Mah Govt to launch web-based file tracking system

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Mumbai, Mar 6 (UNI) Giving a boost to e-governance in Maharashtra, the State government will soon launch a web-based file tracking system (FTS), enabling all the people to track the status of action on government files from anywhere and anytime.

An announcement to this effect was made by State Finance and Planning Minister Jayant Patil while addressing the opening session of two-day International Communication Conference here today.

He said a pilot project of the FTS was already running well for ministers at Mantralaya, seat of the State government, here and a plan is afoot to extend it to each and all to ensure transparency and quick disposal of files.

The Minister also announced the launch of a website for all the pensioners of the State goverenment and a model project to connect 9,000 villages through a wireless network.

''Within a year, these villages will be directly connected to the State data centre enabing people to track the status of any non-confidential files dealing with the individual or community issues,'' he said.

Mr Patil said with the proposed website, the pensioners would not only be able to keep track of their pension proceedings and transaction but could also effect necessary changes in it like adding the name of their nominee.

Almost all the treasuries in the State had already been computerised and their monthly-cash-flows under budgetory allocations were being monitored on Real Time basis, he said, adding that Maharashtra was the first state to accomplish this task.

Stressing the need to do all the transactions of the State government through electronic mode, the Minister said to begin with, from now onwards the receipt of taxes should be taken in that way only.

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