Itanagar, Mar 14 (UNI): Arunachal Pradesh has emerged as ‘number one’ state in the entire Northeast in implementation of the e-Office initiative, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Monday.
“Arunachal has emerged as the number one state in the entire Northeast in regards to the implementation of e-Office initiative,” he informed while taking part in the discussion on motion of thanks to the Governor’s address in the State Assembly.
Khandu said that since the rollout of the IT-enabled initiative, more than 9.89 lakh e-files have been moved to date. Congratulating all stakeholders including ministers and bureaucrats for this feat, he said e-Office quite helped in promoting transparency.
The state government had rolled out this initiative way back in 2016 under the ‘Digital India’ programme with the sole objective of achieving a paperless effective and transparent working of all government offices and their service delivery mechanisms.
Under the ‘Sarkar Aapke Dwar’ (Government at your doorstep), another ‘successful’ programme of the state government being run for the last five years, Khandu said that 200 camps were organized during the last one year under it, extending the benefits of various central and state-sponsored programmes to 1,37,194 beneficiaries across the state.
On the developmental front, the chief minister said, “Since Arunachal attained its political identity in 1972, we have seen the state’s development journey in phases. We have started from zero-level and today, we talk about e-governance, digital technology, railways, highways, big infrastructures.”