NEW DELHI, November 10: Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, today launched the National Portal of India which will act as a gateway to online government services. He said “” has been developed with a citizen’s perspective to ensure easy and efficient access to all Indian Government Information and Services at one common point. It is an integral part of national e-governance plan being implemented by the Department of Information Technology, Maran said. The portal can be customised on the basis of visitors’ areas of interest and profile. Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, presided over the function.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that the Government has been according high priority in establishing communication infrastructure in the country. The establishment of National Portal fills the important communication gap and would expand further in accordance to the National E-Governance Plan. He further added that the efforts should be made to make this portal self-sufficient.

Developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), with latest technology features and hosted in a state-of-the-art Internet Data Centre, the National Portal of India, provides a unified interface to all Indian Government Websites. The Portal further provides a plethora of comprehensive and authentic information in well categorised sections on citizens, business, overseas, government, Know India, sectors, etc. The portal is a useful web resource to all – right from the common citizen/government departments etc., to NRIs, national and international media and general public across the world. The portal also allows the content to be personalised/customised on the basis of the visitors’ areas of interest and profile.

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