The Challenge and the Mission:
A simple task of movement of money from one level of government to the final expenditure entity can be a lengthy process in India. The process results in significant delays in funds reaching the last mile; uncertainty for intended recipients; administrative burden for front line managers; poor quality of audit and large amounts of unutilized funds. By one estimate, at any given time there is an unspent balance of approximately Rs. 1 lakh crore parked in various bank accounts across the administrative system. The Public Finance Management Mission aims to improve the financial health of the Government, adapt to dynamic and evolving needs, ensure a functioning and responsive service delivery system by deploying available funds in ways that creates and strengthens the enabling environment for businesses and individuals to prosper and stay healthy. This will be done by creating an Open Digital Platform for public finance management.
This is a “change at scale” role with the responsibility of designing & building a National PFM Stack as public digital good and building an open digital ecosystem for enabling a national scale implementation in government bodies in states and center.
Keeping a clear vision for the program, and a clear understanding of the platform needs, the platform architect has to map out the components that will constitute platform solutions and how they are going to work together.
Founded by Nandan Nilekani (founder Infosys) and Srikanth Nadhamuni (ex CTO Aadhaar) with the mission to "Transform Governance at a massive Scale & Speed". They are funded by Nandan Nilekani, Sir Ratan Tata Trusts and Omidyar Network. At a very fundamental level, we are like a Digital Operating System for the cities across India; Our open source stack enables digitization of services, automation of processes, and drives revenue collection by putting robust digital applications in areas like property tax, water charges, trade licenses etc. And most importantly we empower citizens by providing them access to more than 60 services through multiple channels like mobile, web etc. We currently operate in 1500+ towns and cities across India. The platform enables ~ 75 lakh transactions per year and has benefited more than 11 Crore people.
We offer several things that sets us apart from other opportunities: