Maharashtra set to bid adieu to typewriters

Prime News, Nation,(Mumbai), August 11:- Typewriter, the prime tool in government offices before the arrival of computers is all set to become part of history in Maharashtra.

The state council of examinations is holding the last examination of the manual typewriting tomorrow, setting aside the objection from the typewriting training centres that still lure aspirants across the state.

The process of phasing out the typewriters was set in motion through a Government Resolution (GR) in 2013.

Based on the order, the council has been conducting the typewriting examination by using computers.

“Following the GR, we have started conducting the typewriting exams through computers and tomorrow on 12th August for the last time we will conduct the typewriting exams through typewriters” Sukhdev Dere the commissioner of Maharashtra State Council Of Examination said.

“From August 18 onwards all the exams would be conducted on computers only which means in the coming days the use of typewriters would get extinct” Dere added.

The GR issued by the Department of School Education and Sports had emphasised on the need to educate computer trained professionals for government offices to follow the e-governance motto.

Dere further added that “Typewriting machines are getting outdated. Now we are advancing in the digital world and therefore computer-trained individuals and professionals to adopt the e-governance model in the demand in present times,” he said.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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