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Corporation gets software to manage civic issues

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The Hindu             26.11.2013

Corporation gets software to manage civic issues

Aloysius Xavier Lopez

The Chennai Corporation will commission a comprehensive digital dashboard to manage civic issues using real-time data.

The civic body has initiated talks with organisations such as IBM, SAP and Oracle to put in place the digital dashboard, a single screen displaying problem areas in civic preparedness.

“It is a kind of abstract of the entire operations of the Chennai Corporation. It will be a single screen pointing to the problem areas we should concentrate on, on a particular day,” said an official of the Corporation.

A public grievance dashboard, for example, may show key performance indicators related to resolution of civic issues in real time. Similarly, a civic development works’ dashboard will show key performance indicators relating to roads, bridges, footpaths, parks, playgrounds, streetlights, hospitals and stormwater drains developed by Chennai Corporation.

The official can go down to the last detail to take specific action in real time. “The digital dashboard will provide analysis in a simplified manner. More than 95 per cent of the decisions of the civic body will be made based on information from the dashboard. It is more of a proactive than reactive approach,” said the official.

The existing modules cover property tax management system, works management system, personnel information and pay roll management system, public grievance redress management system, asset management system, and trade licences, among others.

 

Now, Rs 1.33 cr for CCTV cameras in Amma canteens

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The New Indian Express             25.11.2013

Now, Rs 1.33 cr for CCTV cameras in Amma canteens

As many as 200 Amma canteens in the city, which are aimed at feeding the poor at affordable prices, will now come under surveillance with the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.

The installation of these cameras was approved by the Council at a revised estimate of Rs 1.33 crore. Earlier, the Council had given its nod to set up the CCTV cameras at Amma canteens at a cost of Rs 1.07 crore during July.

However, the ELCOT submitted a revised estimate of Rs 1.33 crore that included procuring and fitting cost in October. The same has now been approved by the Council.

 

Soon, pay online taxes in Oulgaret Municipality

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The New Indian Express            25.10.2013

Soon, pay online taxes in Oulgaret Municipality

As part of the efforts to ease the difficulties of the public, Oulgaret Municipality is considering introduction of online payment of property and house tax, Local Administration Minister N G Pannirselvam said here on Wednesday.

The IT Department and National Informatics Centre (NIC) would be approached for networking and the online payment system would be introduced in the near future, Pannirselvam said  after the inauguration of a computerised property and house tax collection centre at the Oulgaret Municipality office in Jawahar Nagar on Wednesday. This was the second computerised centre of the municipality.

 


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