The Government of Bihar’s Department of Agriculture announced their shift from physical files to the eOffice digital platform
The Government of Bihar’s Department of Information Technology has trained over 350 personnel of the Agriculture Department through a series of offline and online training sessions.
National Bureau/ Patna, 8th February 2022: The Government of Bihar’s Department of Agriculture announced their shift from physical files to the eOffice digital platform. The Government of Bihar’s Department of Information Technology has trained over 350 personnel of the Agriculture Department through a series of offline and online training sessions. Agriculture Minister, Government of Bihar, Amarendra Pratap Singh, inaugurated the Department’s eOffice via video conferencing from Vikas Bhawan, New Secretariat, Patna. Dr. N. Saravan Kumar, Secretary, Agriculture Department, presided over the programme.
The Secretary, Agriculture Department, stated in his address that the eOffice training and implementation initiative, enabled by the Department of Information Technology, Government of Bihar, will significantly improve the Agriculture Department’s operation. Several departments have already implemented this strategy. The Agriculture Department’s schemes are now available online, which means that files at the headquarters level can now be processed electronically. Implementing an electronic office for departmental officers and staff throughout the worldwide pandemic corona time will facilitate work-from-home opportunities. He stated that at the moment, new files will be processed using the eOffice system, and in the following three months, existing files would be processed through the eOffice system as well.
Minister of Information Technology, Government of Bihar, Jibesh Kumar, congratulates the eOffice team, Department of Information Technology, the Government of Bihar, and the Agriculture Department for collaborating on the implementation of this e-office system in the Agriculture Department, describing this achievement as a remarkable development in the field of future-ready and fast-paced e-Governance. Additionally, he stated, “eOffice promotes a paperless culture, which not only reduces operating expenses but also promotes the innovative concept of a green work culture.” He stated that this step is consistent with our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision. He also expressed confidence about the similarity being adopted by other departments.
By replacing the previous manual method with an electronic file system that allows for a modern outlook, this faceless and contactless digital platform will boost efficiency, transparency, and turnaround time.
This is a significant accomplishment for the Government of Bihar in the field of e-Government. It is clear that eOffice has aided in mitigating the negative impact of the ongoing pandemic on the government’s operations. The Government of Bihar’s Department of Information Technology is proactive in expanding the reach of eOffice by providing offline/online training to all government offices around the state.