Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is Government of India's flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner. SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the entire country and address the needs of 192 million children in 1.1 million habitations. The programme seeks to open new schools in those habitations which do not have schooling facilities and strengthen existing school infrastructure through provision of additional class rooms, toilets, drinking water, maintenance grant and school improvement grants. SSA, Karnataka is the state nodal agency for managing and executing the scheme.
Under SSA, Karnataka has seen massive infrastructure development at the school level. Its current mandate covers more than 10,000 schools scattered across the state under different levels of development. Efficient managing and monitoring of the civil construction work is crucial to the success of the project. To ensure this, SSA has appointed 3rd party consultants to independently visit each school under the program and provide detailed reports on the quality of works being executed.
However, it is not just supervision that is critical to success. Timely and quick submission of reports regarding the quality of execution for the ongoing civil work is vital towards ensuring that the project meets its goals.
SSA Karnataka was looking for a secure and scalable solution that could deliver reports rapidly and with a quick turnaround time. This would ensure that work reviews could be completed quickly and accurately.
FieldReports studied the problem and important pain points. After due consultation with all PMC companies involved in the inspections, FieldReports developed an integrated solution that unified the data entry format. This ensured that all stakeholders were on the same page and submitted information that was cohesive and analogous. After due competitive evaluation of top notch solutions Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Karnataka chose FieldReports for its readiness and field tested platform which was proven in exacting Indian scenarios. After successful implementation, Field engineers were equipped with Android powered Smartphones loaded with the FieldReports application to conduct their daily reports.
Further, FieldReports provided form customization services and a custom central dashboard where inspection reports could be viewed immediately after submission.
Thousands of reports have been sent in by the consultant supervisors visiting the schools. The resulting reports archive and repository reports in six months is a rich dataset comprising checklists, images, GPS locations and signatures.
SSA Karnataka looks at FieldReports as an effective partner and enabler of its vision and mission.