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Meeting on Common Minimum Framework (CMF) held at DeitY (MCIT) on 16th & 17th December 2014

Mohan Das Viswam, NIC-HQ mohandas[at]nic[dot]in
  |   Dec 22, 2014

Common Minimum Framework (CMF) is a project under the “Digital India” envisaged to improve the quality of Government websites for better presentation and citizen centric features. This shall also necessarily move towards making these websites accessible to all. The project initially includes a mandate to upgrade upto 100 websites of Ministries/Departments of the Government.


A meeting of HoG's, HoD’s of NIC was held on 16th and 17th Dec’2014 at DeitY  regarding CMF, its implementational aspects and key features.


Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, DG, NIC delivered the keynote address and outlined the vision behind the CMF and highlighted the responsibility of the Heads towards achieving citizen centricity through their well modularized and compliant websites. Ms. Neeta Verma, DDG, NIC, shared her vision through a presentation, highlighting the broad objectives of the CMF. Ms. Verma explained that GIGW compliance, Responsive Design, Website Analytics and themes/templates are some of the key CMF features with its built-in functionalities.


Shri Mohan Das Viswam, TD NIC, gave a detailed presentation on the technologies, framework and tools planned to be used in quick deployment of GIGW compliant, accessible and feature rich websites. He also detailed on a single window service for Central Government Ministries, Departments for facilitation, advice & Capacity Building towards improving their websites through Web Resource Centre Portal (WRC) {} under CMF platform.


Shri Sandeep Gupta Scientist-B, NIC, demonstrated how to use the CMF and what facilities are provided through Web Resource Centre. He further elaborated on the frameworks (Wordpress and Drupal), website templates (ASHOKA and GULMOHAR), UI elements (emblems, icons, logos and banner) and photograph which could be used by government agencies.


The meeting was attended by over 70 officers of NIC. The Project is led by Ms. Neeta Verma, DDG and the team comprise of the members: Shri Mohan Das Viswam, Shri Lokesh Joshi, Shri Shashi Kant Pandey, Shri Sandeep Gupta and Shri Sagar Kohli. 

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