Punjab govt to introduce IT procedures in DC offices

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Chandigarh, Aug 6 (UNI) The Punjab Government has decided to simplify existing office procedures in Deputy Commissioner offices through use of Information Technology and re-engineering of existing office processes.

Jalandhar and Patiala districts have been selected as the two pilot districts for this landmark initiative.

This was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Ramesh Inder Singh, Chief Secretary today.

The Department of Information Technology has entrusted the entire task of re-engineering of the office procedures and implementation to an external consultant who would work with the DC office staff for effective training and change management. The project would also entail proper documentation and updating of office manuals and relevant rules and instructions to simplify office working.

The entire project is likely to take around three months.

Later briefing mediapersons, the Chief Secretary stated that the government was committed towards improving the delivery of better public services to citizens and this was an important step in that direction. After the successful implementation of the project in two districts, it would be rolled-out across the other 18 districts of the state, he added.

Among the others who attended the meeting were B K Srivastava, DG MGSIPA, Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary Irrigation and Power, Narinderjit Singh, Secretary IT, R K Verma, Director IT, Tejveer Singh, DIPR, Krishan Kumar DG School Education and the Deputy Commissioners of Jalandhar, Patiala and Mohali districts as well as representatives of CHR Consultants.

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