In a significant move to enhance transparency in the processing and
settlement of bills, Indian Railways have introduced a bill tracking system for
contractors and vendors of Indian Railways to track status of their bills. This
is in line with the emphasis given by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on
increased use of information technology to go digital and online with a view to
promote transparency and efficiency in the system.
The vendors and contractors need to register with the online IT platform
developed in house by CRIS, New Delhi called Indian Railways E-Procurement
System (IREPS). The registration enables them to see their bill status with
dates through various stages of processing of bills, the stage at which it is
lying, the amount for which it is passed and other details. The history feature
is also available so that a vendor can see the history of the bills submitted.
The bill tracking facility is available to the vendors/contractors of goods
and services. The infirmities in the bill that need to be addressed are also
visible to the vendor/contractor. The bill details are available on http://ireps.gov.in.
It has been further reiterated that all bills will be settled within 30 days of
To facilitate the vendor, a help facility has also been added. Detailed
user Manuals are uploaded on the site for easy access and is available on the
learning centre link of the home page of IREPS.