Completing a decade this year, the CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards instituted by the Computer Society of India’s Special Interest Group on e-Governance has announced the Best e-Governance initiatives for the year 2011-2012. The winners were honored at a ceremony at the 47th Annual Convention of CSI held in Kolkata. The awards acknowledge and appreciate the valuable efforts in bringing good governance through utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
The state of Bihar has been conferred with the ‘Award of Excellence’ for the State category. Passport Seva Project by Ministry of External Affairs – Government of India was awarded ‘Award of Excellence’ in ‘Projects Category – Government of India’ while ‘Ports & Transport Department’, Government of Gujarat has received ‘Award of Excellence’ in Department Category.
Centralized Online Real-time Electronic (CORE) PDS by Government of Chhattisgarh has received joint award with Government of Gujarat for its initiative on ‘Using Technology for strengthening Targeted Public Distribution System’ for e-Governance projects in ‘Government to Citizen’ category. Other initiatives like ‘eUparjan’ by Civil Supplies Department – Government of Madhya Pradesh, ‘Manava Sampada’ (A Green Governance Tool for Human Resource Management) by Government of Himachal Pradesh and ‘Poll Monitoring System’ by Government of Goa; have won awards in Government to Business, Government to Employee and Government to Government categories respectively.
Elaborating on the awards this year, Surendra Kapoor, convener of the awards 2010-11, said, “We are extremely delighted to be presenting the tenth year of CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards this year. The enormous response received from the states all over India marks the success, credibility and trust achieved over the decade.”
Addressing on the occassion, Rajat Chauhan – VP Sales and Marketing, Nihilent, said, “The 10th anniversary is the proof of success of our efforts towards encouraging utilization of ICT for proficiency in governance. We congratulate all the winners as well as other participants who are continuously striving to do better for transparent and efficient governance in the country”.