Punjab goes totally Hi-Tech as Capt. Amarinder Singh launches ‘e-Office’ for Electronic File Movement
To make decision making in the government efficacious and transparent, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday (01/11/2019) launched the eOffice facility, to facilitate seamless electronic movement of government files. Punjab is the one of the topmost states in the country to roll out such an across-the-board e-Office initiative covering more than 2 lakh employee.Launching the hi-tech inter and intra departmental service facility along with his cabinet colleagues just before the Cabinet Meeting here at Punjab Bhawan, the Chief Minister asked the officers to continuously innovate to leverage the latest advancements in the field of information technology for the larger public good.The new eOffice programme, set to replace IWDMS system, is a National Software Product and is an initiative of Punjab Government and National Informatics Centre (NIC).He lauded the NIC for the novel initiative, with which all Administrative Departments and offices of Deputy Commissioners would go live and upload all new files and Paper Under Considerations (PUCs) on the portal immediately.Reiterating his commitment to ensure seamless delivery of Government services, Captain Amarinder also asked the Chief Secretary to further speed up completion of online transmission of revenue records, the progress of which he had been personally reviewing regularly. He also set a deadline for all directorates and other field level offices to upgrade to the eOffice system latest by January 1, 2020. The Chief Minister, while noting with satisfaction the rapid strides made by Punjab in digitising its office records, hoped the new initiative would further transform work culture and ethics in
government offices, besides eventually reducing the burden of employees by shifting from manual handling of files to online dealing.