Kozhikode Municipal Corporation secretary Ms. Mrunmai Joshi, eGovernments Foundation CEO Mr. Viraj Tyagi and Malabar Chamber of Commerce President Mr. P.V. Nidheesh were present and signed the agreement to develop the software for the city. The system will be functional in three months post software installation in the corporation office and training of the staff.
The Building Plan Approval system will allow for submission of plan approval, provide instant status update to the end user and avert delays in approving building plan and issuance of permits. A file-tracking system and SMS notification for document verification and site examination would be incorporated in the software. Online payment provision for the scrutiny fees and plan fees will also be introduced. Digital signature of the ULB officials will be used in the online approval of the files.
eGovernments Foundation CEO Mr. Viraj Tyagi presented the project before corporators at the corporation council hall. “The Building Plan module will greatly help in improving processing time, transparency and end to end tracking of building plan applications - ultimately improving the ease of doing business,” he said.
Malabar Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the project that will be implemented by the subcommittee on e-Governance of City Consultative Committee. Malabar Chamber of Commerce, President Mr. said, “It would bring a positive energy to local businesses.”
“Highlights of the software are the unified interpretation of building rules and the facility for file tracking. The software is open-source, and hence no additional charges like license fee or royalty incur for scaling it to other civic bodies within Kerala,” said regional town planner Mr. K.V. Abdul Malik.
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran said, “It would be a boon not just to the public, but also the staff and councillors whose workload will come down significantly.”
About eGovernments Foundation
eGovernments Foundation was started by Nandan Nilekani (ex-CEO - Infosys) and Srikanth Nadhamuni (CEO - Khosla Labs, ex-CTO UIDAI) in 2003 to solve hard to crack urban governance challenges using cutting edge technology.
Over last 13 years, with best technology, talent and considerable investment eGovernments Foundation has gained deep insights into urban governance space at a very granular level and built a comprehensive Opensource “eGov Smart City Platform”. This flagship product of eGovernments Foundation is a comprehensive, state of the art OpenSource, interoperable & scalable civic tech solution for citizens & city administration to manage, monitor & interact in a transparent, effective and efficient manner.
“eGov Smart City Platform” includes:
2. CRM - to offer digital service delivery to citizens
3. Payment System – enabling government offices to go cashless both internally as well as with citizens
4. Fiscal Modules – include budgeting, forecasting and financial accounting that is compliant with National Municipal Accounting Standard
5. Dashboards for State / City / Town level monitoring and control.
6. Mobile apps for citizens to pay taxes, to raise and resolve complaints.
7. Mobile apps for civic body employees.
8. Data Analytics.
Being Opensource makes “eGov Smart City Platform” implementation faster, affordable and flexible.