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Modi government goes firm on online offices

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his stand of going online very seriously and is reported to have given orders to all central government offices to abide by the same.

According to an order issued in August by the Department of Expenditure, the government has asked its offices to take rigorous measures to reduce dependence on paper. The letter issued by the government made it binding on the offices to follow orders, pointing out that the earlier given instructions were not being followed properly.

The drive taken towards e-governance is aimed at reduction of administrative expenditure and reduction in use of paper through digitisation in turn saving millions of trees.

According to the order the government has made digitsation mandatory for all government documents, policy papers and guidelines, and in cases where paper documents are required the text should be typed on both sides.

The government also wants all leave application forms and other such documents should go online and their manual submissions discouraged.

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