NEW DELHI, July 29: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today launched the first-ever “e-Profile List” of IAS Officers, including their individual photographs, cadre details, status in terms of hierarchy and pay-scale, qualification, tenure of posting at different points of time in different Departments, Ministries,States etc. In other words, with a simple click of mouse, it is possible to access on-line, the pen-picture of each of the IAS officers cadre-wise, batch-wise, as well as other details.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said, he felt proud to note as Minister In-Charge DoPT & ARPG that over the last five years, under the Modi Government, the Ministry of Personnel has been able to achieve its deserved status as the Nodal Administrative Ministry of the Government by not only coming out with several innovative initiatives one after the other, but also setting trends for the other Union Ministries and the State Governments to follow. Today’s innovative launch also happens to be one of the important tasks to be accomplished within first 100 days of the Modi Government 2.0, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, over the years, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has evolved from one level to the other and is now also being looked up to by other nations of the world as well. While today’s launch, he said, will be one step further in the direction of achieving the goal of “Digitalization” set before us by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the data available on the e-profile list launched today will also serve as an important resource material for researchers, scholars, policy planners and those assigned with the responsibility of planning new reforms in governance.
Dr Jitendra Singh also issued instructions for immediately developing a Dashboard based on the e-Profile List launched today. He also directed that the DoPT should write to different State Governments, impressing upon them to develop a similar on-line mechanism in their respective States and, if need be, approach the Centre for guidance and assistance in the matter.
Dr Jitendra Singh also asked Secretary DoPT to make the Central Information Commission familiar with this on-line data which is suo-motto available in the public domain, so that anybody who files an RTI asking for information included in this data, could be politely guided to refer to this on-line site. This, he said, will not only reduce the burden of avoidable RTIs for the Information Commission, but would also bring in ease of obtaining information for the RTI enthusiasts.
Union Secretary DoPT Chandermoily, Secretary, DARPG K. V. Eapen, Establishment Officer P.K. Tripathy and senior officers of the Ministry were present on the occasion.