Ravi Shankar Prasad presents "Digital India Awards"
| Updated: Dec 21, 2016 19:28 IST
New Delhi [India], Dec. 21 (ANI): Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday felicitated the winners under various categories related to digital world by presenting them "Digital India Awards." The government initiated the programme of "Digital India" on its principle of "Minimum Government and Maximum Governance." It is a step taken to promote and uphold the use of World Wide Web for enhancing transparency in government machinery and helping it in its transition towards digital India. Three awards Platinum, Gold and Silver were presented to each winner in categories including, Exemplary Online Service, Open Data Champion, Most Innovative Citizen Engagement, Outstanding Digital Initiative by Local body, Best Mobile App, Web Ratna - Ministry/ Department, Web Ratna - State/ UT, Web Ratna-District. In the Exemplary Online Service Category, the platinum award was bagged by VYAS- VarnijYakar Automation System for Department of Commercial Taxes, UP, followed by E-permit, Commercial tax department, Gujarat and One Stop Clearance System, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion winning the gold and silver award respectively. In the Open Data Champion Category, the platinum award was won by Office of the Registrar General, India. The Health and Family Welfare and Directorate of Marketing and Inspection won the gold award. The silver award was bagged by the Rajya Sabha and National Crime Records Bureau. For Most Innovative Citizen Engagement, MyGov won the platinum award. Online Management, Monitoring and Accounting System (OMMAS) for Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY) won the gold award. The silver award was won by Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation. The jury choice was given to IT Initiatives of SimhasthKumbh, Ujjain. In the Outstanding Digital Initiative by Local Body, the platinum award was bagged by Surat Municipal Corporation, followed by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Web and Mobile based Integrated Complaint Logging and Resolution Tracking System - Madurai Corporation winning the gold and silver award respectively. The jury choice was given e-NagarSewaUP - Electronic Workflow based Reform for ULBs in Uttar Pradesh. For Best Mobile App, Citizen Cop Mobile App Chattisgarh won the platinum award. Mid-Day Meal Mobile App, Himachal Pradesh won the gold award. The silver award was won by GARV - GrameenVidyutikaran App Ministry of Power. For Web Ratna - Ministry / Department category, the platinum was bagged by Ministry of Human Resource Development, gold by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and silver by Ministry of External Affairs. For Web Ratna - State/ UT category, the platinum award has been won by Rajasthan followed by Tamil Nadu and Haryana in the gold and silver section respectively. For Web Ratna - District category, the platinum award has been won by Website of Collectorate, North Goa, followed by e-Governance friendly website and Initiatives of District Kupwara, J&K and district administration Udham Singh Nagar website, Uttarakhand, in the gold and silver section respectively. (ANI)