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Rajasthan offers Hindi e-mail IDs to boost e-governance

The state IT department worked in partnership with private IT companies to bring out the service

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Rajasthan offers Hindi e-mail ID

In a move to ease electronic communication for residents who are not fluent in English, launched a Hindi e-mail service under the facility - name@rajasthan.bharat (in Devnagari script). Rajasthan is now the first state to offer vernacular e-mail service to its residents. "The vernacular e-mail, in Hindi, was launched on December 3. Rajasthan is the first, and currently the only state, to have a vernacular e-mail,” principal secretary, department of information technology and communications, Akhil Arora, told Hindustan Times. The first Hindi e-mail id to be created under the service was that of the chief minister, Vasundhara@rajasthan.bharat (in Devnagari).

All state government personnel are also expected to receive an e-mail id in Hindi soon. According to a report in the English Daily, the state IT department worked in partnership with private IT companies to bring out the service. A dedicated team of 10 experts from the state IT department worked for three months on the project. had launched a similar service in eight Indian languages in December 2016. However, unlike the Rajasthan government's service, BSNL's initiative was not available for all internet users.

First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 13:37 IST
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