Gov­ern­ment to pro­vide se­cure e-mail ser­vice to all of­fi­cials

The DQWeek (Kolkata) - - CHANNEL BONANZA - DQW NEWS BUREAU New Delhi

The gov­ern­ment will pro­vide a se­cure e-mail ser­vice to all its of­fi­cials for se­cure com­mu­ni­ca­tion, an of­fi­cial state­ment said.

“In ac­cor­dance with the email pol­icy of the gov­ern­ment an email id will be as­signed to all gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials at the cen­tre and state through Na­tional In­for­mat­ics Cen­tre,” the state­ment said.

It said 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 it will be the “largest ser­vice of its kind for the gov­ern­ment with a user base of 5 mil­lion”.

It will have en­hanced se­cu­rity au­then­ti­ca­tion mech­a­nisms for users with geo-fenc­ing and de­vice map­ping.

Cen­tralised email ar­chi­tec­ture across the gov­ern­ment would make the process of en­sur­ing a ro­bust se­cu­rity mech­a­nism for gov­ern­ment data, the state­ment said.

It will have “pri­mary do­main as “@gov.in” and a roadmap to in­clude lo­cal lan­guages and do­main,” the state­ment said.

“This ser­vice will in­crease the pro­duc­tiv­ity and be­come a step to­wards the “Green Gov­ern­ment” as all of­fi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion will be done us­ing email. A pi­lot of the ser­vice has al­ready been de­ployed and run­ning for a select user base which in­cludes se­nior of­fi­cials,” the state­ment added.

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