Akhilesh Srivastava
CGM  ( Highway Operations & IT ) NHAI

B tech (Gold Medal) FIE, FIV, MIS, MBA, LLB

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Akhilesh Srivastav: Panelist of India Geospatial Leadership Summit :

December 6, 2018 | Dehradun, Uttarakhand

India has embarked itself on development path. To accelerate and refocus on universal access to basic essentials the Government of India has adopted the mantra of "Development as a Mass Movement" keeping a timeline of 2017-2022 towards achieving a "Swachh, Swastha, Shikshit, Sampann, Saksham and Surakshit" Bharat (Clean, Healthy, Educated, Complete, Able and Secure India) by 2022. The government has laid out integrated or umbrella programs for Digital empowerment and economy, Smart Cities i.e. urban development, Rail-Road-Water and Air transport infrastructure, Water and Irrigation, Health and sanitation, Skill Development, Security and Safety management etc. aiming to create a sustainable base for continuing this development into the next decade.

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Construction Claims and Dispute Management Summit

Currently working on integration of IT in Highway Project life cycle to enhance speed & quality of highway construction. Apart from this he is incharge of Highway Operations of NHAI as CGM (Highway Operations), which includes Government of India prestigious project -Electronic Toll Collection, Development of Wayside Amenities, Road Safety, Traffic Incident Management, Web radio, Solar lighting and Plantation along the National Highways. Akhilesh Srivastava is B.Tech (Gold Medallist) from IIT BHU, M Tech from IIT Kanpur, Executive MBA from Wharton USA and perusing Global MBA from ISB Hyderabad. He has also done LLB and PG in Infrastructure Development. He is a prolific scholar, academician and writer. His articles are regularly published in many National & International Journals and newspapers. He has vast experience and domain knowledge on variety of fields ranging from Contract Management to Information Technology and Operational Management. He is well known in the Government Sector for timely execution of large scale projects and incorporation of Information Technology in the big & large-scale Government projects. He has written a book on Construction Management. A positive & enthusiastic person blended with unique combination of expertise in domain of IT, Legal, Contract Management and Operational Management. Loves sharing his knowledge and enjoys delivering lectures & discussing case studies at various national & international forums, seminars & educational institutions. He is honorary, Advisor to many professional bodies and institutions including IIT Indore, IIT Bhilai etc. A distinguished officer has been decorated & awarded number of times for his outstanding services & contributions to Government Sector.

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FASTags work wonders on national highways in India!

I gave momentum to this program from December 16 and brought to this level from zero to 24%. When I took over this program only 3000 vehicles were fixed with FASTAG now it has crossed 30 lakhs in just 18 months.

 

FASTags work wonders on national highways! Toll revenue rises with up to 3 million RFID-devices being used
By: Devanjana Nag | Published: September 26, 2018 9:02 AM

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways secretary Yudhvir Singh Malik recently announced that with the growing use of FASTAG devices, which allow electronic collections at toll plazas along national highways, there has been a 24 per cent increase in toll revenue.

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Jaipur Smart City India Expo on “Integrating mobility planning and urban design”

Tomorrow speaking in Jaipur Smart City India Expo on “Integrating mobility planning and urban design”. Very Interesting Session Theme - "In rapidly urbanizing cities, the mobility and transportation system has become the main feature to test the quality of urban development. It is a scale to measure quality of life, noise and air pollution, public spaces or sociability.

Akhilesh Srivastava nominated in the Board of Governors of prestigious Engineering Council of India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote address in the Panel Discussion on Emerging Technologies

Today gave keynote address in the Panel Discussion on Emerging Technologies and its use in Highway sector and ETC at PHD chamber of commerce and industry in PHD house. PHD chamber of commerce and industry has organised summit on road safety & emerging technologies, equipments toll collection technology, use of space technology, UAVs for highway projects, open roads concept station etc. in road and highway sector in India.

