Coal Ministry to go ‘totally digital’ from October 16

The move is in line with the Centre's ambitious 'Digital India' initiative

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 4, 2016 8:35 pm

The Coal Ministry has advanced the date for going “totally digital” from November 1 to October 16. “Date for going totally digital in Coal Ministry advanced from 1st Nov to 16th Oct. All files & papers to move in digital format,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet.

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

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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 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.