Def Minister Rajnath launches web based Project Monitoring portal for MES
New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday launched a unified portal for Military Engineer Services enable real time monitoring of projects from its inception to completion. The Web Based Project Monitoring Portal (WBPMP) launched by the Minister has been conceptualized in accordance with the Digital India Mission of the Union Government, an official statement said.
The portal has been developed by Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-G).
The newly launched unified portal is the first project management e-Governance to be implemented by the MES.
“It will enable real time monitoring of projects from its inception to completion. All stakeholders not only from MES but also Armed Forces users can gain access to the project information. This is one among many initiatives of MES for the scientific management of this organisation,” the statement said.
The Defence Minister appreciated the initiative that has several advantages in monitoring the MES projects and congratulated it for going digital.
“Taking forward the Digital India Mission, MES is also in process of implementing nine other e-Governance applications in an endeavor to increase productivity, build transparency and improve efficiency towards infrastructural development for the Army,” the statement said. These include Product Approval Portal, AWMP Scrutiny & Status Application, E-Measurement Book, Budget Management Portal, Work Estimation Application, Billing and Construction Account Management, Cashbook Management and Accounting System, Contractor and Consultant Enlistment Portal & E-Deviation.
“These applications are expected to be developed by the end of this year and also to be amalgamated into singular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) by mid of next year.”
MES has also embraced State of the Art technologies in its projects such as the construction of high-rise residential accommodations, construction of state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospitals, provisioning of several run-way infrastructures, construction of specialised marine structures, central engineering services such as the water & sewage treatment plants etc.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General Manoj M Naravane, Air Force Chief Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhuri, and Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar were also present at the launch along with others.