Website Policies

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. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.

 

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. This Office 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 cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked pages.
Links to this 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.
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.

 

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.
If 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 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 are committed to ensure that this official website of the Government of Assam is accessible to all users irrespective of device in use, technology or ability. It has been built, with an aim, to provide maximum accessibility and usability to its visitors. As a result this portal can be viewed from a variety of devices such as Desktop / Laptop computers, web-enabled mobile devices; etc. We have put in our best efforts to ensure that all information on this portal is accessible to people with disabilities. For example, a user with visual disability can access this portal using assistive technologies, such as screen readers and screen magnifiers.
We also aim to be standards compliant and follow principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors of this portal. This portal is designed using XHTML 1.0 Transitional to meet Guidelines for Indian Government Websites and also adheres to level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Part of the information in the portal is also made available through links to external Websites. External Websites are maintained by the respective departments who are responsible for making these sites accessible. This Department is working towards making its website accessible for persons with disabilities, however currently Portable Document Format (PDF) files are not accessible. In addition, information provided in Hindi language is also not accessible.
If you have any problem or suggestion regarding the accessibility of this portal, please write to us to enable us to respond in a helpful manner. Do let us know the nature of the problem along with your contact information.
Learn About Accessibility Features
Features incorporated in the DIT website to make it accessible are: Skip to Main Content: Quick access to the core content on the page is provided without going through repetitive navigation using the keyboard.
Icons: Text has been supplemented with icons; wherever appropriate to enable users with learning disabilities understand the information easily. Icons have been provided along with text labels for key navigation options as well as important features, such as print, email etc.
Accessibility Options: Options to change the size of the text, set a color scheme and increase the text spacing are provided. Identification of file type and file size: Information about alternate file types, such as PDF, Word, Excel along with the file size has been provided within the link text to help users identify the same. In addition, icons for different file types have been provided with the links. This helps users in deciding whether they wish to access the link. For example, if a link opens a PDF file, the link text specifies its file size and file type.
Headings: The Web page content is organized using appropriate headings and subheadings that provide a readable structure. H1 indicates the main heading, whereas H2 indicates a subheading.
Titles: An appropriate name for each Web page is specified that helps you to understand the page content easily.
Alternate Text: Brief description of an image is provided for users with visual disability. If you are using a browser that supports only text or have turned off the image display, you can still know what the image is all about by reading the alternate text in absence of an image. In addition, some browsers display the alternate text in the form of a tool-tip when the user moves the mouse pointer over the image.
Consistent Navigation Mechanism: Consistent means of navigation and style of presentation throughout the Website has been incorporated.
Keyboard Support: The website can be browsed using a keyboard by pressing the Tab and Shift + Tab keys.
Customized Text Size: The size of the text on the Web pages can be changed either through the browser, through the Accessibility Options page or by clicking on the text sizing icons present at the top of each page.
Adjust Contrast Scheme: The website provides different schemes to enable users with visual impairments, such as low vision and color blindness to view the web page information with ease. Facility available for changing the contrast of the web pages Increase text spacing: Accessibility Options page provides with an option to increase white space between words. White space can be increased upto two levels. This option is helpful for users with visual and learning impairments who find it difficult to read the information which is presented using little white space between words.
Learn About Accessibility Options:
Use the accessibility options provided by this Web site to control the screen display. These options allow increasing the text spacing, changing the text size and color scheme for clear visibility and better readability.
Changing the Text Size: Changing the size of the text refers to making the text appearing smaller or bigger from its standard size. There are five options provided to you to set the size of the text that affects the readability. These are:

 

Largest: Displays information in the largest font size.
Larger: Displays information in a font size larger than the standard font size.
Medium: Displays information in a standard font size, which is the default size.
Smaller: Displays information in a font size smaller than the standard font size.
Smallest: Displays information in the smallest font size.
To change the text size:
Select Accessibility Options. The Accessibility Options page is displayed.
From the Text Size section, select the appropriate text size.
Click Apply.
 Changing the Color Scheme:
Changing the color scheme refers to applying a suitable background and text color that ensures clear readability. There are two options provided to you to change the color scheme. These are:
High Contrast: Applies the black color as the background and suitable colors to the text on the screen to improve readability.
Standard Contrast: Brings the screen back to its original appearance.
To change the color scheme:
Select Accessibility Options. The Accessibility Options page is displayed.
From the Contrast Schemes section, select the appropriate contrast.
Click Apply.
Note: Changing the color scheme does not affect the images on the screen.

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the content on this Portal, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. This Office accepts no responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents. Users are advised to verify/check any information with the relevant Government department(s) and/or other source(s), and to obtain any appropriate professional advice before acting on the information provided in the Website.
In no event will this Office be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website.
Links to other websites that have been included on this Website are provided for public convenience only. This Office is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the view expressed within them. We cannot guarantee the availability of such linked pages at all times.
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.

 

The website complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA. This will enable people with visual impairments access the website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers. The information of the website is accessible with different screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, SAFA, Supernova and Window-Eyes.

The Following table lists the information about different screen readers:

Sl. No. Screen Reader Website Free/Commercial
1. Screen Access For All (SAFA) http://www.nabdelhi.org/NAB_SAFA.htm (External website that opens in a new window) Free
2. Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) http://www.nvda-project.org/ (External website that opens in a new window) Free
3. System Access To Go http://www.satogo.com/ (External website that opens in a new window) Free
4. Thunder http://www.screenreader.net/ (External website that opens in a new window) Free
5. WebAnywhere http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu (External website that opens in a new window) Free
6. HAL http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/ (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial
7. JAWS http://www.freedomscientific.com (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial
8. Supernova http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial
9. Window-Eyes http://www.gwmicro.com (External website that opens in a new window) Commercial

This is the Official website of the Government of Assam and the site has been developed to provide information to the general public. An attempt has been made through this site to provide reliable, comprehensive, accurate information about the Government of Assam and its various Departments/ Groups/ Organizations. Hyperlinks at various places have been provided to other Indian Government Portals/ Websites.
The content in this site is the result of a collaborative effort of various Groups and Divisions of the Departments. It is our endeavor to continue the enhancement and enrichment of this site in terms of content coverage, design and technology on a regular basis.