Newsletter December 2012
There's a chill in the air. Welcome December! With winters knocking on the doors, it's time to engulf in the spirit of joy. Celebration begins with Christmas across the nation and then comes excitement to adorn the New Year with new hopes and resolutions.

We are also in high spirit as the revamped National Portal of India is all set to be launched this month. Besides, the second season of Web Ratna Awards 2012, which give due recognition to e-Governance initiatives, is adding to the excitement.

We, at the National Portal of India, are dedicated to keep you informed with all the latest developments related to India and its diverse facets by providing a unique gateway to access requisite information. Our constant endeavor is to make your visit to the National Portal a more satisfying experience. We wish to get your kind support as we have been receiving so far. Do write to us, if you have any suggestions or feedback.

Web Ratna Awards 2012: The stage is all set to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in the realm of e-governance for the dissemination of diverse information and services to the citizens. The second season of Web Ratna Awards 2012 will be held on 10th December 2012 at Dr. D.S Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Hon'ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal will felicitate the winners. Please visit our Spotlight section for all updates.
What's New
What's new

Revamp of National Portal of India: For the last 7 years the National Portal of India has been serving the needs of citizens as a single window access to information and services provided by the Indian Government. To make this more user friendly, we have revamped the site with a new information architecture, look and feel and improved discoverability of information and services. The launch of this site is scheduled on December 10, 2012 by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal.

You can send your queries related to the content, design, service or technological issues related to the revamped site.

Writing for the Web is totally different to writing for print. Following should be considered while writing content for the web:

  • Use simple language
  • Consistent nomenclature
  • Put the most important point or the conclusion first
  • Limit each paragraph to one idea
  • Use descriptive text for hyperlinks
  • Use left-aligned text
  • Use list for easy reading
  • Pagination for larger block of text
  • Make the content accessible to all visitors
  • Emphasize important words/terms
For more information on about guidelines and tips for websites please refer to Guidelines for Indian Government Websites.

Celebrations become dearer when we have the well wishes of our loved ones. Share your heartfelt feelings with our e-cards.

Christmas: Enjoy this Christmas with your family and friends and do send a letter to Santa Claus or a Christmas card to a friend from our range of creative e-cards at the NPI.
New Year: Even as you prepare to celebrate the arrival of the new year 2012, send e-cards to your near and dear ones on the New Year eve from the National Portal of India.
Latest Government Press Releases
Latest Government Press Releases

Get information about the latest government press releases in Hindi as well as English on our press releases page.
The Photo Gallery section enables you to view photographs of the latest events and functions held by the government.
You may also fill in this e-form to subscribe to the Press Informatics Bureau (PIB) Press Releases of selected Government departments.

Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Now you can check your Ration Card details and check your application status online. Browse through our improved How Do I? Section for details about this service and other online services designed to bring the Indian Government closer to its citizens.

Forward this newsletter to your contacts to notify them about the latest activities of the Government. Register yourself with to be the first person to learn about new happenings.
You can also view the Visitor Summary for the National Portal of India.
Do write to us about other features that you would like to see introduced on this portal. We always welcome views and suggestions of our surfers.

Hope your visit to the National Portal of India is an engaging and useful experience.
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