Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have signed an MoU to implement e-Filing & Office Automation System (e-FOAS) in a ceremony held at Arfa Software Technology Park. e-FOAS is a paperless system that ensures efficiency, transparency, and security while reducing administrative costs. It allows departmental workflow automation, receipt & issuance management, e-noting & e-letter management using digital signatures, electronic record room, and meeting scheduler.
Senior officials from both organizations, including PIA’s Advisor to CEO Air Vice Marshal Amir Hayat, CIO Syed Asad Hasnain Bukhari, GM HR Athar Hussain, DGM IT Syed Bakir Naqvi, DM LHE Dr. Muqaddam Khan, PITB’s DG e-Governance Sajid Latif, Addl. DG, (CFS) Muhammad Waseem Bhatti, Joint Director Khawar Hafeez were also present at the event.
A paperless system will improve organizational efficiency
The chief of PIA said that the paperless system(e-FOAS) will help in improving organizational efficiency through digitization of workflows leading to better communication and informed decision-making. On this occasion, The PITB chairman said: “e-FOAS is playing a vital role in performance improvement through digitization of work processes for both the public sector and semi-government organizations. It aims at strengthening the organizations by supporting prompt internal and external communication, eliminating ambiguities and miscommunication ensuring smoother workflows and greater transparency.”
The PITB has also developed paperless system applications to access files on the go helping the management to stay connected and interactive in workflow processes. The integrated SMS and email gateways facilitate the users to send alerts and notifications instantly.
PIA announces 25 percent increase in salaries
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced to raise salaries of its employees between 25 percent to 10 percent. The pay group 1 and 2 comprising of admin and technical staff will get a hike in salary by 25 percent, followed by an appraisal of 20 percent for pay groups 3 and 4. Moreover, the engineering official under the pay groups 5 and 6 will get a pay raise by 15 percent while the salaries of aircraft engineers, cockpit crew, general managers under the pay group 7 to 9 will be raised by 10 percent.
Source: Tech Juice