Idukki District Collectorate at Painavu is all set to become a paperless one with the introduction of the DC Suite project envisaged under the Modernising Government Programme (MGP), for which the training of the officials is on a final stage.
District Collector T. Bhaskaran told The Hindu on Monday that the Revenue department is the first one to go on e-governance mode and the complete digitisation of other departments are also in the final stage. Mr. Bhaskaran took a special interest in the programme as it was successfully going on in Kozhikode, where the programme was introduced in 2008 when he was the Additional District Magistrate there.
“For a district like Idukki, it will be of enormous help, making the system transparent and more responsible,” he said.
With this, the Collectorate becomes virtually paper less, he added. When a file is received by the concerned official, he will be able to move it to his senior for further action or to the concerned clerk for delivery. The files from one department to the other are moved the same way, saving time and accuracy in government services.
Machines and the environment for the MGP have already been made and once the training programme is completed, each department will be moved to the MGP mode. The Collector said that the major advantage of the programme is that a file can be accessed by the officials of different departments and clearance is possible within a day. In Revenue Department alone, 22 services are given to the public and by coordinating the work with the remote village or taluk offices, an applicant could get timely services without directly coming to the Collectorate.
The project is being implemented by the Union government with the support of the State government.