The work on automation at the office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Farms (RFSCF) is unlikely to complete by the deadline set for March 2006.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian government are jointly financing the Tk 45.2 million automation project, which is being implemented by South Asian Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF).
"The automation project taken up early last year is expected to be completed by March 2007, but the huge task of archive automation might delay full implementation of the project before December 2007," said an engineer while talking to the FE Tuesday.
Under the project, data processing, scanning, software development at a cost of Tk 20 million are expected to be completed by December and the remaining initial task of automation, including the training of manpower and installation of equipment in the office will be completed next year.
A data-base application software, which has to be developed locally, will be installed for the automation of RJSCF, said the engineer.
Before the installation of data base application software another software based on excel will be needed to install and it will be collected from the market.
RJSCF, which is responsible for registration of all companies and farms of the country, is running with a meagre 32 employees.
The RJSCF's current manpower requirement is one hundred. However, it has a provision to appoint 41 officials.
Due to complex organogram of recruitment the recruitment of the manpower is being delayed.