To ensure Interoperability among e-Governance applications, Government of India has setup an institutional mechanism for formulation of Standards through collaborative efforts of stakeholders from DIT, NIC, STQC, other Government Departments, Industry, Academia and Public. Various Working groups and Expert committees have been created for this purpose. NIC is playing a key role in coordination and steering the standards formulation process and also technical participation in preparation of Approach papers, standards formulation, drafts review process and POC.
Policy on Open Standards, Metadata and Data standard for Person Identification & Land Region Codification, Biometric Data Standards for Fingerprint and Face Images, Interoperability Guidelines for Digital Signature Certificates, Guidelines for usage of Digital Signature, Indian Languages Encoding and Font standards, Quality Assurance Framework, Conformity Assessment Requirements document, Information Security Framework and Guidelines have been already published on the portal (http://egovstandards.gov.in). Standards for eForms design, Interoperability Framework for e-Governance in India, Technical standards in Interoperability areas are in the advanced stage of preparation.