Cabinet Secretariat to go paperless from next year

As part of the government`s e-governance programme, the Cabinet Secretariat will go "paperless" from next financial year onwards.

Updated: Jul 17, 2010, 00:54 AM IST

New Delhi: As part of the government`s
e-governance programme, the Cabinet Secretariat will go
"paperless" from next financial year onwards.

"The Cabinet Secretariat will go paperless from April
1, 2011, at least in its internal functioning," Cabinet
Secretary K M Chandrasekhar told reporters after the meeting
of apex committee of the National e-Governance Plan here.
He said the Cabinet Secretariat would "strongly
encourage" other government departments to follow suit.

Special secretary in the department of Administrative
Reforms and Public Grievances D V Singh said digital form of
files will help in making easy and right decisions.

"The software is ready and the pilot project will
commence on December 31 this year," he said, adding the
hardware was being purchased and the training of staff was
also progressing.

-PTI