 

Akhilesh Srivastava addressing the participants in the Panel Discussion-II on Electronic Toll Collection

Akhilesh Srivastava will be addressing the participants in the Panel Discussion-II on Electronic Toll Collection-Revolutionise Transportation in India 🇮🇳 at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at PHD House, New Delhi

 

 

 

Online dispute resolution mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President Naidu

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Apr 2018

New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS): Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naiud has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy.

He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here on Tuesday.

The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner.

He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law.

He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added. The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added. The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added. Following is the text of Vice President's address: "It is a pleasure to inaugurate the first National Conference on “Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism” organized by Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC) and their prime partner AICTE. With the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses, many disputes arise between parties across borders and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is, therefore, the need of the hour. It basically seeks to fast track solutions. I welcome the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. I must say that this is a laudable step to fast track dispute resolution in the country. The nation has embarked upon an ambitious program of building the physical infrastructure, highways, roads, and other related structures, to enable surface transportation sector. In the next five years, these are likely to cost the nation around Rs.105,000 crore. Housing would need an investment of Rs.65,000 crore, civic services, another Rs.45,000 crore, Core Sector construction and power sector require at least another Rs.200,000 crore. The impact of these investments and the performance of the Construction Industry on the economy of the country cannot, therefore, be overstated. Analysis of the causes of delay in contracts shows that the major reasons resulting in time over-runs, and resultant cost over-runs, are the ineffectiveness of Dispute Resolution Mechanism and the penalty clauses in contract documents. Although several modifications have been made in existing arbitration procedures, they have brought little comfort. A Survey conducted by Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) shows that disputes amounting to a large sum ( over Rs. 3, 50,000 crores) are pending with Arbitrators / Conciliators for periods ranging between 2 and 10 years. A substantial portion of Plan funds go into construction and the government is rightly disturbed over cost and time over-runs. In order to ensure speedy resolution of commercial disputes and facilitate effective conduct of international and domestic disputes, it is necessary to adopt various dispute resolution mechanisms. This shall also encourage foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business in India With the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes. Despite increasing inflow of foreign capital in the Indian economy, India’s potential to attract Foreign Direct Investment from the world has not yet been sufficiently tapped. This is happening because India lags behind other countries in having an effective dispute resolution system. Even flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. I am happy to note that to provide technical support to Arbitrators in ODR, CIAC is creating a pool of “Arbitration Systems Specialists” who would be young IT savvy engineers and post-graduates of MBA. I am told that as per projections, at least two lakh jobs would be created in this field in the next three years. It is heartening to see many of the young budding Arbitration Systems specialists in the audience. I am glad that the first major online portal for ODR, supported by CIAC and National Highways Authority of India is being launched today. This will help NHAI to expedite dispute resolution and speed up road construction. I wish all the very best for the day long deliberations. JAI HIND!"

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President

By MIL OSI - ForeignAffairs.co.nz / April 21, 2018 / Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naiud has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law. He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.

The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.

The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

Following is the text of Vice President’s address:

“It is a pleasure to inaugurate the first National Conference on “Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism” organized by Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC) and their prime partner AICTE.

With the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses, many disputes arise between parties across borders and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is, therefore, the need of the hour. It basically seeks to fast track solutions.

I welcome the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. I must say that this is a laudable step to fast track dispute resolution in the country.

The nation has embarked upon an ambitious program of building the physical infrastructure, highways, roads, and other related structures, to enable surface transportation sector. In the next five years, these are likely to cost the nation around Rs.105,000 crore. Housing would need an investment of Rs.65,000 crore, civic services, another Rs.45,000 crore, Core Sector construction and power sector require at least another Rs.200,000 crore. The impact of these investments and the performance of the Construction Industry on the economy of the country cannot, therefore, be overstated.

Analysis of the causes of delay in contracts shows that the major reasons resulting in time over-runs, and resultant cost over-runs, are the ineffectiveness of Dispute Resolution Mechanism and the penalty clauses in contract documents. Although several modifications have been made in existing arbitration procedures, they have brought little comfort.

