eMudhra, a licensed Certifying Authority under the Information Technology Act of India, announced today that it has joined hands with over 15 State Governments to help them go digital as part of the e-Governance initiatives.
Under the initiative, eMudhra claims that it has enabled Aadhar eSign and Digital signature based signing to various government officers in several districts of these states. This has facilitated paperless employee logins, leave requests, memos and official document signing.
A digital signature is a legally valid electronic form of a signature that can be used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a message or the signer of a document, and ensure that the original content of the message or document that has been sent is unchanged. The signature is legally valid and non-repudiable under the Information Technology Act.
The Digital signatures provided by eMudhra ensure that the document cannot be tampered with, reduces process delays, and eliminates the need to print paper, scan and fax. In addition, the company explains that approvals can now be obtained remotely assuring faster turnaround times in decision making.
“Technology has transformed all sectors in the economy and we understand the importance it plays in increasing our own productivity. We are committed towards making India a technologically advanced country and these efforts start with getting our operations to reflect the government’s mandate,” said V Srinivasan, Founder Chairman, eMudhra.
“The digitization of all administration is a step towards an efficient and transparent governance. eMudhra’s digital signature solution uplifts the e-Office plan and has managed to eradicate voluminous paper flow, bring in accountability in government offices and most importantly, reduce the carbon footprint in various states,” he added.
eMudhra has been issuing digital signature certificates in India since 2008. As of now, government offices follow a paper based administration for all internal processes. Inorder to fast-track the process and accelerate the service delivery mechanism, the state governments looked to eMudhra to offer solutions in digitally transforming its operations.
Commenting on the collaboration with state governments, Srinivasan adds:
“Our objective has always been to simplify the technology for all government officers and not add additional training requirements. We have customized the product to reflect simplicity and ease in understanding for a broader workflow. It has also eliminated the bottlenecks that were hindering the achievement of faster decision making to help citizens of the state.”