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Finance Division implements e-office program

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ISLAMABAD: Arif Ahmad Khan, Secretary Finance inaugurated the e-office system in Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

“In order to ensure efficiency and improved performance by officers at all levels, Finance Division has implemented e-office program in line with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  (PTI) government’s priorities and policies,” reads a statement issued by fiance ministry.

The statement says that there are nearly 250 users in various wings for the e-office suite.

Addressing senior and middle management level officers on the occasion, the finance secretary called upon them to master e-office skills and benefit from the automated system.

He also stressed upon complete digitization of records on priority basis and added that implementation of the program shall facilitate institutional reforms and help improve performance.

The finance secretary expressed hope that the implementation of the e-office program at the finance division will serve as a good example for other divisions to follow.

He appreciated the contribution of the National Information Technology Board (NITB) and the Finance Ministry’s team led by Mr. Javed Iqbal Khan, Joint Secretary (BI) for taking on the challenge of training a large number of officials in a short span of time.

It is pertinent to note here that earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan had issued directives to promote paper-less culture in offices and e-governance in the country.

Chairing a briefing by Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication at Prime Minister’s Office, the PM had expressed serious concern over lack of progress in some important ministries towards employing e-solutions for conducting official business.

The premier also directed to formulate a comprehensive road map with delineated timelines to ensure transformation towards paper-less culture in all ministries and departments of the federal government.

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