PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday directed to accelerate the digitization strategy for the province as part of the Digital Pakistan Initiative.
Presiding over a meeting on the digitization strategy for the province at Chief Minister House Peshawar on Friday, Mahmood said that the incumbent government is introducing reforms in all government departments to improve service delivery. He added that digitization of government affairs will replace the traditional and outdated systems in the province.
The meeting was briefed about the digitization strategy whereby all official correspondence will be dealt through an application. This will not only help improve the efficiency and performance of officials but will also enhance service delivery and feedback. Moreover, the digitization process will help make government affairs paperless, rendering the antiquated file system useless.
The digitization process, the meeting was told, will be completed in different phases starting from the digitization of summaries for the chief minister. Similarly, official correspondence, memorandum, office orders, notifications and all other matters of the government officials will be digitized in a phase-wise manner.
In the first phase, the process of digitization is being prepared for all administrative secretaries and departments while in the second phase, a roadmap will be formulated for the digitization of all provincial departments.
CM Mahmood said that digitising government affairs is a requirement of the contemporary world, adding that in the first instance, steps will be initiated for the digitization of Chief Minister Secretariat to expedite official’s matters. He further stated that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa digitization initiative would be a role model for the rest of the provinces.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2020.
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