And now, Ratna for govt websites

Indian Railways wins the best govt website for citizen-centric services

samirsachdeva

Samir Sachdeva | April 20, 2010


Neelam Kapur, principal director (M and C) of Press Information Bureau receiving the first platinum icon for Best Web Content at the Web Ratna awards
Neelam Kapur, principal director (M and C) of Press Information Bureau receiving the first platinum icon for Best Web Content at the Web Ratna awards

Two months after the national conference on e-governance held at Jaipur saw some of the best performing e-gov projects being awarded, the government has now given away a slew of awards to its best websites. The first-ever Web Ratna awards were given away by communications and IT minister A. Raja at Vigyan Bhawan here on Monday.

Indian railways passenger reservation & enquiry system won the platinum award for web based citizen services. Himachal Police and Bangalore One portal were winners of the gold and silver icon in the same category.

Altogether 24 organizations received Web Ratna Platinum, Gold and Silver Icon from the Union communications & IT minister. The awards have been instituted to acknowledge and promote exemplary e-governance initiatives by organizations using the medium of World Wide Web (www).

The awardees were selected out of 248 nominations received from all central government departments, states and union territories. These awardees were selected after a comprehensive online and offline evaluation by an independent jury which comprised representatives of DIT, National Informatics Centre (NIC), IIM (Ahmedabad), IIT (Delhi), NASSCOM, Cyber Media (India) Ltd and Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG). 

The Web Ratna Awards have been instituted this year under the ambit of the National Portal of India (http://www.India.gov.in) in order to promote more and more innovative e-governance initiatives and to acknowledge due recognition to the exemplary efforts in this direction.

The list of awardees under various categories is as listed:

Citizen Centric Services

        * Platinum Icon:- Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry System

        * Gold Icon:- HIMPOL (Himachal Pradesh Police on Web)

        * Silver Icon:- Bangalore One (Integrated Citizen Services Portal)

Public Participation Initiative

        * Platinum Icon:- CIC Online (Filling of Appeal & Complaints online with CIC) 

       * Gold Icon:- SANJOG Helpline (Integrated Grievance Redressal System

       * Silver Icon:- Ideas for CM (Open Opportunity for the Civil Society)

Outstanding Web Content

        * Platinum Icon:- E-Press Publisher (Press Information Bureau)

        * Gold Icon:- India Post

        * Silver Icon:- Gujarat Tourism

Innovative Use of Technology

        * Platinum Icon:- Indian Tsunami Early Warning System

        * Gold Icon:- The m-Governance Mantra

        * Silver Icon:- Justice through ICT (Video Conferencing between Court & Jail)

Comprehensive Web Presence - State

        * Platinum Icon:- Tamil Nadu

        * Gold Icon:- Himachal Pradesh

        * Silver Icon:- Chandigarh

National Portal Coordinator

        * Platinum Icon:- A.K.Srivastava

        * Gold Icon:- Sanjay Kumar

        * Silver Icon:- Shaliesh Kumar Singh

NIC Coordinator of the National Portal

        * Platinum Icon:- Sanjay Hardikar (NIC Madhya Pradesh State Unit)

        * Gold Icon:- Ajay Chahal (NIC Himachal Pradesh State Unit)

        * Silver Icon:- Vivek Verma (NIC Chandigarh State Unit)

Comments

 

Other News

Listening to tomorrow: The imperative for youth-driven data in India

Over a decade and a half ago when I was still a student, millennials felt the burning need to break down the barriers of gatekeeping in traditional media. Young voices, brimming with ideas and opinions, were often sidelined, their perspectives deemed too marginal or unrefined for mainstream discourse. This

Israel-Palestine War: Lessons from Past Peace Efforts

Israel-Palestine War: Give Peace a Chance By Dr. Joseph K. Thomas IndiePress, 243 pages, Rs 399 T

How inner work helps subvert painful narratives

Unashamed By Neha Bhat HarperCollins, 240 pages, Rs 499   * How do I connect better with my partner? *&nbs

Heatwave spikes power demand: measures taken to ensure supply

The Northern Region has been experiencing high power demand conditions due to a prevailing heat wave since May 17. Despite these challenging conditions, the highest ever peak demand of 89 GW in the Northern Region was successfully met on June 17. This achievement was made possible by import

PM to release 17th installment of PM-KISAN at Varanasi on Tuesday

Prime minister Narendra Modi will release the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme on Tuesday at Varanasi and more than 9.26 crore farmers will receive the benefits amounting to over Rs.20,000 crore. The PM will also distribute the certificates to more than 30,000 SHGs trained as Krishi Sakhis to work as

Taming turbulence in Indian aviation

The booming Indian aviation industry, among the fastest growing sectors in the world, is projected to be valued at $40 billion by 2027. But, despite robust demand for air travel across the country, more than 50 airlines have closed down in the last decade in India and most private airlines have closed with

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter