New Delhi, Dec 14 (PTI) For the first time, the new government calendar, brought out every year by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, may come in a mobile phone app avatar also.
The calendar which has 'Clean Green India' as its theme and will highlight the government's flagship schemes and initiatives will be launched in the coming days.
However, keeping in line with the Narendra Modi government's focus on utilising technology and to connect with people, the Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) which publishes the calendar has tied up with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for the mobile app version.
"The NIC has been approached so that a digital calendar or free app can be created because of which smartphone users, especially the youth, can use it. The process for the creation of the app is on," a senior official told PTI. Sources said that while the calendar highlights important government initiatives like the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, it has also information related to important days, holidays and restricted holidays.
Information regarding holidays and restricted holidays etc are provided in the calendar through colour coding, the official added. "It is also learnt that the app would also have features which would link it with some of the important websites like the I&B ministry," the official added.