State-owned CIL will go totally digital by the end of December. This follows the coal ministry earlier announcing that it has decided to move all papers and documents to digital format November 1 onwards.
“Consequent to the coal ministry going digital by October 16, Coal India Limited (CIL) to follow suit. To go totally digital by December 31, 2016,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet.
The coal ministry had earlier announced that it had advanced the date for going totally digital from November 1 to October 16, a move aimed at bringing in more efficiency and transparency.
The coal ministry wants other ministries to do away with physical files and move them to electronic format, adding that it will help ministries exchange papers and documents electronically.
Among others, the HRD ministry had said it was working to ensure degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards.
According to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, the government wants to make the whole apparatus digital. Besides receiving certificates digitally, students will also be able to upload their other certificates and awards in digital form, he had said.
The government had launched the Digital India Programme last year with an aim to transform the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy.