DD Pod Sessions 01: A Paperless Society
The idea of a paperless office, and more broadly a paperless society, has been percolating for a half century. Paper, after all, is an old technology that’s not terribly efficient and is environmentally costly. But like any technology, it’s not necessarily destined for eternity. Spurred by the popularization of personal computers in the mid-1980s, the popularization of the Internet in the mid-1990s, and the popularization of smartphones in the mid-2000s, digital technology has taken what paper has given us to the next level.
In this episode of The Paperless Society Podcast w/ Rishi Rais, Dhawal Sehgal, Vincent Alton, Stephen Alton, Parasjeet Singh Paik, we talk about “How Paperless Society may impact businesses and what to expect”. They answer the following questions:
- How are offices going more towards the process that is paperless in nature?
- How will it affect the Indian Economy if we go paperless here?
- If the entire pending cases system to an IT and a paperless format, it would be a rough roadmap, what would be your business solution? What would be your first steps?
- What do you think is the future of Paperless society?
- We are spending so much on a paper multiply it by a big number, will it have a dent on the economy?
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Here are some shareable responses from our paperless society podcast:
- “Going paperless as far as the legal infrastructure is concerned, that is a big challenge in itself. The government has started taking changes around it.”
- “We are a big country, we have about 1.2 billion people in this country, and I’ve lost count of how many pending cases we have, even if we translate those cases into a paperless format that would be a big task in itself.”
- “We can create certain applications that scan the paper works and upload it to the centralized server, and the whole process needs to be centralized. Everything is possible!”
- “This has to happen, it is just a matter of when it happens.”
- “The paperless phenomenon is bound to different industries and domains; it is a matter of when not if.”
- “It has to be a mix of bottom up and top down approach because people at the absolute top, the judges 55-56-year-old people they don’t love technology, they hate technology they are used to the paperwork going through these cumbersome files, these initiatives need to have both the approaches.”
- “Blockchain is a technology which is one side of the coin, it is transactional document management and paper as a whole is used a lot more as document management for contractual purposes.”
- “You’ll start trusting lawyers; I mean nobody trusts lawyers.”
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