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CSI – Nihilent announces e-Governance Awards for 2010-11

12-03-2011 10:40 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Mumbai, December 2, 2011: The prestigious Computer Society of India (CSI) and Nihilent e-Governance Awards for 2010-11, for the period of April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011, were announced at a grand function held at the 46th Annual Convention of CSI at Ahmedabad. Held for the ninth successive year, the awards are conferred with an aim of identifying and recognizing the best e-Governance initiatives in India in citizen / Business/ Government services at the State, Department, District and Project level.
The state of Chhattisgarh has won the award of excellence in State category, the district of Nanded in Maharashtra won the award of excellence in the District category while Chief Minister’s Office, Gujarat received the award of excellence in the Department category. 19 e-Governance initiatives were awarded under various categories. Two new categories titled ‘Award of Sustenance’ and ‘Special Award for North East States’ were included for the first time.
Chhattisgarh was awarded for its initiatives designed to achieve Government’s vision of creating an ‘e’nabled Society effectively contributing to the social and economic development of the State. The CMO of Gujarat has been awarded for its initiatives like ensuring ‘Environment-Friendly’ office and implementation of innovative ideas such as automated updating of appointment schedule once in 3 minutes for Honorable Chief Minister. Other winners include Pali district in Rajasthan and Ramabai Nagar in UP which received Awards of Appreciation for district category, e-Pass (Electronic Payment & Application System for Scholarship), Andhra Pradesh Award of Excellence in G2C category. The Special Award for North East States was presented to e-Panjeeyan System, Assam.
Speaking at the awards function, Mr. Surendra Kapoor, Convener of the Awards 2010-11, said; “The awards are an effort to encourage and reiterate the importance of good governance with the help of ICT. As there is a nation-wide demand for anti-corruption reforms and transparency in governance, e-governance can definitely help in bridging the gap. The winners of this award are a proof of escalating steps towards building an accountable and transparent government. We congratulate all the winners; they deserve recognition to their efforts.”
On the occasion, Mr. Robin Rastogi, General Manager Products & Strategic Initiatives, Nihilent Technologies said, “This is the ninth year of the award and we have observed growing interest of governments and private sectors in e-governance initiatives, over the years. The acceptance of technology in government processes has increased, but, there is still a long way to go. Our goal is to highlight the achievements, reward them and thus, emphasize on the advantages of adoption of technology in governance. Nihilent will continue to provide support in the endeavor by contributing in the growth of e-governance and hence, good governance in India.”
The selection committee consisted of professionals and practitioners from the industry, academia and government institutions. The selection process included visits by team of experts to sites to assess the project implementation and validated information on the actual status. The evaluation process was based on parameters categorized into Results, Enablers and Value Indicators framework and was designed to ensure that identification of ‘Finalists’ and ‘Winners’ were based on a transparent and process driven model.

About CSI – Nihilent e-Governance Awards
CSI SIG eGov and Nihilent joined hands in 2002 to focus on the area of e-Governance and instituted the CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Awards for categories covering, State, Departments , Projects and District level efforts. This is the ninth year for these prestigious awards and their pre-eminence is now widely recognized. 19 e-Governance initiatives were awarded under various categories. Two new categories titled ‘Award of Sustenance’ and ‘Special Award for North East States’ were included for the first time. Details about the Awards and the nomination process can be seen on awards web site www.csinihilent-egovernanceawards.org
About CSI
The Computer Society of India (CSI) is the largest association of information technology professionals in India, with over 70,000 members comprising software developers, scientists, academicians, project managers, CIO's, CTO's and IT vendors, among others. The society has several chapters spread across the length and breadth of the country. Being closely associated with students, the Society has developed a well-established network of student branches. The purposes of the Society are scientific and educational, directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of computer science and IT. To learn more visit www.csi-india.org
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

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