Jammu and Kashmir has been selected for the National Award for e-Governance for the best district-level initiative in the country.
The Department of Administrative Reforms, Ministry of Personnel and the PMO have selected Jammu and Kashmir for National Award e-Governance 2014-15 for the best district- level initiative in the country, according to an official statement issued by the PMO. The awards will be given away at the 18th National Conference on e-Governance scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar on January 30-31, 2015.
According to the PMO statement, the award will be equally shared among Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, and Assistant Commissioner Development Reasi, Joginder Singh Rai, for the project e-Panchayat, started in 2013-14, for making 147 panchayats in the state of Jammu and Kashmir stronger.
Under the project, a decentralized system of panchayats has been formed in the state bringing a paradigm shift in service delivery from block level to panchayat level. Project e-Panchayat was shortlisted among 53 nominees for spot-study which was done by PriceWater Coopers Ltd and officers of Department of Administrative Reforms, PMO.