State Portal and Content Management System for Government of Tamil Nadu under NeGD



State Portal is a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan being developed by NIC Tamil Nadu State Centre.

The information on the Portal has been well classified over 30 Content types (Services, Schemes, Forms, Documents …) which are also interlinked at relevant places to provide a holistic view to the visitor. The Metadata to be captured for each Content Types are also identified.
 Content Management System (CMS) is developed for the State Portal with Role based work flow for Content Management - content contribution, moderation, approval and publishing. The Content lifecycle Management facilities like staging, versioning and archiving will be provided in the CMS.

 State Portal is developed based on State Portal Framework (proposed by DIT) and National Portal content structure. The Portal is designed based on Guidelines for Indian Government Websites and is made accessible to all users irrespective of device in use, technology or ability based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

 The State Portal facilitates content browsing, Metadata Searching, Rendering of Portal pages in local language – Tamil as well as Citizen registration for personalized information. Free text search interface is also provided in the Portal in addition to advanced search. The Contact and Web Directory is also developed and published on the Portal

 The Portal content will be Syndicated as XML, RSS & Web Services etc. for others to consume the published information. The Portal pages are also published for Multi-channel like mobile phones, PDA, etc…

 CMS and State Portal is developed using the Open source Frameworks/Tools and Standards like Drupal, Linux/Apache/PHP, PostgreSQL, AJAX, XHTML, XML, RSS, etc..

 State Portal acts as front end interface to all state level e-Governance initiatives and services.

 MDR Services are available for about 8 content types and is used to populate the National Portal
Districts where this project is rolled out

All Departments of State Secretariat are using the State Portal and CMS. This is to be extended to all the Districts of the State
Average Hits per Day - 20,00,000
Page Views per Day - 1,25,000
No. Countries in which Viewed - 165
Number of Devices - 1000 Plus varieties/brands

Contact Details

Shri M. Balasubramaniam

E2A, I Floor,
Rajaji Bhavan,
Besant Nagar,
Chennai 600090