The Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) of the Ministry of Railways has launched a New Online Vendor Registration System (NOVRS).
The highlights of the NOVRS include public access to information, expeditious process completion with defined timelines, simplification of procedures, round-the-year services, availability of all related information on RDSO Website, constant monitoring at all levels, regular updating of online data and user friendly interface among others. Under NOVRS, the vendor is not required to come to the RDSO for his/her registration. The NOVRS allows for a system generated alert which will flash to all concerned officials and higher ups for immediate corrective action in the concerned matter. Talking about improvements, now both the activities of document scrutiny & physical verification will start simultaneously reducing the time per cycle. Also, the vendor can now easily deposit the registration fee, submit documents, download technical drawings & specifications as well as interact with the RDSO online. At each stage the vendor would get a system generated alert / acknowledgment regarding status of his case with details. Details of all cases are now available in public domain and the RDSO is ensuring the regular updating of this data for all stakeholders and general public.