Chandigarh: Partaking in 'Digital India' week, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday launched the state Portal ePMS (Electronic Projects Management System) to fast track infrastructural development.
The project was kicked off to enhance efficiency, bring transparency, boost the investor confidence, revive the investment cycle, eliminate the human interaction and improve the communication between industries to Government (B2G), State to Centre (G2G), or vice versa (G2B).
Badal lauded this unique initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hasten the industrial and infrastructural growth in the country, a CMO spokesperson said.
He hoped that this state portal would act as a catalyst to seek clearances from various central agencies expeditiously required for the timely implementation of the ongoing development projects and welfare schemes in the state thereby cutting down inordinate delay.
Joint Secretary Cabinet Secretariat VP Joy apprised the Chief Minister that this portal was developed and managed by the Cabinet Secretariat Informatics Division of National Informatics Centre (NIC), Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, to fast track infrastructure investment stalled projects, both in the public and private sectors, involving investment between Rs 100 crores and Rs 1,000 crores.
This would include submission of a new project, editing/updating the projects, reviewing the projects, submission of details relating to bottlenecks.
It also includes preparation of agenda that could be generated online and circulated with auto mailer to all the Nodal Officers, Secretary of the Ministries or Departments and Invitees with their name, he said.
So, it was mandatory to update contact details in the master database by the administrator of the state portal.
Similar to the agenda preparation, minutes of the meetings could be generated and circulated online just after the meeting if decision taken by the subgroup was being entered online to the system, he said.
System also provides various Graphical Analysis, Reports and Investment Monitoring module.