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