Assn seeks retention of old file processing system

ITANAGAR, Apr 27: While the state government is pushing e-governance, the All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employees Welfare Association (AAPGEWA) is seeking retention of the ‘offline system’ of file processing in government offices until 24×7 internet connectivity is made available in the state.
In a memorandum it submitted to the governor on Friday, the AAPGEWA said that the online file processing system is creating hurdles for the public and forcing many important files to be left pending due to poor network facility and link failures.
The association also demanded uninterrupted water and electricity supply in the capital complex. It said while the capital is affected by poor water supply, the water that does come through the pipes are muddy and unfit for consumption.
On electricity, it said “even a little rain and wind is enough to disrupt the supply of electricity in the capital complex.”
Highlighting shortage of teachers in several schools across the state, the association urged the governor to withdraw teachers working under deputation in various departments.
The AAPGEWA also complained about the academic calendars followed by private schools, saying private schools start their admission process when the government schools have their vacation. It called for a uniform academic calendar for both private and government schools as the private schools are also registered with the education department.
The AAPGEWA also sought the governor’s intervention in enabling challan amounts to be deposited through every nationalized bank, instead of only through the SBI, as the SBI is usually crowded with customers, making depositing of treasury challans extremely difficult.