A Survey conducted by Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) shows that disputes amounting to a large sum ( over Rs. 3, 50,000 crores) are pending with Arbitrators / Conciliators for periods ranging between 2 and 10 years.

A substantial portion of Plan funds go into construction and the government is rightly disturbed over cost and time over-runs.

In order to ensure speedy resolution of commercial disputes and facilitate effective conduct of international and domestic disputes, it is necessary to adopt various dispute resolution mechanisms. This shall also encourage foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business in India

With the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

Despite increasing inflow of foreign capital in the Indian economy, India’s potential to attract Foreign Direct Investment from the world has not yet been sufficiently tapped. This is happening because India lags behind other countries in having an effective dispute resolution system. Even flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism.

I am happy to note that to provide technical support to Arbitrators in ODR, CIAC is creating a pool of “Arbitration Systems Specialists” who would be young IT savvy engineers and post-graduates of MBA. I am told that as per projections, at least two lakh jobs would be created in this field in the next three years. It is heartening to see many of the young budding Arbitration Systems specialists in the audience.

I am glad that the first major online portal for ODR, supported by CIAC and National Highways Authority of India is being launched today. This will help NHAI to expedite dispute resolution and speed up road construction.

I wish all the very best for the day long deliberations. JAI HIND!

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President
Shall go a long way attracting more FDI and strengthen economy; Addresses the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naiud has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law. He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.

The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.

The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President

New Delhi,Apr 21,(Fast Mail):-- The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naiud has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law. He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.

The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.

The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost : M. Venkaiah Naidu

Shall go a long way attracting more FDI and strengthen economy; Addresses the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law.He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President

By TheDispatch Staff -April 21, 2018

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naiud has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law. He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.

The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.

The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Vice President

Shall go a long way attracting more FDI and strengthen economy Addresses the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naiud has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law. He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.

The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.

The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

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Smart dispute resolution necessary for promoting investments: VP

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy.

His remarks came while addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), in the capital on Saturday.

“Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view,” he said welcoming the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation.

This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

The Vice President also complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner.

The rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labelled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes,” he said.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law.

“Domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler,” he added.

Vice President Naidu also said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors.

“Flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available,” he said.

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Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative and saves time and cost: Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu as said that Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism is a laudable initiative to fast-track dispute resolution and it shall go a long way in resolving disputes, attracting more foreign investment by projecting India as an investor-friendly country and strengthen economy. He was addressing the National Conference on ‘Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism’, organized by the Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), here today. The retired Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri P.K. Malhotra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President complimented the Ministry of Law & Justice for taking the initiative in evolving this system and said this will help courts to concentrate on access to justice to people in better manner. He further said that the rapid development of the Internet and electronic commerce, Online Disputes Resolution has been labeled “a logical and natural step” as it facilitates expeditious resolution of disputes.

The Vice President said that the CIAC has been closely associated with UN Commission on international trade and law. He further said that domestic and international trade and commerce has spurred competition provide more opportunities and imputed risks. The commercial arbitration in India is witnessing a steady transition and it should become more simpler, he added.

The Vice President said that country like India having a sound legal framework and ease of doing business can become a natural choice for investors. He further said that flagship programs like establishment of Smart Cities in India would require a techno-legal smart dispute resolution mechanism. People should also be made aware of the avenues available, he added.

The Vice President said that Online Dispute Resolution mechanism is the need of the hour keeping the increase of e-commerce and e-businesses in view. He welcomed the measures taken by Ministry of Law and Justice to introduce Online Dispute Resolution through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. This results in saving a lot of time and cost, he added.

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Press Note on inauguration of ODR Portal

Another feather in the cap of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Digital India campaign was added on 10 November 2017, when Online Portal of ODR (Online Dispute Resolution) was inaugurated by Shri Satyapal Singh State Minister of Human Resource Development in All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium. ODR is going to open new fields of opportunities for the India. Apart from making India a favourite hub for Online International/National Arbitral Dispute Resolutions, it will open new job opportunities for the Indian youth.

