Punjab’s agriculture department has launched its e-procurement system on Tuesday, according to officials it will ensure proper compliance with Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules and regulations while enhancing monitoring and evaluation which will improve the efficiency and cut the time for the procedure.
Procurement advisor Sheikh Afzaal Raza who was responsible for developing the Procurement Management Information System (PMIS), said, “the gaps in capacity and poor knowledge of PPRA rules result in non-compliance, audit objections and in appropriation regarding procuring entities.
The new electronic PMIS dashboard, templates, and controlled data flow will eliminate the complaints in procedure and improve monitoring and evaluation of the entire procurement process. This user-friendly and swift information and communication technology software will cut down the working hours by 60 which were consumed in procurement documentation and procedure, to less than 30 minutes, said the advisor, Dawn reported.
Secretary Agriculture Wasif Khurshid said that he is looking forward to seeing PMIS to improve its corporate tasks including financial planning, service delivery, transparency and performance in public procurement while making it 100% compliant with regulations. The new system will help the organization to reduce the procurement time and associated administrative costs, he added.