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WCD ministry goes paperless, launches e-office initiative

Focusing on digitisation of files, keeping with the spirit of “Good Governance” initiative of  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; the Ministry of Women and Child Development on Monday launched the e-office in the Ministry. The e-office was formally launched by WCD Minister, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in the Capital. Secretary, WCD, V Somasundaran; Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), JS Deepak; Additional Secretary, WCD, Nutan Guha Biwas and other senior officials of the Ministry of WCD and National Informatics Centre (NIC) were present at the launch. 

Gandhi congratulated the officials for making such a big leap forward towards paperless functioning. The new system brings transparency and accountability, which will help to step up the delivery mechanisms, the Minister explained. She also hoped to bring other organizations like National Commission for Women within the ambit of e-Office soon since they receive a large number of complaints from the public which need rigorous follow-up. 

Gandhi urged that applications along with the necessary documents for important programmes of the Ministry like STEP should be received online and processed on the new system. 

The legacy data of all the files of the ministry has been digitized and the entire file movement is now taking place electronically.Under the e-office, every receipt of any paper is scanned and digitized and the new file is opened. The file is then processed electronically as per specified procedure and specified hierarchy. The project was initiated in July, 2015 and over 12,000 files of the Ministry have been digitized. 
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