AP's First eCabinet Meeting Tomorrow

Published: 14th September 2014 06:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2014 06:15 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: For the first time in the country, Andhra Pradesh government will have its first paperless eCabinet meeting on Monday. The day marks completion of 100 days in office by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Using the app, eCabinet, the ministers will access the entire agenda of the Cabinet meeting in electronic form.  They will be able to access data by logging into the app on desktops, laptops and iPads. The ministers have to use passwords to access data. The features of the app prevent the user from sharing it with anyone.

This signals doing away with reams of papers supplied to the ministers with agenda for the Cabinet meetings. They do not have to carry bundles of papers with them.

What all they have to do is use the app to know the agenda. There is safety to the data as it is password-protected unlike in the conventional method where papers could easily be taken away from the member of the Cabinet by anyone.

Sources said eCabinet is a self-hosted and self-managed file sharing system which uses  FileCloud Tool.

Users connect to eCabinet through Secure Socket Layer (SSL: 128 bit encryption) connection. Additional layer of security is enabled by routing connections through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). eCabinet users can access server functions using their pre-configured iPads.

Sources said a three-layer security is enabled: The layers are: a) Four-digit PIN is required to access eCabinet client app on the iPad; b) Access to server is enabled by entry of an additional password; and c) Administrator can remotely wipe out files if the devices are lost or stolen. Thirty users can access eCabinet.

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