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About Web Ratna Awards

The Government of India has been bracing for innovation and transformation in delivery of information/services with adoption of best ICT practices. Almost every Government department is trying to make services accessible and integrated to citizens.

It's time to recognize these e-governance initiatives.

The Web Ratna Awards, constituted by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, acknowledges exemplary initiatives/practices of various states/UTs in the realm of e-governance.

Today, citizens can explore diverse services with a few clicks of mouse. A number of e-Governance initiatives have been undertaken by the State Governments and Central Ministries on a continuous basis to improve the delivery and accessibility of public services.

The National Portal of India provides an ideal front-end for these initiatives as it is a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities.

In order to promote more innovative e-governance initiatives, the Web Ratna Awards have been instituted under the ambit of the National Portal of India.

The awards also aim to spread awareness about such initiatives.

 

Contact Details

National Portal Secretariat
3rd Floor, National Informatics Centre
A-Block, CGO Complex
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
India
e-Mail : indiaportal[at]gov[dot]in
Phone : +91-11-24305380, +91-11-24305370, +91-11-24305364, +91-11-24363692
Fax : +91-11-24368854
 

Web Ratna 2012 Awards Ceremony

Enthusiasm marked the second season of Web Ratna Awards, an initiative to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in e-Governance using the medium of World Wide Web.

The ceremony was held on 10th December, 2012 at Dr. D.S Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi.

Hon'ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal felicitated the winners. Hon'ble Ministers of State for Communications and Information Technology Shri Milind Deora and Dr. (Smt) Kruparani Killi were present on the occasion.

Shri J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) also graced the event.

Award Winners

Three Awards - Platinum Icon, Gold Icon and Silver Icon have conferred in each of the following six categories:

Citizen Centric Service

In this category, the awards acknowledge those ICT-based services by a Government Department (Central/State) which has displayed exemplary citizen focus, reach, scope and innovation in approach. These services have effectively contributed to enhance efficiency, productivity, transparency and accountability in the governance by using the web as a primary mode of delivery in addition to other conventional/nonconventional modes.

WINNERS

Public Participation Initiative

The awards in this category honour those initiatives which have leveraged upon the use of ICT to solicit active participation of the citizens in governance. The winning entries display relevance of context, mode of participation, involvement of stakeholders and an innovative use of ICT, both for response acquisition as well as for analysis of inputs received. The impact of the initiative (qualitative as well as quantitative) serves as a significant criterion for judging this award.

WINNERS

Outstanding Content

The awards in this category felicitate outstanding content published on the web by a Government entity. Content packaged from the perspective of the citizens is considered under this category. Also, adherence to the basic standards of usability such as ease of navigation, design, accessibility, visual appeal, clarity (textual and design), load time and the overall quality of creative expression is taken into consideration.

WINNERS

Innovative Use of Technology

The awards in this category acknowledge ICT Applications which display innovative use of technology in the functioning of Government and services provided to the citizens. The acceptance and maturity level of implementation, scalability, sustainability and the impact of the use of technology define excellence under this category.

WINNERS

Comprehensive Web Presence - Ministry/Department

The awards in this category felicitate a Ministry of the Government of India which has a comprehensive web presence in terms of quantity, quality, spectrum of coverage, innovation, citizen centricity and responsiveness in their web-based information and service delivery initiatives. Aspects of usability and accessibility are also taken into consideration.

WINNERS

Comprehensive Web Presence – State

The awards in this category acknowledge the State/UT of India which has displayed exemplary initiative in establishing comprehensive web presence. The selection criteria include the overall quality and quantity of web-based initiatives, the spectrum of sectors/departments having a good web presence and the level of responsiveness towards web-based queries by citizens. Aspects of usability and accessibility also served as major decisive elements.

WINNERS

About Web Ratna Awards

The Government of India has been bracing for innovation and transformation in delivery of information/services with adoption of best ICT practices. Almost every Government department is trying to make services accessible and integrated to citizens.

It's time to recognize these e-governance initiatives.

The Web Ratna Awards, constituted by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, acknowledges exemplary initiatives/practices of various states/UTs in the realm of e-governance.

Today, citizens can explore diverse services with a few clicks of mouse. A number of e-Governance initiatives have been undertaken by the State Governments and Central Ministries on a continuous basis to improve the delivery and accessibility of public services.

The National Portal of India provides an ideal front-end for these initiatives as it is a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities.

In order to promote more innovative e-governance initiatives, the Web Ratna Awards have been instituted under the ambit of the National Portal of India.

The awards also aim to spread awareness about such initiatives.