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Government Stops Printing Of Calendars, Diaries, To Go For Digital Versions This year
Given the prevailing circumstances where the world is increasingly moving towards adopting digital force-multipliers for productivity, the Government of India has decided to follow this best practice
NEW DELHI || owing to the economic slowdown, following the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government of India has spelt out new economic measures with regards to the printing of calendars, diaries, schedulers and similar other materials, which were earlier printed in physical format.
This, an official said on Wednesday, would this year be, done digitally by Ministries/Departments/PSUs/PSBs. Given the prevailing circumstances in which the world is increasingly moving towards adopting digital force-multipliers for productivity, the Government of India has decided to follow this best practice, the official further said.
There is to be no activity towards printing wall calendars, desktop calendars, diaries and other such material for use in the coming year by any Ministries/Departments/PSUs/PSBs and all other organs of the government. All such activity shall go digital and online, the statement said.
"There is to be a concerted effort towards incorporating innovative methods in such matters. Using technological innovations for planning, scheduling and forecasting is well known to be economical, efficient and effective" it went on to say.
Therefore all calendars, diaries, schedulers and similar other materials, which were earlier printed in physical format, will now be done digitally. Publication of Coffee Table books will also be stopped and appropriate use of E-Books is encouraged.
All Ministries/Departments/PSUs/PSBs and all other organs of the government are to adopt innovative means to use digital or online methods for the same. Innovative digital and online solutions which will achieve the same result as physical calendars or diaries are to be prioritized and to be put into practice.