Published: 10th June 2019
Telangana government's Mines and Geology Department to go paperless soon
The department, under the proficient policy and initiatives of the state government, is taking up diligent steps for effective implementation of IT developments
The Mines and Geology Department of the Telangana government is progressively phasing towards total paperless mineral administration.
After re-organisation of the state in 2014, the department, under the proficient policy and initiatives of the state government, is taking up diligent steps for effective implementation of Information Technology, in regulation of mining activity, detecting illegal mining/transportation of minerals, thereby facilitating efficient, transparent and entrepreneur-friendly mineral administration in the state.
The department has developed and implemented online modules- Online Mineral Concession Applications Monitoring System (OMCAMS) and Online Mineral e-payment & e-permit System (OMEPPS), in terms of ease of doing business.
The then Minister for Mines and Geology KT Rama Rao on July 11, 2018, inaugurated the Online Mineral Concession Applications.
Since then, the Department is progressively phasing towards a total paperless mineral administration.
Now, the Department IT in-house Team has developed two more online modules- Online Mineral Dealer Transit Passes (OMDTS) and Online Temporary Permits (OTP), to make ease of doing business towards improved and transparent mineral administration and facilitate entrepreneurs/stakeholders to utilise online services, without manual interference.
Online Mineral Dealer Transit Passes will facilitate mineral dealers in the state to file online applications for permits to despatch finished/processed mineral from the processing unit to the end user.
This will make easy monitoring of the entire mine cycle, that is, from mineral extraction, processing, transportation and consumption by end use.
Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government & Commissioner Industrial Promotion and Principal Secretary to Government ITE&C Dept graciously inaugurated the two newly developed online modules — Online Mineral Dealer Transit Passes (OMDTS) and — Online Temporary Permits (OTP) and dedicated the online operability and functionality to the entrepreneurs/stakeholders on Monday.
As part of Automation, the government accorded permission to the Department to procure smartphones and tablets for automation of the functionality of the officers in the fieldwork. The smartphones and tablets were distributed to all the Officers at Directorate, Regional and District level.
The department designed the 'field report generation templates,' enabled to be filed through tabs for reporting the field observations — inspections, vigilance and enquiry reports, from the fieldwork itself, the statement added.