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Centre to launch its own 'unhackable' email service

Centre to launch its own
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An e-mail service of India’s own is what the government is working on now. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is working hard to put in place an e-mail service that will ensure government communications and data are effective and unhackable.

New Delhi: An e-mail service of India’s own is what the government is working on now. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is working hard to put in place an e-mail service that will ensure government communications and data are effective and unhackable. The new email service will have smart features, and has been modelled on the lines of Gmail and Yahoo to make it user-friendly. The new Made-in-India e-mail service will be first rolled out for the use of the Central government after which it will be extended to state governments. In the final phase it will also be made available to all Indian citizens for their interaction with the government.

“The new set-up will be backed by enhanced bandwidth and improved servers positioned in India,” a top official in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) told Mail Today.

He said the work has been fast-tracked and the standardization of e-mail design and templates for the government would be in place by November this year.

DeitY officials said they are still working out on the specifics of rolling out the new e-mail service, but assert it will have everything to make things easier for government babus.

“It will be like a Gmail or a Yahoo platform. Templates are being finalised. Any official communications through our new e-mail will look real and official. The new templates will give an official look to the document and will be taken seriously,” a senior DeitY official said. The new e-mail service will have features like group sms and chat, and will also have closed user groups. “You will also have calendars, task managers, bulk sms facility like what Google offers. Users can also send bulk sms through email,” said an official.

(DailyMail.com)

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