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Govt plans to have e-cabinet files from January

New Delhi: In a step towards creating a paperless office for achieving better governance, the government plans to have all cabinet files in electronic format from January 2015 onwards.

“The government’s intention is that from January onwards, we must have all cabinet files in an e-format. Normally, hard copies of bulky cabinet files are circulated. They should be digitalised and computerised,” Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told his officers on the eve of ‘Good Governance Day’.

Emphasising the need to move towards creating an ‘e-office’, the Minister asked his officers to implement the
slogan ‘Less government, more governance’ in true spirit.

He also shared that in seven months of the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid emphasis on two things — good governance and development of the country.

“Towards this direction, PM is in direct touch with secretaries. PMO is active and gives direction and guidance on all important issues,” he said, adding that good governance is important to ensure the system keeps functioning even if bureaucrats/ministers come and go.

Assuring the Minister of achieving better governance, Food Secretary Sudhir Kumar said, “Action has been taken to move towards e-files in our Department. All possible steps are being taken in this direction.”

Paswan addressed officers of his Department today to explain to them the spirit behind celebrating December 25 as good governance day.

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