The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, presented the National e-Governance Awards, 2019 to recognize and promote excellence in implementation of e-Governance initiatives.
14 Awards were given in 6 categories to recognize achievements in the area of e-Governance, with gold and silver awards in each category. A special Jury Award is also being presented in Category-I for IRCTC Rail Connect Mobile App.
The National e-Governance Award recognizes some of the best Government to Government (G to G), Government to Citizen (G to C), Government to Business (G to B) initiatives taken by government departments. It also recognizes initiatives in startups, academic research institutions as well as initiatives in adopting emerging technologies. The focus is on Citizen Centric Services and application of technology for encouraging development.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “The government’s emphasis has been on the digitization in the functioning of various schemes and the award winners have made an effort in this direction.”
On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh also released a compendium and a booklet on excellence in e-governance. The event also included an exhibition where best practices, innovative technologies and ICT solutions were showcased.
The Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Additional Secretary, V. Srinivas, said that the awards have been selected through a 3-month long process of selection, where 256 entries were shortlisted for the first round after receiving 411 nominations in 6 categories. After that, 100 nominations were recommended for spot study and 46 were selected for jury presentation, out of which 14 awards have been given in these 6 categories.
National e-Governance Awards 2019 Awardees:
Category I: Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation
Gold: Digital Land (Comprehensive System of Land Management), Board of Revenue, Uttar Pradesh
Silver: Khanij Online, Mineral Resources Department, Government of Chhattisgarh
Special Jury Award: IRCTC Rail Connect Mobile App, Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Government of India
Category II: Excellence in Providing Citizen-Centric Delivery
Gold: UMANG, National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India
Silver: MahaRERA, Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority Authority, Government of Maharashtra and National Scholarship Portal 2.0, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi
Category III: Excellence in District Level Initiative in E-governance
Gold: MDDA ERP, Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, Dehradun, Uttarakhand and Punarvas, Srikakulam District Administration, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Silver: Hello Doctor-555, Office of District Magistrate, New Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Category IV: Outstanding Research on Citizen Centric Services by Academic/Research Institutions
Gold: Wind power forecasting services for the Whole state of Tamil Nadu, National Institute of Wind Energy, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
Silver: Targeted Intervention to Expand and Strengthen TB Control Among the Tribal Population under RNTCP, National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India
Category V: Innovative Use of ICT in E-governance solutions by Startups
Silver: www.chemical4construction.com, Giribala Creative Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat
Category VI – Excellence in Adopting Emerging Technologies
Gold: Ultra Resolution UAV based Geo-ICT enabled Property Tax management system for Municipal area of Bhiwani, District Administration Bhiwani, Haryana
Silver: iStart Rajasthan, Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Rajasthan