Google Gmail and Yahoo mail may be ban for official use to safeguard critical and sensitive government data. A proposal to this effect is being moved by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) for cabinet approval by month-end, sources said.
Government communication, barring those of ministry of defence and external affairs, will be done using the platform of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), they added.
While defence ministry has its own separate secure email server, the external affairs too may follow suit.
The move comes amid concerns about rising cybercrime and hacking incidents. Earlier this week, five million usernames and passwords of Google were reported to have been leaked online by Russian hackers.
Government is expected to route official communication through the National Informatics Centre’s (NIC) email servic