Andhra the first state to hold e-Cabinet meeting

By GovernanceToday
In Andhra Pradesh
September 25, 2014
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Setting a new trend in the power corridors of the country, Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in India to hold a paperless Cabinet  meeting. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu happens to be the brain behind the idea, as ahead of the meeting on September 15 the  progressive and tech-savvy CM had asked all his cabinet colleagues not to bring any papers or files but just come with an iPad. Many important decisions were taken and the performance of the government during the first hundred days was reviewed, at the first such e-Cabinet meeting that went on for four hours. The agenda of the Cabinet as well as the decisions taken will now be accessible to the ministers on their desktops, laptops and iPads. E-Cabinet is a self-managed file sharing system through a cloud tool, specially designed and built for the purpose and the ministers can access it through their passwords. The system can be accessible to 30 people only. The meeting evoked keen interest from the Central Government, as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has sought details from the Andhra Pradesh Government.