the ocassion of Good Governance Day, 2016, Union Minister of Textiles Smt.
Smriti Zubin Irani launched following initiatives of the Ministry of Textiles
in New Delhi today.
‘JUTE-SMART’ an online
portal to facilitate purchase of Jute bags from the Jute Industry by the State
Dashboard for Integrated
Skill Development Scheme hosted on the NIC Cloud with access to public; and
– a Helpline for handholding of Handloom weavers.
e-Governance Initiative is a Smart Tool for Procument of B-Twill Sacking.
seeks to provide an integrated platform for use by all the stakeholders to
allow easy access to information, more transparency and ease of doing business
for the jute sector. B-Twill Supply Management & Requisition Tool, in
short, JUTE-SMART is a web based application developed to facilitate end to end
transactions relating to procurement of B-Twill sacking. It is designed to:
Ø Integration of
the process of indenting of B-Twill by the SPAs.
Ø Remittance of
required fund by SPAs into their respective bank accounts.
Ø Rule based allocation
of Production Control cum Supply Order (PCSO) by the Office of Jute
Ø Generation of
Inspection calls by the jute mills and allocation of inspectors by the
Ø Uploading the
Inspection report by the Inspecting Agency.
Ø Uploading of
dispatch information by loaders/jute mills for transport by Rail/Road and
Ø Generation of
bills by the jute mills and ultimately release of payment by this office from
the respective banks to the jute mills.
Ø Generation of
complaints online, if any, by the SPAs.
Ø Real time
reconciliation of funds remitted by the SPAs.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) decided to transfer the operation
of purchase and supply of B-Twill sacking by the State Procurement Agencies
(SPAs) from the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) to
the Office of Jute Commissioner, Kolkata with effect from 1st
November 2016. Annually about Rs. 5500 crore worth of jute sacking is procured
through support by the Government of India to support the Indian jute workers
erstwhile system relied mostly on paper and there were bottlenecks tot
information sharing between the stakeholders, mainly State Procurement
Agencies, the Ministry of Food and Public Distribution, Jute Mills, Inspecting
Agency, Loaders, Consignees, Pay and Accounts Office etc. Since B-Twill sacking
is an essential requirement for procurement of foodgrains, the entire operation
is time bound and needs to be closely monitored. In addition, the system
provides for automated transactions through banks to reduce cost to the State
Procurement Agencies on account of loss of interest on their funds.
SPAs have already selected their banks and Inspection Agencies from those
selected through responses to Request for Proposals. Necessary training have
been provided to the State Procurement Agencies, Banks, Inspection Agencies and
supplying jute millers for using this system.
present the JUTE-SMART software has become operational and indents of 3.01 lakh
bales worth of Rs. 700 crores (approx.) have already been placed through JUTE-SMART
in the month of November and December 2016 by SPAs from Punjab, Haryana,
Odisha, AP, Telengana and Bihar and PCSO have been placed for these bales to
the jute mills located in 7 states.
is a smart software platform which will significantly ease the process of
B-Twill procurement by state governments and FCI, make the process completely
transparent and rule based and also reduce costs for the SPAs.
In pursuance to the efforts in bringing
more transparency into the system, as part of “Good Governance Day”, the
information relating to the progress of ISDS along with State wise details of
all live training programmes under the scheme will be opened for public view
through Ministry’s website. The live information being sourced from
MIS will be displayed in a separate page of Ministry’s website in a user
friendly dashboard format giving State-wise, sector-wise, category-wise
progress of training programmes under the scheme across the country. The drop
down provision will facilitate downloading of state-wise details of training
centres along with names of trainees undergoing training in respect of all live
training centres under the scheme. The proposed interactive provision in the
MIS will also enable any prospective trainee to identify the live training
centre close to his native so as to enroll himself/herself for training. In
addition, as part of this occasion, in order to utilize and harness the
benefits of existing state-of- the-art secured Government cloud set up by NIC,
ISDS-MIS presently hosted in a private cloud has been migrated to NIC cloud.
The strength of the textile industry,
especially the textile and clothing sector, can be leveraged in two ways. While
skilled workforce will provide competitive edge to the textile industry in the
global market, it will also be a tool for participative and inclusive growth by
providing job opportunities to the unemployed rural youth preferably below
matriculates and from marginalized section of the societies. Integrated Skill
Development Scheme (ISDS), the flagship demand driven placement linked skilling
programme of the Ministry is an initiative towards this direction. The Ministry
is partnering with State Government Agencies, industry, major textile training
institutions, Textile Research Organizations and industry associations for
implementing the scheme. Out of the 12th Plan target of 15 lakh
persons under the scheme, the Ministry has so far trained a total of 8.82 lakh
With an objective to ensure transparency
in implementation and also to maintain accountability, Ministry has taken
following measures under the scheme:
based approach with mandatory placement of 70% of trainees.
web based centralized Management Information System (MIS) platform giving
interface to all stakeholders has been operationalized for ease of monitoring
of implementation of training programme.
attendance of trainees is captured mandatorily during the training cycle and
the data is pushed to MIS on live basis.
iv) Aadhaar platform
has been introduced in MIS for identification of trainees and to avoid
duplicity in enrolment.
v) Third party
assessment of trainees after training has been made mandatory across the
vi) Random physical
verification of live training centres is carried out through field offices of
vii) QR code enabled
e-certificates are issued to passed out trainees facilitating verification of
the credentials of trainees by prospective employer using QR code scanner.
BUNKAR MITRA --
HANDLOOM HELPLINE CENTRE
Weavers’ Service Centres (WSCs) are functioning across the country to provide
technical assistance to handloom weavers in improving their skills. For seeking
assistance, weavers have to personally visit the WSCs. As on date, there is no
single point of contact where weavers can seek solutions for their technical
In order to
enable poor weavers to overcome these problems, the Central Government has decided
to establish a “Bunkar Mitra-Handloom Helpline Centre” where
professional queries of weavers will be answered by the experts in the field.
This helpline will function from 10.00 a.m to 6 p.m. and initially it will be
provided in 6 languages viz., Hindi, English and 4 other regional languages
(Telugu, Tamil, Bengali & Assamese).
To set up this
helpline, online bids were called by following the due e-procurement process.
M/s. MSD (I) P. Ltd., Bhopal has been selected as an agency for providing Handloom
Helpline Centre and LOI was issued on 30.11.2016. A period of 30 days has
been given for making entire installation and set-up of call centre and to make