Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 : The Kerala IT Department has been chosen for eINDIA Special Mention Award in the 'ICT for D Pioneer State' category, for effective implementation of e-Governance.
The award recognizes the application of information and communications technology to government functioning in order to create smart governance, an official press release said today. Mr. Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for IT & Communication, Government of Andhra Pradesh, presented the award to P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary to Department of IT, Government of Kerala during the e India summit held at Hyderabad.
Addressing a seminar on the topic e-governance in India: the Road Ahead, in the eIndia summit, Mr P H Kurian said 'e-Governance in Kerala has advanced a long way, from computerization of Government Departments to initiatives that encapsulate the finer points of Governance. They include citizen centricity, service orientation, transparency etc'. He also highlighted how e-governance can reform the society in a better way.