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Digital India Awards

The Digital India Awards under the ambit of the National Portal organized by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) have emerged over the years as a credible platform to recognize the digital presence and e-Governance efforts of various Government institutions across the country. The awards instituted in 2009 are one of a kind in India for honoring the efforts of different Government entities in the digital realm.

The Digital India Awards have played a pivotal role in promoting the use of the World Wide Web platform as an effective tool for e-Governance. At the same time, numerous departments have been able to take inspiration and emulate the successful innovations which have been recognized and rewarded on the Digital India Awards platform.

Since its inception the Digital India Awards have seen four editions, beginning from 2010, and biennially being conferred in 2012, 2014, & 2016. Continuing with the tradition of recognizing & rewarding excellence, NIC is all set to organize the fifth edition of Digital India Awards on February 22, 2019, where Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad will grace the occasion and give away the awards.

The Digital India Awards over the years have honored various government departments which have done exemplary work. Over the years the categories have also been aligned with the latest trends in the field of technology. In the fifth edition, we have the following categories: Emerging Technology, Best Mobile App, Exemplary Online Service, Open Data Champion, Web Ratna – Ministry/Department, Web Ratna – State/UT, Web Ratna – District, Outstanding Digital Initiative by a Local Body.

In the fifth edition also, various Government entities have been evaluated in the above-mentioned categories by a high-level jury consisting of senior government officials, academia, and industry experts. A new addition to the awards this year is the introduction of a new category known as ‘Emerging Technologies. This category seeks to identify and reward those digital initiatives that have made exemplary use of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Virtual Reality, BlockChain, Internet of Things (IoT), Voice User Interface, Big Data, and Analytics.

Besides conferring the Digital India Awards, the releases of the following will also take place:

Digital India Coffee Table Book – “Towards a New India, Transforming Digital Dream to Reality”

The Coffee Table Book is prepared with an objective to create awareness about the success of Digital India across the country for the betterment of the common man.

Digital India Awards Compendium

Digital India Awards Compendium is a compilation of the exemplary digital initiatives that have been awarded in each of the eight categories for the platinum, gold, and silver awards. The compendium also carries a mention of Jury Choice and Special Mention awards.

STQC Accessibility Certification Scheme

S3WaaS framework empowers Government entities to build secure, scalable & sugamya websites that are hosted on the NIC cloud in a very short time. SWaaS framework was launched last year, to cover all the districts of the country within a short period.

Unified Messaging Platform

Public DNS

Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP)

Technical Sessions

Government Instant Messaging (GIM)

Gov Mail – New Features

Big Data and Analytics -Challenges & Issues

Opportunities for Advanced Analytics in Government

Source: Press Release
Release ID: 1565761
Ministry of Electronics & IT
Date: February 21, 2019

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