Tvm: The ‘Email to All Employees’ project of the Kerala Government was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri VS Achuthanandan today. The government embarked on this project to provide e-mail IDs to all the 4.75 lakh employees of the government in a phased manner.
Today over four thousand State Government employees have received their official email ids through a web-based email service using an open source software package. This automation will now substitute the conventional paper-based communication. Other facilities like calendar, address book, file manager etc have also been activated for each email account.
“On the successful completion of this project, we are expecting considerable enhancement on the efficiency on the government functioning. We have already published a set of rules and policies regarding managing e-mails approved by Government, based on the guidelines of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Govt. of India.” said Dr.Rathan Kelkar, Director of Kerala State IT Mission which is implementing the project.
The project was developed on Free and open source software ( FOSS) platform, configured and tested for hardware and software and finally rolled out by a group from Centre for the Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) led by P. Gigy, team leader, Open Source Technology Team.
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