Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS):
1. GIMS is the instant messaging platform for Government communication.
2. GIMS is being packaged for employees of Central, State and Local government departments and organizations for intra and inter organization communications.
3. Like WhatsApp, GIMS employs end-to-end encryption for one-to-one messaging.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] 2 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

GIMS is the instant messaging platform for Government communication.  

  • GIMS platform provides GIMS mobile client for instant messaging and GIMS Portal for administration and monitoring of platform.  
  • Designed to suit the hierarchy and communication policies of the government.  
  • Adaptable to both the central and state government organizations for intra and inter organization communication. 
  • It is being developed as a secure Indian alternative without the security concerns attached with apps hosted abroad or those owned by foreign entities.  
  • Like WhatsApp, GIMS employs end-to-end encryption for one-to-one messaging. 

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