Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar receiving the Web Ratna – Digital India Award 2016, in New Delhi on December 21, 2016
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) website has been awarded Platinum in the Web Ratna Category in the recently concluded Digital India Awards, 2016.
Web Ratna award felicitates a Ministry or Department of the Government of India which has a comprehensive web presence and displays the level of accountability in terms of quantity, quality, spectrum of coverage, and innovation ascertaining user satisfaction.
Level of convenience provided to the citizen for availing the services, usability and accessibility are also assessed.
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According to the government, salient features of the website are:
ü The website of the Ministry of HRD conforms to the UUU (usable, user-centric and universally accessible) trilogy.
ü Bilingual as per the directions of Parliamentary Committee of official languages
ü Accessible to all and special features have also been incorporated in the website for visually challenged users.
ü The website complies with the mandatory requirements of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) and is STQC Certified.
ü It connects with social media and is kept updated.
This website provides information about the activities of the Ministry of HRD and its departments, namely Department of School Education & Literacy and Department of Higher Education to the public and makes information available to its stakeholders.
The website offers links to institutes, schemes, policies, acts & rules, initiatives undertaken by the ministry for both higher & school education throughout the country.
The Government of India has initiated the “Digital India” program to promote the use of Internet for enhancing efficiency and transparency of government functioning. The government outfit National Informatics Centre (NIC) organized the first edition of Digital India Awards.
Digital innovation along with e-governance initiatives of government ministries and departments across India were evaluated under various categories.
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