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Tiruchi Corporation to take to e-tender system from today

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The Hindu 10.07.2009

Tiruchi Corporation to take to e-tender system from today

S.Ganesan

Bids for all works valued above Rs.10 lakh to be submitted online henceforth

 


The e-bids could be opened only after the expiry of the deadline for submission

Registered contractors have already been briefed about the system


TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi Corporation would take to the e-tender system from Friday.

Bids for all works valued above Rs.10 lakh would have to be submitted online henceforth and the corporation would no longer accept submission of bid documents in person, Commissioner, T.T.Balsamy told The Hindu.

Statewide initiative

The move comes as part of a state-wide initiative under which all corporations have been instructed to go for the e-bid system, introduced in association with the National Informatics Centre.Apart from enabling filing of bids from anywhere, the system was also expected to usher in transparency in the process.

The corporation has already made available tender notices and schedules online wherein contractors could download the schedules free of cost from the State government portal, tenders.tn.gov.in. But till now they were submitting the hardcopy of the bids.

Digital signature

From Friday, bids have to be uploaded online through the same portal. Special software has already been installed and senior officials including the Commissioner, City Engineer and Executive Engineers have been provided with digital signature cards for accessing and processing the bids.

The e-bids could be opened by the officials only after the expiry of the deadline for submission.

Officials said an approved private agency, which has been roped in to assist the civic body in implementing the programme, has been asked to nominate a couple of trained staff to assist and clarify doubts of contractors at the corporation office. Registered contractors have already been briefed about the system recently.

Leased line network

Meanwhile, the corporation has also decided to upgrade its own online network by going in for a managed leased line network of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

The present 256 Kbps leased lines has been found to be inadequate and too slow for the online services, especially the online tax payment facility.

The corporation would invest about Rs.11 lakhs for upgrading to 1/2 Mbps leased lines.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2009 10:48
 

TN switches to e-stamping

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Source : Deccan Chronicle Date : 08.07.2009

TN switches to e-stamping

Chennai, July 7: The state government will launch e-stamping procedure in an effort to counter the threat posed to the state’s economy through circulation of fake stamp papers.

The system, to be launched in a month by chief minister M. Karunanidhi, would ensure electronic generation of stamp certificates for writing documents, Mr N. Suresh Rajan, registration and tourism minister, informed the Assembly on Tuesday.

Winding up the debate on the demand for grants for his department, the minister said an agreement was signed between the Inspector General of Registration and the Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd – the agency selected by the Centre to implement the
e-stamping process.

It would be launched initially at nine sub-registrar offices in the city and gradually extended to other places, he said. Besides eliminating the fake stamp papers in circulation, the procedure that is being introduced for the first time would help the government realise its proper revenues.

The amendment of the Registration Act, 1908 will make the registration of power of attorney compulsory in order to curb unlawful activities under its guise. The new regulation would ensure registration of these instruments only in the jurisdictional sub-registrar offices where the property is situated.

Also, a statutory committee for determining guideline value and to give statutory backing to the guideline value would be constituted by amending section 47A of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 he said. The minister also announced the reduction in stamp vending charges to Rs 2,000 from the existing Rs 10,000 for property transactions between brothers. The registration department had fetched Rs 4,100 crore as revenue during 2008–09.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 11:26
 


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