Andaman and Nicobar Administration

Directorate of IP&T

Information & Publicity Division

 

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                            Port Blair, February 08, 2008

 

Relief and Rehabilitation Department gets National e-Governance Award for "Innovative Usage of Technology in e-Governance"

 

Shri Dharam Pal, IAS, Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner with the Award

Relief and Rehabilitation Department of A & N Administration has received National E Governance award for Innovative Usage of Technology in e-Governance. The award was presented at the 11th National Conference on e-Governance held on 7th & 8th February 2008 at Panchkula, Haryana. The "On Line Monitoring System/Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation" Website (http://www.and.nic.in/shelterP/index.htm) was developed and implemented by Shri. Dharam Pal, IAS, Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner, A & N Administration & NIC, Port Blair with the prime objective of enhancing transparency in the implementation of relief and rehabilitation measures especially construction of permanent shelters. Relief & rehabilitation department furnishes periodically location and island wise progress of various works and completion plans through this website/online monitoring system.

 

Tsunami caused extensive damage to the houses and other infrastructure particularly in southern group of Islands. About 10000 houses were damaged and about 43000 persons were rendered homeless. The department of Relief and Rehabilitation was asked to coordinate construction of around 10000 permanent shelters through Government agencies such as CPWD and NGOs at 70 locations scattered in 10 different islands spread across 600 Km in sea.

Shri Dharam Pal, IAS, Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner with the Award

 Relief Commissioner with the help of NIC UT Centre has developed and hosted a web based dynamic MIS to monitor the status of Construction of Permanent Shelter at each location. This website site is updated every month and provides the following details:

 

v      Island wise and Agency wise number of houses being constructed alongwith status of construction;

v      Maps and photographs of the actual construction status in respect of each site;

v      Date of start of work and completion date in respect of each site and the name of agency constructing the houses

v      Challenges being faced by the construction agencies;

v      Model design of structures

v      Performance against targets and status at a glance

v      List of beneficiaries for whom shelters are being built etc.

v      Completion Plan which are dynamically updated etc.

 

The website allows citizens to check status of construction at any location and compare the actual progress against the targets fixed.

 

The Website has considerably enhanced the transparency in construction process.

 

The Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and NGOs are using this site to closely monitor the status of Construction of Permanent shelters.

 

The award was presented on 7th February 2008 by Honourable Union Minister of Communication & IT, Shri A Raja during the 11th National Conference on e-Governance held on 7th & 8th February 2008 at Panchkula, Haryana. Shri. K Srikanth, IAS, A & N Administration and Shri. Gautam Gupta, SSA, NIC, Port Blair received the award on behalf of Shri Dharam Pal, Relief Commissioner who could not attend the ceremony due to ongoing CEO's Conference in the Election Commission of India. 

Shri. K Srikanth, IAS, A & N Administration and Shri. Gautam Gupta, SSA, NIC, Port Blair receiving the award from

Hon'ble Union Minister of Communication & IT, Shri A Raja during the 11th National Conference on e-Governance

 held  at Panchkula, Haryana on 7th February 2008