In a bid to create a paperless office,District Collector Chandrakant Dalvi has got his department rid of over 12 lakh old files and documents,weighing 88 metric tonnes. The Collectorate along with various revenue offices had undertaken the mission after finding that these files had no more utility value.
The documents were classified as A,B,C,C-1 and D. Those classified under D category were destroyed, said Dalvi in a presentation to the media on Friday. The plan is to have computerised data,which will be made available by next year. Information will be available at the click of a mouse, he said.
With 77 circle officers in the districts to be given laptops,the collector said each of the employees will have a computer. Another interesting development is that the collectorate will be given a new look. We are looking at a corporate look,Dalvi said.
The British era heritage building of the collectorate as well as its other extensions will be demolished to pave way for this new look. The old buildings on the premises of the Divisional Commissionerate will also be replaced by modern structures. District guardian minister Ajit Pawar gave his nod for the proposal on Thursday. The proposal was mooted as the existing office space cannot accommodate the entire staff at the collectorate and divisional commissionerate.
The main building was constructed in 1880. which housed the office of the first district collector of Pune,S G Barve,after 1947. Several new extensions were added in subsequent years on the premises. The new building complex will have the main collector office,other offices,an underground and multi-level parking lot,and a conference hall. At the divisional commissionerate,two new buildings have been planned in place of the existing two-storeyed building.