GUWAHATI, June 2 - With the Central government releasing Rs 100 crore, the State government has put on fast-track the eFT project which is expected to be operational in six months time.
Under the project, the foreigners tribunals (FTs) will be equipped with a digital eco-system for speedier resolution and tracking of foreigner cases. The integrated eFT IT system will be implemented across Assam for effective monitoring and efficient resolution of cases registered with FTs. The biometric and biographic data of eFT and NRC Assam will be shared with all the stakeholders for validation purposes.
�This new IT system will not only strengthen the judiciary in efficient disposal of cases but also help the police in faster detection, prosecution and detention/deportation. It will also facilitate online MIS Dashboard facility for key stakeholders for online tracking, monitoring and periodical review of detection, prosecution and detention/deportation progress. This will bring the much needed efficiency and enhance transparency of case disposal process,� CEO of the Mission Directorate of eFT project Anand Prakash Tiwari told The Assam Tribune.
A state-wide common digital repository � of all declared foreigners and the pending cases in FTs � will be created for easy data access, validation, audit and review of the illegal migrant issues.
The eFT system will capture the illegal migrants� data to automate data flow and enable sharing among all the stakeholders, including FTs, Border Police, election department, detention centres, home department, FRRO, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs, etc.
The database will be linked to UIDAI and Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) which will help in validation of eligible beneficiaries for social benefit schemes and issuance of government-approved identity documents such as passport, driving licence, bank account, PAN, LPG, Aaadhar, and voter ID, among others.
Tiwari said the system will have the capacity to deal with the issue online with all the needful features like fingerprint, photographs, other data, etc., in digital manner.
�Though it is a five-year project, most parts will be operational in six months time. We have prepared the RFPs (request for proposals) which are being floated in a day or two. Few other technical things will, however, take some time,� he added.