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The Expenditure Management Commission had recommended that government publications should be digitised wherever possible to save stationery and expenditure.
"Considering that electronic publications are environment friendly, all ministries/departments may review utilisation of their different publications and to start with, e-publish some of their non-statutory publications while considerably reducing use of paper...," the ministry said in an office memorandum.
The ministry said e-publications will also serve as a good digital repository for the posterity that can be accessed anywhere unlike manual publications.
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