Himachal Pradesh Government has been selected for Award of Excellence by the Computer Society of India (CSI). This follows the Project Report submitted by Principal Secretary Personnel) Manisha Nanda on behalf of the State Government in collaboration with National Informatic Centre (NIC). The State has been selected for ‘Award of Excellence under Projects Category-G2E’. The Award would be given on 2nd December, 2012 at Kolkatta in the annual Convention of CSI. The project being implemented by the State known as ‘Manav Sampada’ i.e. Human Resource Management, provides a complete HRT solutions for 2,33,285 employees of 146 Government Departments/Corporations posted in 27,918 offices of Government of Himachal Pradesh. CSI Nihilent had invited entries under the different categories from various agencies, government societies for e-Governance Award for 2011-12 and Himachal Pradesh Government had also participated in it.

‘Manav Sampada’ is linked with G2G, G2C and G2E services such as WorkMIS – Application for managing IPH/PWD Schemes from JE Section upto Head office (Creation of Schemes, LOC, Linkage with Budget, Draft NIT, Monthly/Running Bill, MB Entries etc.), e-Samadhan – Online Public Grievance Monitoring for all departments (Online Submission/Monitoring of Grievance, Action and Disposal by department officials), e-Sameeksha – Monitoring of Schemes Expenditure and their physical progress, eAttendance – Biometric Based Attendance Monitoring for all employees (Capturing of Employee daily Biometric Punch, Marking of Attendance, Updation by Branch Officer, Monthly Attendance/Leave Chart).

eEMIS – Online Employment Exchange Management Information System (Registration, Renewal, Cancellation, Job Portal), Pathkar – Application for managing vehicle route alongwith time tables, eBudget – Generation of State Budget for Plan/Non-Plan items, e-Salary – Application for salary disbursement of employees through treasury, eInventory – Inventory Management software for the departments, eParman – Issuance of 14 types of certificates (Himachali Bonafide, Caste Certificate, Income Certificate, legal heir, OBC, Agriculturist, Minority etc.) and REFNIC – Reference monitoring system (Diary/Dispatch, Noting detail and action taken).

Gorders- Centralize Portal for generating all Government Orders, HimPDS – ePDS – (Ration Card Management System, Allocation management, FPS computerization and Supply – Chain Management from FCI -> State Godown -> FPS ), CM Relief Fund – Monitoring of contribution and disbursement from CM Relief Fund, Kanoon Vayvastha – Online police portal for the Police Department, E-Mantrimandal- Application for computerization of cabinet details, Lokmitra – Portal for delivering government services to the public.

The project was approved by the State Government and Steering Committee was formed under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary which had been monitoring and reviewing the progress in Committee of Secretaries.

NIC and its State & district team alongwith the State Governments Department/Districts i.e. Department of Personnel and all other departments worked in close collaboration in terms of data collection, training, review & monitoring.

This project is innovative in a way as it directly involves all the stake holders and has these unique features such as First in the country to integrate all departments their offices, co-corporations, boards, judiciaries on a centralized manpower planning model, The country’s First integrated application for single signing on for 17 e-Governance application, SMS based dissemination of information to all stakeholders and GIS Integration for comparative reporting for area specific micro level manpower planning.

The State Government has made special efforts to provide computer and Internet facility to complete the service record and Annual Property Return.

The Green Governance Tool intends to eliminate paper use in the Government resulting in fast disposal of matters and also improve the Carbon Credit rating of the State by saving paper. Indirect cost benefits on account of Green Governance are Rs. 5.50 crore per annum.