April is the month of competitive exams, results and new session for students. This month also marks the beginning of a new financial year. April also spreads religious fervor across the country. Baisakhi, Bihu, Vishu, Ugadi, Mahavir Jayanti and Ram Navami are observed in this month.

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What's New

We have been adding new content across all the sections of the Portal; following are some recently added content:

Acts and Rules
Where to stay page in India at a Glance section
New Services in How Do I section

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Check your Pension with Pension calculators
Online train departure details
Hotels in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Apply online for new PAN
Approved travel agents
Locate Passport Seva Kendra by Consular Passport and Visa Division

Newly launched/revamped Government websites

Following are some of the Government websites that have been launched/revamped recently.

Fisheries Department, Assam
National Institute of Medical Statistics
Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
Mercantile Marine Department (MMD)
Automation of Central Excise and Service Tax
Sericulture Department, Jammu and Kashmir
Information Management System, Department of Official Language

Spotlight

Spotlight

It has been clearly recognized that health insurance is one way of providing protection to poor households against the risk of health spending. The poor are unable or unwilling to take up health insurance because of its cost, or lack of perceived benefits. Organizing and administering health insurance, especially in rural areas, is also difficult. Recognizing the need for providing social security to these workers, the Central Government has introduced the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). Till March 25, 2013, the scheme had 34,285,737 Smart Cards and 5,097,128 hospitalization cases.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Now you can Book Electronic Indian Postal Order (IPO) online.

Browse through our How Do I? Section for details about this and other online services designed to bring the Indian Government closer to its citizens.


Web Guidelines

Web Guidelines

CSS frameworks is a package made up of files and folders of standardized code (HTML, CSS, JS documents etc.) which can be used for development/prototyping of websites. With the use of frameworks the development need not start right from scratch thus allowing us to cut out much of the work and save time.

There are two types of frameworks: Frontend for the presentation layer and Backend for the application/logical layer.

For more information on guidelines and tips for websites please refer to Guidelines for Indian Government Websites.


Greetings

Greetings

Celebrations become dearer when we have the well wishes of our loved ones. You can share your heartfelt feelings for your family and friends with our e-cards on the occasions of Baisakhi, Mahavir Jayanti, and Ram Navami.

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