by admin | Aug 27, 2021 | Uncategorized
Annual Quality Assurance Reports
Best Practice – 2
Unique Book-Keeping System with Monthly Internal Audit.
Goal– The general health of any institution or organization depends upon its financial health which in turn depends upon how the financial resources available are recorded, managed and utilized. BLJS College is a privately managed but government aided institution and fund in-flow is from various sources e.g. Government, UGC, College Resources and The College Management. However the funds out-flow involves many expenditures heads like Main Fund/Management Fund, Amalgamated Fund, Student Fund, Development Fund, Self Financing Fund, R.K. Fund, UGC Fund etc. In order to keep a proper check on the income and the expenditure the college has devised a unique internal audit system so that a proper record with transparency of accounts can be maintained resulting in a sound financial discipline.
The Context- In matters of finance the possibility of human error as also mischief is always distinct. And wherever there is a possibility of dishonesty and fraud, the victim is always the institution. Here in this case the College Management, the Government of Haryana and the UGC. The expenditures are also multi directional in the sense that some parts of the fund are diverted to the university, some to the student welfare activities, another part goes to salary and pension heads. A large chunk of funds is spent on infrastructural such other requirements. In this complex and multilayered context it is important that a transparent system is evolved and for this college has devised a unique multi step internal audit system with the help of which all transactions can be monitored and scanned in an effective manner.
The Practice- The practice devised and evolved by the college is unique. All the bills submitted along with the wares purchased are entered in the central stock register. Each concerned department also maintains its own stock register which is verified at the end of each academic session. For a purchase of more than 500/- rupees a committee is constituted and quotations are invited. The firm quoting lowest rates for any job or purchase is given an order for the same. The concerned committee makes a formal check about the work done or items purchased before final entry is made in the stock registers. The bills then are sent to the accounts clerk who after scrutiny records these bills in various cash books, journals and ledgers. There after he presents the vouchers to the college bursar who also makes a thorough scrutiny before he recommends the bills for final payments. It may also be mentioned here that all the recurring and capital expenditures are recorded regularly in the books of accounts like trial balance, cash books, journals and ledgers, receipt and payments accounts, income and expenditure accounts and finally in the balance sheet for each and every head of accounts for various funds effectively managed and recorded in the books manually these accounts are also maintained through computer. All these account details are compiled on a monthly basis and then sent to the head quarters of the College Managing Body at Delhi and are scrutinized by internal auditors appointed specifically for the same purpose and discrepancies if any are pointed out and rectified at the college level to make the practice unique in itself. This unique internal system imposes a self discipline which checks carelessness, dishonesty and extravagance allowing the college a leverage to utilize and mobilize its funds in a careful and balanced manner. In addition to the internal monthly audit there are regular government and university audits thus a three tier audit system becomes an effective tool for a sound financial management mechanism. It is pertinent to suggest that the all financial accounts of the college are put under a scanner by a qualified and competent C.A. annually also.
Evidence of Success- All the financial records are maintained both manually and in computerized form. The college is able to plan ahead for its activities and development without getting bogged down by unclear financial situations. In fact the college always has a blue print of its infrastructural plans and clear cut financial picture as to from where the funds would be available for the execution of these plans. As a result the College Management and Administration is able provide adequate funds for the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff other than the sanctioned and regular posts. The result of the practice indicates that proper financial management with the internal audit system on a monthly basis can lead to a healthy academic environment in any institution of higher learning and can act as a safeguard against so many mal-practices.
Problems Encountered and Resources Required -The only constraint that the college faces is that sometimes things and projects get delayed due to monthly internal audit and the queries raised by the head office.
by admin | Mar 30, 2020 | Notice
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) store, analyze and visualize data for geographic positions on Earth’s surface. GIS is a computer-based tool that examines spatial relationships, patterns and trends. By connecting geography with data, GIS better understands data using a geographic context.
GIS Data Layers
The 4 main ideas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are:
Create geographic data.
Manage it in a database.
Analyze and find patterns.
Visualize it on a map.
Because viewing and analyzing data on maps impacts our understanding of data, we can make better decisions using GIS. It helps us understand what is where. Analysis becomes simple. Answers become clear.
Every day, GIS powers millions of decisions around world. It makes a big impact in our life and you might not even realize. For example, we use GIS for:
Pinpointing new store locations
Reporting power outages
Analyzing crime patterns
Routing in car navigation
Forecasting and predicting weather
Because you don’t fully understand your data until you see how it relates to other things in a geographic context.
Visualize Data by Making Spreadsheets Come to Life
I think you’ll agree:
It’s REALLY hard to visualize latitudes and longitudes coordinates from a spreadsheet.
City Latitude Longitude
Seattle 47.5° -122.3°
New York 40.7 -73.9°
Miami 25.8° -80.2°
Los Angeles 33.9° -118.2°
But when you add these positions on a map, it’s like magic to the reader.
That’s because maps make geographic information easier to understand.
