Govt announces email service for officials in English, Hindi
The government on Monday announced email service for its 5 million personnel in English and Hindi in accordance with the email policy.
The email policy bars the government employees from using private email services due to security reasons. “As part of the mandate under the Digital India program, Government will provide a secure eMail service to all its officials for secure communication. As of now the service will be offered to 5 million users. Currently, the user base is 1.6 million,” a statement from Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) said. The primary domain for English email id will (at)gov (dot)in and for Hindi email id it will be sarkar(dot)bharat in Hindi script.
“The primary trigger behind the policy was government data which resides on servers outside India and on servers beyond the control of the government of India,” the statement said. The email service will be largest service of its kind for the government with a user base of 5 million, the statement said. The announcement from MEITY comes about 10 days after Rajasthan government launched first email service for residents in the state.
The email service of the Rajasthan government has been developed by Jaipur based Data Infosys. A Rajasthan government …read more