Digital India: IAF Launches E-Governance Portal To Boost Transparency, Efficiency

Digital India: IAF Launches E-Governance Portal To Boost Transparency, EfficiencyThe e-governance portal was launched by IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria (Pic Via Twitter)

As part of Digital India initiative, Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief R K S Bhadauria on Thursday (31 December) launched the e-governance (e-Office) portal to enhance efficiency and transparency.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria formally launched the IAF e-Governance (e-Office) portal at Air Headquarter, Vayu Bhavan in Delhi, a Ministry of Defence statement said.

The implementation undertaken as part of Digital India and e-governance initiative will transform the entire Indian Air Force to a ‘paperless office’ workflow, it said.

The launch of e-governance in IAF marks a paradigm shift from the current method of correspondence, filing and documentation to a digital one. The platform would achieve enhanced transparency, improved efficiency, increased accountability, assured data integrity and rapidly accessible archives along with a major reduction in the use of paper, the ministry said.

The project started in April 2020 and was to be completed by 1 January.

The application has been designed indigenously from scratch and customized to meet the Filing System requirements of IAF. It provides for creation, handling, movement, processing and archival of files and documents and would enable quick disposal and faster decision making, the ministry said.