The Ministry of Justice took forward the PM’s initiative of Online Dispute Resolution and gave the task to Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC) to develop it further. CIAC is an Independent, non-profit institution established under a MoU as a joint venture between the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

The task of development of online portal of ODR and its operationalisation was given to a committee under Chairmanship of Mr Justice Arijit Pasayat, retired Judge of Supreme Court of India and other members comprising eminent personalities Dr P R Swarup, Director General CIDC an authority on the subject and Shri Akhilesh Srivastava, CGM(IT), NHAI, a well-known figure for large-scale IT Integration & Development works in the Government Sector. The committee conceptualised the ODR mechanism, incorporated the various stages of Arbitration proceeding and developed an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Portal with the help of a Hyderabad based IT Company Srikari Impetus Solutions Pvt. Ltd. This was inaugurated by honourable State Minister HRD Shri Satyapal Singh on 10th November 2017 in AICTE auditorium, Saket, New Delhi.

 Presently more than 3 crores cases are pending in various courts of the country and 46% of these involve Government Department bodies. Hence, the Department of Justice is exploring the options for Government Departments and Organisations & others for settlement of their disputes through alternate methods like mediation, arbitration, conciliation via online means to save time. The disputing parties can visit the web portal /web links / websites and conduct end to end online arbitration proceedings starting from notice of arbitration to conduct of online hearing through Video Conference to publication of online Arbitration Award. This will result in saving of a lot of time and cost. The portal will also provide online access to various court judgments to Arbitrators as will be linked with numerous court & legal sites. To facilitate the Arbitrators, committee recommends to engage IT savvy young arbitral assistants. The Arbitral Assistants can be groomed with little training on legal and/or IT and will provide great help to the Arbitrators. This will open new job opportunities for the thousands of young people and the demography of India have full potential to make India as a favourite destination of International and National Online Dispute Resolutions.


TrafficInfraTech and Parking InfraTech Expos got off to a flying start in Hyderabad

Smart Mobility Expo is a wonderful initiative by the organizers. Talking from the NHAI perspective, I can say that we make roads but we tend to forget about the traffic management. The seminar sessions were very interactive and fruitful.


Received Award of Excellence from His Excellency Ambassador of Turkey for innovative work in Highway Sector



 

टोल पर रुकना जरूरी नहीं, 1 सितंबर से फास्टटैग वाहनों के लिए होगी विशेष लेन AUG ( 17 , 2017 )

 भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण (एनएचएआई) ने इलेक्ट्रोनिक टोल संग्रह के लिए फास्ट टैग की उपलब्धता के लिए आरबीआई और एनपीसीआई के साथ विचार विमर्श के बाद दो क्रांतिकारी कदम उठाए है। इनमे फास्टटैग की आनलाइन बिक्री और टोल प्लाजा के निकट सर्व सेवा केंद्र (सीएससी) द्वारा आफलाइन बिक्री सम्मिलित है। फास्टटैग वाहनों के लिए विशेष लेन की शुरूआत 1 सितंबर, 2017 से की जायेगी।
फास्टटैग को बैंकों की वेबसाइट, एनएचएआई वेबसाइट और आईएचएमसीएल की वेबसाइट से ऑनलाइन खरीदा जा सकता है और यह खरीदार के घर पर कोरियर के द्वारा पंहुचाया जायेगा। ऑनलाइन बिक्री के अलावा 18 अगस्त 2017 से फास्टटैग टोल प्लाजा के निकट सर्व सेवा केंद्र (सीएससी) के बिक्री केंद्र से भी खरीदे जा सकेगे। सीएससी के पास अपने विशाल नेटवर्क द्वारा कम अवधि में 20 करोड़ आधार कार्ड बनाने और डिजिटल इंडिया में कई उपलब्धियां हासिल करने का रिकार्ड दर्ज है। उम्मीद है कि सीएससी के साथ जुडने के बाद इलेक्ट्रोनिक टोल संग्रह (ईटीसी) को ओर बल मिलेगा।
सभी टोल प्लाजा में आरएफआईडी रीडर को लगाने ओर एकीकरण संबधी हाईब्रिड ईटीसी कार्य प्रगति पर है और इसके 31अक्टूबर, 2017 तक पूरा होने की संभावना है। सभी हाईब्रिड लेन में से एक को विशेष तौर पर फास्टटैग वाहनों के लिए आरक्षित रखा जायेगा। इसमें टोल भुगतान का अन्य माध्यम स्वीकार नही किया जायेगा। फास्टटैग वाहनों के लिए विशेष लेन की शुरूआत 1 सितंबर, 2017 से की जायेगी। प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के कैशलेश अर्थव्यवस्था की मुहिम के अनुरूप एनएचएआई अपने क्षेत्र में आने वाले सभी टोल प्लाजा में ईटीसी आधारभूत ढांचे की स्थापना और प्रभावी क्रियान्वयन में कार्यरत है। इस दिशा में एनएचएआई द्वारा किए जा रहे कार्य से राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग पर सफर करने वालों को सुरक्षित और सुगम यात्रा प्रदान की जा से सकेगी।
कैसे करेगा काम
ईटीसी लगे वाहनों के लिए टोल प्लाजा पर अलग से लेन होगी। प्लाजा पर लगे सेंसर फास्टटैग को कुछ मीटर की दूरी से ही पढ़ लेगा और खुद-ब-खुद टैक्स अदा हो जाएगा। कुछ देर में यात्री को उसके बैंक एकाउंट से निकलने वाले पैसे की जानकारी एसएमएस के जरिये मोबाइल पर मिल जाएगी। भविष्य में इस टैग के जरिये पेट्रोल भरवाने और राज्य सीमा के चेकपोस्ट पर भुगतान करने जैसे काम भी किए जा सकेंगे।
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हाईवे के टोल नाके पर लाइन से मिलेगा छुटकारा, NHAI ने लॉन्च की 2 नई ऐप

Manoj Kumar | Aug 17, 2017 | 5:40 PM  नई दिल्ली। देशभर में हाईवे के टोलनाकों पर टोल जमा कराने के लिए जो लंबी कतारें लगती हैं उनसे छुटकारा दिलाने के लिए भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण (NHAI) ने एक अच्‍छी शुरुआत की है। नेशनल हाईवे के टोल नाके से लंबी लाइन खत्म करने और टोल के ई- भुगतान को बढ़ावा देने के लिए NHAI ने 2 नई मोबाइल एप लॉन्च की हैं। MyFASTag और FASTag पार्टनर नाम की दोनो मोबाइल एप एंड्रायड और आईफोन के लिए उपलब्ध हैं। इन दोनो एप का मकसद ग्राहकों तक ज्यादा से ज्यादा FASTag कार्ड मुहैया कराना है।
दोनो माबाइल एप लॉन्च करने के मौके पर NHAI के चेयरमैन दीपक कुमार ने बताया कि ETC प्रोजेक्ट का उद्देश्‍य FASTag कार्ड की बिक्री बढ़ाना और उसके रिचार्ज को आसान बनाना है। रिचार्ज का मौजूदा तरीका काफी जटिल है। लॉन्च हुए नए मोबाइल एप्‍लीकेशंस की मदद से FASTag को रिचार्ज करना आसान होगा, साथ में इसकी बिक्री भी बढ़ेगी। कोई भी ग्राहक इन दोनो एप्‍स का इस्तेमाल करके अपने लिए FASTag कार्ड खरीद सकता है साथ में जरूरत पड़ने पर उसे रिचार्ज भी कर सकता है।
FASTag पार्टनर एक मर्चेंट एप है, इस एप के जरिए कॉमन सर्विस सेंटर, बैंकिंग पार्टनर और गाड़ी बेचने वाले डीलर FASTag की बिक्री कर सकते हैं। इस एप के जरिए 2013 के बाद बनी कारों में पहले से लगे हुए RDIF टैग को भी एक्‍टीवेट किया जा सकता है। एक्‍टीवेट होने के बाद RDIF टैग को भी FASTag के तौर पर इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है।
NHAI के चेयरमैन ने बताया कि देश के सभी 371 राष्ट्रीय राजमार्गों पर लगे टोल नाकों को पहली अक्टूबर से FASTag आधारित कर दिया जाएगा। हर टोल नाके पर एक ऐसी लेन होगी जि सिर्फ FASTag से ही खुलेगी, जबकि अन्य लेन FASTag के साथ दूसरे पेमेंट ऑप्शन से भी काम करेगी। पहली सितंबर 2017 से FASTag के लिए डेडीकेटिड लेन हर राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग के टोल नाके पर काम करना शुरू कर देगी।
FASTag की ऑनलाइन बिक्री को बढ़ाने के साथ इसकी ऑफलाइन बिक्री पर भी जोर दिया जा रहा है। शुक्रवार से टोल नाके के नजदीक के कॉमन सर्विस सेंटर पर यह कार्ड मिलना शुरू हो रहा है। इसके अलावा इसको जारी करने वाले बैंक की वेबसाइट, NHAI की वेबसाइट से भी इसे खरीदा जा सकता है।
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Want to breeze through toll plazas? Now, there’s an app, and a FASTag, for it!

