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PC launches e-office project for BSF

Home minister P Chidambaram launched a R229 crore e-office project for the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday with the advice to move towards a paperless office.

gadgets Updated: Jan 06, 2012 11:04 IST
HT Correspondent

Home minister P Chidambaram launched a R229 crore e-office project for the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday with the advice to move towards a paperless office.

The project, Chidambaram said, will help in decision-making and bringing force commanders and sector commanders positioned along the borders to stay in touch with headquarters.

“I think this will bring them closer so that decision making is participative and cooperative effort. The idea is to move towards a paperless office,” he said. The minister added “That introducing a computer based system should not mean that papers will continue to be generated. Once records are available in the digital form, that must mean end of paper form.”

The Intranet Prahari Project (IPP) has been extended upto 237 locations and will benefit about 1.98 lakh BSF personnel.

Chidambaram said ITBP, has a similar proposal. BSF has provided advanced training to around 150 officers and subordinate staff. About 20,000 personnel were trained on the fundamentals of computers and software applications developed under the project.