In a bid to promote digitalization the state government will introduce online service book for all its employees from this week. State finance secretary H K Dwivedi has asked all department heads to update the physical service books by Monday.
Dwivedi in a missive issued on March 26 stated that the online service book is part of better human resource management. Thus, this move will help deal with the ‘missing service books’ issue, as government staffers need to take them to various districts or sub-divisions to update them.
The missive stated that all competent authorities, who are custodians of service books have been asked to update the physical service books within April 15 and issue an updated duplicate service book to the employees for smooth transition to the online version. However, the physical service book must be properly preserved with the custodians, till the employee retires from service.
Now, it will help government employees to automatically update their service book online and they can incorporate necessary changes in their service records. The missive stated that the records of the service matters till date have to be updated from the existing physical service books and must be updated through the human resource management service (HRMS).
An official said that once the online service books are in place, they can be directly linked with the auditor general’s office and pension papers can be processed smoothly. If there are negative comments in the service books, they can be checked for necessary action. This way, corrupt practices can be stopped, the official said.
Source: Telegraph India