Indian Government Launches Mega Portal

The Hindu Business Line: The governmnent of India has launched a mega portal,, which will act as a gateway for various Central and State Government online services, including applying for marriage certificates, downloading forms for passport, and also provide information relating to government tenders, policies and schemes.

“So far, these services were being provided through distinct platforms and channels. The concept of a single-window interface in the form of a national portal has the capability to add a new dimension to the provision of these services simply because it saves citizens the additional task of searching through multiple Web sites of different Departments,” India’s IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran said, after launching the portal with Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.

If only the government thought about bringing government services on mobile now. Any interesting ideas? I would like to apply for marriage certificate or renew my passport through mobile. Is it possible at any stage?