India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a new website and it's one of the best looking websites the folks at National Informatics Centre ever made. However, in the website's policy section it says that one should get permission from NIC before linking to it. "Prior permission is required before hyperlinks are directed from any website/portal to this site. Permission for the same, stating the nature of the content on the pages from where the link has to be given and the exact language of the Hyperlink should be obtained by sending a request to Name @nic.in," it says on the website. It is not just the Prime Minister's website that bears this relic of the past. Similar statements can be found on other Indian government websites like that of the Indian Navy, Enforcement Directorate, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, India Post and tons more. This sounds like a policy that existed back in the 90s and has been copy-pasted by someone at NIC without any consideration of the century we are living in. However, you don't need to get permission in advance before linking to the NIC website itself. The linking policy states, "We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us about any links provided to our site 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…
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