The intelligence departments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have tied up with a cloud-based business automation solution provider, Plumsoft Solutions to deploy automated background verification system for government employees.
This cloud-based platform will centralize all the employee data from across different government organizations, thereby making background verification process and access hassle-free, the Hyderabad-based firm said in a statement on Thursday.
The platform will reduce the background verification process from months to days and simplify the process through online coordination between various concerned departments. This will also ensure real-time visibility into the progress and workloads and eliminate duplication of information. The data will be highly secured and yet accessible from anywhere.
This platform will be deployed to respective police departments this year and is expected to cover details from across 22 locations initially.
“With Plumware’s competency, our department can now update and monitor background verifications in no time. This application has enabled us to focus on other compelling issues,” said Andhra Pradesh Police’ Superintendent of Police, Intelligence, N.S.J. Laxmi
“With this automation, we can now utilize our resources more efficiently. Going forward, we hope to automate other similar processes with Plumware,” said her Telangana counterpart N. Shiva Shankar Reddy.
Plumsoft Solutions’ CTO J.V.R.K Sastry said the platform reduced errors and scope for security compromises which was a concern for the police department.
Meanwhile, Techies from Andhra Pradesh based in the US have formed a group to pay back to the society by offering tech solutions to the government.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday launched the CodeforAP programme here. He said NRIs from the state can contribute to digital Andhra Pradesh by becoming part of this group.
CodeforAP (http://codeforap.org/) is a non-profit organization in the US that is supporting Andhra Pradesh in various technology applications in e-governance, economic and social development, delivering citizen services, health and social services, rural education and agriculture.
Set up last month, the organisation has 100 volunteers working with 30 government departments by offering them through technology-based solutions to streamline work.
Some of the projects in pipeline include “Dial an Expert”, a concept where they seek to bridge the gap between government officials and citizens and “Open Directory” is a project to keep track of all the government personnel with their contact details.
Naidu urged CodeforAP to work on applications that will not only support the government but also come up with innovative ideas for delivering citizen services.
“One in four techies in the US are from India. Among them, one or two belong to Andhra Pradesh. This shows how we have been able to create a good ecosystem for engineers from Telugu state. We will now create a better ecosystem in the new state of Andhra Pradesh to promote talent and innovation,” he said.
Referring to the problems faced by Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation, Naidu said he was determined to turn these challenges into opportunities. He said he would not rest till making Andhra a number one state in the country.