Govt. to secure email service to all its officials
The government is decided to provide a secure email service to all its officials for secure communications under the Digital India program.
Sources says, that it will be the largest service of its kind for the government with a user base of 5 million, whereas, the current facility is only avail to 1.6 million officers. It will have enhanced security authentication mechanisms for users with geo-fencing and device mapping.
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 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.
With this the users will have rich user experience with a streamlined browser interface that provides natural conversation; enables rich compose, drag and drop; sophisticated and easy-to customize filters, management and search of large inboxes of email and voicemail messages; multiple calendars; and contacts & task lists with enhanced security authentication mechanisms for users with geo-fencing and device mapping. Secondly, there will be centralized email architecture across the Government would make the process of ensuring a robust security mechanism for Government data and government will also provide primary domain as @gov.in and will provide a roadmap to include local languages and सरकार.भारत domain.
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.
This service will be a national resource that will help government of India employees to be better informed, productive, and more responsive in their interactions with others.
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