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Arunachal Govt set to go paperless

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, June 23 - Taking the e-governance initiative a step ahead in the State, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to go paperless. The decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the State Chief Secretary, Shakuntala Gamlin, here today.

The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary (Home & Personnel), Secretary (IT), Secretary (Planning), Director (IT) and a team of officers from the NIC, New Delhi, led by Senior Technical Director Rachna Srivastava.

The NIC team made a detailed presentation on the �e-office suite� � a successful government office solution developed by the NIC, Government of India. The application in addition to the file management system also has provision for Knowledge Management System (KMS), e-leave, e-tour, e-service book, Information Management System (PIMS) and Collaboration and Messaging Services (CAMS).

The main features of the application will entail that all government files will be processed and decisions taken electronically by using digital signatures by all decision-makers. The file tracking system will ensure speedy decision-making and transparency in decisions will be ensured.

It was decided that by August 15, the e-office suite will be made functional at the State�s Civil Secretariat after which there will be no manual movement of files.

A project steering committee and a project implementation committee will be set up to ensure that the project is implemented on time. A comprehensive training module will be put into place to train all users of the application. Digitization of the legacy data will be undertaken to ensure continuity.

It may be recalled that the Chief Secretary recently had a detailed meeting with the Secretary, DEITY (Department of Electronics & Information Technology) and the Director General, NIC, to push for the development of IT in the State. This initiative is one of the outcomes of that successful meeting, said an official release here.

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