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1.Copyright policy

Material featured on this Website may be reproduced free of charge after taking proper permission by sending a mail to us. However, the material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.

2.Hyperlinking policy

Links to external websites/portals

At many places in this Website, you shall find links to other websites/portals. This links have been placed for your convenience. [Department] is not responsible for the contents and reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. Mere presence of the link or its listing on this website should not be assumed as endorsement of any kind. We can not guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked pages.

Links to our website by other websites

We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on this website and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us about any links provided to this website so that you can be informed of any changes or updations therein. Also, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages belonging to this website must load into a newly opened browser window of the User.

3.Privacy policy

This website does not automatically capture any specific personal information from you, (like name, phone number or e-mail address), that allows us to identify you individually.
Wherever the Website requests you to provide personal information, you will be informed for the particular purposes for which the information is gathered and adequate security measures will be taken to protect your personal information.
We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the website site to any third party (public/private). Any information provided to this Website will be protected from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
We gather certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, domain name, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

4.Content Policy

Content Archival Policy

The Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) stipulate that expired contents must not be presented or flashed on the website. Therefore, as per the content archival policy adopted by this Department, contents will be deleted from the site after its expiry date. Important data will be shifted to the archives page. Therefore, the content contributors should revalidate/modify the content periodically to ensure that expired data is not present/flashed in the site. Wherever contents are no longer needed to be displayed, suitable advice may be sent to the Web Information Manager for their archival/deletion. Entry/Exit Policy and Archival Policy for the content elements on the website will be as per the following table:

Content Archival Policy
S No. Content Element Entry into archive Exits from Archive
1. New Initiative Six monthly 5 years
2. Documents & Publications Annually 10 years
3. Notifications At the end of calendar year 10 years
4. Circulars At the end of calendar year 10 years
5. Vacancy Circular One month after last date of application 5 years
6. Data & Statistics After two calendar years 10 years
7. Programme & Schemes Discontinuation of Programme/Schemes 5 years
8. Tenders Auction A month after last day of submission of tender 2 years
9. Press Release After one year 2 years