Website Policies

    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

    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.

    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 Contribution, Moderation & Approval Policy (CMAP)

    Content contribution: Programme Division of the Department contributes appropriate material in respect of the schemes/program for publication on the website.
    Content moderation: The data is finalized in consultation with the concerned divisional head in the Department. ln case of any discrepancy in the data or content of the document, the Web information Manager verifies the authentication of documents/OMs/official articles/ etc.
    Content approval: Programme Division furnishes information with the approval of the concerned divisional head, i.e., JS level officer.

    5.Content Review Policy (CRP)

    Website content ls regularly reviewed by the Department based on the changes in schemes, guidelines etc.

    6.Content Archival Policy (CAP)

    Website content is archived as per the extant guidelines on the subject

    7.Contingency plan in the event of defacement/ natural calamity

    The Department prepares Cyber Crisis Management Plans (CCMP) regularly. The CCMP which is verified by CERT-in includes contingency plans in the event of defacement or natural calamity. AII possible security measures are taken for the website to prevent any possible defacement/hacking by unscrupulous elements.
    Data Corruption: A proper mechanism has to be worked out by the concerned Government Departments, in consultation with their web hosting service provider to ensure that appropriate and regular back-ups of the website data are being taken. These enable a fast recovery and uninterrupted availability of the information to the citizens in view of any data corruption.
    Hardware/Software Crash: Though such an occurrence is a rarity, still in case the server on which the website is being hosted crashes due to some unforeseen reason, the web hosting service provider must have enough redundant infrastructure available to restore the website at the earliest.

    8.Website Monitoring Plan

    Websites must be monitored periodically in accordance with the plan to address and fix the quality and compatibility issues around the following parameters:
    Performance: a. Site download time should be optimised for a variety of network tested for this.
    Functionality: b. All modules of the website should be tested for their functionality. Moreover, interactive components of the site such as discussion boards, opinion polls, feedback forms etc. should be working smoothly.
    Broken Links: c. The website should be thoroughly reviewed to rule out the presence of any broken links or errors. A number of tools and techniques are now available to easily detect the broken links in a website
    Traffic Analysis: d. The site traffic should be regularly monitored to analyse the usage patterns as well as visitors’ profile and preferences. Traffic Analysis tools also give reports on broken links.
    Feedback: e. Feedback from the visitors is the best way to judge a website’s performance and make necessary improvements. A proper mechanism for feedback analysis should be in place to carry out the changes and enhancements as suggested by the visitors.

    9.Security policy

    DAHD has a responsibility to protect from disclosure to unauthorized parties the personally identifiable information (name, address, date of birth, social security number, etc.) of its website users.
    DAHD will not sell, trade, nor disclose the personally identifiable information of its website users to any unauthorized third parties.
    DAHD uses cookies to enhance the website experience for its registered users. A cookie is a small file that is stored on the users hard drive. DAHD uses this file to maintain certain information about the user as they move between pages.
    While using the DAHD website certain information such as your IP Address and time spent on pages may be collected. This non-personal information is collected in order to monitor any unauthorized use or access to the site. Anyone caught attempting to harm, steal information from, or otherwise damage the website will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.