The number of e-receipts generated by users of SR has also increased approximately three times during this period. Also, 1,414 new e-office users were registered during this period, a statement from SR said.
The lockdown and efforts to minimise physical contact at the workplace has pushed the usage of digital platform, replacing the manual filing system, it added. With rapid increase in digital filing, Southern Railway is on the fast-track to adapting paperless office culture, which would not only save operational cost but also reduce its carbon footprint, the statement added.
Due to the availability of e-office platforms, most of the file work could be done smoothly without physical presence in offices.
Tiruchchirappalli Division has become a pioneer in e-office by successfully completing 100 per cent digitisation of records and uploading all physical documents into e-office database by July 31. There are 1,05,110 users in 106 units of Indian Railways (Zone HQ, Divisions, PU, CTI, etc.). As on August 7, 1,768,780 e-receipts and 5,71,665 e-files have been created.