CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards instituted by the Computer Society of India’s Special Interest Group on e-Governance and sponsored by Nihilent technologies has, today, announced the Best e-Governance initiatives for the year 2011-2012. The winners were honoured at a grand ceremony at the 47th Annual Convention of CSI held in Kolkata. Throughout the journey, the mission of the awards has been to acknowledge and appreciate the valuable efforts in bringing good governance through utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
The state of Bihar has been conferred with the ‘Award of Excellence’ for the State category. Passport Seva Project by Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India was awarded ‘Award of Excellence’ in ‘Projects Category - Government of India’ while ‘Ports & Transport Department’, Government of Gujarat has received ‘Award of Excellence’ in Department Category.
Centralized Online Real-time Electronic (CORE) PDS by Government of Chhattisgarh has received joint award with Government of Gujarat for its initiative on ‘Using Technology for strengthening Targeted Public Distribution System’ for e-Governance projects in ‘Government to Citizen’ category. Other initiatives like ‘eUparjan’ by Civil Supplies Department - Government of Madhya Pradesh, ‘Manava Sampada’ (A Green Governance Tool for Human Resource Management) by Government of Himachal Pradesh and ‘Poll Monitoring System’ by Government of Goa; have won awards in Government to Business, Government to Employee and Government to Government categories respectively.
CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards has acknowledged and encouraged such initiatives over the decade contributing to the growth of effective governance in the country. This year the event signifies the successful journey of CSI and Nihilent towards the endeavor to recognize and appreciate efforts for initiating good governance, using Information and communication technology (ICT). States across the country have actively participated in the awards with rising enthusiasm every year.
Elaborating on the awards this year, Mr. Surendra Kapoor, Convener of the Awards 2010-11, said, “We are extremely delighted to be presenting the tenth year of CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards this year. The enormous response received from the states all over India marks the success, credibility and trust achieved over the decade. On this occasion, I would like to congratulate all the winners and appreciate their efforts towards effectively using Information and Communication technology for good governance. We believe that CSI-Nihilent Awards has a long and flourishing journey ahead”.
Speaking on the occassion, Mr. Rajat Chauhan - VP Sales and Marketing, Nihilent, said; “This is a milestone year for us. The 10th anniversary is the proof of success of our efforts towards encouraging utilization of ICT for proficiency in governance. We congratulate all the winners as well as other participants who are continuously striving to do better for transparent and efficient governance in the country”.