Cabinet secretary to lead by example

K M Chandrasekhar promises a paperless office by 2011

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Samir Sachdeva | July 16, 2010



Cabinet secretary K M Chandrasekhar on Friday assured that his office will go paperless by 2011, at the press conference on teh sidelines of the apex committee meeting on the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

The Apex committee on  NeGP which met today under the chairmanship of cabinet secretary in Vigyan Bhawan was attended amongst others by Nandan Nilekani, chairman, UID Authority of India; Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Prime Minister, Som Mittal, president, Nasscom and Kiran Karnik, former president Nasscom.

The cabinet secretary informed the media that of the 1100 citizen and business services targeted for e-delivery, over 600 services of various central and state government departments are now available electronically.  14 mission mode projects (MMPs) namely MCA21, Pensions, Central Excise, Income Tax, Passport, Banking & Insurance, Land Records, Road Transport, Common Services Centre, e-Courts, EDI, National Service Delivery Gateway (NSDG) & India Portal have already commenced delivery of services and the remaining MMPs out of the 27 projects are expected to start delivering e-services by 2014.

The apex committee also debated the recommendations of Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) for an enabling legal framework which would mandate provisioning of all public services by central government electronically.
 

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