Jitendra Singh presenting the Awards, at the two-day “National Conference on e-Governance”, in Hyderabad on February 27, 2018
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An Indian minister Jitendra Singh presented the National e-governance Awards during the valedictory session of the two-day 21st National Conference on e-Governance in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
He presented 19 awards in 8 categories for their efforts in the use of technology. In each category, the gold carried Rs. 2 Lakh cash prize and citation while silver carried Rs. 1 Lakh award.
Addressing the concluding session of the Conference, Jitendra Singh said that the main aim of e-governance should be ‘ease of governance’ leading to ‘ease of living’ of people.
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This is essential for the emergence of a ‘New India’ that Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisages, he added. He further said that the Government had taken over with the commitment to give “maximum governance, minimum government” and at the same time, switch-over to e-Governance.
Highlighting the achievements of Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Jitendra Singh said that CPGRAMS portal has emerged as a role model.
The portal not only received nearly seven-times more number of complaints compared to earlier years, but also registering about 90% disposal on an average, the minister claimed.
He said the Department received 16 lakh grievances this year as compared to 2 lakh grievances 3 years ago, because of better response from the government. He called upon the State governments to follow the best practices developed by the DARPG and the Ministry of Personnel.
Jitendra Singh laid out the Government’s target of universalizing Digital Literacy by the year 2022 and the optimum use of JAM trinity based on “Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile”.
The theme of the Conference this year was ‘Technology for Accelerating Development’.
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