Indian Railways starts digital work replacing manual files

Indian Railways has created over 72,000 digital files over 58 establishments of Indian Railways replacing manual files in a period of six months, Financial Express reported.
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The NIC e-Office, implemented by RailTel, is helping the transporter to adapt paperless work culture. RailTel has created over 50,000 users in 58 establishments as well as trained executives to handle the platform under the project’s phase 1.

NIC e-Office, developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), is a cloud-enabled software that is being deployed or hosted from RailTel Tier III certified data centres at Gurgaon and Secundrabad. The software is based on the Central Secretariat Manual of e-Office Procedure (CSMeOP). The e-Office enables paper-less work culture which saves operational cost and also reduces the carbon foot print.

Puneet Chawla, CMD of RailTel, said the implementation of e-Office has helped in saving paper and it has also increased pace as well as the efficiency of the users. In the past few months, more than 250,000 receipts have been created.

Indian Railways has started work on phase 2 of the project in which 39 more establishments of the national transporter will be converted into digital workspace through NIC e-office.

The e-Office aims to provide an efficient, effective and reliable way to handle office files and documents. Some of the other immediate advantages of NIC e-Office are quick disposal of files and timely, systematic monitoring of pending files.

Indian Railways’ revenues increased at a CAGR of 5.48 per cent during FY07-FY19 to $27.13 billion in FY19. Railway minister Piyush Goyal has set a target of doubling the revenues to Rs 4 lakh crore by 2025 for Indian Railways.