IAS Officers would now have to get internet savvy because their annual performance appraisal rules is going to hold this as one of the objectives. All IAS officers in Maharashtra will now have to get more Internet-savvy and introduce e-services in their respective departments. This is because e-governance will be one of the objectives considered in their annual Performance Appraisal Rules (PAR) on the basis of which their promotions would be marked. The initiative will mean better transparency and quick service for citizens. And the government expects that making it a condition to determine the officers’ performance would give a push to implementation of e-governance initiatives, which has been one of the priorities of the government for some time now. A Government Resolution has been issued making it compulsory for every officer in-charge of the respective departments to introduce e-services, including displaying information on the departments online, paying bills, Internet banking, tax payments among others – which should be mentioned in their appraisal forms. E-governance initiatives should be introduced in every department possible where there are applications, submissions, and information required and even for attendance purposes through the biometric system, the GR says. Bureau report – NMTV News.
August 10, 2018