On Friday, the Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Anusha Rehman stated that e-governance model has been introduced in 25 Pakistani ministries and divisions. The primary objective of this model is aimed at improving the productivity and the performance of the ministries.
While addressing a special session of the 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan (YPP), the minister stated:
“In order to improve the performance of Pakistani ministries, e-governance system has been introduced in 25 Pakistani ministries and divisions”
Training and hassle-free system
According to Anusha Rehman, as many as 70,000 employees have been trained to use the system. Moreover, it will also be made sure that the system is used in the best possible and efficient manner. In addition, three IT parks would be established in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
The land has already been acquired for the IT Park in Islamabad at Chak Shehzad. The minister further added that National Incubation Center (NIC) was also established last month with an aim to digitize Pakistan.
Anusha Rehman stated that these ministries are hassle-free and paperless. As a result, the system will ensure accuracy, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness, good governance and transparency in decision-making.
The system of e-governance was introduced back in 2002. According to the minister:
“Pakistan is the first country in the South Asia Association Regional Corporation (SAARC) which has launched e-governance system in their ministry departments”
This model works on employing the latest IT utilities. It is speedy, secure, effective and hassle-free. On the other hand, it also allows for government transparency because it lets the public to be informed about what the government is working on as well as the policies they are trying to implement.
Over 6,000 office files were incorporated in the e-governance model within the Ministry of Information and Technology before its expansion to other ministries.
It is expected that all provinces will be encouraged to imitate the e-governance model after the federal ministries.
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Source: PakObserver / Image credits: Dawn