New Delhi, Aug 17  The National Highways Authority of India’s FASTags, which are basically RFID tags attached on vehicles that can be used for electronic payment on toll plazas, can now be bought online and offline through common services centres near toll plazas.
While one app is for retail users, another app — FASTag Partner — can be used by agencies only.
The steps, taken in consultation with RBI and National Payment Corporations of India, will allow retail users to purchase FASTags online from NHAI, IHMCL (Indian Highways Management Company Ltd)and various issuing banks’ websites, and the tags will be delivered via courier within two days.
The online sale of FASTags starts on August 18.
My FASTag is a customer mobile app, where highway users can purchase and recharge their FASTag and keep track of the electronic toll collection transactions.
Another app — FASTag Partner — can be used by agencies, CSCs and vehicle dealers to upgrade the RFID tags attached in 74 lakh vehicles sold since 2013, to FASTags. There are six lakh tags in use currently.
“The apps were launched primarily to sharply improve the sale of FASTags,” Akhilesh Srivastava, CGM-IT, NHAI, said on the sidelines.
These apps can be used for purchase, recharge and grievance redressal of FASTags.
With effect from September 1, at least one lane of 371 toll plazas — the innermost lane on both sides — will be used as the exclusive tolling booth, said Deepak Kumar, Chairman, NHAI.
Moreover, with effect from October, all the lanes of toll plazas will become electronic toll collection-enabled, allowing people to pay either through cash or electronically.
NHAI collected ₹235 crore in July as toll charges through digital mode. The authority collects about ₹12,000 crore in a year as toll charges. In the 371 toll plazas, it has installed ETCs in 365 booths.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive for a cashless economy, NHAI has been working on installation and efficient execution of electronic toll collection infrastructure at all the toll plazas under its jurisdiction.
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NHAI की खास स्कीम: अब टोल प्लाजा पर बिना रुके निकल सकेंगे वाहन

