About the Module

Introduction

Government of India (GoI) has taken a decision to introduce accrual-based double entry accounting system in ULBs. Government of India also had other considerations in taking the decision like Hon’ Supreme Court’s directive and Finance Commission’s recommendations. They have developed National Municipal Accounting Manual (NMAM), communicated it to all the States across the country and advised the States to develop State specific manuals. Incidentally, accounting reforms have become necessary due to the ongoing reform process initiated by the Finance Commissions.

On the suggestions of GoI, Government of Andhra Pradesh have in collaboration with Center for Good Governance (CGG), Hyderabad has developed Andhra Pradesh Municipal Accounting Manual (APMAM) and issued instruction to all ULBs in the State to switchover the accounting system from cash basis to double entry accrual basis. The NMAM and APMAM have followed the principles of accrual based double entry accounting system.

About Municipal eGovernance Software

CGG has developed a software product “Municipal e-Governance”. It complies with the guidelines under NMAM/APMAM. ‘Municipal e-Governance’ is web based application software developed for implementation in the ULBs. The package is comprehensive and consists of e-modules on ‘Accrual Based Double Entry Accounting’, ‘Fixed Assets’, ‘Budget Monitoring’ and ‘Payroll’ which are integrated with each other enabling a seamless data flow. The project is under implementation in the ULBs of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Feature of Municipal e-Governance Software

  • Users can access the system using the User IDs and privileges will be assigned based on the role of the user;
  • The application is web-based and based on the NMAM and MPMAM;
  • The application is developed with in-built concepts of Double Entry Accounting, which enables the users to adopt the System with minimum concept accounting knowledge;
  • Admin Services enable the administrator of MC to create sub users and mapping of services to the users which helps in distribution of work in data entry and creates role based access;
  • The application is scalable, replicable, adaptive and sustainable and technically versatile model;
  • Status Reports enables to view the status of data entry of all the MCs
  • Audit log will be stored /maintained in a separate schema and audit log reports can be generated;
  • A highly parameterized reporting interface with structure that would enable for generating reports ranging from day-to-day to MIS reports which are helpful in decision making process;
  • Supports Fund, Function and Field based accounting system;
  • Enhanced reliability and security of Information Systems by adopting necessary measures and practices like (i) no data loss during data migration; (ii) lower risk of data loss; (iii) better management of security and access control; and (iv) faster implementation cycle times.

Technologies involved in developing Municipal e-Governance Software

  1. Java Technologies for Application (Java Development Kit version 6, Java server pages, Servlets, JDBC, Jakartha Struts 1.3, Apache Tomcat 5.5)
  2. Postgresql Database
  3. RHEL 4

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