The office of the Maharashtra SIC Chief to be made paperless21 Jan, 2013
The chief information commissioner at the State Information Commission (SIC) of Maharashtra Mr. Ratnakar Gaikwad has informed that his office is in the process of up gradation and is likely to go paperless in less than a month. A software has been developed for the purpose.
It was pointed out by Shri Gaikwad that on his visit to the central information commission (CIC), he noticed that there were no files on the table of Mr. Shailesh Gandhi whose entire office was computerised. After studying the pattern, the help of information technology department was taken to introduce a paperless office in Mumbai too.
Once an applicant submits the application, it would be scanned and all further work will be done on a computer. A text message would be automatically generated and sent to the applicant on the receipt of a complaint, and later the date of hearing and order too would be sent by e-mail.
Mr. Gaikwad has set a target of disposing of 25 appeals / complaints daily, and has pointed that no purpose will be served if information is not provided to an applicant at an early date.