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December 31, 2020 Thursday 02:29:36 PM IST

Digital India Awards announced

Leadership Instincts

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, conferred Digital India Awards 2020 via video conferencing in a virtual awards ceremony with participation from multiple locations including Rashtrapati Bhawan & Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi along with four other locations - Bhopal, Chennai, Kolkata and Patna.

The President in his speech congratulated all the 24 winning teams and appreciated the role of officials and technical teams at various levels for ensuring continuity of Government services and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic; and for enriching the country with unique technology Innovations in public service delivery.  He said that Digital India Awards reflect the overall vision of the government to empower citizens to achieve their aspirations and make India a digital superpower. He mentioned, “It will not be an overstatement to say that the Coronavirus has changed the world in terms of social relations, economic activities, health care, education and several other aspects of life. India was not only prepared to minimise the adverse impact of mobility-restrictions but also utilized the crisis as an opportunity to march ahead in various areas. It was possible only because the digital infrastructure has been strengthened in recent years."

Twenty-two digital governance initiatives/ products by Government entities under six categories received Digital India Awards 2020 for designing and implementing innovative citizen-centric digital solutions and improving the ease of living for all citizens. Awards under Jury Choice were given to Arogya Setu and eOffice.



Category

Winners

1

Innovation in Pandemic


eSanjeevani – National Telemedicine Service

COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System

Aapda Sampoorti Portal

Pravasi Shramik and Rojgar Setu Portal


2

Excellence in Digital Governance - MINISTRY / DEPARTMENT (Central)

eCommittee Supreme Court of India, Department of Justice

Department of Posts


Department of Fertilizers

Department of Land Resources

3

Excellence in Digital Governance - STATE / UT


Haryana

Tamil Nadu

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal


4

Excellence in Digital Governance - DISTRICT

Khargone, Madhya Pradesh

Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh


Kamareddy, Telangana

5

Open Data Champion

Health Sector Data on OGD Platform India


The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Food Corporation of India (FCI)

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)

6


Exemplary Product

Port Community System PCS1x - National Maritime Single Window

ServicePlus - A metadata-based Service Delivery Platform

Integrated Temple Management System - ITMS


7

Jury's Choice

ArogyaSetu

eOffice





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