The Computer Society of India (CSI) has received over 100 eGovernance projects from 21 States for evaluation based on the project features, sustainability and technology innovation.
The Convener of CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards 2005-06, Dr Ashok Agarwal, said that the awards sought to identify best IT projects from the perspective of citizen friendliness, their technological innovation and their sustainability. The committee comprising Dr Vijayaditya, Director General of NIC, Mr. S.P. Singh, Senior Director of MIT, Mr L.C. Singh, President of Nihilent, and Prof Vaidya of IIM, Lucknow among others, will evaluate these projects. The selection is based on what CSI calls an analytical hierarchy process that has been designed in collaboration with IIT, Delhi. After short-listing the projects, a team of experts will visit the sites and assess their implementation and their impact on the people. The National Institute of Smart Government is working on a framework that would potentially help replicate successful eGovernance projects. Nihilent Technologies, a Pune-based company, has agreed to sponsor the CSI eGovernance awards project for five more years.