Is Paperless Office a Reality or Not?

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Raj Kuumar said: (Jan 15, 2021)  
Hello everyone, my name is Raj.

My views on the paperless office is that in this world where everything is changing rapidly so the paperless office is acceptable and inevitable. Since almost every office work which can be done on paper can be done on a computer or say electronically. This system provides a secure and time-saving method of doing official work. By this we can send a large amount of data from one part of world another part will one click and almost all the office are using this. It reduces the chance of corruption that can be done on paper but by this, almost every one of the documents can be verified electronically. So this is system is good to accept. There are some issues relating to the working extent of this system it can be done with the help of internet and at least general knowledge of working on the computer a d in rural there is a lack of both the facilities. So the government has to work on that issue.

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Shahzaman Khair said: (Mar 16, 2020)  
The paperless office is a reality. But it is not possible to apply in large parameters like Industries, Institution and Any govt bodies. Because many times documents is necessary only in paper. Like properties Documents and many other things. So I think paperless office initiative is good. It will help to curb pollution in Environment. But I think Govt should make completely apply paperless initiative and make Awareness program about those who are not much aware of this.

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Sakshi Agarwal said: (Jan 22, 2020)  
According to me, the paperless office should be there but it has both negative and positive sides. At one side, it will be developed and technology will enhance with more use as the world is changing into the digital world and it will help in saving more trees and data can be stored more safe and secure with passwords etc. At one time papers will start damaged so I think there should be a paperless office but still some of them not believe in this because yes at one side they have the fear of storing data from being digital and sometimes manual work is more effective because sometimes internet connections or network may stop your work.

So from my point of view, if you have to change your brick office into click office then you should totally upgrade and confidential towards technology more use of technology will help in more effective work.

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Subrat said: (Apr 14, 2019)  
Hi there. "NOW WE ARE LIVE IN DIGITAL WORLD". As the topic named "paperless" means there is less use of paper or reducibility of use of paper. Yes, I want to say that "Paperless office" really exist but don't get amazed it is adopted by abroad already but not in INDIA. In the case of paperless, there is a use of "DIGITALIZED PAPER" instead of normal paper. digital paper means if you want to send an application to your BOSS then you write the application in MSWORD and send to him through E-MAIL or whatever you prefer.

Obviously, there will be some benefits than the traditional one. Those are

1. Time consume.
2. Less workload.
3. No complexity.
4. Papers will be stored in an organized manner with the help of Database concept.
5. No physical damage etc.

But some demerits are may occur because "100% perfect does not exist".

1. Backup should be required.
2. Machines (Comp) are required.
3. The employee should learn office work including computer work.

I hope you like my thinking on this topic. Thanks for reading.

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Prasanna M said: (Apr 9, 2019)  
According to my point of view, a paperless office is just a dream because nowadays apps and technology updated but people still believe in papers because they don't believe in human because nowadays I have seen this cases I give a small example.

I will take an MBA project as an example universities has given guidance to all students to collect project permission letter and certificate from the company here the company should give a certificate it is papers.

It is impossible in a country like India.

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Dhananjay Sarangi said: (Mar 8, 2019)  
Paperless office is possible. Initially we will take some to adopt this new format. But, always a change brings a new revolution.

Now, we have time to take decision, we can save our earth.

If we dnt, then ultimately we have to face it's consequences & that time we will have to comply some more restriction even worse than this system.

We should welcome the new changes for our future generation and for the world to survive.

Thank you.

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Shubham said: (Jan 3, 2019)  
It is very difficult to maintain a huge database at all times. Sometimes we can arrive at kids and crucial data may be lost in a stack of papers.

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Venkatesh said: (Dec 28, 2018)  
Yes, it is possible. The main purpose for initiating paperless office is for saving our precious time.

Every idea will have some disadvantages, without disadvantages there are no ideas. So we should try to initiate it. The ratio of advantage is high for this idea.

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Indrajit said: (Mar 16, 2018)  
Hello, guys, my name is Indrajit.

I think the paperless office would be true. Because it is low time consumption. Very easy. Economically and also ecology gives us benefit. Also not have a responsibility to store and save big files. But I there is too many government officers who are serving in the rural area.

Who doesn't have known too much knowledge of computer?

And secondly, India has not had too much secure connection. If this two problem can solve then definitely paperless office will be work.

