On-line monitoring of progress of Installation & Commissioning of 9417 SPV Power Packs in remote areas of the State of Rajasthan :: Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd.

  • Project Category :Best Govt. to Govt. (G2G) initiative of the year

    Details of Applicant :

    Name : R.K. Gupta
    Address : 2, Kanakpura Industrial Area, Sirasi road
    City : Jaipur
    State : Rajasthan
    Country : INDIA
    Zip Code : 302012

    Details of Project/Implementing Agency :

    Name of Organisation : Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd.
    Address :2, Kanakpura Industrial Area, Sirasi road
    City : Jaipur
    State : Rajasthan
    Country : INDIA
    Zip Code : 302012

    Name of the head of Organisation : Shri A. K. Jain

    Website : http://www.reiljp.com

    Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :

    The project is connected with the effective functioning of Bharat Nirman Rajeev Gandhi Seva Kendras which are being established by the Govt of India in order to empower the gram panchayats & panchayats. These Kendras are being set –up with the objectives of

    a) Providing space to facilitate the functioning of the MGNREGA office at the GP/Block levels,

    b) Functioning as a Knowledge Resource Centre to facilitate

    1. Citizens access to information on MGNREGA and other Rural Development Programmes
    2.  Provide space for facilitating dissemination of technologies and good practices for effecting Convergence for durability and productivity enhancement of rural assets.
    3. Operation of ICT facilities both to support GP and block office of Programme Officer (PO) as well as public excess to information and online transaction related to development process.

    These Kendra’s have been provided with computers to promote sustainable solutions for improving the quality of life in rural areas by providing digital connectivity for need based agriculture solutions, communication, healthcare, governance and other diverse services etc. In order to achieve these objectives, the computers provided at the above Seva Kendras required a reliable & uninterrupted power supply. Most of the locations did not even have basic infrastructure for distribution of power. REIL took a step forward and offered to provide SPV Power Packs at the above locations in order to ensure that the National Programme become a success. The project entrusted upon REIL include supply, installation, commissioning & 5 years maintenance of SPV Systems at 9417 locations (249 nos. of Panchayat Samities & 9168 nos. of Gram Panchayats) in the state of Rajasthan.

    Why was the project started :

    It was a time bound activity that included liaison with state agencies, site preparation, supply, installation & Commissioning. In order to ensure timely execution of the project it was essential to monitor progress of all the sites from a central location. The Web based solution was conceived to meet the expectations related to performance of the project. The solution provides current status right from status of site in the beginning to the health of the system and total generation from the PV.

    Objective :

    Monitoring the progress of Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra, smooth and timely completion of Solar Power Plant at BNRGSK and monitoring of various services from BSNL,RKCL eMitra etc

    Target group:  The target group for the project is the Rural Masses that are being benefited through State run programmes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme implemented through Rural Department & Panchayati Raj Department, Rajasthan.

    Please specify reach within India :  The project is web based and generic in nature and has a modular architecture making it suitable to be reached anywhere in India & abroad.

    Please specify reach outside India : The project is web based and generic in nature and has a modular architecture making it suitable to be reached anywhere in India & abroad.

    Date from which the project became operational: Oct 02, 2010

    Is the Project still operational: The project is in operation and being used by the state agencies and the defined beneficiaries for monitoring the status and generation of various reports.

    10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

    1. The BNRGSK are being set-up with the aim of providing IT enabled services/ information at the village level. The project conceived & implemented has a synergy with national Programme.
    2. Online Monitoring of the project without physical movement.
    3. Event based status updates on activity progress through web based emails & SMS alerts to predefined users like Secretary Panchayati Raj, District Collector, Block Development Officers etc..
    4. Complaint handling via web, call center & SMS after installation of system by providing Quick service response.
    5. Generation of efficient MIS reporting system.
    6. Transparent system of implementation & monitoring of the project. All information available on the web giving current status.
    7. Web based generation of bills; verification and payment realization ensure fair & transparent system of handling commercials.
    8. Complaint handling and monitoring online.
    9. Providing the renewable energy power backup at each BNRGSK.
    10. Prestigious project that indirectly ensures availability of power to BNRGSK.

    Highlight 5 achievements of the Project/Programme/Initiative

    1. Online monitoring of various activities such as work order issued, site readiness, supply installation and working and complaint handling & monitoring.
    2. Instant information on current status and instant email/SMS based on the events & scheduled.
    3. Used by different level of Govt. officials at urban & rural area.(Chief Secretary, Commissioner, Xen, AEn, BDOs, MIS Manager, Pradhan, Gram Sevak etc.)
    4. Increased IT awareness amongst rural masses.
    5. Online Reports with export feature in various formats (Word, Excel & PDF), Online Generation and Uploading of various important Documents i.e. Work Order, Site Readiness Certificate, Material Dispatch Challan, Delivery Challan, Installation Certificate, Site Photos and Payment Management system.

    Highlight 5 key challenges faced while implementing the Project/Programme/Initiative and how they were overcome?

    Rajasthan is the largest state of the India by area and covers an area of 132,150 sq mi or 342,239 km². The proportion of the state’s total area to the total area of the country is 10.41 per cent.

    1. Monitoring of all 9417 systems for smooth functioning.
    2. Number of agencies involved in networking. – Constant effort and design of the modules the challenges could be overcome.
    3. Timely establishment of Seva Kendra to start the services. – Progress of each and every stage of the project has been posted on the website.
    4. Service problems due to scattered remote locations all over Rajasthan. – Online Monitoring of Power Conditioning Unit so that fault can easily found out.
    5. Receiving of feedback/ complaint on system performance. – Design the complaint handling system. The user can directly log the complaint online or via phone at call center or by sending SMS.

    List 5 points on how the Project/Programme/Initiative can serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

    1. Project oriented approach of solution.
    2. The solution is modular in design & can be modified to meet specific applications/ requirements.
    3. Environment friendly-Provides paperless monitoring and administration of the project.
    4. Can be replicated as it is in similar BNRGSK projects in other states of the country.
    5. This application can be used for speedy and authentic execution of the project especially in rural area.

    List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the Project/Programme/Initiative

    1. Uniform and well-defined work procedure and clear accountability of performance.
    2. Scope of addition of new services i.e training, education and other eGov Services.
    3. Generation of effective MIS for better and fast decision-making.
    4. Modular concepts allowing addition of more location to the network dependency upon requirement
    5. design in such a way to handle the similar application in multiple states simultaneously

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