The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has ordered that a training session be organised for all ministers, to take forward the mission of paperless governance. The officials and ministers participating in the training session will have to attend with their laptops and tablets.
As part of the e-cabinet training session, all the participants will be given basic training pertaining to digital working. This is the Uttar Pradesh government’s way of bringing into force the Digital India Programme.
The Secretariat in Uttar Pradesh is already following an e-office system. The next goal for the state government is to shift the cabinet meetings to a completely digital mode. To ensure the same, all materials that ministers may require to take questions during the budget session scheduled for the third week of February, will be available to them on their laptops and tablets. Only online communication will be encouraged within the cabinet.
If implemented propertly, digital mode of working will increase the speed of departmental procedures.
In 2020, the chief minister’s office had gone paperless by implementing an e-office system, connected to the chief minister’s iPad. This allows the chief minister to do all his official work even while he is travelling, and respond without delay.