Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Gazette has gone online. All notifications and government orders published in the gazette can now be viewed on the portal

With this, Kerala has become the first State to offer the facility. Notifications in Malayalam and English can be viewed on the site. The online version will also have an archive of five back issues. Chief Minister V.S.Achuthanandan inaugurated the online version of the gazette here.

Director of Printing M. Archangelo said the online version of the gazette was conceived and executed with the objective of making it easier for the public to access information on notifications and government orders. “A publication in the gazette is mandatory for various official purposes like a change of name or religion, correction of caste or issue of heirship certificate.

As many as 2600 copies of the printed gazette are published every Tuesday. A copy is priced at Rs.64. The online version of the gazette will be available on the site on Tuesday itself.

The public can download the information from the portal.