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Naziya Khan said: (Nov 23, 2017)  
India has lastest youth population in the world who are having knowledge of online world except the few one. Paperless India is an amazing era when there is no need of keeping bundles of files and heap of papers with ourself although with a just click of a button we can able to grab the information easily and conveniently.

In offices, the work will become easy and effective also saves time. Through gadgets, the work burden of officials will reduce and make their life easy.

Delhi government is preparing to go for paperless offices in all departments. If it will come to reality it will surely benefit the country.

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Neha Kashyap said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
My self Neha guys, according to paperless work is good idea because it's having lots of advantages.

1. It encourage to digital India most of the people know about technology.
2. It's save trees we all know that trees play important role in our life like breath.
3. It's also protect our environment to spoil.
4. We don't need to carry our all documents every time and no possibility lose.
5. We can secure our document in laptop and computer.
6. It do work in some second by the computer no possibility of mistakes.

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Rampal Duddi said: (Oct 12, 2017)  
Yes, paperless offices are reality because it save trees which are our life.

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Nanda said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
Yes, this is true that it is modern era. For the blessings of science and technology, we can easily do those things which were beyond of our thoughts one day. And in presents, we are proceeding towards making the whole world digital. I also support the idea of the paperless office. We are already able to do some works via internet access, like- online shopping, payment, banking, depositing money, admission in schools or colleges etc.

But we have to remember that our country is not a developed country, it is a developing country. In the rural side, people have no idea about the computer. They don't any how to use it. Even there are many villages in the mountainous region, where electricity does not reach till now. Leave those areas, if we search in our own town, we can get many people, who are not serious about digital India. We can't make India digital only with those people who are aware and serious about digital India. We have to make all people aware.

Not only that, in America the Avg Net speed is 13 Mb/s And Avg. Peak net speed is 54 Mb/s. Where India has 6.5 Mb/s Avg net speed and 29.7 Mb/s Avg peak net speed. This bad net speed sometimes hampers the daily life. The bad net connection interrupts the online banking, depositing money, online admissions in school or collages, office works etc.

Nowadays social crimes are increasing at the rate at which science is moving. Many internet hackers, international terrorists are hacking the secrete documents of the nations and abuse that. So there is question arises about security.

Some people are telling that if we can make India paperless, we can save a number of trees. Yes, it is obviously true. But we have to see. It takes 24 trees to make one tone of uncoated non-recycled printing and office paper. And one tree makes 8333.3 sheets. If a factory has the capacity to use 4 trees to make 33,332 sheets. They will use 1460 trees in a year. But in the maximum state, it cuts down nearly 15.08 lakh trees development project of road widening. Besides, that people cut down trees for making houses, multi-storied buildings, fly-overs, bridges. So the number of cutting trees for roads, flats, bridges is more than the number of cutting trees for paper. So we can save very few number of tree, which is like dropping a glass of water in the sea. We have to reduce cutting trees from all sides. Stop using paper is not a solution.

So firstly, we have to make our citizens aware of digital India and we should delivery the knowledge of computer in the rural areas. We have to make them not only literate but also well-educated. We have to make them informed about the specialty of computer and internet excess. The economic condition of our country must be strengthened. Only then we can make digital India and paperless office. Before these it is impossible.

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Santosh K Behara said: (Jun 6, 2017)  
Hii friends.

I think it's a good idea to go paperless work.

Because if we do so.

1-We will save tree.
2-It will be economic.
3-Its a good step towards digital India.
4- Easy to analysis digital data than paper work.
5-Aquire less space.

Only one thing we need to do that we have to enhance our security level so that only authorised people can access.

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Rahul said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
I am not against the paperproof office.

Buy I have a dilemma like,

Will we remain in the same era without adopting the new technology?

Will we not make our office work more efficiently and work friendly?

Will we not save our environment?

This dilemma is solved as follows.

Every paper costs four rupees and if any drafting is there we are wasting paper.

The paper comes from tree thus by making office without paper will make us eco-friendly.

Speedy action and the process will increase.

We will make our office towards e-literacy.

Though security concern will be there but making security layer tightened and tier basis we can be made it difficult.

Thus, I support paperless office.

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Nikky said: (Dec 21, 2016)  
@Manu Govind

Thank you for the information but at many places paper is the necessity and we can't go paperless.

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Manu Govind said: (Dec 14, 2016)  
@ Nikky, please know the provision of law.

Legal recognition of electronic records.

