e-Government Intranet established
ISLAMABAD: The project of e-Government Intranet has been established for communication among all federal ministries / divisions, an official said on Wednesday.
Around 75 percent of the ministries concerned are connected to each other through e-communications the official said.
“The e-Government Intranet has been established for e-communication among all the federal ministries /divisions. Around 75 percent of the federal ministries / divisions are now connected to each other through this intranet,” Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman stated this, while chairing a high-level meeting.
A progress review meeting to roll-out e-office suite at all federal ministries / divisions was held under the chairmanship of Rehman.
During the meeting, it was informed that a survey of all ministries to collect data regarding human resource roles and responsibilities, status of IT infrastructure and workflows of all the federal ministries / divisions for the configuration of e-Office Application has been completed.
The nominations of focal persons from 30 ministries have been received and specialised training for orientation on e-Office is being imparted to focal persons of all the federal ministries / divisions for successful change management, which is key to success of e-government.
The minister said that the ministry is conducting workshops to give orientations regarding e-office by the end of March to the heads of federal ministries / divisions and their attached departments / organisations will be invited to familiarise them with the good practices and measures, which had already been taken by the ministry.
Furthermore, Rehman directed the management of PCB to complete all the requisite formalities of e-office suite so that it could be roll-out within the stipulated time positively.
Historically, the PSDP IT project titled “E-office Replication” was approved on April 30, 2007 and the application was developed and implemented at the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) under a pilot PSDP project.
However, the pilot project could not be completed on time. The present government has given utmost priority to the ICT sector, particularly e-government system and the ministry is emphatically pursing the e-office suite implementation in the federal government.
The minister shared the importance of the flagship e-government application named “E-office Suite” with the participants.
She appreciated the efforts of the relevant stakeholders on the deployment of single instance e-office software on data centre to serve all the federal ministries / divisions and advised to ensure its proper quality assurance.
She also said that it is a key tool to ensure efficiency, accuracy, effectiveness and good governance, transparency and accountability in decision making and delivery of efficient and cost-effective public service to the citizens of Pakistan.
The e-Office Suite consists of six modules, including e-filing module. The main purpose of the e-filing module is to promote less paper / digital government.
The minister enlightened that the government, as part of its vision, is utilising indigenous technological industry for development and implementing an e-office system to maximise the usage of local IT human resource.
The e-office system is already functional at the Prime Minister Office, National Assembly Secretariat and the Ministry of Information Technology, she said.