Kerala bags eIndia Award for effective e-Governance execution

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Trivandrum: The Department of IT, Government of Kerala has been chosen for eINDIA 2012 Special Mention Award in the ‘ICT for the Pioneer State’ category, for effective implementation of e-Governance. The award recognizes the application of Information and Communications Technology to government functioning in order to create smart governance.

Shri Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for IT & Communication, Government of Andhra Pradesh presented the award to P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary to Department of IT, Government of Kerala during the e India summit held at Hyderabad last week.

Addressing a seminar on the topic ‘e-Governance in India: the Road Ahead’, at the eIndia summit, Kurian said, “e-Governance in Kerala has advanced a long way, from computerization of Government Departments to initiatives that encapsulate the finer points of Governance. They include citizen centricity, service orientation, transparency etc”.

He also highlighted how e-governance can reform the society in a better way. The changes produced by ICTs on the governance processes in Kerala including in its regulatory and legal frameworks have helped us achieving the targets set by the Government of India; in several fronts of e-governance, we even crossed the national targets.  Increased use of ICTs in the organizational and administrative procedures, roles of various stakeholders involved, etc. have made consequential effects in the decision- making process in governance, public management and service delivery in the State is simply remarkable.

G Unnikrishnan, Head, e-Governance, Kerala State IT Mission delivered a lecture on ‘Aashaar based service delivery’, at the summit which shows Kerala is far ahead in UID enrolment and UID generation.

eIndia summit 2012, the country’s largest annual ICT event was organized by Elets Technomedia along with Govt of Andhra Pradesh as its partner State.

The Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM) is an autonomous nodal IT implementation agency for Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala which provides managerial support to various initiatives of the Department. It has been a front runner in implementing e-governance projects, Citizen Service Centres (Akshaya), e-district, e-procurement, Aadhaar, file tracking system for citizen, citizen call centre etc are some of the projects where Kerala has progressed a lot compared to many other States.

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