ISLAMABAD: The National Information Technology Board (NITB) said it has achieved a major milestone in implementing the electronic filing system (e-office) in all the 40 ministries/divisions of the federal government.

NITB specialises in key automation, design, development and implementation of robust IT technologies to promote the e-governance culture in the federal government.

According to a statement, this major task was given to acting NITB Executive Director Syed Hussnain Abbas Kazmi who has not only deployed new solutions within the given time but also organised multiple full day capacity building training programmes for the e-office users of all federal ministries/divisions.

In the second phase, NITB will begin implementation of e-office in multiple departments of the federal ministries.

“The robust e-cabinet portal is yet another success under the current leadership of Ministry of IT and Telecom and NITB which transformed paper-based cabinet meeting procedures to completely paperless environment through a secure digital system,” it said.

It has saved approximately Rs70 million since its recent use. The provincial governments of Balochistan and Sindh have also requested the same solution from NITB for their cabinets, the statement added. NITB aims to complete its roll-out in Sindh and Balochistan by August 2022.

Apart from other strategic initiatives, NITB has developed a state-of-the-art digital portal for special economic zones (SEZs) in collaboration with the Board of Investment (BOI) to facilitate investors which will be inaugurated soon.

Published in Dawn, June 6th, 2022

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