In yet another administrative change in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed officials to implement e-office system in the state secretariat from October 1, 2017, PTI reported. According to the report, Yogi Adityanath has also asked the officials to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the e-office system by June 15, 2017. Under this system, physical files would be gradually replaced by digital files. This would expedite the disposal of files and prevent in the wastage of time. An official spokesperson spoke to PTI and said that Rahul Bhatnagar, the Chief Secretary was directed by Chief Minister Adityanath to present a DPR of the e-office system implementation by June 15.
He said, “The CM has stressed that was most necessary for better maintenance and upkeep of records and files and making the running of the system more easy and transparent”. According to the report, the Chief Minister is also known to have formed a group of officials who would be deliberating the concerned software hardware and the training of personnel, as well as creating the pathway to digitise the existing physical files to implement the system.
Earlier last month, in an attempt to increase the efficiency of government offices, Yogi Adityanath had ordered the installation of biometric machines to mark attendance of officials in public offices up to Block level, Indian Express had reported. releasing an official statement, the Chief Minister had said, “Efforts should be made to ensure that a biometric system of attendance is installed up to the block level. Apart from this, a board be put up at every village panchayat, which will have information about contact details of the village pradhan and details of the ongoing works.”