E-Sampada : Good governance day 2020 | UPSC


Booking of Holiday Homes, Social Function Venues Like 5 Ashoka Road, Allotment for over One Lakh Government Residential Accommodations Integrated on New Platform

      WHY IN NEWS:

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MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs


For PRELIMS go through the features , developers and application of the website .

For MAINS mention few points on how E-sampada can enhance transparency and accountability in the governance.


Good governance day is celebrated annually on 25 December, the anniversary of the birth of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


  • E-Sampada– New Web Portal & Mobile App Launched on Good Governance Day– To Simplify Processes & Bring Uniformity In Systems Across India.

Four Websites & Two Mobile Apps of Directorate of Estates Integrated into one–all services on same Platform throughout Country 

  • E-Governance will Boost Transparency & Accountability in Providing Various Estate Services.


The Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs have come up with a new Web Portal and Mobile App, e-Sampada 

  • This is in line with the objectives of boosting transparency and accountability while ensuring ease of living for the citizens.


  • The new application provides a single window for all these services including allotment for over one lakh government residential accommodations.

It will also be useful in allotment of office space to government organisations in 45 office complexes in 28 cities 

  • The app can be used for booking of 1,176 holiday home rooms and venues like 5, Ashoka Road for social functions etc.


The new Web Portal and Mobile App have been developed by NIC 

  • The Mobile App will be available for Android as well as iOS platforms.
  • The Web Portal can be accessed at www.esampada.mohua.gov.in and Mobile App can be downloaded from Android Play Store / Apple App Store.


  • In its endeavour to provide ‘One Nation, One System’, the erstwhile four websites (gpra.nic.ineawas.nic.inestates.gov.inholidayhomes.nic.in), and two Mobile Apps (m-Awas & m-Ashoka5) of the Directorate of Estates have been integrated into one.
  • This is a significant step towards promotion of e-governance to boost transparency and accountability in providing various Estate Services like allotment, retention, regularisation, no dues certificate etc.


  • E-Sampada is developed to simplify processes and bring uniformity in the system across India.

This will promote ease of living for Government of India officers / Departments as all services can be availed online on a single window with a live tracking of applications 

  • Real time information on utilisation of assets and delivery of service will facilitate optimum utilisation of resources.
  • The automated processes will minimize human intervention and will lead to greater transparency.


  • E-Sampada equips users with very specialised features like personalised dashboard, service usage archive and real time status on licence fees/dues.
  • All payments / dues are to be made cashless through digital modes.
  • It is user friendly and is device responsive.
  • Users will have visual experience of services and will be able to give feedback online.

The portal provides online facility to users across India to lodge complaints, submit documents and appear for virtual hearing 

  • e-Sampada Mobile App and Chatbot facility has been provided for better user experience.


  • E-Sampada to benefit all services, across India : Online, Paperless, Cashless
  • 1,09,474 Government Residential Accommodation at 40 locations

1.25 crore sq.ft Office Space Allotment in 45 office complexes at 28 locations 

  • 1,176 Holiday Home Rooms/Suits at 62 locations
  • Booking of Vigyan Bhawan
  • Booking of venues for social functions

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • It will reduce administrative cost and will save time and resources by reducing visits to Directorate of Estate.
  • Service level benchmarks and activity log for officials are incorporated to ensure accountability.
     SOURCES:  THE HINDU   IE  PIB   DownToEarth  | E-Sampada : Good governance day 2020 | UPSC 



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