With winters at the doorsteps, foggy month of December welcomes a pleasant chilling weather. The last month of the year brings with it the spirit of celebrations and holiday cheer! Christmas and New Year's Eve is celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm.

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What's New

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

India at a Glance
Online Services
Government Directory

Most Viewed on National Portal

Avail National Permit for vehicles online
Avail online citizen services of Election Commission of India
Check your train ticket booking status
Search for domestic tour operators approved by Ministry of Tourism
National Food Security Act 2013

Newly launched/revamped Government websites

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

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), MIS - DBT Planning Commission
State Resource Centre for Women, Nagaland
Survey of Manual Scavengers in Statutory Towns
Planning and Evaluation Organization, Chandigarh

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

Mobile Apps

Election Commission of India (ECI) Polling Station Location App
Election Commission of India (ECI) Electoral Officers Details App

Helpline Numbers

Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh Helpline: 1800-11-6555
AIDS Helpline: 1800-11-3456, 1097(Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Uttarakhand and West Bengal)



India has been working tremendously hard to eradicate HIV/AIDS which poses serious health challenges to a large population living in the country. Efforts are now being made to reduce the number of HIV cases to zero and the nation has already achieved a breakthrough to stop HIV prevalence in the last few years. India has demonstrated an overall reduction of 57% in the annual new HIV infections (among adult population) from 2.74 lakhs in 2000 to 1.16 lakhs in 2011, reflecting the impact of various interventions and scaled-up prevention strategies under the National AIDS Control Programme.

However, there is a long way to go for an "AIDS Free India" as the country still has about 2.5 million people, aged between 15 and 49, estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS, the third largest in the world.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Now you can register your mobile or landline number through SMS to block commercial calls/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


Fully-functional, interactive Government websites can serve as virtual offices. The process to build such virtual offices is straightforward: a Government department appoints an owner for its virtual office, called Web Information Manager (WIM). WIM finalizes all policies for conduct of operations. WIM assisted by a technical team, oversees design and construction based on effective information architecture to ensure all information and services are readily available.

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

Open Data Platform Survey

Open Data Platform Survey

Data Portal India is conducting the Open Data Platform Survey to seek your valuable inputs for enhancing features and functionalities of the Open Data Platform.

You can also participate in the Open Data Platform Survey and share your views to enhance the Open Data Platform.


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