With all the 93 departments situated in the state secretariat connected with e-office system, all the files will get approved online from next month.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath made an announcement in this regard in the state assembly on Tuesday.
“The move will ensure accountability, bring transparency and increase efficiency in government functioning,” said Adityanath, while dubbing the initiative as historic.
The chief minister transferred first file to deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who also holds the charge of Information Technology (IT) ministry.
“I am also reminded of an incident when Gorakhpur had only three phones with one at Gorakhdham temple. A saint picked up call and got confused as to what to do after hearing hello from the other side. I see such persons using hi-tech mobiles with ease now,” said Adityanath.
The secretariat administration department (SAD) has geared up to meet the challenge now.
“We have installed 3,270 additional computers and 650 scanners to enable movement of all files online. Any noting on the file will be made online. Ministers and officers alike will put their digital signatures online,” said principal
secretary, SAD, Mahesh Gupta.