October brings happiness in everyone's life with exuberant festive season. 2nd October marks the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as Bapu or Father of the Nation, which is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Diwali, Durga Puja, Navratri, Dusshera and Id-ul-Zuha are also celebrated this month. All these festivals present a true picture of cultural diversity and heritage of India.

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

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Book train tickets online by IRCTC
Apply for Indian Visa online
Apply online for new PAN card
UGC anti ragging helpline
Downloadable e-Form for passport

Newly launched/revamped Government websites

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

Unique Identification - AADHAAR, Maharashtra
Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology
Jharkhand High Court
Bihar State Legal Services Authority
Website of Governor Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

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

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mPassport Seva

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Central Vigilance Commission: 1800-11-0180
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI): 1947

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission) seeks to accomplish a goal of making India clean by 2019. With this objective and to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Clean India, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan on 2 October at Rajpath, New Delhi. The Prime Minister said it was our social responsibility as citizens of India to help fulfill Gandhiji's vision of Clean India, by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. The mission exhorts people to devote 100 hours every year towards the cause of cleanliness. As many as nine public figures: Mridula Sinha, Sachin Tendulkar, Baba Ramdev, Shashi Tharoor, Anil Ambani, Kamal Hasan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Team Tarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma - have been invited to make a contribution towards Swachh Bharat, share the same on social media, and invite nine other people to do the same, hence forming a chain. People are also exhorted to share their contributions on social media using the hash-tag #MyCleanIndia.

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Now you can check your visa application status online.

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

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The MyGov platform recently launched by Government of India is an example of effective citizen participation for better governance as envisioned in GIGW. The MyGov platform offers citizens 3 choices to engage: Groups: Themes that the Government considers priority for inviting citizen inputs. Creative Corner: To invite inputs on branding aspects of Government initiatives like designing banners/logos, suggesting a name, or creative punch line etc. Open Forum: All issues of national importance can be discussed here widely amongst all citizens registered on MyGov. For more information on guidelines and tips for websites please refer to Guidelines for Indian Government Websites.



Wishes from loved ones are always make festivals more colourful. In this digital age, you can share your heartfelt feelings for your family and friends with our e-cards. On the occasion of Diwali, you can send some fabulous e-cards from our repository.

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