 केंद्र सरकार राष्ट्रीय राजमार्गों पर टोल प्लाजा हटाकर लोगों को ट्रैफिक जाम से मुक्ति दिलाने जा रही है। इलेक्ट्रॉनिक टोल सिस्टम (ईटीसी) की मदद से वाहन टोल प्लाजा के किसी भी लेन से बिना रुके टोल टैक्स का भुगतान कर सकेंगे। दो माह में शुरुआत:भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण (एनएचएआई) इसकी शुरुआत दो माह बाद दिल्ली-मुंबई मार्ग पर पायलेट प्रोजेक्ट के रूप में करने जा रहा है। एनएचएआई के चेयरमैन ने गुरुवार को माईफास्ट टैग मोबाइल एप शुरू किया।
ज्यादातर पर ईटीसी लगे:देश के कुल 371 टोल प्लाजा में से 365 पर ईटीसी लग चुके हंै। शेष पर अक्तूबर तक लग जाएंगे। इससे टोल के भुगतान के लिए वाहनों के शीशे पर (ड्राइवर के बाई ओर) फास्टटैग लगाना होगा। टोल प्लाजा हटाने के लिए सरकार अक्तूबर में अधिसूचना जारी कर फास्टटैग को सभी वाहनों में अनिवार्य कर देगी।
24 घंटे में डिलीवरी:वाहन निर्माता कंपनियां फास्टटैग युक्त वाहन शोरूम को भेजेंगी। जिन वाहनों में फास्टटैग नहीं होगा, उनके लिए इसकी ऑनलाइन बिक्री शुरू की जाएगी। इसकी डिलीवरी 24 घंटे में होगी। कर्मचारी घर जाकर टैग लगाएंगे। इसके लिए 300 रुपये लगेंगे।
वाहन का आधार कार्ड:फास्टटैग तैयार करने वाले एनएचएआई सीजीएम (टेक्निकल) अखिलेश श्रीवास्तव ने बताया कि यह वाहन का आधार कार्ड होगा। टोल प्लाजा के स्थान पर राजमार्ग पर पोल लगाए जाएंगे, जिन पर एंटीना लगे होंगे। एंटीना के सेंसर फास्टटैग की मदद से वाहन का पूरा विवरण कंप्यूटर डाटा बेस को भेज देंगे। यदि कोई तिकड़मबाजी से बचना चाहेगा तो आगे पकड़ा जाएगा।
ट्रक प्रतिदिन ज्यादा दूरी तय कर सकेंगे
प्रथम चरण में दिल्ली-जयपुर
सेक्शन पर टोल प्लाजा हटाकर प्रयोग करेंगे। इसकी सफलता के बाद देशभर के टोल प्लाजा को हटाया जाएगा। निर्बाध आवागमन से ट्रक रोजाना 300 की बजाए 500 किलोमीटर दूरी तय कर सकेंगे।
1. फास्टटैग में 500 से लेकर 10000 रुपये का रिचार्ज
2. पैसा कटने की सूचना एसएमएस से मिलेगी
3. भविष्य में पेट्रोल, राज्य सीमा पर चेक पोस्ट पर भुगतान भी
4. फास्टटैग 130 रुपये में
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Soon, your car will get an ‘Aadhaar’ card

Updated: September 1, 2017 22:23 IST | Mamuni Das

RFID tags for vehicles promise gains for users as well as road authorities

Fastags, which are basically RFID tags for vehicles that allow uninterrupted passage through toll plazas on online payment of toll charges, are likely to emerge as Aadhar-like unique identity numbers for vehicles in the country.
Senior officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have already started referring to these tags as ‘vehicle Aadhar’ in their meetings. Besides enabling trucks and vehicles to zoom through toll plazas, these tags allow users to get discounted toll charges and probably even discounted fuel.

These also enable the government to track vehicles, at least on the national highways (NH).
To start with, the tags just stored vehicle data such as registration number and class of vehicle, which help determine the exact charges at each toll booth it crosses.
Recently, NHAI has also started putting encrypted vehicle related data like engine and chassis number in these tags. Moreover, the tags have the capacity to store more data such as pollution under control, insurance and even GSTIN number.

