New Delhi: Delhi government on Tuesday approved the implementation of e-office in all its departments and autonomous bodies in a time bound manner, becoming the first state government to do so.
“In the First phase, it will be implemented in 15 departments of the government. Simultaneously all other departments and their attached offices will also start necessary preparations for implementation of e-office. In the said 15 departments, there will be no physical movement of files from 1st December this year,” read the Delhi government press release.
“In the current paper based file system substantial time is spent in creating, searching and transferring documents, files. There is loss of files also due to theft / fire etc. There are lot of papers which are used and large amount of storage space is required. The physical files are also prone for manipulation. Delhi government in order to provide a transparent, efficient, time bound services to the public has decided to implement e-office. E-office provides an effective mechanism to work in a paperless environment, monitor the performance of individuals, enabling employees to work at their convenience etc,” it further added.