First E-collectorate in Bihar - IE - 30/11/22

Saharsa became the first district in Bihar to be declared paperless (e-office) with an aim to end the Great Indian Red Tape.
GS2 - e-governance
Red Tape:-
-It is a derisive term for excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders or prevents action or decision-making.
-It is usually applied to the government but can also be applied to other organisations like corporations.
-It generally includes the filling out of seemingly unnecessary paperwork

Consequences of Red Tapism:-
-Increased Cost of Doing Business
-Poor Governance
-Citizen dissatisfaction
-Delay in Scheme Implementation

Need to End Red Tape
-To bring efficiency
-Increased employee productivity
-To bring accountibility
-A Step towards Good Governance

e-Office Initiative:-
-E-Office is a Mission-Mode project as part of e-Governance Initiatives.
-The e-office initiative goes back to 2009, but the towering piles of paperwork were–and still are–a hurdle too high to cross.
Idukki in Kerala became paperless in 2012 and Hyderabad in 2016.

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