Published On: Mon, Feb 9th, 2015

New Web Based System Inaugurated to Make Payment Process for NH Works more Transparent

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s2015020962049New Delhi: With the inauguration of a web based payment monitoring system by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari here today, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made payment process for National Highways (NHs) related works and services more transparent. Besides, the new monitoring system will also facilitate easy communication between various offices and allow a user to track the status of a bill.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said that the time bound and result oriented initiative would have a very effective impact on the system. This system has many other features such as, by using this system Ministry can independently check position of processing of bills office wise and utilization of funds scheme wise. Feedback generated from the system will assist Ministry in identifying bottlenecks and making entire process mechanism more efficient, he added.

For payment of works and services related to NHs, division offices of Public Works Department (PWD), after verification of bills, forward it to the Regional Office of the Ministry. Regional Officers, after exercising checks in the capacity of Drawing and Disbursing Officer, forward bills to Regional Pay and Accounts Office which makes the payment. Ministry has already issued direction to entertain bills on the first cum first serve basis. Time limit of five working days to dispose off a bill has also been prescribed.

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