[AI] IT Mission logs in to a new mode

renuka warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 22:22:31 EDT 2008

Date:11/03/2008 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2008/03/11/stories/2008031158180300.htm 

Kerala - 

IT Mission logs in to a new mode 

Staff Reporter 


Becomes a 'paperless office,' through digitised flow of files and communications.


KOCHI: The Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM) has set a model for other government departments by becoming a 'paperless office,' through
digitised flow of files and communications. 

This feat was achieved with the help of a software named 'message,' (modern electronic systems and services agility and governance in enterprises) designed
by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). 

Internet connection and a scanner is all that is needed for the smooth implementation of the system. 

Work flow 

Under the system, all the communications received at KSITM are scanned and sent as a file to the officials concerned. Each official is provided with an
id and password for accessing the system. 

Provisions have been made for the officials to make necessary notes and forward it as a document. 

The biggest advantage of the system is that it ensures speedy progress of work as officials can examine the files even when they are on the move. 

Even if an official is not in his office, he can access the files by logging in to the 'message' with his id and password, said V.R. Ajith Kumar who was
till recently the Director of the Akshaya Project under the IT Mission. 

The district project offices of Akshaya have been linked with KSITM through this system. 

The Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project is all set to adopt the system shortly, KSITM sources said. All the government departments can adopt the
system gradually. 

Another advantage is that all the communications will be stored in a server and could be retrieved whenever needed. 

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