Department of Mines & Geology, Government of Karnataka is actively involved in regulating mining activities in the Karnataka state – (n)Code Solutions – A Division of GNFC Ltd

Project Category: Corporate

Sub Category: e-Governance Application
Reference No.: PSE2013/awards/85

Details of the Applicant:

Name: Shri Jagdeep Kochar
Designation: Executive Director
Organisation: (n)Code Solutions – A Division of GNFC Ltd.
Address: 301, GNFC Infotower,
City: Ahmedabad
State: Gujarat
Country: India
Zip Code: 380054
Organisation Websitehttps://www.ncode.in/

Details of the Agency implementing the Project/Initiative:

Head of Organisation: Shri Jagdeep S Kochar
Name of the Organisation: (n)Code Solutions – A Division of GNFC Ltd.
Address: 301, GNFC Infotower, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
City: Ahmedabad
State: Gujarat
Country: India
Zip Code: 380054
Organisation Websitehttp://khanija.kar.ncode.in

Details of Programme /Project/Initiative
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Brief Description:
In April 2011, Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) introduced the project “Comprehensive Computerization of Mineral Administration (CCOMA) to facilitate various e-services to their stakeholders belonging to Mining / Quarry industry of Karnataka State. • (n)Code Solutions – A Division of GNFC Ltd delivered the ICT Based services to DMG to smoothen its operations such as Bulk permit approval process (e-Permit), Trip sheet issuance based on quantity approved by concerned authority, buyer-route-destination management, monthly e-Return submission, Demand, Collection & balance ledger, m-Pass for minor minerals, multi mode transportation including rake permit for railways, new lease application process with customized work flow etc. Every component is encompassed in a single portal. • The primary objective was to introduce controllable mechanism and framework for mineral transportation of minerals like Iron Ore, Manganese Ore, Granite etc. • ICT based services have increased concentration of Govt. official, and has made them more accountable and resulted into growth of Stake holder’s business towards success of mining industry. • More than 5300 leaseholders are covered under the said system. This project has empowered the Mines and Geology department to leverage ICT to discharge its duties more effectively.

Objective:
To setup automated processes and convert old offline processes to online processes and to enhance service delivery of Bulk Permit, Trip sheet and Rake Permit issuance, return submission, DCB register, m-pass etc for various stakeholders of Mines and Geology.

Target Group:
Leaseholders (Major & Minor minerals), Weighbridge Operators/Check post, Mineral Buyers, Stockist, Indian Bureau of Mines, District Deputy Directors

Geographical Reach within India: Karnataka State

Geographical Reach outside India: N.A.

Date From which the Project became Operational: 1-4-2011

Is the Project still operational?: Yes

List 5 key achievements of the programme/project:

1. Increase in state revenues due to ICT implementation Year 2009-2010: 440.74 (Major Mineral) and 419.56 (Minor Mineral). Year 2010-2011: 717.45 (Major Mineral) and 397.25 (Minor Mineral). Year 2011-2012: 793.08 (Major Mineral) and 453.96 (Minor Mineral). Year 2012-2013: 863.15 (Major Mineral) and 599.94 (Minor Mineral). (All above figure in INR – CRS)
2. ICT solution has been able to achieve tremendous presence by covering large number of Stakeholders: 9200 Quarry Leaseholders, 521 Mining Leaseholders using E-Permit, 210 Notified Weighbridge Owners, and 210 Weighbridges are integrated with Online E-Permit System.
3. More than 10,133 Bulk Permits, 34, 65,824 Trip sheets, 4,878 Rake Permits generated and more than 4,853 E-Returns submitted.
4. 24×7 hours operations achieved & cost of operations to lease holder has reduced using this system.
5. Around 45 Million MT Iron Ore has been sold through E-Auction till date.

List 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative and how they were overcome:

1. Limited Internet connectivity in remote mine locations – Lease holders has installed wireless towers in-coordination with internet service provider.
2. Non tech savvy leaseholders – Training was imparted to the leaseholders to make them acquainted with the new e-system.
3. Irregular power supply in some remote areas especially in mining location from where lessee has to generate the Trip Sheets as per Mining laws. – Lessees have made their own arrangement for electric power supply.
4. Inadequate IT infrastructure at lease premises for minor mineral lease holder – Facility for SMS based M-Pass delivery in absence of IT infrastructure like computer, printer etc. has been provided.
5. Weighbridge software installation was a challenge – Many weighbridges are at remote locations. But, (n)Code has managed to install weighbridge software at 210 mine locations.

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