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Ministry of Information Technology E-office application shortlisted for Award

Islamabad, April 29, 2015 (PPI-OT): E-office project of Ministry of Information Technology has been shortlisted for a prestigious “WSIS award”. This was revealed in “progress review meeting on e-governance system – “e-Office suite”, including e-filing system, which was held here in MoITT conference room today. The meeting was chaired by Minister of State for IT, Ms. Anusha Rahman. Federal Secretary of IT and Telecom, Chairman PTA, Member HRD, ED (NITB), SEVP PTCL, DG (NTC), the focal persons of e-Office from Federal Ministries/Divisions and other relevant stakeholders attended the meeting.

ED NITB gave a detailed presentation regarding the progress on the e-Office Suite. It was briefed that presently E-Office is being implemented in thirteen (13) Federal Ministries/Divisions and it will be roll-out in the other remaining Ministries/Divisions in phased manner.

More than 3000 Federal Government employees have been trained on e-office application, data migration of the Federal Government’s existing legacy systems in the e-office suite are in-progress, technical consultancy for the provision of IT Infrastructure has been provided through professional and dedicated NITB’s said project staff.

The Minister of State for IT stated that it is a vision of Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan to implement “e-Office suite” in all Federal Ministries/Divisions to ensure more efficient, good governance, transparency and smooth functioning in our day to day official working. Therefore the roll-out of e-office suite should be considered as priority agenda.

It is the responsibility of all the Federal Ministries/Divisions to take ownership for the successful implementation of the aforesaid e-government system in their respective Ministries/Divisions. She directed NITB to impart adequate training to the remaining nominees of federal ministries on e-office suite within stipulated period of time.

During the discussion with e-office focal persons of the federal ministries/divisions, it was observed that lack of ownership and IT infrastructure are needed to be addressed earliest. In this regard, the Minister for IT advised the representatives of the concerned ministries/divisions to arrange requisite IT Infrastructure and take necessary steps for change management for the successful implementation of the system. She further stated that all the federal ministries/divisions may communicate a realistic date for the cut-adoption of said e-government system so that paper files are cut off.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323 and +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325 and +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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