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Burdwan is District Number One
Burdwan in West Bengal has become the number one district in
India as it has bagged the first ISO: 9001-2000 certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
By Pravin Prashant
New Delhi: Burdwan in West Bengal has become the number one district in India as it has bagged the
first ISO: 9001-2000 certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The award to Burdwan was given for quality management.
“It is first of its kind in India approved by BIS. We feel proud and
responsible. We will maintain the quality of service and improve further,” the
Burdwan District Magistrate Manish Jain said while talking to
Claiming that Burdwan is the number one district in West
Bengal in terms of population (75 lakh ), the DM further added that citizens
will benefit in terms of time bound quality and transparent service.
said that to keep the quality of service up to the mark, the district
administration will go for a performance check every three months, while BIS
will do the same after every nine months.
Elated over the achievement, Jain
while speaking to the iGovernment said, “It took us around nine months to
deliver the service to benefit the citizens of Burdwan.”
He added that
the BIS communicated about the ISO certification in the first week of
ISO: 9001-2000 is a standard that defines the basic element of a
quality management system (QMS) that an organisation should use to ensure that
their products and services meet or exceed customers' expectation.
implement the basic element of the QMS in Burdwan Collectorate, the Government
of West Bengal appointed National Productivity Council (NPC) as
Under the guidelines of NPC Quality Manual, Management Review
Manual and Procedure Manual were prepared. Special drive on Saturdays and
Sundays was given for four months to ensure 'Clean and Green Burdwan
During the process, 5,189 kg waste papers were disposed
off and furniture was repaired. Besides, documents in different sections were
classified, arranged and labelled.
The state government provided
necessary office infrastructure like computer, fax and furniture to ensure
quality of service.
Jain said that the older system is replaced with
newer system of an upgraded service quality.
“In order to maintain
quality of service, the administration offers unsigned service level agreement
(SLA), which varies from a single day to a maximum of 15 days. It also offers a
feedback system for suggestions as well as grievances,” he said.
NPC-trained internal auditors audited different sections to find out critical
gaps, to improve service quality further.
This certification of Burdwan
Collectorate is a leap towards 'Achievement of Good Governance for Public
Service Policy' of the state government. It will help provide qualitative,
reliable and timely administrative and public services in a transparent
“Although the other collectorates like Jalgaon and Latur
(Maharashtra), Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and Karvi Anglong (Assam) have been
certified from other non-government ISO affiliated agencies, but not by BIS,”
the District Magistrate said.
The West Bengal Chief Secretary AK Deb
received the award on behalf of the Burdwan District Collectorate from the BIS
Published on 5/7/2008 6:45:00 PM at www.igovernment.in
awarded "Satyen Maitra Memorial Literacy Award"
Reported by Literacy Cell, Bardhaman Collectorate
Dr. Subrata Gupta, Dist. Magistrate, Bardhaman and
Prof. Saidul Haque, Chairman, District Primary School Council received on behalf of Bardhaman
Zilla Saksharata Samiti "Satyen Maitra Memorial Literacy Award" from
Dr. Murii MonoharJoshi, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of
India at the National Function on 8th September at Bigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Honorable
Speaker of Lok Sabha Sri Monohar Joshi presided over the National
Memorial Award" was instituted by the National Literacy Mission in the
year 1996 after the demise of Revered Adult Educationalist Lt.Satyen Maitra to recognise the
outstanding performance in the implementation of Literacy Programme by
Zilla Saksharata Samities. The award is given on the occasion of
International Literacy Day every year to a District in the country
selected on the basis of certain criteria fixed by National Literacy
Mission and on the recommendation of Expert Committee.
Bardhaman is the First District in the Eastern Region to receive this prestigious award
. The award comprises of a Trophy and a
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