New Delhi, December 27: Union Minister of textiles Smriti Zubin Irani launched three new initiatives on the occasion of ‘Good Governance Day’ in New Delhi. These are ‘Jute-Smart’ an online portal to facilitate purchase of jute bags from the jute industry by the State procurement agencies; dashboard for Integrated Skill Development Scheme ISDC hosted on the NIC Cloud with access to public and Bunkar Mitra- a Helpline for handholding of handloom weavers.
Induction of dashboard for ISDC aims to bring more transparency to the system. Information related 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 the 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.
JUTE-SMART 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. JUTE-SMART is a web based application that facilitates purchase of jute bags from the jute industry by the State Procurement Agencies (SPAs).
The portal is designed to integrate the process of indenting of B-Twill by the SPAs, help payment of required fund by SPAs into their respective bank accounts and allocate Production Control cum Supply Order (PCSO) by the Office of Jute Commissioner.
Bunkar Mitra is a Helpline for the Handloom weavers 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.