Where any law provides that information or any other matter shall be in writing or in the typewritten or printed form, then, notwithstanding anything contained in such law, such requirement shall be deemed to have been satisfied if such information or matter is:

(a) Rendered or made available in an electronic form.
(b) Accessible so as to be usable for a subsequent reference.

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Shiva said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
The paperless office may not be a reality today but in future, it will definitely be more and more people are moving towards this idea and I think it's a great thing because going paperless means saving our trees which are a very Eco-friendly step.

This also supports digital India because if we are going paperless that means data will be stored in computers.

Storing and analysing of data also become easy and convenient. We don't need to store lots of hardbound files in our offices. Thus this will also help in saving the office space.

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Nikky said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
No, paperless office is not possible. Although almost work has been digitalised but still we need paper for some work, everywhere and for every work digitalised work is not possible. There are many works which has to be done on paper only for eg when we purchase something online bill is generated online and when they parcel the product they send us bill of that product and for some products like electronic devices if they have warranty or guarantee then they send guarantee and warranty cards as well. Secondly, if someone is having newspaper, magazines or books publishing business then they can't replace it with computer screen. Third Ex, is although now online exams are started but for solving questions we need paper to compute the answer from options given to us. So, somewhere it is necessary to use paper. So, paperless office, in reality, is not possible.

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Rajat Sharma said: (Sep 25, 2016)  
I think the paperless office should be possible there are several reasons it will save time and increase work capabilities and one think there is no chance for mistakes and now present its great initiative idea or thought because in the feature all the documentationn work will be transferred to software so it smart and digital thought.

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Kandula Harshita said: (Aug 31, 2016)  
According to my view, the paperless office is possible only if we get technology when in we can write on air and erase it out. But, if this happens then there would be a very bright future. Not only technologically, but also there will be a reduction in cutting trees and even reduce in global warming.

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Ghanshyam Khandelwal said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
Yes, I'm in favour of this topic and we must have to shift in a world which is paperless to save our earth because if there is no paper then the cutting down of trees will be less as compare to now and pollution will less.

We must be a shift to digital world by which work become easy.

We can store many things in pen drive which is easy for transferring and to copy.

We can save the time which is very precious.

So, I think the world must have to become paperless and go to a digital world where work becomes very easy and eco-friendly.


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Radha said: (Aug 28, 2016)  
Yes. Of course, we are living in the modern era. We had to be advanced.

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Mohit Menaria said: (Aug 28, 2016)  
Yes, we definitely need to shift to a paperless world as it is more or less a compensation to save the environment, to save the Earth. Today development has reached a massive scale and in order to save the nature from the hazards of print, we have to make a shift, we have to move to the world which would be free of printed matter. Yes, to a paperless world!

As much as 100 hectares of forest land is cut can daily to meet the demands of newspaper agencies. If this rate of deforestation continues, by the next half of the century about 30,000 species of plant will be extinct.

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Bhuvana said: (Aug 24, 2016)  
Hello! everyone,

I agree with a paperless office is possible. Though it saves more trees, It will give rise to more technologies. If technologies are grown then more hardware should be made to make the paperless office in all over the world. Then it will cause one problem E-waste. It will not be destroyed. So we have to use papers in office but we can reduce it usage to save the number of trees.

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Utsav Jangid said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
Yes, we definitely need to shift to a paperless world as it is more or less a compensation to save the environment, to save the Earth. Today development has reached a massive scale and in order to save the nature from the hazards of print, we have to make a shift, we have to move to the world which would be free of printed matter. Yes, to a paperless world!

As much as 100 hectares of forest land is cut can daily to meet the demands of newspaper agencies. If this rate of deforestation continues, by the next half of the century about 30, 000 species of plant will be extinct.

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S.K.Sharma said: (Aug 3, 2016)  
The paperless office has the direct bearing on environment. If the offices are made paperless, we will be cutting very less trees for this purpose. Trees saved will save the environment and ultimately it will save the human beings in the world in future.

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Mazher said: (Jul 18, 2016)  
Hi, Everyone.

As part of the ongoing discussion, I would like to contribute some points.

I agree with the statement "Paperless office are reality".

As we are moving into the different phase of life the technology is improving at vast ends.

- It has eradicated the traditional paper records.

- Quick and easy access to data which was stored in flocks of sheets.

- Both time and energy of the end user are saved as they do not struggle between paperwork.

Above many advantages, it also has drawbacks which are evitable when proper measures are practiced.

- Hack on data which can leak company confidential information.

