Last Updated On: 21/09/2023

Accessing PDF Files

A lot of Documents, Reports and Forms provided on this Portal are in the Portable Document Format (PDF).

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the published specification used by standards bodies around the world for more secure, reliable electronic document distribution and exchange. PDF documents can be shared, viewed, and printed by anyone, on any system, using free Adobe Reader software — regardless of the operating system, original application, or fonts.

To open a .PDF file you have two options. You can download the software ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’ and install it onto your computer. The software is available free of charge from the Adobe Acrobat site and a link to download the same has been placed below.

The second option is to use an online .PDF conversion tool. Visit the Adobe Acrobat website (link to the relevant page given below), type in the address of a .PDF file and get it to translate the file into a more readable format while you wait. Or you can email the address of the file (or the file itself) to Adobe, and they will email a translation back. These translations of the files may not be as clearly formatted as the original PDF file.

The table lists the required plug-ins needed to view the information in various file formats.





Note: To view Microsoft Office 2007 files, install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack along with the respective viewer.


Document Type


PDF content

Adobe Acrobat Reader(External website that opens in a new window)

Flash content

Adobe Flash Player(External website that opens in a new window)

Audio Files

Windows Media Player

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