Smart India Hackathon 2018

Ministry : Ministry of Urban development
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Problem Statment(s) : 9
Sector : Infrastructure
Category : software
Priority : high

A software could be devised taking into account the existing posting/ transfer guidelines in CPWD and based on various criteria for transfer (minimum residency, hard/ NE posting Spouse posting, HQ field, preference etc.). The software can automatically throw up suggestions for transfer of officers based on their profile. This will be a very useful input for the transfer/ posting Committee for taking a final view.

The impact of GST can vary from sector to sector and depends on whether the project is under execution. The potential savings in the project cost can also vary according to cost structure inherent to each project. There are various goods and services which have different rates prescribed by GST, which impact their cost. Overall, Construction sector is likely to benefit under GST regime due to provision of availability of input tax credit. As under the current tax regime the benefit of input tax paid is not fully available, the benefits arising out of input tax credit on the raw-materials available under the GST regime would result in an overall neutral tax incidence for construction services. The measurement of tax incidence also holds lot of importance. It was claimed that implementation of GST will lead to removal of the cascading tax effect. This cascading tax effect has led to inflationary prices due to the fact that load of tax on tax has to be borne by consumer. However, the comparative information of final cost/price of Goods & services in the urban development sector before introduction of GST and post GST is not available. Technology that can address this partially An online programme can be developed which will apply the prescribed GST rates to all the inputs generally required in construction/ real estate sector and clearly bring out the difference it make in the final cost of housing, construction and infrastructure projects. This programme can be hosted on the current MoHUA website or only an external link can be provided on MoHUA website. This program can be designed to identify the tax rate applicable to particular input and amount of tax required to be paid for that input calculated in INR. This tax amount in INR can be arrived by feeding in amount spend on particular input (say cement) and program will apply the GST rate and provide tax liability. Once all figures are filled in, the program should provide total cost for pre-GST and post GST period. The total GST paid can also be calculated and can be compared with pre-GST period tax period. For calculating tax for post-GST period, notified GST rate structure for goods and services by CBEC to calculate the amount of tax applicable to the inputs used and for pre- GST period, applicable VAT, CENVAT and excise rates etc. can be used. Desired Outcome: It will allow comparative analysis of prices of various Goods & services used in the urban development sector and ascertaining the impact of GST on the final costing and subsequently reflected in the prices of the housing units and infrastructure projects.

Sector : Infrastructure
Category : hardware
Priority : high

Differently abled citizens often face difficulties in accessing essential services (including government services), which require mandatory physical visits (Eg. Passport Applications). Can we create smart solutions to facilitate efficient service delivery to such citizen groups?

Sector : Infrastructure
Category : software
Priority : high

Indian cities require private sector investments for improvement of infrastructure and services. Can we provide a matchmaking platform for connecting, investors, PPP partners, CSR funds, Technology provider, Research Institutions, Multilateral and Bilateral financing agencies with cities?

Sector : Infrastructure
Category : hardware
Priority : high

Can we deploy sensor based technology solutions which can detect the nature of waste (organic, inorganic, inert wastes) and enable automated segregation?

Sector : Infrastructure
Category : software
Priority : high

The thought process behind this mobile application is that information is the key. Delivering right information at the right time can boost usage of public transport system. This will help government to understand people’s mobility needs, public transport usage & adaptability. This app should have a journey planner for the commuter adopting the concept of multi-modality in its approach & developments, i.e. travel from one destination / direction to another using all possible modes having lower emission goals / standards.

Sector : Infrastructure
Category : software
Priority : high

Another major concern of governance is the availability of valid data on vehicle registration from an authentic source. This helps in decision making, data exchange and decide scale of output from governance side. For example, registration of vehicles done by the RTO at city level can be shared on a common platform. This data can be provided to national / State level body, since vehicles travel across states, to curb or understand the growth of vehicle population, analyse accidental data, evaluate the pollution level, fuel consumption, etc. A software or web portal can help in collecting & evaluating the data. This can be replicated for collecting information about services like road inventory, ITS implementation and other urban transport projects.

Sector : Infrastructure
Category : software
Priority : high

Objective: to improve reliability and accuracy in taking measurement in Engineering Projects Problem: DDA has achieved transformation from “hard-bound-measurement-book” to “electronic Measurement Book. DDA faces problems related to reliability and accuracy in taking measurements in Engineering Projects Solution: Design and development of a “handheld electronic device “to meet the objective as above Benefits: DDA: Improved Monitoring of engineering projects thereby timely execution of projects Enhanced transparency Increased Accountability Public: Quick clearance of Bills for Contractors and also increased accountability for Contractors