Jammu and Kashmir has been chosen for National e-Governance award 2014-15 for its best district level initiative in the country by the Department of Administrative Reforms. The state was chosen for its e-Panchayat project.
This award will be presented during 18th National Conference on e-Governance to be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 30-31, 2015.
National e-governance award 2014-15
Jammu & Kashmir’s e-Panchayat project was shortlisted among 53 nominees for spot study. It was done by Price Water Coopers Ltd and officers of Department of Administrative Reforms of PMO in November-December 2014.
Finally it was selected by the jury headed by Secretary Administrative Reforms and conferred after approval of Prime Minister who heads Ministry of Personnel, Department of Administrative Reforms.
About Jammu and Kashmir’s e-Panchayat project
It was launched in 2013-14 for strengthening 147 panchayats in the state.
This project provided platform for a decentralized regime of panchayats in the state by shifting the service delivery from block level to panchayat level.
National e-Governance award
It was instituted in 1997. It is given by Department of Administrative Reforms.
Purpose of the award
It recognizes the achievements in the area of e-Governance.
It seeks to disseminate knowledge on effective methods of designing and implementing sustainable e-Governance initiatives.
Encourage incremental innovations in successful e-Governance solutions.
Promote and exchange experiences in solving problems, Mitigating risks, resolving issues and planning for success.
It is worth mentioning that Jammu & Kashmir state has bagged this award for first time in 18 years since award was instituted.