Kerala State IT Mission’s e-District project wins CSI e-Gov Award

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Trivandrum: The e-District project of the Kerala State IT Mission (DC Suite – Suite of Applications for e-Collectorate) has won the CSI Nihilent e-Governance Award 2011-12 instituted by the Computer Society of India for excellence in e-Governance. K P Noufal, IT Mission Co-ordinator received the award from Padmashree P V S Rao, Founder President of CSI, at the ceremony organised in Kolkata recently.

Kerala E-District project provides Government services to citizens (G2C) through Common Service Centres (CSC) which are easily accessible. Services from different departments are brought under one umbrella at any CSC. Some of the services are also made available through online portal. The e-District project helps the people to get certificates and other government services through the CSCs near their homes. In Kerala, Akshaya e-Kendras are the CSCs. As part of the initial phase, the project was launched in 51 Districts across the country including Kannur and Palakkad districts in Kerala. The project has been implemented by the Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM).

According to a release from KSITM, the national jury of CSI visited the Districts to assess the functioning of the project and out of more than two hundred nominations, Kerala was chosen for this award under the Department Category G2C.

The Computer Society of India’s Special Interest Group on e-Governance has instituted a series of awards for recognizing the contributions made in the field of e-Governance in the country. This is the tenth year of such recognition. The awards are given for recognizing the efforts / initiatives made in e-Governance area, specifically during the year between April 01, 2011 and March 31, 2012 at the Project, District, Department, State / Central level.

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