CBIC DECIDES TO BEGIN USING
e-OFFICE IN ALL CGST AND CUSTOMS OFFICES
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, Shri M. Ajit Kumar the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) launched the application of e-office over 500 CGST and Customs offices across India on 15th June 2020.
The e-Office application was launched remotely in the presence of over 800 senior officers of CBIC Dr. Neeta Verma, DG, National Informatics Centre (NIC). The e-Office is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance of India
The e-Office application is developed by the NIC and is supported by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
This application is used over 50,000 offices and staff in India. This will make CBIC one of the largest Government departments to automate its internal office procedures.
BENEFITS OF USING e-OFFICE IN CGST AND CUSTOMS OFFICE:
The use of e-Office CGST and Customs officers in their day to day work, this would lead to a speedier decision making, transparency, accountability. This will also create a positive impact on the environment by cutting down the use of paper and printing.
In the present-day challenging situation arising due to COVID-19 is that e-Office would be helpful to avoid contact with physical files. It will also prevent the possible transmission of any virus.
e-Office ensures amplified security as no file or document can be altered or destroyed or backdated. An in-built monitoring mechanism will be able to identify where the files are held up enabling quick disposal and faster decision making.
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