CSI – Nihilent announces e-Governance Awards for 2011-12

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CSI – Nihilent announces e-Governance Awards for 2011-12

Celebrates a Decade of Success in Encouraging e-Governance in India

Kolkata, December 2, 2012: Completing a remarkable decade this year, the prestigious 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. Through out 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 consistently 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”.

About CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards

Nihilent and the Computer Society of India have jointly instituted and managed the CSI - Nihilent e-Governance Awards for recognizing the contributions made in the field of e-Governance in the country. Instituted in 2002, the basic objective of these awards has been to recognize and appreciate the successful efforts by the Centre, States, Departments, and Districts in achieving good governance using ICT. Participation is open to all Government Organizations & Semi-Government Corporations, District Collectorates, Municipal Corporations, Autonomous bodies including Public Sector Undertakings. Every year, a compendium of selected best entries of case studies from the year’s awards is published and released. The compilation gives an insight to all stakeholders in e-governance and shares the critical success factors in the implementation process.

About CSI

The Computer Society of India (CSI) is the largest association of information technology professionals in India, with over 90,000 members comprising software developers, scientists, academicians, project managers, CIOs, CTOs and IT vendors, among others. The society has 70 chapters all over India. Being closely associated with students, the Society has developed a well established network of 418 student branches. The purposes of the Society are scientific and educational, directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of Computer Science & IT. Click www.csi-india.org for more information.

About Nihilent

Nihilent is a global consulting and solutions integration company using a holistic and systems approach to problem solving. Headquartered in Pune, India, Nihilent has extensive experience in international consulting, IT outsourcing and IT services. Nihilent’s operations span North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Nihilent’s mission Change for Performance encapsulates our commitment to make change happen systemically in terms of people, process, technology and knowledge for achieving sustained performance for our clients. To learn more visit www.nihilent.com

For further information, please contact:

Himanil Bose

Tel. +91-20-39846100

Email: himanil.bose@nihilent.com

Category Name of Winner

State Awards

Award of Excellence Bihar

Award of Appreciation Green e-Governance: State of Odisha

Capacity Building: State of Rajasthan

Jury Appreciation: State of Delhi

Department Awards

Award of Excellence SWARNIM-RTO: A New Service Paradigm, Ports & Transport Department, Govt. of Gujarat

District Awards

Appreciation Award (Joint) District Jhalawar, Govt. of Rajasthan &

District Jabalpur – Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

Projects Awards

Award of Excellence (Government of India) Passport Seva Project, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India

Award of Appreciation (Government of India) Indian National Data Centre for Long range Identification & Tracking, Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India, Mumbai

Award of Excellence (G2B) eUparjan, Civil Supplies Department, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

Award of Appreciation (G2E) Manava Sampada (A Green Governance Tool for Human Resource Management), Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

Award of Excellence - Joint (G2C)

Centralized Online Real-time Electronic (CORE) PDS, Govt. of Chhattisgarh & Using Technology for strengthening Targeted Public Distribution System, Govt. of Gujarat

Award of Excellence – Special (G2C)

m-Governance, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Government of Gujarat

e-District, Government of Kerala

Award of Excellence (G2G) Poll Monitoring System, Govt. of Goa

Award of Appreciation (G2G) Dynamic integration of Property, Land Records and Cadastral Maps, Govt of Haryana

Appreciation for Sustenance

Award of Appreciation - Sustainability eProcurement

VAT Information System

Samadhan Ek Din Mein (Jan Suvidha Kendra in Mandla District)

DC* Suite – Suite of Applications for e-Collectorate

Integrated Information System for Foodgrains Management

eGovernance in Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO)

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