Coal Ministry to go ‘totally digital’ from Nov 1: Anil Swarup

By: | Updated: September 27, 2016 5:33 PM

In line with the Centre's ambitious 'Digital India' initiative, the Coal Ministry has decided to move all papers and documents into digital format from November 1 onwards, a move aimed at bringing efficiency and transparency.

Anil Swarup.PTI.LCoal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet, “For timely disposal of papers & transparency, Coal Ministry to go totally digital by November 1.” (Source: PTI)

In line with the Centre’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ initiative, the Coal Ministry has decided to move all papers and documents into digital format from November 1 onwards, a move aimed at bringing efficiency and transparency.

Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet, “For timely disposal of papers & transparency, Coal Ministry to go totally digital by November 1.”

He also added that “All files & papers to move in digital format.”

Among other ministries, the HRD Ministry had also said it is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had said the government wants to make the whole apparatus as digital.

Besides, receiving certificates in digital format, students would also be able to upload their other certificates and awards in digital format, he had said.

The government had launched the Digital India Programme last year with an aim to transform the country into a digitally empowered and knowledge economy.

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