Now LESA down on CMC Code!
A MUCH HUE and cry was made over the CMC Ltd not handing over the service code to enable the launch of e-Suvidha in the State Capital. But, now when the CMC has given in writing saying it is willing to provide the code, LESA doesn?t want to take the code.india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 00:03 IST
A MUCH HUE and cry was made over the CMC Ltd not handing over the service code to enable the launch of e-Suvidha in the State Capital.
But, now when the CMC has given in writing saying it is willing to provide the code, LESA doesn’t want to take the code.
Principal Secretary, IT, Zohara Chatterji last month wrote to the UPPCL management saying that the launch of Government’s e- Suvidha project was getting delayed due to the CMC not disclosing the source code to the e-Suvidha. She said that the e-Suvidha team was wasting time, as it was not able to operate the system. Under the new project, LESA’s billing system shall go to e-Suvidha.
As per the UPPCL and CMC agreement, the copyrights for Application Software rest with the CMC Ltd.
“Despite this we have agreed to provide the source code to LESA,” said CMC branch manager Ajay Singh, adding, “The delay in providing the same has been due to the approval needed be taken from our higher management, as this was a policy decision.” But now, our problem is whom to hand over the code?
However, though the company is ready to part with the source code, at the same it wants that LESA alone should use the code and the same should not be transferred to any other agency for its commercial use other than that at LESA. Singh said the company would take an undertaking from UPPCL/LESA to this effect.
“We have agreed to provide knowledge transfer to e-Suvidha officials so that they can take it on their own in near future,” added he.
LESA Chief General Manager, Krishna Gopal said that the CMC had given in writing saying it was ready to hand over the source code to LESA. “But we cannot take the source code till the e-Suvidha team is capable of using the code and handling the system,” he said. He further stated that earlier e-Suvidha project was to be launched on June 8 but now it had been again postponed by a month. “So will have extended our agreement with LESA for one month more,” the CGM said.