Pensioners are prepared by Treasury and sent to Bank for payment to the pensioners.

      Receipt : Challan are submitted in the Bank by the tax payers and receipt data is taken into treasury account.

      Preparation of Accounts : Preparation of Daily and Monthly report of payment and receipt, List of cheque delivered or undelivered, list of cheques printed. Scheduled reports are sent to AG every month. DDOs, Departments,Pensioners ,Banks, AG are the main stakeholders of treasury and integration is being done to strengthen e-Governance . Treasury computerization has significant impact both on the citizens and on government departments as follows.

      • Bills presented by DDO's take lesser time to process
      • Fund allotment checking and Budget monitoring at government level has become a smooth task
      • Receipts are quickly processed and accounted .
      • Efficient computerization of Treasuries has enabled better Fiscal Management and Control.

       

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  • e-Service on Registration/De-registration of digital signature certificate
    • The Directorate of Commercial Taxes (DCT) has introduced a number of e-Services as described above. The much success of the electronic filing of return (VAT and CST) adopted by DCT using ICT has provided enough encouragement to innovate newer yet efficient ways to handle the issues. The e-Services on CST DF and Waybill through the web-portal is introduced subsequently to meet the expectation of dealer. To ensure authenticity of the dealers requesting for such service through web, use of Digital Signature provided by the CAs approved by CCA, Government of India has been made mandatory.

      Dealers have to procure such DSC for its business, if not already done. It may be noted that many dealers are having such DSC for the use of e-filling of IT return or for registration of MCA.

      Before availing such service a dealer needs to register his/her DSC through the aforesaid web portal of DCT.

      Any number of the authorised signatories of the company may be designated to avail of this service. However, each of the designated signatories must register their respective DSC with the CTD prior. The signatory that shall register first shall be termed as first designated authorised signatory (FDAS). DSC Registration process for other signatories (if any) may be done one at a time by authenticatication of any of the sigantory already registered with the DCT. Similarly, de-registration of a signatory is also possible by authentication of a valid signatory.

      This e-Service is available by authentication of user id and password alreday issued to them by the directorate. The service commenced on 02/01/09.

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  • e-Service on Central Declaration Forms
    • A section of priority dealers already enrolled for e-services are selected for this e-Service. He authenticates himself with the user id and password and also confirms his address of communication recorded with the Directorate. If it does not match with his business premises, he requires to get it rectified. On confirmation of address he is lead to the core area of this service. Here he can apply, file utilization of forms previously used electronically, cancel the application filed, view status of his application etc.

      Requisition for all the 5 types of central declaration forms namely, C, F, EI, EII and H can be filed. At least 90% of previously used forms to be utilized before any new requisition are filed.

      The forms are used on the basis of requisition and the interstate purchase/transfer etc are verified from the electronically filed return. The issued forms are dispatched to the dealer through courier at their business address.

      Dealers do not require to visit the office for any forms to be issued bringing in a great degree of transparency into the system. Total turn around time has been eliminated in respect of dealer.

      Utilization data could not be utilized when dealers used to file their statement in paper form. Now it is very easy to analyze all such data. The e-Service was inaugurated on 01/01/09.

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