Press "Enter" to skip to content

J&K government digitizes over 2 crore pages that will end physical movement of files

Last Updated on June 16, 2021 at 8:27 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has tasted success by switching over to e-office and got rid of physical movement of files and records for the traditional biannual Darbar move.

Over two crore pages from 3.50 lakh physical files of various government offices in Jammu and Kashmir have been digitized.

No files were physically moved from one capital to another during the darbar move for the very first time. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the J&K administration passed an order to suspend full fledged bi-annual Darbar Move this year.

The traditional darbar move is a biannual exercise of migrating administration offices between Jammu and Srinagar. J&K administration works six months in Jammu while other six months in Srinagar. Civil secretariat and all government offices shift from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa on the basis of seasons. This shift was done by moving files physically. Moreover, the huge wastage of resources incurred with this practice.

But now, the e-office system will be more effective and transparent. 

As per reports, migrating to e-office and e-files has eliminated the requirement of sending truckloads of physical files from one department to another. This will help in making the functioning faster.

J&K Government’s secretary to the General Administration Department Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said that migrating to e-office from years old manual systems is a huge development. “This will not only help in saving costs and will provide a neat and clean system which will help in increasing the effectiveness of  the working of government” he said.

J&K administration is looking forward to change in the whole management system and ensuring recovery of data in case of any mis-happening.