New Delhi, Sep 8: Emphasising on the use of Information Technology, a senior government functionary today said change in mindset was needed to move from manual to electronic system in governance. E-governance needs to be given more importance and the first step towards its implementation is e-office, C Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) said at a workshop on e-office. The e-office means computerisation of government work through digitisation of files and other such initiatives. Mindset needs to be changed to switch over from old system to the new, an official release said quoting Viswanath.(ALSO READ: Information Technology highest-paying sector in India, manufacturing least: Study)

Asserting that e-office is a safe, secure and easily accessible store system, he said a cut off date need to be defined for the implementation of e-office. While giving presentation on the successful implementation of e-office in the Ministry of Rural Development, Santosh Mathew, Joint Secretary of the ministry said the secretaries of all the ministries should be enthusiastic about the utility of the implementation of e-office. The workshop was organised in the light of the fact that the e-office is an important tool of e-governance for bringing efficiency and quality in public service delivery.