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Mein calls for extra precaution while preparing cabinet notes

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Itagar, Feb 11: Aruchal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein has called upon the officers to take utmost care while drafting cabinet notes before placing it to the cabinet for decisions.

Iugurating a day-long training programme of senior officers on cabinet notes here on Friday, Mein said as decisions in the Cabinet are taken on the basis of inputs by various departments, therefore, it is quite imperative that correct facts are reflected in the cabinet note, an official communiqué informed.

“State cabinet being the highest decision making body of the government,” Mein said and asked the officers to be cautious and not to place any partial facts that may mislead the members of the cabinet to take wrong decisions.

“It is important to have inter-departmental consultations and obtain opinions of important regulatory departments such as law, fince, personnel and administrative reforms before filizing cabinet notes,” he said and congratulated the IT department and the cabinet cell for launching the e-Cabinet solution which he said would be a powerful tool for the government to streamline its decision-making process.

He said that the e-Cabinet would give ample time to the ministers to read, understand and absorb the issues of the upcoming cabinet meetings as they would have access to the data through their desktop and laptop, IOS, iPads and Android based tablets well before the cabinet session begins.

“The system besides helping ministers to prepare for cabinet meetings, will also make it paperless and will also reduce the session time drastically as the ministers will have access to the review of each agendas item and can determine their own position by leaving a comment on the topic before the session begins,” Mein said.    

He expressed hope that the training being imparted by a very experienced resource person, P K Jaiswal from New Delhi-based Institute of Secretariat Training and Magement (ISTM) would go a long way in strengthening systems for Good Governce, the communiqué added.

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