Surat Municipal Corporation Bags Award for eGov

Surat Municipal Corporation(SMC) has bagged one more award for urban e-governance. The award is constituted by a non-governmental organization Jannagrah, which is supported by the Union government. A jury for selecting the award consisted of advisor to the prime minister Sam Pitroda, member of Planning Commission Arun Miera, former secretary, minister of urban development, M Ramchandran and founder and ex-vice president of Info Edge(India ) Ltd Sanjeev Bikhchandani. Surat was adjudged the best among 29 major cities with a population of more than 15 lakh. The five parameters used for judging included transparency and accountability, online services, citizen’s voice, user experience and website outcomes.