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  • Sheetal - Karmayog
    You could track govt files online.......Sandeep Ashar Mumbai: The state is keen to restore public faith in the bureaucracy following the Adarsh housing
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2011
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      You could track govt files online.......Sandeep Ashar
       
      Mumbai: The state is keen to restore public faith in the bureaucracy following the Adarsh housing scam,which involves senior bureaucrats.Senior officials said the administration was working on a project to set up an e-desk for citizens to track the movement of files online.
       
      An official said the administration had approached Ogilvy & Mather,an international PR,marketing and advertizing firm,a week ago to work on the feasibility of setting up the desk on the ground floor of Mantralaya.
       
      The information technology (IT) department had developed a document journey management system that tracks the movement of files,but it was only for state employees.The government has proposed a model where an individual could approach the e-desk with details of the file number,and would be provided access to information on the files location.On getting this information,the individual can directly approach the desk officer who has the file.
       
      Officials said the system would cut time spent by a person to locate a file.It will also rein in corruption, an official said.
       
      While the administration plans to introduce the system in three to four months,the IT department has begun working on another proposal to promote transparency.Nitin Kareer,secretary,IT,said,Plans are afoot to provide an online link showing a files journey.The contents of the file,including notings by bureaucrats and ministers,will be available online, he said.The initiative was kick-started on Monday.
       
      Kareer was announcing the organization of a two-day national level e-governance conference in Aurangabad on February 10.Aurangabad was chosen by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan as it has scope for IT-related tourism.
       
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