Andhra Pradesh, a pioneering state in implementing e-Governance initiatives, is set to take another giant step by introducing e-Office system in all districts.
e-Office will be introduced on a pilot basis in all 13 districts in June followed by a full-scale launch in July, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced at the two-day conference of district collectors here today.
Already 2,23,582 files with 1,72,40,119 pages have been scanned and kept ready while another 2,02,193 files would also be digitised soon.
Incidentally, a first-of-its-kind e-Cabinet system is already in place, enabling paperless meetings of the state Cabinet, with the Chief Minister and his colleagues using iPads for transacting the agenda.
The Chief Minister directed officials to constitute a Cyber Security wing to ensure safety of the electronic files.
A three-member committee would also be constituted to prepare the e-file protocol.
He directed the Information Technology Department to submit quarterly reports on e-files and e-Office implementation.
“Many files come to my office but only some are directly placed before me depending on one’s likes. But with e-Office, priorities can be easily listed and I can directly peruse them,” the Chief Minister remarked.
Even the employees associations were happy with the e-Office system as it eases the work, he said.
Advisor to government (Information Technology) J Satyanarayana made a presentation on various e-Governance initiatives.
Chief Secretary Satya Prakash Tucker and other top bureaucrats attended.