- Loss of data when no proper backup is taken.

Thank you.

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Vishal said: (Jul 17, 2016)  
Hello friends,

I think paperless office is need of the hour. In this modern era, we can make it possible with the help of advanced technologies.

And this will greatly affect our surrounding environment because due to the availability of paperless offices people will restrict himself to have a zero use of paper.

So indirectly this idea can save millions of trees.

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Sajjad Yousuf said: (Jul 3, 2016)  
Yesterday a large number of files occupy a large space but today a large number of files can be transferred to USB which is not more than two inches so you can see how technology improved yesterday if we want to send mail two to three days required because of paperwork but today we can easily send and read mail in few seconds so paperless office is reality.

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Ashish said: (May 22, 2016)  
I am not against the paperproof office.

Buy I have a dilemma like,

Will we remain in the same era without adopting the new technology?

Will we not make our office work more efficiently and work friendly?

Will we not save our environment?

This dilemma is solved as follows.

Every paper costs four rupees and if any drafting is there we are wasting paper.

The paper comes from tree thus by making office without paper will make us eco-friendly.

Speedy action and the process will increase.

We will make our office towards e-literacy.

Though security concern will be there but making security layer tightened and tier basis we can be made it difficult.

Thus, I support paperless office.

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Ashish said: (May 21, 2016)  
Hello, everyone.

In this discussion, I agree with all the participants who think that paperless office is not possible but I have doubt in my mind that.

Would we remain in the same thinking where technology in day by day is going to be increased?

Would we will not use the mobile phone, computer, email, social media in our office.

Clearing out this idea.

I have a suggestion that.

1) Paper less office will save money of the organisation. As one paper is costing around 4 rupees.

2) If something is being wrong, we are tearing it thus losing money.

3) We will be more eco-friendly as the paper is coming from the tree, wastage of paper means wastage of trees.

4) We will save more data, will easily access data when required.

5) We will make our citizen more participants in our work.

6) wWe will understand them easily.

7) We will support digital literacy.

Though it will also cause some trouble. Like,

1) Security of data.

But enhancing our security like authorised user can do so.

2) By saving data in more than one place.

But having these matters solve we can make our office paperless.

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Nikhil Rohiwal said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

From the ancient time we are using papers to convey our message. I think that without paper we cannot establish a legal office. There are many things which are not having any mean without a hard copy all the cannot be stored in the software. Without paper, people will face difficulties. And a most important thing is this that a hard copy is much legal than a soft copy.

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Nwankwo Covenant said: (Oct 29, 2015)  
Well. I don't think paperless office can be a reality because there are still so many countries that are not developed especially those in Africa. In Africa there are so many computer illiterates some have not even seen computer in their life and am very sure that their government will prefer solving other problems like hunger, terrorism, etc to technological problems.

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Beauty said: (Jun 1, 2015)  
Paperless office cannot be a reality, because legal works are being done everyday. They have to certify their process.

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Jyoti Tulsyan said: (Apr 9, 2015)  
In my view, Paperless office can be a reality in coming 5 -10 years and it may also be reality in present time in some MNCs. As per my view, paperless office is one where day to day works are being done by means of technologies without wasting unnecessary papers. Offices without files and folders can't work properly.

Its always become important to keep a hard copy of important or confidential documents. Today's in every government organization, email is considered official which helps in getting the work and decision very fast but still we receive or deliver the hard copies of important documents that we already got through mail. So these things can't be avoided instantly.

So, in my opinion we should avoid wastage of paper as possible as we can and make our offices a paperless surroundings and contribute a little in making the world eco- friendly and pollution free.

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Clark Peterson said: (Mar 30, 2015)  
In my opinion that's a very good innovation in business. It could help to your effective at work, speed up the processes, less hard copies, more ecological and so on.

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Saranyadevi said: (Mar 8, 2015)  
In my view, paper work is very important in our day to day life. We cannot imagine our life without paper. Even a school KG students requires the paper. Paper work is good for our eyes and health than the computer works and it create many physical problems.

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Jitendra Kumar said: (Jan 19, 2015)  
Hi this is Jitendra kumar,

As per my views on this topics are, Yes there should be paper less offices in the every part of country. Because we live in the progressive world in terms of Technology, Culture, life style, etc. These all categories are going to improve day by day, so why we will concerned the prevalent outdated method in life using of paper instead of the latest technologies, these technologies become part of every individual one which gives us not only enhancement some of extent in your life but also make each and everyone feel easy in very aspect of life.

