Now India will have indigenous Operating System for the country's various e-Governance projects. In this regard, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Department of Information Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Informatics Centre.
Named as Bharat Operating System Solutions (BOSS) the operating system is Linux-based developed by C-DAC and it supports 18 Indian vernacular languages.
BOSS will be deployed for some of the NIC developed and manitained e-Governance projects. These projects are in areas such as education, healthcare among others in municipality and taluka level of administrations.
NIC will identify suitable e-Governance applications for the deployment of the BOSS while C-DAC will provide support for telephonic, email and portal delivery mechanism for the e-governance program.