The redesigned website was launched by the president's secretary Omita Paul, who expresssed the hope that it would be a step forward to bring the president closer to the people.
She also said efforts would be made to ensure that the website is in line with the best global practices, the release said.
It said while historical perspectives from the earlier website have been retained, the redesigned website has some new features, which include direct connectivity from the website to social networking media such as Facebook and YouTube.
"These two features have been initiated after assumption of charge by President Pranab Mukherjee. The new website also has a video gallery. Citizens can connect to the president directly by clicking the button 'Write to the President', which will take them directly to the helpline portal.
"Moreover, visuals have been conceptualised and made user-friendly," the release added.