Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has initiated the “ClimateSMART Cities Assessment Framework” to incentivize a holistic, climate responsive development in the 100 Smart Cities under the Smart City Mission. This is a first-of-its-kind public assessment framework on climate-relevant parameters. The objective is to provide a clear roadmap for the cities and in effect, urban India as a whole, towards combating Climate Change (mitigation and adaptation) while planning their actions, including investments.

The key outcomes that are expected to emerge are:

  • Status and Benchmarking: Where do you stand and what to do to improve.
  • Capacity Building and Help: What you can do and what you need help with
  • Cross Learning: Who else is in a similar situation and how can you learn from them. Also, the framework is expected to create awareness, citizen engagement, and an environment of KPI-driven spending and circular economy. The exercise is also a part of the Ministry’s focus and objective on quality of life. The focus is clearly on the community, the neighbourhood and the citizen; and tangible steps that can be taken towards clear impacts.

The ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework has 28 indicators across 5 sectors, namely, (i) Energy and Green Buildings; (ii) Urban Planning, Green Cover and Biodiversity; (iii) Mobility and Air Quality; (vi) Water Management and (v) Waste Management. It attempts to address both the mitigation and adaptation sides and evolve the weight of the sectors across both the above in the Indian urban context.

The indicators are progressive in nature so that cities can assess where they stand in their current state and can already know the actions that will enable a better ranking in the future and consequent increase in climate resilience. For a detailed understanding of the 28 indicators, refer to the ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework Document on the SmartNet website.

The Nodal Officer appointed at the Smart City Limited is in charge of filling the ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework. He/she may be supported by the Data Officer Smart City ULB’s, development authorities and other agencies responsible for providing the required data, as prescribed in the form. Further, state governments have been advised to assign a nodal officer for facilitating data collection and further coordination with stakeholder departments.

The form requires a username and password to log in. Each Smart City has its own unique username and password which enables them to log in for filling in the form.

Cities can log in to the AMPLIFI portal using the ID and password provided for previous assessments such as Data Maturity Assessment Framework (DMAF) or Ease of Living (EoL), which is available with the City Data officers. In case of lost ID/password please contact the C-Cube help desk at 011-411-86699 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or email us at and new login details will be shared with the city nodal officer within 24 hours.

Login details are not shareable and meant for the nodal person only, we recommend that this is limited and to instead please use the print form button to access the unfilled form and share this with relevant departments to obtain data from them.

No. The form can be saved as draft and edited as many times as needed before the application deadline.

Yes. The form can be filled at any time during the period that applications are open, including weekends.

The form accepts documents in the following formats:


The maximum size of one document that can be uploaded is 20 MB.

The scores are not displayed in the form while it is being filled due to:

  • The formula is linked to the results of other cities in respective tiers.
  • Need for ratification of supporting documents by the expert committee to assess validity in the level.

The unfilled form with all of the questions for the assessment can be downloaded as a PDF by using the "print" button on the top right of the portal. However, the filled form, with the city's responses, can be saved as a PDF and printed only after the final submission.

Yes. The Commissioner/Chief Officers of the Smart Cities must sign the PDF of the final form which is downloaded after submitting. This must be signed (electronically or scanned) and emailed to with the subject “City Name” - Final Submission (for example, Subject: Pune Smart City – Final Submission).

In case of further queries, Climate Centre Cities at NIUA can be contacted for support. Please contact us at 011-411-86699 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

  • The cities may be contacted by the PMU if there are any shortfalls or clarifications in the submission, on a case-to-case need only.
  • The Expert Committee will then review all the submissions in detail and grade the 100 Smart Cities.

Post the declaration of results, the cities will have access to:

  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Case studies and best practices

They can also initiate:

  • Planning for city alliances/networks
  • Planning for need assessment
  • Planning for possible technical and financial needs

Presently, none. However, after the assessment, cities can start planning for direct funding/financing of particular projects from the Smart Cities Mission.

Ready-made templates are available for cities to download, fill and upload their data. There are also templates for web-based links for websites, apps and documents on the cloud that are greater than 20MB. These are available at: Evidence Templates

Yes, there are tutorial videos for different aspects of navigating the AMPLIFI Portal. There are available here for your reference: