14-12-2017 11:30 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Rajasthan is the first, and the only state, to have a vernacular e-mail
Millions of internet users in Rajasthan will now be able to use Hindi e-mail addresses. Rajasthan has become the first and the only state in India to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents. This move will benefit all those who are not comfortable with English e-mail ids.
Akhil Arora, principal secretary, department of information technology and communications informed about chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s intent to have a vernacular e-mail service for the residents who are not fluent in English as she felt that language should not be a barrier for anybody using emails or electronic communication. Subsequently, the vernacular e-mail, in Hindi, was launched on December 3.
The first e-mail id in Hindi was created for the chief minister, Vasundhara@rajasthan.bharat (in Devnagari). Soon, all government personnel in the state will also have Hindi e-mail id.
According to a senior official, the state IT department implemented this project with a partnership in form of in-sourcing with private IT companies. After three months of dedicated efforts from a team of ten experts, Hindi e-mail ids became a reality.
The email also works for people who use English keyboard. This is a major achievement for the state as even the Japanese who like to work in their own language don’t have an email id in their own language.