E-governance is becoming an essential part of the government’s digital transformation effort. To encourage and incentivise ministries and states to do better on this front, the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions hosted the National e-Governance Awards, on February 27, 2019.
The National e-Governance Award recognises some of the best Government to Government (G2G), Government to Citizen (G2C), Government to Business (G2B) initiatives taken by government departments.
It also recognises 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.
At the e-governance awards 2019, the 14 Awards were given in six categories to recognise achievements, with Gold and Silver Awards in each category.
One of the special mentions came for IRCTC Rail Connect Mobile App, which was presented with a special jury award in the category of Excellence In Government Process Re-engineering For Digital Transformation.
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said that the department received about 16 lakh grievances this year compared to about 2 lakh grievances four years ago. This is due to the better and prompt response from the government, he added.
The government received 411 nominations in 6 categories, which it narrowed down to 256 in three months. This was followed by 100 nominations for spot study and 46 were selected for jury presentation, out of which 14 awards have been given in these six categories.
Here are the winners across the six categories:
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
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
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
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, India and National Jalma Institute For Leprosy And Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Department Of Health Research, Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare (Moh&Fw), Government Of India
Innovative Use Of Ict In E-governance Solutions By Startups
Silver: Chemical4construction, Giribala Creative Ventures Pvt Ltd, Gujarat
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