NEW DELHI, May 15: Central Government Ministries and departments will now be rewarded for successful implementation of e-Office or ‘paperless office’ initiative.
The move is aimed at improving the ease of governance and expediting the administrative process.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh has written to all Ministers to take urgent action to shift to paperless functioning mode in a time bound manner.
He said that It is one of the priority works of the Government and has written to all Ministers for going paperless.
The e-Office will help in speeding up administrative work and result in saving money for the exchequer.
Singh said those doing exemplary work in this project may be given awards for excellence in public administration, which are given annually by the Prime Minister on Civil Services day.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has completely transformed itself to an e-Office platform, while the Ministry of Rural Development is close to achieving it,” the letter said, citing works done by the two Government departments.