With an aim to increase use of information technology to promote transparency, the government on December 12 introduced an online bill tracking system for contractors and vendors associated with the railways. This new system will help them to check status of their bills.
Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal has been supportive of maximum use of information technology to go digital and online.
The vendor, contractor need to register with the online IT platform developed in house by CRIS, New Delhi called Indian Railways E-Procurement System (IREPS).
The registration enables them 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.
The history feature is also available so that a vendor can see the history of the bills submitted. The bill tracking facility is available to the vendors or contractors of goods and services.
The infirmities in the bill that need to be addressed are also visible to the vendor/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.