The Advantage of paperless offices are following:

1. First one it will be one time expenditure.

2. Digitized world become more reliable for each and every one to access the information at any time from any where.

3. Less paper work will be increased the more and reliable work.

4. The loss and damage of the data will be less.

5. The cost of the paper will be overcome. Which will be helpful to stop the cutting of the trees and will also be useful to make environment friendly and pollution free for us.

6. Digitization world make you free to access your data any time with reliability.

7. The work will be more progressive in terms of time, cost and manpower etc.

8. The paper work also reduce the space in the offices.

The digital India will be more progressive India.

Jai Bharat.

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Manoj said: (Dec 9, 2014)  
Every important details had to be in hard copy. Lets take an example photography. It is more valuable in hard copy than soft copy.

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Rashmi said: (Aug 26, 2014)  
Of Course in this era of Information Technology we people are dreaming paperless offices.

Searching and carrying this paper stuff everywhere is quite hectic. Even though today most of the work we do is online in Government offices, educational institutions we can't move an inch without paper.

This idea sounds very cool but it definitely gonna take some finite time to come in existence. Clerical staff in every organization must computer literate and aware about internet use. This will certainly relieve the people from carrying the burden of documents for like centuries.

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Bplus said: (Jul 29, 2014)  
Hi, in my work as well as private life we move more and more to a paperless office. I have my most important documents scanned, with professional softwares, which a) scans fast, accurate and make the size of the file smaller b) have OCR (Optical Character Recognition) built in. With the OCR for searchable PDFs, you can easily find files 5 or 10 years old, I can just type a keyword or invoice number to search and get it immediately highlighted in all selected files all phrases where this term is mentioned. In our work, using many certificates, and having requirements for the legal archiving (some documents shall be kept for many years, by law) we managed to agree with the authority that our scanned archive replaced the paper one, since the scan quality and file search is extremely easy. Last but not least paperless office is an environmental friendly solution :).

If you are interested, we use ExactScan Pro (which included OCR) for this. Greetings.

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Anu said: (Jul 5, 2014)  
Answer to this question is Yes. In my opinion paperless office is not the one where paper is not used at all, it refers to office where continous attempts are made to avoid use of paper or recycling of paper. Hard copy of the all the valuable docs are must for their validation as well as for record keeping. Relying upon computers may lead to destruction of data that can't be retrieve at all and that me lead to huge loss to users in terms of their efforts, time & energy. We should make efforts to maximise the use of soft copies of the data. As the time passes we all will get accustomed to it and that will finally result in "Paperless Office".

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Deepthi said: (Mar 25, 2014)  
Of-course its the reality, due to increasing technologies manpower becoming high, too lazy, they are searching for comfort. In most of the companies they are wasting paper like hell as our own we should adopt some rules and limits on usage of paper. Everything is man made either computer systems and paper. From today each individual should think about usage of paper less and up to some extent. They may be applicable or not applicable to some companies.

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Anisha said: (Mar 12, 2014)  
Well, paperless office is certainly a reality. With the advancement in technology every document, every work that you do can be saved in a much better way than you can on papers, creating a more efficient system.

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Sanchit said: (Sep 15, 2013)  
Well paperless work is more efficient as suppose an office caught by a fire, then if company is working on paper, then all the main data will vanish and company just completely ruined but if paperless work is going in office i.e. via computer. Then its hard copy will be saved. And if at somehow hard disk just crashed then all the companies have distributed database so company can fetch all the lost data from the main server i.e. headquarters so paperless office is reality and if company has strong data integrity then even hackers can't do anything.

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Suman said: (Aug 22, 2013)  
Hello friends,

I consider that paper is using in offices to some extent. But we have not eliminated paper totally from our offices. I think offices are doing a right thing. I would like to tell you that before four month I was reading an interview of expert in IT. He was telling that if we put all the data in our laptop or desktop there is always a risk because hackers hack the site and even some non-registered software demolish all the precious data from our tool. So that we have to use paper to keep important data as a record. From this thing we can clearly recognize that offices can not work without paper.


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Jagdish Prashad said: (Mar 27, 2013)  
Paperless Workplace/ Office is not so far reality. People/ Employees/ Employers/ Organization/ Entrepreneurs are taking advantage to different degree as per their risk taking. Indian Railways/ Government of India and many State Government have already gone ahead. This was possible after successful pilot of e-Office by DARPG, Central Government.

