In a first in Madhya Pradesh, the offices fall under the Gwalior and Chambal divisions have gone paperless with the implementation of the e-office module to make office operations easier, transparent, and environment-friendly.
With the efforts of Divisional Commissioner (DC) Gwalior Ashish Saxena who holds additional charge of the Chambal division, the functioning of all eight Collectorates, 36 Sub-divisions offices and 64 Tehsils fall under both the divisions have started paperless with the adoption of e-office operations. Both the Gwalior and Chambal have become the first digital divisions in the state. The divisional commissioner offices were gone digital on 7 February this year by DC Saxena.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated all the e-offices on September 15, during a visit to Gwalior.
The eight districts, where all segments in the office working like revenue, development, elections, complaints, arms licences, daily dak etc have turned paperless are Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashoknagar, Datia, Morena, Bhind and Sheopur.
"Seeing the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we first of all converted both the DC offices and then after worked on to get prepared e-office module for sub-divisions and tehsils", Saxena told The Pioneer.
"It not only leads to environment-friendly offices but boosts the productivity and efficiency of employees while saving money and space at. And brings transparency in office functioning", the DC said.
While working with the General Administration Department as a secretary, I had the first experience of the benefits of an office going paperless, Saxena added.
As per the latest data, 12,382 e-files and 44,042 e-receipt (daily dak) have been created and they have been moved to 93,418 and 1,17,905 respectively so far.
Decision-making has now become fast, the file movement can be tracked at any time and Officials know they have to explain the reasons for any delay in disposal, it also provides better security," he added. Even daily dak in his office now comes online on his system instead of his table, Saxena further added.