our staff reporter
islamabad
After winning Government Mobile Excellence Award, Pakistan has been short-listed for another international recognition the World Summit on the Information Society award.
According to a handout this time Ministry of IT’s project E-office has been shortlisted. This was revealed in “progress review meeting on e-governance system e-Office suite, including e-filing system, held on Wednesday, under the chair of Minister of State for IT, Anusha Rahman.
The participants were briefed that presently E-Office is being implemented in thirteen 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 & dedicated NITB’s said project staff.
The Minister of State for IT stated that it is a vision of 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.