KU launches online file tracking system to enhance accountability

Can’t remain oblivious to catching up with technological trends: VC

SRINAGAR: Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi Thursday launched an online file tracking system—a first initiative of its kind—in the University to enhance accountability and service delivery.

“While we have come a long way over the past 50 years in terms of academic excellence, we cannot remain oblivious to catching up with the technological trends in governance, administration and management,” he said.

The file-tracking system has been developed by the University’s Directorate of Information Technology and Support Systems (IT&SS) under the e-governance initiative.

Prof Andrabi said the system is a “modest endeavour of putting in place a hassle-free mechanism where a person who submits a particular file at least gets to know about its status and progress,” he said.

The basic objective of the system, he said, is to “bring comfort to individuals because we are primarily a public service institution.”

Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Registrar KU Prof Musadiq Amin Sahaf, and Dean Research, Prof Sheikh Javaid Ahmad, spoke on the occasion and lauded the file-tracking initiative.

KU’s e-governance head, Er Maroof Naeem Qadri, gave a detailed overview of the system through which the ‘dispatch-receive’ of files with unique file number shall be done. “The current location of a file/case can be located just by searching through the unique file number. Reminders to the respective sections can be also sent by the originator of the file by asking about its status and expediting the same. Further, sending circulars/notifications shall be done digitally through the same system,” he said.

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