Numerous benefits

With the storage of pollution and insurance data, agencies wanting to check vehicles violating these norms can do so by installing tag readers within cities, particularly in the planned smartcities, Akhilesh Srivastava, CGM-IT, NHAI, told BusinessLine.
In the backdrop of the recent Supreme Court order on privacy, NHAI is ensuring that it protects the data by sharing the “bare minimum information” with agencies to activate the tags, said Srivastava.
As of now six lakh such tags have been fixed on vehicles. Of the ₹50-crore toll charges collected every day, NHAI now collects about ₹8 crore, or 17.4 per cent, through Fastags. Last year’s demonetisation move gave the tag a bigger push.
Almost all the NH toll plazas are being enabled with RFID readers. This will help prevent revenue losses at toll plazas by cutting down the possibility of reflecting a lower revenue receipt than the actual fee. The system is also expected to improve the safety of toll plaza handlers.
At least one lane of about 371 NH toll plazas have become RFID reader enabled. All lanes are expected to be electronically enabled by October, helping the government track all vehicles across the NH network.
These 371 RFID enabled plazas are spread over 50,000 km of the NH network, constituting roughly 48 per cent of the full stretch of India’s highways. This is managed by NHAI.
Another 48-odd toll booths spread over 50,000 km of NH is managed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. For this part of the network, Indian Highways Management Co Ltd (IHMCL), a company which is implementing the electronic toll system for the national highways, and in which NHAI has a stake, has recently got the mandate to make electronic toll plazas. “This should be done in six-eight months,” said Srivastava.
To ensure faster and wider adoption of the tags, NHAI recently launched two apps — one which enables users to buy tags from issuing banks and websites of NHAI and IHMCL; and another vehicle dealers, IOC, etc. Those selling and activating tags include banks such as SBI, ICICI, Axis, IDBI and small finance bank Equitas, as well as PayTM.
“About 50,000 end-users have downloaded the app in the last 12 days,” said Srivastava. NHAI has also roped in the Common Service Centres that distribute Aadhar numbers to people to sell the Fastags.

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In big hurry? No time to stop? Now, cruise through all toll plazas on national highways courtesy FASTag

By: FE Online | New Delhi | Published: September 1, 2017 10:39 PM  FASTag is a RFID tag available both online and offline through banks and common service centres.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Monday said that a dedicated lane for FASTag enabled vehicles has been operationalised at all toll plazas on national highways across the country from Friday, Press Trust of India reported. The step has been taken to facilitate hassle-free passage for the FASTag enabled vehicles. “NHAI achieved the first milestone in electronic toll collection when it operationalised one dedicated FASTag lane at all toll plazas from today. Now FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane without stopping at toll plazas on national highways,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. PTI reports that FASTag is a RFID tag available both online and offline through banks and common service centres. NHAI had launched two mobile applications last month for ease of obtaining FASTags. “Thousands of road users have downloaded the applications and purchased FASTags in less than two weeks. The penetration of FASTag has increased to 18 per cent as on August 31, 2017,” PTI quoted agency as saying. As per the report, the government has made it mandatory that the new vehicles being sold with effect from October 1, 2017, will be affixed with active FASTag.

The statement said that the “FASTag Partner App” will help more than 6,000 dealers in the country and facilitate them the access to a single platform and activate the FASTag at the time of delivery of the vehicle. In addition, the authority has even started a number of awareness campaigns to make road users aware of the FASTag and its benefits. “NHAI officers have been tasked to visit toll plazas personally and ensure operationalisation of single dedicated electronic toll collection lane. NHAI plans that as penetration of FASTag increases, more and more lanes will be dedicated to ETC,” the statement said as per PTI.

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Now, zip through dedicated FASTag lane at toll plazas

Updated: Sep 02, 2017, 01.36 AM IST

NEW DELHI: To facilitate hassle-free passage, a dedicated lane for FASTag enabled vehicles has been operationalised at all toll plazas on national highways across the country from today, the government said.
"NHAI achieved the first milestone in electronic toll collection when it operationalised one dedicated FASTag lane at all toll plazas from today. Now FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane without stopping at toll plazas on national highways," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The FASTag is an RFID tag available both online and offline through banks and common service centres.
Two mobile applications were launched by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) last month for ease of obtaining FASTags.
"Thousands of road users have downloaded the applications and purchased FASTags in less than two weeks. The penetration of FASTag has increased to 18 per cent as on August 31, 2017," the statment said.
The government of India has mandated that new vehicles being sold with effect from October 1, 2017 will be affixed with active FASTag.

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