Srinagar, Feb. 2 -- Come 2021, the archaic system of ferrying truckloads of files during Durbar Move will permanently fade into history as all official records will be stored on the digital files for posterity.

Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated a process for digitalization of official records at civil secretariat in a bid to preserve all important documents and save transportation cost.

Every year, Jammu and Kashmir government spends Rs 100 crore on biannual Durbar move practice. Several crores are being utilised annually on ferrying official files, records and documents from Srinagar to Jammu and vice-versa.

"Around Rs 20 crore have been utilized on purchase of hardware and software for the civil secretariat. Crores of rupees a...