NMMC ap­points con­sul­tant for e-gov­er­nance at `1.65 cr a year

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The stand­ing com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day ap­proved a pro­posal of the ad­min­is­tra­tion to ap­point a con­sul­tant for im­ple­ment­ing e-gov­er­nance pro­jects in the civic body.

The con­sul­tant will help in­te­grate var­i­ous sys­tems presently func­tion­ing in the civic body and add new ser­vices.

The civic body will pay Rs1.65 crore an­nu­ally to the se­lected con­sul­tant KPMG, one of the world’s top pro­fes­sional ser­vices com­pany.

Giv­ing de­tails of the ap­point­ment, ad­di­tional mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ankush Cha­van said, “The gov­ern­ment has au­tho­rized five agen­cies that can be ap­pointed as con­sul­tants for the e-gov­er­nance pro­jects. An ex­pert com­mit­tee of top civic of­fi­cials un­der the mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner de­lib­er­ated on the agen­cies and called for pre­sen­ta­tions from them.”

KPMG and PWC re­sponded to the civic body’s in­vi­ta­tion and gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on June 16. The com­mit­tee then graded KPMG as A and PWC was given B grade, thereby se­lect­ing KPMG as the con­sul­tant.

The civic body will pay the re­mu­ner­a­tion for a chief con­sul­tant, 2 se­nior con­sul­tants and 3 con­sul­tants tak­ing the cost to Rs 1,64,91,000.

The project has been awarded for a year as of now and will be ex­tended as per re­quire­ment.

Said Cha­van, “The pri­mary ob­jec­tive of NMMC is to pro­vide ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture, qual­ity of life and clean and sus­tain­able en­vi­ron­ment to its cit­i­zens. The con­sult­ing firm will as­sist cor­po­ra­tion to achieve these through the spec­i­fied agen­das.”

Giv­ing de­tails of the scope of work, Cha­van said, “It will in­clude study of cur­rent process, sys­tems and in­fra­struc­ture and in­volve study of a host of func­tions re­lated to var­i­ous civic de­part­ments in­clud­ing tax, per­mis­sions, trans­port, hospi­tal, town plan­ning and so on.”

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