Jitendra Singh to launch CPGRAMS Reforms at a National Workshop on e-Office in Delhi

Minister of state for PMO, Jitendra Singh (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): The government is set to launch the CPGRAMS Reforms at a National Workshop on e-Office, to create a nation-wide momentum for creation of e-Office across the state secretariats.

Minister of State for Prime Ministers Office, Jitendra Singh will Inuagrate this Workshop tomorrow in Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra here. He will also be delivering a key note address at the workshop.

In this Workshop extension of implementation of e-office in Subordinate/Attached offices Central Ministries/Departments will be discussed. The representatives from the State Government have also been called for in the Workshop.

The many states have pursued digitalization of files and creation of Digital State Secretariats. There are several success stories emanating from States – Rajasthan with RajKaaj, Odisha with OSWAS, Andhra Pradesh with e-Office. Several Districts have adopted e-Offices too.

While there has been progress witnessed in some States, there exist several States where digital Secretariats need to be created. The objective of this National Workshop is to create a nation-wide momentum for creation of e-Office across the State Secretariats.

The efficient, effective and transparent functioning of the Government is a pre-requisite for evolving a responsive governance system. Towards this end, the Central Government in India is implementing e-Governance as part of a series of Governance reforms, aimed at improving the internal functioning of individual / Ministries / Departments, with the ultimate objective of improving the delivery of services to the public at large. This is also a part of the ‘Digital India’ programme of the Government of India. One of the key initiatives in the area of e-Governance is the ‘e-Office’.

The e-Office solution enables core operations of the Government at all levels to be performed in a virtual ‘paper–less’ environment. This is a major step in realizing the objective of an open and responsive Government. The Government intends to make all its Departments near paper-free in the near future. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) is the nodal Department for implementation of e-Office project. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the technical partner in this project.  DARPG is committed to implement e-Office across all Central Ministries / Departments.

It has been the endeavor of the Modi Government over the past five years and nine months to establish that governance can be transformed through digital initiatives, enabling infrastructure and responsive institutions.

The e-Office implemented as a Mission Mode Project under the Digital India Program has gained considerable momentum. 57 Ministries / Departments have already achieved 80 percent of files in digital mode. 15 lac files have been digitalized and nearly 15000 digital files are being created every week. Departments achieving the desired targets under e-Office to 67 in the coming months.

At the same time, there exist a number of subordinate offices of Government of India not only in Delhi but also across the country which can be taken up for extension of e-Office. The autonomous bodies of Government of India like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institute of Public Administration also need to pursue and adopt e-Office on priority basis.

This National Workshop brings together Central Ministries/ States/ Attached/ Subordinate/ Autonomous bodies of Government of India with the objective of creating Digital Secretariats.