ELCOT for laptops instead of desktops

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Tiruchirpalli, July 19 (UNI)State-owned Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) has recommended the replacement of desktop computers in government offices with laptops which were energy efficient and easy to handle, Managing Director C Umashankar said.

Speaking at the opening of the ELCOT's Computer Training Centre for government officials here yesterday, he said laptops save up to 70 per cent of power and need less space.

The Linux Operating System, used in the ELCOT laptops, were largely free from hacker and virus attacks, he claimed.

Mr Umashankar also said traders would soon be able to file value added tax returns online as the software developed for the system was undergoing trials. Traders were currently e-filing their returns through an offline system.

State Commercial Taxes Minister S N M Ubayadullah said the State Government had allocated Rs 19.40 crore for e-governance initiatives in the Commercial Taxes Department.

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