In a bid to ease residents’ electronic communication for residents who are not fluent in English, Rajasthan government has launched a Hindi e-mail service. It has been started under the facility – firstname.lastname@example.org (in Devnagari script).
The move has turned Rajasthan as the first State to offer vernacular e-mail service to its residents.
It may be noted that the State IT department worked in partnership with private IT companies to bring out the service.
“The vernacular e-mail, in Hindi, was launched on December 3. Rajasthan is the first, and currently the only state, to have a vernacular e-mail,” a senior official told media.
The first Hindi e-mail id to be created under the service was that of the Chief Minister, Vasundhara@rajasthan.bharat. All state government personnel are also expected to receive an e-mail id in Hindi soon.
Though BSNL had launched a similar service in eight Indian languages in December 2016. However, BSNL’s initiative was not available for all internet users unlike the Rajasthan government’s service, BSNL’s initiative was unavailable for all internet users.