Top 10 must-know government website in India: During 1980s and beginning of 1990s, the Indian government was certainly emphasizing on creation and management of “Management Information System (MIS)” and “Decision Support System (DSS)”. The moto was to facilitate development, planning and also responsive administrations in government. As a result, it led to the genesis of present-day hi-tech computerization in all the government departments known as “e-Governance”.
However, the matter didn’t cease else hold its continuity with each passing decade and then came our current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Undoubtedly, Modi has taken a lot of interest in giving a push to Digital India.
Also, Digital India is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Meanwhile, the vision of the programme is to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Further, the onus is always on the individual ministries & departments to embrace Digital India, and, they are supposed to have government website which are constantly updated and content must be in multiple Indian languages. So, what are the top government website that every Indian must know?
Let’s dive in a more elaborated manner!
1. Unique Identification Authority of India
About: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is certainly a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (“Aadhaar Act 2016”) on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Vision: UIDAI was subsequently created to issue Unique Identification numbers (UID), named as “Aadhaar”, to all residents of India. Also, the Authority has so far issued more than 12fout crore Aadhaar numbers to the residents of India.
2. Income Tax Department
About: This is the official portal of Income Tax Department, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Also, the portal has been developed as a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan. Consequently, the objective of this portal is to provide single window access to the income tax-related services for citizens and other stakeholders.
Vision: Certainly, to partner in the nation-building process through progressive tax policy, efficient and effective administration and improved voluntary compliance.
3. India post
About: For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played a crucial role in the country’s social-economic development. With 1, 55,531 Post Offices, the DoP has subsequently, the most widely distributed postal network in the world.
Vision: With this government website, India Post’s products and services will be the customer’s first choice.
4. Passport Seva
About: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is subsequently responsible for issuance of Passports to Indian Citizens through a network of 36 Passport offices across the Country and 190 Indian Missions and Posts abroad. Passport Seva certainly enables simple, efficient and transparent processes for delivery of passport and related services.
Vision: To deliver passport service to citizens in a timely, transparent, more accessible, reliable manner and in a comfortable environment further through streamlined processes and committed trained and motivated workforce.
5. Union Public Service Commission
About: The Union Public Service Commission (ISO: Saṅgh Lōk Sēvā Āyōg), to clarify commonly abbreviated as UPSC, is India’s premier central recruiting agency. It is subsequently responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B of Central services. While the Department of Personnel and Training is the central personnel agency in India.
Functions: The functions of this government website Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution are:
- Firstly, Conduct examinations for appointment thus to the services of the Union.
- Secondly, Direct recruitment by selection through interviews.
- Thirdly, Appointment of officers on promotion / deputation / absorption.
- Further, Framing and amendment of Recruitment Rules for various services and posts under the Government and many more.
6. National Voters’ Service Portal
About: The Commission currently consists of Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. The concept of multi-member Commission has been in operation since 1993, with decision making power by majority vote. The Commission has further a separate Secretariat at New Delhi, consisting of about 300 officials, in a hierarchical setup.
Vision: The portal was developed subsequently to provide single window service electors.
7. Make in India
About: Make in India was launched by Prime Minister against the backdrop of this crisis and so, quickly became a rallying cry for India’s innumerable stakeholders and partners. It certainly represents a complete change of the government’s mindset – a shift from issuing authority to a business partner, in keeping with Prime Minister’s tenet of ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’.
Progress: The most striking indicator of progress is the unprecedented opening of key sectors for example railways, defense, insurance and medical devices – to substantially higher levels of Foreign Direct Investment.
8. Delhi metro rail
About: The Delhi Metro has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in the sphere of mass urban transportation in India. The swanky and modern Metro system introduced comfortable, air-conditioned and eco-friendly services for the first time in India and completely revolutionized the mass transportation scenario not only in the National Capital Region but the entire country.
Having constructed a massive network of about 389 Km with 285 stations (including NOIDA-Greater NOIDA Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurugram) in record time in Delhi, NCR, the DMRC today stands out as a shining example of how a mammoth technically complex infrastructure project can be completed before time and within budgeted cost by a Government agency.
9. Reserve Bank of India
About: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is India’s central bank, which controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee. In other words, RBI is the regulator of the entire Banking in India. RBI plays an important part certainly in the Development Strategy of the Government of India. The bank is also referred to by the name ‘Mint Street’. RBI is also known as banker’s bank.
Functions: The preamble of the Reserve Bank of India describes its main functions as:
..to regulate the issue of Bank Notes and keeping of reserves to secure monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage.
10. National Informatics Centre
About: NIC has been closely associated with the Government in different aspects of Governance besides establishing a Nationwide State-of-the-Art ICT Infrastructure, it has also built a large number of digital solutions to support the government at various levels, making the last-mile delivery of government services to the citizens a reality.
Centre of Excellence: Blockchain is certainly your trusted source in IT services and support. Similarly, AI facilitates confidence in Citizen-Government Interaction via mediums like Text Mining, Language Modelling, Text Analytics and Summarization.
So, to sum up, the above-mentioned sites are must-know for any Indian citizens along with some other useful links. We hope you find it useful during your research for the same. Also, please share this credential list with each of your friends and family. Hope to catch you in my next blog also. Meanwhile, go through our most interesting series of blogs based on the role of technology in education: A hot potato. Till then, keep reading keep supporting!
References to all official websites as-mentioned above.
Image source: The Financial Express, NIC, Wikipedia, NVSP, The Hindu
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