As a part of ISO requirement I had aligned my departmental working towards paperless workplace. Our department is virtually paperless. We do use paper but to a very limited extent. We don't waste the paper & use the used paper even. All our documentation is online with 24/7 access within the company through intranet. Anyone can see the documents from the general area without log in. Internal documents are collaborated by all departmental employees with log in.

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Arpit Shukla said: (Mar 18, 2013)  
I think paperless office is not a reality, even though in today's world all the works are done on computers but still a hard copy in maintained for it. There are lots of risk also in comparison to its benefits, i.e. from hackers. You can take the example of gate 2013 result which was displayed 2 days before than the expected date and it was all done by a hacker so think if a hacker can hack a government site than my be it is possible that he/she could have a change with the mark sheet of students. So, I would like to say that paper less office is good but implementing it fully can be hazardous for the organisation.

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Praney said: (Feb 19, 2013)  
Well paperless office can be a reality. It will save the accommodation expenditure done for making store rooms in offices. Saves money of keeping chowkidars especially for those stores. And will prevent all anti-silver fishes spray that is being done once in a year.

2-and for all those things for which paper work is must[such as certificates deal papers and requirement applications]. WE CAN USE SYNTHETIC PAPER from which dollars are made. This is durable and weather invariable. I know it can be bit costly but NOTHING AS COMPARED TO PREVENT THE DISTRACTION OF OUR MOTHER NATURE.

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Swagat Siddhartha said: (Jan 29, 2013)  
Is Paperless Office a Reality or Not?

Indian railways says you can show your ticket in mobile a big example of the e-world we are moving into. The answer to the question asked is yes. For someone who has been working in the IT world for the past two years I can say that this dream has been realized from digital signatures, to online appraisals yes we are moving closer to this reality.

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Nitin Gulgulia said: (Dec 5, 2012)  
Paperless work is not possible in all type of offices. Sometime paper play a big role and can't be taken by any other. Beside all of them use of paper can be less by using computer, pager and any other electric device.

Question is that can office run without paper,

Answer is perfectly false. We can only do that we are using at least paper where we really need.

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Gopal Arjun Nandankar said: (Aug 21, 2012)  
Well, today "global warming" is the issue that is very much talked about. Deforestation being one of the major reasons for it. Looking at the recent scenario, government all over the globe have started trying hard to "save paper" and thus "save environment" and "save trees" through various campaigns.

So imagining a paperless office can be a reality to a great extent. The companies can try not to use paper as much as possible and try and use computers to store data. Retrieving of data from a computer also takes hardly some seconds as compared to paper where all the files are need to be gone through to find one important data.

Thus offices can take up a step of going paperless as much as possible which will make office work easy, save time and also save paper and thus save environment to great extent.

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Sasidharant said: (Jul 10, 2012)  
Paper less office is possible and it helps to save the data's and information's safely. An another important aspect of replacing paper works by computers will widely helps to reduce the time consumption. For example if we take some series calculation oriented works, if we do this work with papers it takes more time and may be chances for the manual error in the calculations but if we go with computers through internet using some software's, the time will be saved, no chances for error, mainly enough time is saved.

So in the offices where the possibilities for this replacement is possible, it far better to go with computers and internet's than the papers, Save time, Save Electricity, Save trees, Save Environment.

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Shivani said: (Mar 16, 2012)  
Well, today "global warming" is the issue that is very much talked about. Deforestation being one of the major reasons for it. Looking at the recent scenario, government all over the globe have started trying hard to "save paper" and thus "save environment" and "save trees" through various campaigns.

So imagining a paperless office can be a reality to a great extent. The companies can try not to use paper as much as possible and try and use computers to store data. Retrieving of data from a computer also takes hardly some seconds as compared to paper where all the files are need to be gone through to find one important data.

Thus offices can take up a step of going paperless as much as possible which will make office work easy, save time and also save paper and thus save environment to great extent.

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Nitesh said: (Mar 9, 2012)  
In my point of view paper less work necessary but not every where. It is true that we store our data in computer but it is not necessary that it may be safe so whenever its required we use other wise we do not. If we use paperless work so it may be profit we will get such as we save more trees.

