New Delhi, Jan 31 (Agencies): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is aiming to clear paper load of files and digitize all the documents lying in its various offices.

This can be a tough exercise as RBI is looking at digitisation of approximately 30 lakh paper documents and it might take more than a year to complete the task.

However, once complete, this could help the RBI to a great extent in its day-to-day operations as a full digitisation of its entire archive of documents would cut down heavily on the time taken in finding the relevant documents for any of its future actions.

Going paper-less has already become a trend in the banking sector with banks encouraging their customers to opt for email account statements, instead of the traditional paper documents.

To meet its digitisation goal, RBI has sought requests for proposals (RFPs) till February 11 from the entities capable of digitising the paper documents at all its offices.

The RBI also held a pre-bid meeting on January 28 to explain the queries raised by potential bidders who would be required to first digitise the documents, provide training to the staff and also supply the required software and hardware products to meet the desired goal.

The RBI told the potential bidders that approximately 10,000 pages would be required to be scanned per day and the exercise could involve digitisation of approximately 30 lakh documents.

The minimum assured quantity for scanning would be 15 lakh paper documents, the RBI added.