Govt to digitise files to tackle RTI pleas

Government informed the Lok Sabha of its plans to digitise non-sensitive files to efficiently tackle RTI applications.

Updated: Dec 21, 2011, 16:50 PM IST

New Delhi: Government is planning to
digitise non-sensitive files to efficiently deal with RTI
applications and improve efficiency in governance, the Lok
Sabha was informed today.

"Yes," was the written reply from Minister of State for
Personnel and Public Grievances V Narayanasamy to the Lower
House when asked whether the government proposes to
computerise all non-sensitive files so as to reduce the burden
of RTI applications.

He said the Government of India, in recognition of the
long-felt need for efficiency in government processes and
service delivery mechanisms, has included e-Office as one of
the Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under the National
e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

"The e-Office MMP is aimed at introducing the concept of
less paper and efficient offices in all the Government of
India offices," Narayanasamy said.
The broad objective of e-Office includes improving
efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of government
responses along with reducing turnaround time and to meet the demand
of the citizen charter.

PTI