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[February 01, 2014]

Govt launches a portal for online submission of R&D proposals [India] [Times of India]

(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW DELHI: Union science and technology ministry on Friday launched a unique portal for online submission of R&D proposals by scientists and project investigators.

The system will support real-time tracking of proposals online as well as through automated alerts and notifications.

The move is expected to increase transparency, efficiency and speed in decision making through de-bureaucratization of R&D process in the country.

The portal is developed by C-DAC, Noida using efficient open source technologies. It will enable online submission of proposals by the project investigators, evaluation of proposals by the peer reviewers and technical committee, financial sanction, monitoring and its overall management.

Launching the portal which may go a long way in enhancing the efficiency and speed of service delivery system in the country, the minister of science and technology S Jaipal Reddy said, "In governance of R&D funding, adoption of such technology tools are essential. It will ensure service delivery in time bound manner".

The system also allows data mining, statistical analysis, report generation, easy archival and retrieval of documents. It is built to provide alerts for delay in processing of proposals and release of grants for program officers to periodically review and take remedial measures.

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