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Pawan Kumar Srivastava said: (Feb 21, 2012)  
Hi All, I am a Software Developer and in my Organization all most all the work are done on Computer.
There are some points on a Paper-less Office Concept.
1. It cant be implemented in every office. I mean it depends on type of the work.
for ex: Sending a soft copy of receipt is not possible to every one because 70% of population who are living in village or small cities are not using internet every time.
2. We cant attain any goal 100% practically.
3. I disagree that data on computer are not safe. Hard-disk are so robust that in flood or in fire they are safe. Even there are redundant data replica so handle the worst condition.
4. But yes every organization should attain this goal as much as possible.

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Neha said: (Feb 20, 2012)  
According to me paper less office is not a myth.We can send communication through mails.We can store the data on storage devices.This can be possible in a non-IT company also.Just they need a little training and small technical instruments.It will be surely a drastic as well as cost effective change.But once it is configured, it will be a life time thing.As well as it will be a Go Green attitude.There will be lesser tree cuts and more oxygen in the air and less global warming.

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Jasmine Pandit said: (Dec 14, 2011)  
As far as my views are concerned I think completely paperless office is myth because it is not possible to completely change the system. As you listen the dictum “Rome was not built in a day”. Now a days, due to availability of computer less work done on paper because all the information are available on computer through internet. There are different kind of devices are available in the market like CDs, pendrives etc. For storage data. This cause less dump of files in the office. Branches does not look like mess. Any kind of data can be search on the computer which is not possible on paper file so it take less time to find out the data. It save time and money also.

But fully paperless office is not possible because afterall computer is a machine and caused misplace of important data, data can be corrupt on system and might be met with an accident. So, it is necessary to keep a paper file also so that unnecessary inconvenience may not occur at the time of urgency. Other thing is this, everybody cannot afford computer and internet and some important letters needs in paper form.

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Vaishnavee said: (Oct 30, 2011)  
According to me paper less office is not reality. Following are my viewe to reduce paper usages.

1. Before taking print out it should be checked (print preview) to avoid paper usage.

2. Personal documents should not be taken in office.

3. Every employee should have limit to take print out for each day.

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Kalpana said: (Oct 17, 2011)  
I think, paperless office is not reality. Because paper work is most important our life. I think we can't handle a job in the office without paper. Some times we feel tiered to do work in computers and other electric machines so can be relaxed we use paper work. The days are moving use of paper is diminishing I agree the all data can store in the form of soft copies in PC's. But we can;t totally avoid the use of paper. It has own importance in our life. Important business letter, appointment letters in the paper form. If office can paper less many people have job less like postmaster. So paper less office is not reality it is also important.

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Jisna Jose said: (Jul 5, 2011)  
Paperless office is a reality because, with in minimum time we can do maximum work. Due to the absence of files there will be enough space in the office.

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Shrigopal Prjajapt said: (Apr 8, 2011)  
No, Paperless office is not reality because every office required some paper works like bill of goods which it supply or purchases from other company ect.

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Sourav Darbar said: (Feb 12, 2011)  
I think we can't handle the job in the office without paper. Some times we feel tired by doing in the computer and it may be electric supply is not there for a some time, then we can realize we need papers also. Other wise the work couldn't be finished within the fixed time.

So I think paperless office can't be reality.

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Aishu said: (Feb 10, 2011)  
As days are moving, the use of paper is diminishing. All the data are stored in the form of soft copy and everything is made automatic and PC's play an important role.

But we cant totally avoid the usage of paper. It has its own importance. Important business letters, Appointment letters, Resume etc need to be necessarily in paper form.

Thus, paper will not lose its value totally.

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Ravi Kiran said: (Feb 8, 2011)  
In my opinion paper has got its own importance and nothing can replace it, likewise robos are doing all the activities like men still the man is not accepting them because if that is the case human being will lose his importance, and everybody will become lazy. That will rule our universe. In the similar way even though for temporary purpose it may play a vital role but after some days the condition of the digital papers will also be like that.

1) More over the usage of that is not comfortable.

2) There is no security.

3) We cant distinguish among them.

One more important point here :.

People cant read from the computer. Like the difference between book and computer. When we read from book we feel very comfortable, but that is not possible with the computer. And people wont have that much patience to sit in front of computer and read from it.

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Pintu said: (Jan 28, 2011)  
Paperless office is like a house without any persons existence therein.The progress of development of computers and other technologies has be so rapid that paperless office is almost becoming a reality.A few years ago competitive exam applications were sent through post.But now we can apply through internet. In some countries classroom study has turned into doing classes from home for example in australia.Although huge development in technologies need of little bit of paperwork is must.For example while taking any competitive exam admit cards should be carried with for getting admitted to exam hall.Likewise there are many other places were paper work is must.Finally paperless office is not a tortal reality but partially it is real.

