Kerala bags three National E-Governance Awards

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Tvm: Kerala has bagged three awards in the National Awards for E-Governance 2009-10 jointly constituted by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India and Department of Information Technology, Government of India.

The project ‘Sulekha – Plan Formulation and Monitoring System for Decentralized Planning of Local Governments’ of the Information Kerala Mission has won the ‘Gold’ Award in the category ‘Excellence in Government Process Re-Engineering’.

‘Higher Secondary Centralized Allotment Processing’, Department of Education, Kerala State Information Technology Mission and NIC has been recognised with a ‘Silver’ Award in the category ‘Special Sectoral Award- Focus sector – Education’

The project ‘Sevena – Civil Registration System and Hospital Kiosks’ of Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala has won the ‘Bronze’ Award in the category ‘Outstanding performance in Citizen-Centric Service Delivery’.

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Principal Secretary (IT) said in an exclusive to Kerala IT News, “Kerala’s receiving three National awards is a wonderful recognition of several years of efforts which has gone behind these results. The awards also reflect our increased focus on service delivery in our e-governance initiatives. The efforts taken by concerned Departments and the implementing agencies, IKM and NIC are especially applauded.” 

“Kerala has been a leader in the country in several social development indicators. Now it has also started taking a leading position on e-governance. All Departments have started implementing their citizen services using IT and I expect that coming year would see a large number of services would be available to citizens without having to go to Government offices or with minium Government office interface”, he added. The awards would be presented during the inaugural session of the 13th National Conference on 18th February, 2010 at Jaipur.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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