The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has proposed a new project “Digital Locker” with an estimated cost of Rs 200 million under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2019-20.
According to official documents, the objective and aim of the project is a central secure portal for storing, sharing and signing documents digitally. It would facilitate government agencies and citizen with document tracking, archiving, and information retrieval system.
‘Digital Locker’ Will Facilitate Government Sector in Document Tracking & Information Retrieval System
Further, the objective behind the proposed project is to promote the culture of an open system for the government so all relevant services/applications can be integrated, besides works with existing documents, forms, and tools allowing approvals and agreements to be completed digitally.
The documents further revealed that the project is expected to be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 200 million, of which Rs 35 million has been demanded for the next fiscal year 2019-20 under the PSDP. The project is proposed to be completed with own resources and not through foreign aid.
The Ministry has proposed another new project “Smart office all government organizations/departments with an estimated cost of Rs 573 million.
According to the documents, the objective behind the proposed project is the automation of businesses including email, data sharing, remote connectivity, A/V VOIP facilities using the ICT tools/technologies.
MoITT has demanded Rs 200 million under the PSDP for 2019-20, which would be met from own resources and no foreign aid is involved.
The Ministry has proposed a total of 23 schemes under the PSDP for 2019-20 including 8 ongoing schemes and 15 are new schemes.
Total demand of Rs16475 million has been made against these schemes with Rs 9814 million for new schemes and Rs 6661 million for ongoing schemes.