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Web Ratna Gold Award For Kerala CM Website

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The round-the-clock live webcast of CM’s chamber and office, 24×7 online grievance redressal cells are the notable characteristics of the website

The round-the-clock live webcast of CM’s chamber and office, 24×7 online grievance redressal cells are the notable characteristics of the website

 

New Delhi:  The Kerala Chief Minister’s website, keralacm.gov.in, has won the Web Ratna Gold Medal Award instituted by Central Government to promote innovative e-Governance initiatives. This website was launched on July 01, 2011. 

CM’s Press Secretary P T Chacko received the award from Union Minister for Communication & IT, Kapil Sibal at a function held here. The award aims to honour initiatives taken by the Chief Minister who have leveraged upon the use of ICT to solicit active participation of public in the process of governance. 

Entries were called for in the categories of citizen centric services, public participation initiatives, outstanding content and innovative use of technology.

The award secretariat consisting of three tier screening committee observed that the Kerala Chief Minister’s website has succeeded in bringing better public participation in governance. 

The round-the-clock live webcast of CM’s chamber and office, 24×7 online grievance redressal cells which offer public to lodge their complaints and to follow up the same, the Secretariat file tracking facility and Vision 2030 idea box are the notable characteristics of the Kerala Chief Minister’s website. 

‘The New York Times’ had applauded the live streaming of Chief Minister’s office as part of Oommen Chandy’s earnest efforts to bring transparency in governance by incorporating technological innovations.

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