Saturday, December 03, 2011

Office files in 12 Central govt ministries to move electronically by March 2012

Moving Towards Museum!
IF THE government has its way, the files as we see on an officer's table, will become museum items. Instead sarkari files will move from one officer to another electronically, as e-files. An officer’s desk will be clean and clear with no files, except a desktop and maybe an i-Pad. According to current plans, e-office will be implemented in 12 ministries by March 2012, and in 29 ministries during 2012-13, secretary of the department of administrative reforms RC Misra said in a conference recently. By March 2017, all the Central ministries and departments are proposed to be covered under e-office scheme under which files will move electronically, and other government areas such as budget management, leave management, tour management and messaging management etc. will be managed in a computerized manner. And that will improve efficiency, quality and effectiveness of government responses and reduce turnaround time. This will also increase transparency and accountability, and provide cost effective e-storage facility in an environment and eco-friendly manner.
Maybe, the government officers will miss the way they borrow files "unoffially" from one another.

Action and Appointments
a) Neela Gangadharan, a 1975 batch Kerala cadre IAS and presently secretary, department of justice, has been appointed as secretary in the ministry of women and child development.
b) Devender Kumar Sikri, a 1975 batch Gujarat cadre IAS, has been appointed as secretary, department of justice.
c) Shashi Shekhar, a 1981 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS and currently joint secretary in the ministry of new and renewable energy, has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of administrative reforms and public grievances.
d) Anand Singh, a 2000 batch Kerala cadre IAS, has been appointed as private secretary to the minister of state for external affairs E Ahmed, at the rank of a deputy secretary.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear about governments investing in the latest technology. This form of archiving and filing does not only help preserve important documents, it also conserve paper. Now the government can hire an effective shredding services Orange County.