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Delhi Development Authority to Provide E-Governance Services

Deadly dust and noise pollution is caused by illegal construction in a cooperative group housing society of Dwarka, New Delhi. Government has failed to control the corrupt managing committees (MCs) of housing societies. Click the photo to know the details.

Deadly dust and noise pollution is caused by illegal construction in a cooperative group housing society of Dwarka, New Delhi. Government has failed to control the corrupt managing committees (MCs) of housing societies. Click the photo to know the details.

Delhi Development Authority to Provide E-Governance Services

India’s Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has directed Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to evolve itself as a citizen-friendly organization with the enhancement of its digital solutions.

The Minister asked DDA to usher in total transparency in its functioning and dealing with the public and its customers. As a follow up to the above, the Vice-Chairman (VC) DDA during his interaction with the Minister in Delhi today apprised him of the efforts made by DDA in this direction.

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The VC informed that DDA is planning to undertake digitalization of its services, as a turnkey project through its Project: “DDA Digital Services: Computerized Management System for Decision Support and Online Public Services (including Grievances Redressal) System (CMS)”.

In this computerization project, DDA will network its 22 departments and 60 field offices, and undertake capacity building of its 5000 officials, to provide citizen services.

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This project aims to:

a. Re-engineer work processes to change governance pattern for simplicity, speedy, transparency, productivity and efficiency;

b. Provide Dedicated Network Facility for Data, Audio-Video and Mail messaging with Online Interactive Communication and Data Processing System;

c. Educate citizens and businesses with access to information such as expected service fulfillment times for the government services, business processes, applicable rules and legislations etc.;

d. Facilitate secure, instantaneous and online payment options for the statutory fees associated with services;

e. Reduce the administrative burden and to be a cost-effective service delivery channel;

f. Enable DDA to focus on its core functions and responsibilities by freeing them from the routine operations, and thereby enhancing the overall productivity of the administrative machinery;

g. Bring the services of the DDA closer to the door steps of Its stakeholders through “Anywhere Anytime Services”;

h. Deliver services to the stakeholders in minimum turnaround time and minimal physical interaction with the DDA; and

i. Develop interface of the DDA with other departments to facilitate seamless sharing of information for better administration and governance.

j. Effective utilisation of HR through capacity building and competency development;

k. Saving of financial resources from litigation of cases in courts;

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DDA will use Social Media Network, eMail, WhatsApp and SMS to improve its interaction with its customers, promote “digital payments”, establish new record rooms to maintain its records and files, operationalize “Document Management Solution” and “file tracking system using RFID tags” and land protection system using GIS and Remote Sensing technology.

DDA has planned to establish about 22 Nagrik Suvidha Kendras, Mobile Nagrik Suvidha Kendras and 27 Internet Information Kiosks at SDM offices for providing information services to the public and its outreach programme.

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To facilitate this, DDA has released its Request-For-Proposal (RFP) Notice on 30th November 2017 for inviting technical proposal from top IT firms.

DDA will adopt transparent procedure for attracting “competitive bidding” from technically competitive Industries, and will establish an Oversight Committee to supervise the entire process of vendor selection.

DDA will implement this project within 18 months from the award of work and have handholding for service stability with the selected vendor, for about 5 years after the project goes live.

A government statement released today said that DDA envisages to establish “DDA 4.0” through this “Digital Services” project.

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