Southern Railway goes paperless
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Innovation always remains on the top seat at Southern Railway, it can be said. Their latest effort towards bringin in a paperless work atmosphere is the proof of it. Southern Railway Headquarters has taken a giant leap in complete digitization of its offices by embracing the e-Office system.
e-Office culture is expected to promote transparency, work-efficiency and accountability of all Railwaymen. As envisioned by the Minister for Railways and as part of the Government of India’s 100 days’ Action Programme, the e-Office module was inaugurated by Rahul Jain, General Manager, Southern Railway on 26 July and the first e-File was approved by P.K. Mishra, Additional General Manager and Zonal Incharge (e-office, Southern Railway).
RailTel, being the nodal agency for implementation of e-Office, it is said to have four packages namely, File Management System (eFile), Knowledge Management System (KMS), Collaboration and Messaging Services (CAMS) and Personnel Information Management System (PIMS).
The e-Office is a massive ‘go-green’ initiative and will usher in a new era of office work culture. Apart from saving the costs on account of material, this will also help in avoiding cumbersome process of handling files and delays.
Around 2250 users comprising officers and staff have been inducted in the e-Office system in Southern Railway headquarters. Divisional railway manager office at Thiruchchirapalli already started working on e office platform from 10 June. Other divisions will be added in the next phase.