Govt launches portal for accessing various services on single platform

Source: LiveMint.com, Dec 20, 2016

New Delhi: With the aim to provide seamless access to government services under various ministries and government entities, a government services portal (services.india.gov.in/) was launched by the information technology (IT) ministry on Monday.

Citizens will now be able to avail different services such as application for PAN card, scholarship, jobs, digital certificates, voter IDs, passports and visa, through a single window.

It will also serve as a directory where users can enter the pin code or state name to get the post office name along with the district corresponding to that pin code.As of now, a total of 1,955 services related to education, health, electricity, water and local services, justice and law, pensions and benefits have already been listed on the website.

The website which has been designed and developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was launched by P.P. Chaudhary, minister of state for law and IT, at ‘Digital India Awards 2016’.

Speaking at the event, law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, said, “The government is working towards the concept of digital villages. To start with, we would like to enable 100 such villages with virtual world facilities in the field of infrastructure, education and healthcare.”

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