Omar launches e-tendering portal
‘Addressing Malpractices In Governance My Priority’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 3: Reiterating his pledge to make transparency rule the roost in government functioning, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said addressing the menace of malpractices in a befitting manner would be one of the most important priorities of his government during 2011.
“E-tendering and similar other methods to bring about transparency to restrict the chances of corruption are path- breaking in making transparency rule the roost in government functioning”, Omar said while addressing top bureaucrats and engineers after launching a 24x7 e-tendering web portal for PMGSY scheme in the state.
The departments of Roads and Buildings and Power Development Department would be brought under e-tendering and e-governance as a vanguard measure, he said.
“Let this year be dedicated to lower the rank of Jammu and Kashmir in the list of most corrupt states”, he said.
He emphasized his resolve to bring down the graph of corruption in public service delivery and said “I would ask my colleagues in the council of ministers to take necessary initiative of e-tendering, e-procurement and e-governance in the departments under their charge.
National Informatic Centre (NIC) will be asked to make presentation in this regard to the cabinet to explain the efficacy and efficiency of e-tendering in bringing about transparency in the functioning of various departments.
“This is the route we have to follow to ensure transparency in transactions and procurements and curb corruption”, he said and asked the officers and engineers to get used to the change being brought in this regard.
“It is better for you to get accustomed to e-governance methodology sooner”, he said.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for R&B, Javaid Ahmad Dar, Advisors to the Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul, Devender Singh Rana, Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal, Agriculture Production Commissioner, MI Khanday, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, BB Vyas, Principal Secretary, R&B, KB Agarwal, Secretary Law, GM Tantray, various Chief Engineers, Superintending Engineers, officers and Technical Directors of NIC, DC Mishra, Usha Sexana and TS Modi.
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