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The Office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Garo Hills issued a circular on Thursday, November 19 to all departments heading within the district to strive and make all future meetings and reviews paperless.
In an order, the Deputy Commissioner of EGH, Swapnil Tembe said that during reviews and meetings, a huge amount of paper is being wasted to print reports, agendas and furnishing the same to all those present in meetings, despite the use of projectors to display the presentation.
“This results in unnecessary wastage of paper, as the data is already presented on the screen. For the convenience of all attendees, the presentation can also be shared to everyone’s phone via email or WhatsApp,” said the DC.
He agreed they may need hard copies for the in-depth analysis, but stated that the requirement was a small fraction of the amount of paper being wasted.
“Please make efforts to go paperless in your review meetings. This one small step will drastically reduce your paper requirement while also cutting expenses. The environment will benefit too with fewer trees being chopped off for paper,” said Tembe in his appeal to all departments.