The Ministry of Environment launched the National Transit Pass System (NTPS), an online system for issuing transit permits for timber, bamboo, and other forest produce. It was virtually inaugurated by the Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar. The System will make the process of getting permits faster and without physically going to forest department offices. The pilot project will function in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Telangana fro now.
National Transit Pass System (NTPS):
♦ The NTPS will enhance the seamless movement of forest produce.
♦ NTPS is a role-based and work-flow based application that is available on computers and mobile devices.
♦ The system will make the process of getting permits faster and without physically going to get the pass. It will save time and energy.
♦ Under NTPS, through mobile application e-pass will be issued for transit of forest produce.
♦ NTPS is aimed to bring ease of business and expedite issuance of transit permits for timber, bamboo and other minor forest produce without physically going to forest offices.
♦ NTPS will replace the manual paper-based transit system by online transit system and will bring in one permit for whole India for transit of timber, bamboo and other minor forest produce for ease of doing business.