Web Exclusive | December 2016
TexMin to launch JUTE-SMART portal
The Ministry of Textiles has launched B-Twill Supply Management and Requisition Tool (JUTE-SMART), an online portal to facilitate end to end transactions related to procurement of B-Twill sacking. It is an integrated platform for use by all the stakeholders to allow easy access to information, more transparency and ease of doing business for the jute sector.
An e-governance initiative by the government, JUTE-SMART is a web based application that facilitates purchase of jute bags from the jute industry by the State Procurement Agencies (SPAs). It was launched by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani on the occasion of Good Governance Day on December 25.
The portal is designed to integrate the process of indenting of B-Twill by the SPAs, help payment of required fund by SPAs into their respective bank accounts and allocate Production Control cum Supply Order (PCSO) by the Office of Jute Commissioner.
The tool will also help in the generation of inspection calls by the jute mills and allocation of inspectors by the inspection agencies. It can also be used for uploading inspection report by the inspecting agency and dispatch information by loaders/jute mills for transportation and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR). Bill generation by jute mills and release of payment from respective banks to the jute mills is also possible on the tool along with complaint generation and real time reconciliation of funds remitted by the SPAs.