Chief Minister approves a file of the IT & Electronics department with his digital signature
A significant step in the direction of making the secretariat paperless
Chief Minister issues directives to district magistrates and divisional commissioners through ‘e-office’ application
State government committed towards providing departmental services and information to people through electronics delivery system
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav took a significant step towards improving the work culture, efficiency and bringing in transparency (good governance) today along with realizing the dream of green governance. In the first phase, a decision was taken to make the IT & Electronics department ‘paperless’ and signed on a file with his authorized digital signature. This also kick started the process of creating a paperless environment in the state secretariat.
The Chief Minister executed this work at his 5, Kalidas Marg official residence. This is a significant step in creating paperless environment in the secretariat by the state government. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also used the ‘e-office’ application developed by the NIC and issued instructions to all the divisional commissioners and district magistrates.
In his instructions, Mr. Yadav said that no roadblocks should come in between providing important services and information like issuing of certificates etc to the people and said that commissioners and district magistrates should periodically review the progress of this interface with regards to various schemes and projects undertaken by the state government so that unnecessary and cumbersome procedures faced by people are cut short and redressal of their problems expedited.
The Chief Minister also said that the state government was committed to providing information and different services through an electronic delivery mechanism. Mandatory requirement of affidavits for different government services had already been done away with by the state government and in place of this; self attested affidavits have been put in place. By this the common man will not only save on time but also money.
Mr. Akhilesh Yadav further said that after making the procedure of secretariat ‘paperless’, movement of files of various government programmes and schemes would be expedited and through electronic mechanism their movement will be tracked to ascertain where the file was located. The Chief Minister also warned officials that any hold on files will not be tolerated and acted upon.
Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Rakesh Garg informed that Uttar Pradesh has now become the first state in the country where the said system has been developed and implemented in record time. Principal Secretary IT & Electronics Mr. Jeevesh Nandan informed that with the new system in place, age old problems like files getting lost or getting torn would be a thing of past and all files now on would be stored safely in the ‘state data centre’. The ‘e-office’ application used in this project has been developed by NIC.
Mr. Nandan also informed that the ‘state data centre’ has been developed on the virtualization concept and established on ultra-modern cloud computing system. Back up of all the files would be routinely done and through disaster recovery site, the state will be tension free of getting this data lost in case of any emergency or disaster.
Also present on the occasion were Health Minister Mr. Ahmad Hasan, Political Pension Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, CM Consultant Mr. Amod Kumar, Special Secretary to the CM, Mr. Rigzian Sampheal, Special Secretary (IT & Electronics) Mr. GS Naveen Kumar and other senior officers.