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Center for Digital Governance

The Indian growth story is closely linked to her path to urbanisation. In 2020, the 4400+ statutory towns and cities in India accounted for a little over 30 per cent in its share of the Indian population, at its current rate of growth, this number is expected to touch 50 per cent by 2030. With such growing populations, urban management is growing more complex. Solving local problems contextually and efficiently becomes contingent on quick responses from multiple government actors and other stakeholders.

Enter the Centre for Digital Governance, instituted at the National Institute of Urban Affairs to enable digital transformation of urban governance, delivered through responsive and customised open source technology platforms and accompanying solutions.

Vision & Mission


Our vision is to transform governance by improving service delivery, building accountability and fostering innovation


Our mission is to enable stakeholders and partners across the Indian urban ecosystem to adopt digital pathways for urban governance

Our Strategy

Ecosystem Partnerships

Ecosystem Partnerships Through the ecosystem track, we will develop inclusive and meaningful partnerships to collaborate and enrich the NUGP by developing solutions & open APIs to address urban challenges...


Technology plays a central role in the mission to enable digital governance in India. The CDG aims to provide both the technology solutions as well as the accompanying solutions that are required for the adoption of the...


Building Digital Transformation of Urban India

The Centre for Digital Governance will work with experts, practitioners and organisations across the spectrum of government bodies, industry agencies, start ups, academic, Civil Society and research institutes to deliver the best-in-class solutions for digital governance. The Centre will leverage its partnerships to support States and Cities in program design and implementation, with a focus on improving ease of living and ease of doing business across urban India.

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Urban Platform for deliverY of Online Governance

The Centre for Digital Governance at the National Institute of Urban Affairs has launched the Urban Platform for deliverY of Online Governance programme as one of the flagship initiatives under the National Urban Digital Mission. The UPYOG program aims at supporting states in implementing integrated e-governance and digital delivery of municipal services to citizens.

The National Urban Learning Platform

The National Urban Learning Platform is a means of digitally consolidating key skills and knowledge required by urban stakeholders, with a special emphasis on training and capacity building of urban local government officials. As the e-learning platform of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the capacity building arm of the National Institute of Urban Affairs, the National Urban Learning Platform has completed the first year of its exciting journey in June 2021!


The creation of Standards for municipal governance is one of the key initiatives of the Centre for Digital Governance under the ambit of the National Urban Digital Mission. These Standards are being designed to respond to the need for uniform systems through consultations with experts in an ecosystem driven process. These Standards will conform to National Urban Innovation Stack Guiding Principles, and will help stakeholders collaborate for a smooth functioning of their platforms and processes.