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From Cabinet to e-Cabinet: saving two million sheets of paper a year

The cabinet on Thursday decided to enter the digital era by scrapping handwritten procedures and utilising an online application that will achieve considerable savings.

Known as e-cooperation, the application distributes almost all the cabinet material and ministers will be able to have access from anywhere around the clock.

The site will also be used by ministries to submit proposals, memos, reports, and so on, without having to send them by post.

Only authorised users will have access to the site.

The move to the paperless cabinet will save some two million sheets of paper annually and also cut the cost of printing by 95 per cent to 97 per cent as only classified documents will be produced in hardcopy.

Money will also be saved because there will no longer be a need to convey documents.

And this will come at now cost as necessary permits for use of the system have already been secured and the state’s IT department will provide the support.

The application will become operational no layer than March 20 and there will be a transitional period of around two months to ensure a smooth transfer.

 

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