South Punjab Secretariat affairs to be run through e-Foas to ensure transparency

LAHORE: To bringing innovation and transparency in the governance system in biggest province of the country, it has been decided that the office affairs of the South Punjab Secretariat will be carried out through e-filing and office automation system (e-Foas).

For this purpose, training sessions were organized by the Government Digital Services (GDS) Wing of Punjab Information Technology Board, Profit/Pakistan Today learnt here on Tuesday.

Speaking to Profit, the spokesperson of GDS informed that on the direction of Chairman PITB Faisal Yusuf, the GDS Wing has started work under the leadership of Director General Muhammad Waseem Bhatti to run the official affairs of the South Punjab Secretariat through e-Foas.

“For this purpose, GDS Wing organized training workshops for the officers of various government departments of South Punjab and gave them a detailed briefing on the working procedures of e-filing and office automation system. The training sessions were attended by the concerned officers of various important departments including the Services Department,” she informed.

However in a statement, DG Government Digital Services Muhammad Waseem Bhatti said that it is the need of the hour to develop the government system on modern lines to reduce problems of the people related to the government departments.

“In addition to replacing the old file system, e-Foas will contribute to more transparency in government operations and a decrease in public complaints. Considering the importance of this system, not only the Punjab Government but some Federal Government departments are also using the services of PITB’s Government Digital Services Wing to put the system into place,” he concluded.

 

Shahab Omer
Shahab Omer
The writer is a member of the staff and can be reached on [email protected]

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