‘Twenty chosen for e-Governnance awards’

As many as 261 entries were received in 12 categories for the awards which would be given away on the final day of the 20th national conference.

By   |   Published: 9th Jan 2017   8:13 pm Updated: 9th Jan 2017   8:19 pm

Visakhapatnam: National e-Governance awards would be given away to 20 persons who made significant contribution in the area, Secretary of the department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Viswanath, said here on Monday.

As many as 261 entries were received in 12 categories for the awards which would be given away on the final day of the 20th national conference on e-Governance being held in the city. NASSCOM was providing the technical support for the conference which discussed subjects such as Internet of Things, Cyber security, Digital connectivity to the last mile and digital transactions, he said.

Secretary in the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Aruna Sundararajan said that the Central Government had taken up Digital India ande-Governance programmes in a big way to provide clean and transparent governance besides simplifying the procedures. The Government wanted to minimise its intereference in governance and launched many programmes towards this. The GST introduced ensured transaparency in trade and the Government transactions became simpler by digitalisation and Aadhar-link, she explained.