e-Office/E-Governance Forum on Wednesday 14-May-2014 to discuss future course

ISLAMABAD, May 12 (APP): An E-Governance Forum-2014 will be organized here on Wednesday (May 14) to provide platform for various stakeholders to bring about strong efforts in creating this modern mechanism in public sector.

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has made all arrangements to organize the event where participants would share various measures and good practices on the topic.

Federal and State Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, Secretaries, Additional Secretaries and focal persons of e-Office Suite are expected to attend the Forum.

An official at the Ministry on Monday said the Forum aims at sharing experience of roll-out of e-office at Ministry of IT, National Assembly Secretariat and Prime Minister Office and to discuss and facilitate future directions for public policy on E-Office and e-Governance for people. The other objectives are enhancing cooperation and develop inter-working mechanisms among all federal ministries and divisions.

He said e-Government has a great potential for increasing overall public administration efficiency, enhancing transparency and reducing corruption, improving citizens access to services and enhancing their participation in democratic Governance processes.

The official said Minister of State for IT, Mrs. Anusha Rehman has taken some initiatives to raise standards of e-governance and to initiate automation of the agency specific applications through various e-government projects. He said the Ministry was pursuing implementation of e-government application named "E-office Suite" in Federal Area.

The Suite consists of six modules including e-filing module with main purpose to promote less paper and digital government. The official said Suite would be implemented in a phased manner and is expected to be complete by end of this year.


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