C-DAC developing software for long-term preservation of Govt. electronic records

C-DAC is teaming up with the National Archives of India to develop software/hardware that can be used to store all electronic public records generated in e-governance service for a long time, reports the Times of India


C-DAC and NAI have jointly established a centre of excellence for digital preservation (CEDP) to create a machinery to archive the electronic public records. A large volume of e-records being generated through the 27 mission projects of the National e-Governance Action Plan across the country will be archived with the NAI.


Issuing of passports, income-tax records, land records, birth certificates are among the services carried out through the e-governance application.


The CEDP is currently studying the possibilities of preserving the digital data in a reliable and trustworthy repository. The first phase of the project began in April and the software will be ready to function on a pilot basis in three years.

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