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Punjab govt to enforce Raavi font in all e-governance transaction: Health minister Brahm Mohindra

Standardisation of character encoding is mandated as per the notification of ministry of electronics and information technology, in the centre, and the same shall be strictly implemented across all government offices, boards, corporations and commissions.

punjab Updated: Jun 21, 2017 19:20 IST
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Punjab health minister Brahm Mohindra.
Punjab health minister Brahm Mohindra. (HT File Photo)

The Punjab government has decided to implement the Unicode-compliant Raavi font in all official matters to ensure smooth e-governance transactions.

Health minister Brahm Mohindra on Monday said this in the House while replying on behalf of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to a call attention motion raised by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Baljinder Kaur for using the font in all Punjabi tests and examinations.

Congress MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli raised a supplementary question claiming that thousands of candidates who plan to take tests for different posts were worried.

Standardisation of character encoding is mandated as per the notification of Union ministry of electronics and information technology and it will be implemented across all government offices, boards, corporations and commissions, the minister said.

Mohindra said the government is in the process of developing various Unicode-compliant application software as part of its e-governance initiative. All digital services and payments require standardisation of character encoding and fonts, said Mohindra.