On the one hand, where technology is now running at a high speed, now almost every hand mobile has also arrived. People prefer to do any work sitting at home through digital medium after going round the office. Meanwhile, Saharsa district has become the first district in Bihar where the collectorate office has become completely paperless. That is, all the work is now done not on paper but through digital medium. Not thick files on the table, but only the laptop can be seen. The credit for this goes to the present District Magistrate Anand Sharma.
The office of Saharsa District Magistrate has now become completely digital. The effort to find the thick files and the pages hidden in them is now over. This office has now become the first such office in Bihar which is paperless. According to media reports, like common offices, there is no almirah and paper and files inside it, but you will get to see laptops everywhere on all the tables. Paper is not found from the file, but the work of the office is done by e-tracking. From clerk to DM, papers go to each other through digital medium.
Initiative of present DM of Saharsa Anand Sharma
All this could happen because of Anand Sharma, the present DM of Saharsa. Anand Sharma is a 2013 batch IAS. In an interview to The Indian Express, Anand Sharma told that he had seen the benefit of it when he was posted in the cooperative department in Patna. The department went paperless and got its benefits. He said that when he became the DM of Saharsa, the first thing he did was to make the office paperless.
Created a digital file by scanning about 3 lakh papers of 5000 files.
Saharsa DM said that both time and money are spent in making the office paperless. He told that a digital file was made by scanning about 3 lakh papers of about 5000 files. Each page cost 34 paise. This process was started in February this year. Full training was also given to the personnel. This hard work was successful and finally the office went paperless and came on digital mode.
Farmers will also benefit
Saharsa DM Anand Sharma says that now farmers will not have to struggle in getting diesel and fertilizer subsidy etc. Now the decision can be taken immediately. File movement can be easily tracked at any time. The workers also know that now they will have to explain the reason for the delay.
Saharsa DM said that the huge government expenditure on stationery will also be saved. At the same time, there is also an advantage of this that if any worker is on leave now, then no work will stop because of them. Earlier finding files was a big task.
Bihar’s first paperless collectorate
Saharsa DM Anand Sharma said that now the workers from home will also be able to work easily in any emergency. 15 departments of Bihar have become completely or slightly paperless, but when it comes to the Collectorate, Saharsa is the first.