On 5th February 2021, Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated the first e-cabinet at Shimla. The state became the first to implement e-cabinet and make the end-to-end processing of cabinets paperless.
- The e-cabinet application for the e-cabinet was developed by the Department of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh. This is the first of its kind electronic platform in India.
- Around 32 cabinet memos were discussed and processed through this application.
i.The entire process of cabinet that is from initiation of the cabinet memo, approval of the memo through the concern secretary, Chief secretary, minister and Chief Minister to place in cabinet were made through online.
ii.After the approval of the CM, the schedule of the cabinet meeting will also be notified through this system.
Features of E-Cabinet Application:
i.This application will also support to effectively monitor the status of implementation of cabinet decisions.
ii.This application is also available as a mobile app supported on android platforms.
iii.The Salient Features of the e-Cabinet are Environment Friendly, Efficient Processing, Time Saving, Beforehand Access to Ministers, Refined Decision Making, Better Record Keeping and Access, OTP Based Signing of Documents & Ensuring of Implementation.
i.This application will increase the overall efficiency in conducting cabinet meetings by removing dependencies due to physical movements of the memos.
ii.The e-cabinet generates real-time automatic alerts through SMS for various stages during the processing cabinet issues like receipt of cabinet memo, finalization of cabinet meeting, advice received on cabinet memo.
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On April 23, 2020, Uttar Pradesh (UP) becomes the 1st state with a software-based in-house facility of virtual courts, where a requisite infrastructure in Allahabad High Court and all district courts of Uttar Pradesh to hear cases through video conferencing as there is lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
About Himachal Pradesh:
Conservation reserves– Shilli Conservation Reserve, Shri Naina Devi Conservation Reserve, Darlaghat Conservation Reserve
Ramsar Convention sites– Renuka Wetland, Chandertal Wetland, Pong Dam Lake