CM launches Online Portal to Monitor Transit of Forest Produce to ensure Good Governance

CM launches Online Portal to Monitor Transit of Forest Produce to ensure Good Governance

Written By: / Tuesday, 03 March 2020 17:45

IT News
Imphal, March 3

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched 2 (two) Web-Applications namely, “Online Portal for Monitoring of Transit of Forest Produces, Revenue Collection and prevention of illegal transport and wildlife crimes” and “Dynamic & Interactive Official Website of Forest Department, Manipur” in respect of Forest Department, Manipur at CM’s Secretariat, Imphal.
During the ceremony, the Chief Minister congratulated the Forest Department for taking such initiative for developing a user-friendly and people-centric dynamic Portal and a Website targeting to address the public grievances by bringing in technology-based interventions. He lauded that the Online Portal is the first and one of its kind in the country. The Chief Minister expressed his concern on the rampant destruction of forests and killing of wildlife especially in the Hill areas of Manipur. He appealed to the general public to join hands with the Government in protection and conservation of forests to address the issue of Climate Change. Now, the People sitting at their homes may get access to information on their mobile from Online Portal and the Website. Further, he appealed to the general public to take full advantage of such initiative taken up by the Government to ensure healthy co-ordination between the Government and the public for a better tomorrow.
The Application and the Website have been developed in compliance with the mission of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for “Digital India”. The Web-Applications are compliant to Government of India guidelines. These have been developed by the Forest Department, Manipur through National Informatics Centre Services Inc. (NICSI), a body Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.
The Dynamic Online Portal has many functionalities. It will ensure ease of business to both Customers/Consignees and the Forest Staff. It will ensure Good Governance, transparency, flow of information to the public, hassle-free support to the customer/ consignee and remove their inconveniences, fast delivery on real-time basis, corruption-free interface between customer and Forest staff and accountability. It will also remove the scope of illegal elements from using fake Transit Passes in illegal transport of Forest Produce because the Transit Passes (TPs) will be system generated and secured with QR code. The Portal intends to develop a strong information network to prevent smuggling of Forest Produce and Wildlife articles.
It may further save and enhance the revenue collection of the State by preventing illegal activities and ensure quick deposition in the Government exchequer on real-time basis through online payment gateway.
Further, a dynamic and interactive official website of Forest Department will facilitate the two way information flow. The Website has provided public interface for ease of business and good platforms like Nursery Management system, mechanism for management of Wood Based Industries, scheme-wise & District-wise various activities being undertaken by the Department etc. The website is interactive and provides many information in public domain to maintain transparency and accountability, which is the focus of the present Government.
During the launching event, Dr. Suhel Akhtar, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary (Forest, Environment & Climate Change); Kereilhouvi Angami, IFS, PCCF & HoFF; Anurag Bajpai, IFS, Addl. PCCF (Admin) and Nodal Officer (IT); Waikhom Romabai, ACF and in-charge of IT; Officials of NIC, Manipur were also present among other senior officials of the Forest Department, Manipur.

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Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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