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Jyoti said: (Jan 25, 2011)  
Yes Paper less office cannot be the reality as how advance we become we would require parer some where some time.
Be it a certification, legal documents or some books.

we can surely reduce the use of paper but cannot curb it.

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Sasmita said: (Jan 18, 2011)  
We can't imagine a office without paper. Yes we can reduce the papers by the use of computers by keeping soft copies of some documents and records but still there is importance of hard copies instead of soft copies in some areas where Approved Authority and Issued Authority signature is must required. So in this discussion forum we can say paper work in office can be reduced bot can't be fully avoided.

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Ayushi said: (Jan 12, 2011)  
see its easier to say regarding jobs widout ppr or paperless office.well d currrency notes wch we use in daily life in offices too r thus paper only.t bonds.doc.restored fr future.t certifates shoed at d tym of interwies n appointments r via paper only.n 1 cant show dese in front of panel wid the help of laptops n i think it is essential fr t society.

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Parth said: (Jan 10, 2011)  
i agree with u shishir..the paper less office could be actualy termed as an office where paper size and numbers are reducing day by day because of computers but we can't say that the papers are not finding any corners in office as in many ways we can't just leave the application based on papers as it's not at all complicated to do some task over it and computer illiterate can't do task's on computers and in-spite of the fact that the person is intelligent that many other paper again come to the rescue of that kind of man.

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Shishir said: (Jan 2, 2011)  
Actually, paperless office is not a reality but it is in improvement stage. We need paper in educational system, offices, etc. If office will become paper less then many people will become jobless for eg. Postman who carries and delivers the letter and other things. Many printers will become waste.

There are many threat exist in internet world hence we can't rely for transmission of secure data and the people who don't have computer or digital devices, they need data which is printed on paper.

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Vinod said: (Dec 28, 2010)  
In the era of global warming we have to use our resources properly. Hence the need for minimum use of paper and their by saving the trees and the environment. If we organise computer storage properly it will be very much easier to retrieve document when need arise. The adage 'Think before you print' should always be remembered.

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Piku said: (Oct 5, 2010)  
Though the topic sounds bit cool but it is not that easy to apply this thought in real. I think no matter how much progress we have made or are making or will make we need the paper in some specific areas. If we consider the educational bodies, there we find that paper is really needed to provide the students with all of their certificates and results which are ultimately needed to earn a job for him in this digital world.

For the case of publication industries, though we are in the era of e-books and digital magazines but still one can not deny the real charm of reading a printed books. At the end if we are really concerned about the environment then I think it is better to increase the no of trees rather than to cut our needs because whatever we will do we need the natural resources in form or another.

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Lakshman said: (Sep 26, 2010)  
We can see the processing like searching will be fast in computerized offices than in an offices based on papers etc., it will be possible to make every office as paperless office. It will be a little difficult to organize but gradually the offices can be made computerized, and reduction in use of paper will save our environment up to some extent.

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Ritu said: (Jul 27, 2010)  
Paperless office to some extent is fine. but i dont think so it is applicable to all industries, departments.

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Jaya said: (Jul 26, 2010)  
We may think tat by using computers we can store any type of datas and it is easy too, then why is the need of papers. But i think so it's absolutely wrong. because even we get some problems in computers but definetly not with our paper records...

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Bisileesh said: (Jul 26, 2010)  
Certainly, it is a reality. Because this is a digital world, in which there is no role for papers. The offices with full of records,books and papers became history. Nowadays computers started to rule the world. Then what is the need of papers? I think all the HARD COPIES will turn to SOFT COPIES in near future.

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Abhijit Dubey said: (Jul 24, 2010)  
Ofcourse its a reality,but up to certain extent. We should not be totally dependent on the computer to get the jobs done and it is also the fact that at some points like "appointment letters", Property paper like stamp paper and all, it requires physical existence, logically it would only be faster, but to get the job done it must be physically present at your sight.

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Supriya said: (Jul 21, 2010)  
Indeed, paperless office is a reality. Decades ago, who had thought computer would be so advanced that even a child knows about its whereabouts. The complicated machines we encounter today in our lives,would not had even thought about by our forefathers.

People will face difficulties, get exacerbated upon new paperless tradition, but gradually they will accept likewise other technologies.

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