Month of August, which is also known as Shravan Maas, marks the beginning of the festive season in India. It spreads a spirit of festivity, patriotism and brotherhood in our country. August is also highly significant for us as we celebrate our Independence Day in this month with kites making the sky colourful and the National Flag on every rooftop giving us a sense of pride for being a sovereign nation. It gives us an opportunity to remember everybody who fought hard for this freedom.

Other popular festivals also fall in this month are 'Raksha Bandhan' - a festival that celebrates the pure bond of love between brother and sister, 'Eid-ul-Fitr' - that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting or Roza and Janmashtami which is celebrated for the birth of Lord Krishna on this day.

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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:

Online Services by Union & State
Who's who
India at a Glance

Most Viewed on National Portal

Online services by Central Information Commission
ePost Office service of India Post
Apply for Indian Visa onlines
Online payment system for passport applicant
Farmer's Portal

Newly launched/revamped Government websites

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

Haryana State Disaster Management Authority
Meteorological Centre, Shimla
Solar Energy Corporation of India, New Delhi
Central Excise and Service Tax Commissionerate, Ludhiana, Punjab
Innovation Clusters - creating collaborative ecosystems

For more information on recently launched websites, kindly visit the GOI Web Directory.

Mobile Apps

Aadhaar Number Validation App
MEA App (For Android)
MEA App (For iOS)

Helpline Numbers

24 X 7 Anti Ragging Helpline : 1800 - 180 - 5522
Women Helpline Number: 1091



The National Pension System (NPS) was launched on 1st January, 2004 with the objective of providing retirement income to all the citizens. NPS aims to institute pension reforms and to inculcate the habit of saving for retirement amongst the citizens. Initially, NPS was introduced for the new government recruits (except armed forces). With effect from 1st May, 2009, NPS has been provided for all citizens of the country including the unorgnised sector workers on voluntary basis.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Now you can book your train tickets through SMS.

Browse through our Services Section for details about this online service and other services designed to bring the Indian Government closer to its citizens.

Web Guidelines


Thank You for your participation in Online Survey for Revision of the GIGW.

We have received an overwhelming response for the survey on Revision of the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW). We are greatful to all the stakeholders for their valuable suggestions. We will publish the GIGW Survey report soon.

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



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