New edition of Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure launched by MoS Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) (PP) Jitendra Singh launched the 15th edition of Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP) at an event organized by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, on the occasion of Good Governance Day, here yesterday. Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On the occasion, the Minister also 

The 1st CSMOP was published in 1955 and has been updated from time to time. The last edition (14th edition) was published in 2015. To meet the requirements of a digital environment, DARPG has brought out the 15th edition of CSMOP which integrates conventional office practices with e-office.

Presently, more than 90% of all ministries have adopted e-office and 14,56,739 files are running in about 84 Ministries and Departments through e-office. In total, 57 ministries and departments have achieved the desired target of 80% and above in e-office.

The draft CSMOP was circulated to all ministries and departments and their views were incorporated. The main features of the CSMOP, which enables the march towards the digital Secretariat, are as follows:

A new chapter on e-office digitization framework that provides guidelines for scanning, entry and storage of data, provision of Virtual Private Network (VPN) for officers of the rank of DS and above following scrutiny safeguards, provision for DSC to dealing officers and above rank officers, knowledge management provides the details regarding maintenance of Standing Guard Files, Standing Note, Induction Material etc, which helps in smooth disposal of work and decision making chapter provides list of various website and their links.

The definitions have been categorised in a glossary and given at the end of the CSMOP and the paragraphs are numbered chapter wise.

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