New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday launched Web-based Project Monitoring Portal (WBPMP) for Military Engineer Services (MES) here in the national capital. The portal conceptualized in accordance with the Digital India Mission of the Union Government has been developed by Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-G).
The newly launched unified portal is the first project management-Governance to be implemented by the MES. It will enable real-time monitoring of projects from inception to completion. All stakeholders not only from MES but also Armed Forces users can gain access to the project information. This is one among many initiatives of MES for the scientific management of this organisation.
Defence Minister appreciated the initiative that has several advantages in monitoring the MES projects and congratulated it for going digital.
Taking forward the Digital India Mission, MES is also in process of implementing nine other e-Governance applications in an endeavour to increase productivity, build transparency and improve efficiency towards infrastructural development for the Army. These include Product Approval Portal, AWMP Scrutiny & Status Application, E-Measurement Book, Budget Management Portal, Work Estimation Application, Billing and Construction Account Management, Cashbook Management and Accounting System, Contractor and Consultant Enlistment Portal & E-Deviation. These applications are expected to be developed by the end of this year and also to be amalgamated into singular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) by mid of next year.
MES has also embraced State of the Art technologies in its projects such as the construction of high-rise residential accommodations, construction of state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospitals, provisioning of several run-way infrastructures, construction of specialised marine structures, central engineering services such as the water & sewage treatment plants etc.
Chief of Defence Staff & Secretary-Department of Military AffairsGeneral Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj M Naravane, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhuri, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff CommitteeAir Marshal BR Krishna, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Satish NamdeoGhormade, E-in-C of MES Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh and Director General of Indian Coast GuardKrishnaswamy Natarajanwere also present at the launching ceremony for the WBPMP.