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Meghalaya Chief Minister inaugurates e-office for efficiency in governance

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Conrad K SangmaMeghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma recently inaugurated the e-office project to make inter-government and intra-government transactions and processes in the northeastern state more efficient and transparent.

Designed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the e-office project was inaugurated by Sangma at his office on Wednesday. “It will allow us to clear the files and issue necessary order and instructions on the go, which will transform the day-to-day function of the office in an efficient manner,” he said.

Hailing the project as environment-friendly, the chief minister said the new system would bring in efficiency in clearing and tracking of files. “It will make the entire process environment-friendly as movement of files will be digital and will reduce the use of paper in offices,” he added.

The e-office project is part of the government’s efforts to make use of Information and Communication Technology for the State’s overall development.

The state government’s IT Vision 2020 envisages laying the foundation for “making Meghalaya an IT destination and bring about an e-Governance culture in the state so that services are provided to all stakeholders in an efficient and transparent manner”.

Among those who were present at the inauguration included Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC, who connected through a video conference from Delhi; RV Suchiang, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister; Timothy Dkhar, Deputy Director General and SIO Meghalaya; and Rachna Srivastava, Head of E-Office NIC, New Delhi.

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