National Highway Authority (NHA) has launched the E-billing system to facilitate its contractors and ensure transparency. Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, Communications Minister Murad Saeed said E-billing system is part of e-governance programme of the PTI government, which will help save time and eradicate the commission culture.
He said that launching of E-Billing is a step taken by Ministry of Communications, National Highway Authority (NHA) towards controlling corruption besides saving time by 50%.
On this occasion, a detailed briefing was also given regarding working of the E-Billing System in which it was told that the contractor will submit bill at NHA E-Billing Portal and Consultant will verify/certify the bill. Project Authority will exercise laid down check, and sanction payment. Finance Wing will process and accord approval of payment, prior to release of payment to the beneficiary.
He informed that E-Billing System is in house development through use of own expertise and resources of NHA. The system will ensure transparency, control corruption, save time and cost, increase efficiency of effectiveness with tracking of bills. The system will help redressal of complaints and fixing of responsibility in case of any delay.
He further said that while pursuing accountability, the NHA has recovered seven billion rupees and generated forty-three billion rupees revenue, increasing 51.25 percent revenue this year. He said NHA also recovered 448 Kanal land from land grabbers.
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