Bill tracking system for vendors in Railways
New Delhi: To promote transparency and efficiency, the Railways on Wednesday said that it has introduced a bill tracking system for its vendors.
The facility, to track status of bills, is available to the vendors or contractors of goods and services sector in Indian Railways, the Railways Ministry said in a statement.
According to Ministry officials, this step is in line with the emphasis given by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on increased use of information technology to go digital to promote transparency and efficiency in the system.
The new application named Indian Railways E-Procurement System (IREPS) has been developed by CRIS.
“To submit the bills, the vendor or contractor need to register with the online IREPS.
“The registration enables the vendors to see their bill status with dates through various stages of processing of bills, the stage at which it is lying, the amount for which it is passed and other details,” said an official.
The Railways said a vendor can also see the history of the bills submitted using the application.
The infirmities in the bill that need to be addressed are also visible to the vendor or contractor. The bill details are available on http://ireps.gov.in.
“It has been further reiterated that all bills will be settled within 30 days of its receipt,” the statement said.