Power Division has obtained the 'Digital Bangladesh Award 2022' for its implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
In presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Center on Monday, secretary Habibur Rahman received the awards from State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
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According to the Power Division, it was selected for the award for ensuring efficiency, transparency and accountability in the power sector and as well as improving the quality of customer service.
Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on this occasion said the Power Division has been increasing the use of technology to provide services to the doorsteps of the people.
Because of the ERP implementation, it was possible to make quick decisions, reduce costs, ensure transparency and accountability in the power sector, he said, adding that the review of the performance, free exchange of information, and ensuring the security of information was its obvious result.
He noted that the ERP has been successfully implemented for the first time in the power sector at the government level which will encourage other sectors to follow the path.
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He also said that this technology will play an effective role to face future challenges in the power sector.
Earlier the Power Division had received the 'Independence Award-2022' in recognition of its contribution to the socio-economic development of the country and also for successful completion of cent percent electrification in the Mujib year.
The Power Division undertook the initiative in October 2018 to implement the ERP in the division as well as in its 15 subordinate bodies for improving efficiency, expediting the automation process, and bringing pace in budget and cost management.
Ensuring accountability and reaching reliable power supply to the people and achieving customer satisfaction were among the other goal of the ERP initiative, said the Power Division.