Need of eFile
Information technology has changed the life style of people over a period of time. At the same time, environment plays
a major role in the innovation of technology, and later technology became the need of the society.
Files and receipts became an important entity in any organization. There may be thousands of paper documents in
the form of Files/Receipts being dealt in an organization on a daily basis. Keeping record of these paper documents,
their movement and safety involves lots of time, money and efforts which in turn decreases the efficiency and
productivity of an organization.
So any organization looking for a solution that will allow them to capture the documents in digital form, archiving them
with some basic information for fast retrieval, movement of the document with the comment/remark, opening of file to
bring all related documents in one folder, noting on file, movement of file for approval finally issuance of letter to the
sender can go for this product.
What began with the development and implementation of the “File Tracking System” which was a major step towards
Less Paper Office, NIC (National Informatics centre) always in forefront in the adoption of new enabling technologies
in information and communication technology to meet the need of the organization/society, paved the path for the
eFile a workflow based product enabling end to end electronic file movement across the government.
Manual techniques for diarising, moving and recording of Files/Letters, makes the tracking of those files/letters a very
difficult task, thus delaying the work and decreasing the efficiency. Due to the inefficiency of tracking with the manual
system, there arose a need for a Computerized File Tracking System.
An automated office attempts to perform the functions of ordinary office by means of a computerized system. In a
manual office scenario, there are thousands of letters and files and their manual tracking is not a very easy task. A
computerized File Tracking System enables users to track these letters and files within seconds. Also, dispatch and
record keeping are made easy. It ensures proper distribution of work load, thus increasing the efficiency of the system
and bringing transparency to the system. The system simulates the manual system in a digital environment.