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First State Maharashtra State e-Governance Awards Distribution Function, Organised by Directorate of IT

May 2, 2014 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

On the auspicious occasion of Maharashtra Day on 1st May, 2014, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Prithviraj Chavan gave away the First State eGovernance Awards to the best eGovernance Projects in Maharashtra State in an event at Sahyadri Guest House, Mumbai. The award winners received a trophy and certificate of appreciation by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra. A total of 17 winners who bagged Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze awards were selected from 119 nominations from various districts and departments in the State.

The award distribution function was organised at Sahyadri Guest House on 1st May 2014 at 11.00 am. Total 17 awards were given to different eGovernance Projects in 6 various categories. Special Platinum award was given to the project “Gharagharat Vishwakosh” which is a unique initiative of its kind and is the only Marathi encyclopedia available on the internet, which spreads knowledge in Marathi language. The list of award winners are as below:

Category – Special Awards
Sr. No Award Project Name Department Name
1 Platinum Gharagharat Vishwakosh Maharashtra Rajya Marathi Vishwakosh Nirmiti Mandal

Category 1 - eGovernance Excellence Awards
No Award Project Name Name of Department/
1 Gold iSARITA (Stamp and Registration Information Technology Application) Department of Registration and Stamps
2 Silver COLIS - Collector’s Information System Collector Office, Kolhapur
3 Bronze SADM ( Software for Assessment of Disability, Maharashtra) Public Health Department

Category 2 – Excellence in Process Reengineering
No Award Project Name Name of Department/
1 Gold Integrated Financial Management System - Government of Maharashtra Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries, Finance Department
2 Silver Project Parivartan - ERP-SAP implementation for business processes in MSETCL ERP-IT, MSETCL

Category 3 – Excellence in Citizen Centric Service Delivery
No Award Project Name Name of Department/
1 Gold Integrated Housing Lottery Management System ICT Cell, MHADA
2 Silver Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana Society
Panchayat Raj & Rural Development 

Category 4 – Best Website / Portal
No Award Project Name Name of Department/
1 Gold Mahanews Web portal Directorate General of Information and Public Relations
2 Silver Marathi Language Department Website Marathi Language Department
3 Bronze Web Portal of Sugar Commissionerate, Maharashtra State Sugar Commissionerate, 

Category 5 – Innovative use of IT in Governance
No Award Project Name Name of Department/
1 Gold Health Advice Call Centre National Rural Health Mission,
2 Silver PULL SMS Gateway for Collecting Daily Cane Crushing & Sugar Production Info from Sugar Factories Sugar Commissionerate
3 Bronze Restructured  Accelerated  Power Development  and  Reforms  Programme  (R-APDRP) Part 'A' Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd.

Category 6 – IT for Environment
No Award Project Name Name of Department/
1 Gold eOffice Sindhudurg Collector Office Sindhudurg
2 Silver e-Services through Pune University Network University of Pune

Award winners were selected through 3 months of rigorous selection process. The evaluation process witnessed nominations being submitted online by the nominees, followed by presentation before DIT over Video Conferencing facility. Based on the initial scrutiny, final presentation to the esteemed jury including Shri Jayant Banthia (ex-Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra), Dr. A. B. Pandey (DDG, UIDAI), Shri Rajesh Aggarwal (Principal Secretary IT), Shri Rajeev Vaishnav (Vice President Nasscom) and Prof. P. Pandya (Prof., TIFR). The evaluation committee reviewed all the presentations and finally recommended the list of winners.

During this function various eGovernance Applications like Lokrajya Mobile App, Mahanews Mobile App, HTML5 website of eGovernance Status which is responsive on various devices, new version of user friendly eOffice application, State Data Centre Services, capacity building programme, State Data Bank and various initiatives of CDAC-Center of Excellence etc. were also launched by Hon’ble Chief Minister. All mobile applications can be downloaded from Google Play Store, responsive HTML5 website about eGovernance Status is available on and State Data Bank can be accessed from

Source: Business Wire India


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