In order to give a fillip to the Digital India activities, the government of India today decided to do away with the regular practice of physically printing certain promotional and gift materials such as calendars, diaries etc.
The order issued to this effect today 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 Ministry, Department, PSU, PSB and all other organs of the government”.
However, 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 have been asked to adopt innovative means to use digital or online methods for the same as it will deliver the same result as physical calendars or diaries will deliver provided they are to be prioritized and to be put into practice.