When you have geographic context, you don’t only see where they are in a map. But you can:
Calculate how far points are from each other
Check if points are clustered for patterns and trends
Find the optimal route between cities
Components of Geographic Information Systems
The 3 main components of Geographic Information Systems are:
1. DATA: GIS stores location data as thematic layers. Each data set has an attribute table that stores information about the feature. The two main types of GIS data are raster and vector:
Raster look like grids because they store data in rows and columns. They can be discrete or continuous. For example, we often represent land cover, temperature data and imagery as raster data.
Vectors are points, lines and polygons with vertices. For example, fire hydrants, contours and administrative boundaries are often vectors.
2. HARDWARE: Hardware runs GIS software. It could be anything from powerful servers, mobile phones or a personal GIS workstation. The CPU is your workhorse and data processing is the name of the game. Dual monitors, extra storage and crisp graphic processing cards are must-haves too in GIS.
3. SOFTWARE: ArcGIS and QGIS are the leaders in GIS software. GIS software specialize in spatial analysis by using math in maps. It blends geography with modern technology to measure, quantify and understand our world.
Drive Decisions with Spatial Analysis
Never before have we had more pressing issues in need of a geospatial perspective. For example, climate change, natural disasters and population are all geographic in nature. These global issues need location-based knowledge that can only come from a GIS.
Most people think GIS is only about “making maps”. But we harness the power of GIS because of the insights of spatial analysis. We use spatial analysis through math in maps. Spatial analysis is difficult with paper maps so that’s why we need GIS. Here are examples of spatial analysis:
The buffer tool generates a polygon around features at a set distance. By creating buffers, you can find the surrounding features that are within buffers.
IDW Power 2
Hot spots highlights areas that have clusters of points. Whereas cold spots have a small density of points.
80% of the informational needs of local government are related to geographic location.
But recently, researchers have cut this percent to 60% in 2012. Either way, geography is a big component of data.
From planning a pipeline to navigating ships, spatial problems need spatial thinkers. This is why Geographic Information Systems has expanded into countless disciplines. GIS careers are booming for:
CARTOGRAPHERS create maps. In fact, the origin of “cartographer” comes from charta which means “tablet or leaf of paper” and graph “to draw”
DATABASE MANAGERS store and extract information from structured sets into spatial databases.
REMOTE SENSING SPECIALISTS use aerial, satellite imagery and remote sensing software.
SPATIAL ANALYSTS use geoprocessing tools to manipulate, extract, locate and analyze geographic data.
GIS All Started by Mapping Cholera
In 1854, cholera hit the city of London, England. No one knew where the disease started. So, British physician John Snow started mapping the outbreak. It wasn’t just the disease. But he also mapped out roads, property boundaries and water lines.
When he added these features to a map, something interesting happened. He noticed that cholera cases were only along one water line. This was a major breakthrough that connected geography to public health safety and
In 1968, a man by the name of Roger Tomlinson started piecing together modern computing with maps. In fact, he first coined the term “GIS” in his paper “A Geographic Information System for Regional Planning“. At this moment, GIS truly became a computer-based tool for storing map data. In 2014, Roger Tomlinson later passed away and will always be remembered as the “father of GIS”.
GIS uses and applications.
ENVIRONMENT: By far, the heaviest users are for the environment. For example, conservationists use GIS for climate change, groundwater studies and impact assessments.
MILITARY AND DEFENSE: Military are heavy users for GIS. They use it for location intelligence, logistics management and spy satellites.
AGRICULTURE: Farmers use it for precision farming, soil mapping and crop productivity.
FORESTRY: Foresters manage timber, track deforestation and inventory forest stands with GIS.
BUSINESS: More on the business side of things, GIS is for site selection, consumer profiling and customer prospecting.
REAL ESTATE: Examples in real estate include market analysis, home valuations and zoning.
PUBLIC SAFETY: GIS shows the spread of disease, disaster response and public health.
What Can GIS Do For You?
Geographic Information Systems better answer questions about location, patterns and trends. For example:
1. Where are land features found? If you need to find the closest gas station, GIS can show you the way. GIS can find optimal location by connecting traffic volumes, zoning information and demographics.
2. What geographical patterns exist? In conservation, we want to know animal habitat using GPS collars and land cover. By knowing animal locations, we can correlate preferred land types with GPS locations. In the end, we have a massive database with all types of species of animals.
3. What changes have occurred over a given period of time? Time is the missing element to study change. For example, we understand change through remote sensing of the environment. Also, we better predict disasters by finding change over time.
4. What are the spatial implications? If a company wants to build a new project, GIS excels in storing environment data. Most environmental assessments use GIS to understand impact of projects in the landscape.
What is Geographic Information Science (GISc)?
While Geographic Information Systems answers “what” and “where”, Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is concerned with the “how” and its development.
How will GIS grow in upcoming years? This is a question that is Geographic Information Science understands best.
Geographic Information Science provides all the building blocks for Geographic Information Systems. It draws from computer science, mathematics, geography, statistics, cartography, and geology.
Data in a geographic information system is referenced with locations (geographic coordinates)
map of everything from general reference, physical, climate and elections,health or any other element can be prepared if u hv digital data and Geo referenced the places for which you want to prepare map.