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arrow Hearty congratulations to CSI-Nihilent team for continuing the ‘recognition’ journey for over a decade gaining acceptance and value for the practitioners. The awards have already become a benchmark for the quality of assessment in the e-Governance domain.

MD Agarwal
Past President,
Computer Society of India

arrow The CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards have been monitoring and evaluating the efforts of government departments at Center, States and District levels in achieving good governance using ICT. The awards are a reflection of the good work of these institutions.

L C Singh,
President and CEO,
Nihilent Technologies

arrow Having been closely associated with the Awards process, I see a lot of value is being attached to these awards by Government establishments/ agencies. It is important that e-Governance projects, particularly G2C type, have to make a significant impact to the citizens while providing the services. But it is also important to present the case, the learning to the other members of the e-Gov community, so that every one gets benefitted. The CSI Nihilent Awards continue to be a good platform for show casing the best e-Governance initiatives.

Piyush Gupta,
National Institute of Smart Government

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CSI Nihilent eGovernance Awards 2016
Synopsis - Award of Appreciation


National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Govt. of India
INAM-Pro :

This portal ( has been envisaged to match the supply and demand of material in Infrastructure industry by providing a platform for companies to float their demand before it occurs and for suppliers to adjust production accordingly.

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Electronic Project Proposal Management System, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) :

Electronic Project Proposal Management System (e-PPMS) is a web-based system that encompasses the complete life-cycle of funding of R&D projects, beginning with online submission of project proposals for funds, to monitoring and management of funded projects. e-PPMS is intended towards making the entire process of funding R&D projects paperless and bring in the much needed transparency in the system.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India
Mobile Seva - Nationwide Mobile Governance Initiative :

DeitY launched Mobile Seva as a new countrywide initiative in 2013 to provide public services to the citizens through mobile phones and handheld devices. A centralized platform named Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) has been created by DeitY through its technical development agency, Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC).

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Govt. of India
e-Project Appraisal and Continuing Enhancements (e-PACE) :

ePACE (Projects Appraisal and Continuing Enhancements) is an online integrated Management Information System designed to monitor the progress of development works. It is a unique initiative that brings projects executed by MoRTH, NHAI and NHIDCL on a common platform, and provides current information for all these projects, thus ensuring their effective and real time tracking.

Rural Works Department, Govt of Bihar
Ibhugoal-Roads :

The main aim of the Project is to establish “Bihar GIS” as a tool to represent resources (Natural as well as manmade) of Bihar for location specific planning, decision-making and monitoring. Project envisages establishment of Bihar State Spatial Data Infrastructure for Multi-Layer GIS for planning and of road infrastructure.

Haryana Department of Social Justice & Empowerment
Social Security Pension Scheme through DBT :

Haryana government is providing financial assistance under social security schemes of Old aged, Widows, Disabled persons, Destitute and non-school going disabled children, Ladli (girl child), Eunuch, Dwarfs of the State and to Kashmiri Migrants in the form of monthly pension, The DBT scheme provides benefits directly to bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Uttar Pradesh Department of Information Technology & Communications
Saksham - The e-Scholarship :

The IT solution SAKSHAM implemented from academic session 2014-15 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for the management and distribution of the scholarship and fee reimbursement among eligible students. It is the first of its kind project in the country having IT based initiative for electronic transfer of scholarships & fee reimbursement to the right and deserving candidates within time frame and without leakages. SAKSHAM integrates various departments of social sector, education, finance, administration, banks etc and electronically ensures authenticity and validity of a beneficiary.

Uttar Pradesh Department of Women Welfare
Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Samman Kosh Portal :

NIC has designed a comprehensive web based online solution for 9 defined sections of heinous crimes. The USP of the portal is that the victims need not to apply for relief. The main service given to citizens through the “Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Samman Kosh Portal” is to provide financial relief to the women/girl victims of the heinous crimes under those nine sections.

Uttarakhand Directorate of Treasuries, Pension & Entitlements, Department of Finance
Core Treasury System (e-Kosh) :

e-Treasury System (EKOSH) web portal is designed and developed to provide user interface to various users of treasury and finance department in the state. This portal provides real time financial transactions of State Government performed at 86 Treasuries/Sub Treasuries.

Karnataka Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation
Intelligent Transport System (ITS):

Intelligent Transport System (ITS) for BMTC covers 10,000 Electronic Ticketing Machines, 6500 Vehicle Tracking Units, 35 Passenger Information Systems LED Boards, Control & Command Centre & Data Centre for 6500 buses.

Punjab Department of Investment Promotion, Punjab
One Stop Clearance System @Invest Punjab:

One Stop Clearance System (OSCS) is a common platform developed for the investor to obtain Regulatory Clearances as well as Fiscal Incentive Approvals of various state departments through Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (Invest Punjab). Further this system provides regulatory clearances to investors with respect to all sectors with Fixed Capital Investment of Rs. 1 Crore and above.

Synopsis of CSI Nihilent e-Governance Award Winners 2016
Award of Excellence


Govt. of India Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)
Court Case Management System (CCMAS):

The electricity act of 2003 created CERC to perform role of quasi – Judicial Authority for handling petitions brought before it. For Speedy disposal and following principal of natural justice CERC launched e-Court intuitive and Court Case Automation Management System (CCMAS).

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
SUGAM: An e-Governance Solution for Central Drugs Standards Control Organization:

SUGAM enables online submission of applications requesting for permissions related to drugs, clinical trials, ethics committee, medical devices, vaccines and cosmetics. The system also builds up the database of approved drugs, manufacturers & formulations, retailers & wholesalers in India.

Maharashtra School Education & Sports Department, Government of Maharashtra
SARAL (Systematic Administrative Reforms for Achieving Learning by Students) Application:

School Education & Sports Department, Government of Maharashtra has been leveraging e-Governance to improve the quality of teaching and delivery of services to target beneficiaries. To achieve this, a number of projects such as School, Staff (teaching and non-teaching) & Student database, SanchManyata (Staff Approval), Samayojana (Staff Transfers), Common Admissions Portal, Online School Admissions (as per RTE’s 25% reservation), Mid-day Meal, Staff training and Digitization of academic records have been undertaken and successfully completed.

Telangana Hyderabad Police Commissionerate Police Department
Hyderabad Cop:

Hyderabad Cop is a mobile based application for the use of Hyderabad City Police. All the IT applications and databases currently in use in Hyderabad City Police have been made available to the officers in the field through this HydCop on smart phones of all officers and staff of Hyderabad City. This will be a game changer for Hyderabad City Police in transforming themselves into smart cops and smart organisation enhancing the Public Safety & Security in Hyderabad City.

Uttar Pradesh Commissioner, Food & Civil supplies Department
AAPURTI-Uttar Pradesh Public Distribution System under National Food Security:

Uttar Pradesh, the largest State in India in terms of population, is host to the largest network of Public Distribution System (PDS) with more than 3.31 crore ration cardholder and 14.57 crore beneficiaries. AAPURTI-UP has been implemented as per NFSA norms with the objectives of providing food grains and other essential items to vulnerable sections of the society at subsidized prices.

Haryana Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DE&IT)
e-District, Haryana:

Districts are the primary delivery channels for a large number of services to the citizens; e-Governance can significantly improves government service delivery. The project aims to target high volume services currently not covered by MMP under NeGP and delivery of these services through Common Service Centres.

Haryana Treasuries and Accounts Department, Government of Haryana
e-GRAS Integrated with e-Stamping:

e-GRAS (Government Receipt Accounting System) is one of the initiatives taken up by the state Government to receive all Government receipts online through this system only. E Stamping, one of Citizen centric services, has been integrated with e-GRAS to generate stamp paper online of any denomination, while sitting at your home or office.

Gujarat General Administration Department (Planning), Government of Gujarat
Village Profile and Taluka Planning Atlas:

A single portal integrated with GIS technology is very helpful to the decision makers in analyzing the gaps and taking decision about the allocation of resources and need based selection of works/ amenities/services to balance regional development of the area.

Madhya Pradesh MP State Election Commission
IT initiatives in Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission – A Paradigm Shift:

Commission took upon itself the challenge and the IT program was envisaged with an objective to develop the IT infrastructure, various applications and data entry forms to manage various phases of elections and maintain an information flow across functions.

Telangana Transport Department, Government of Telangana
Citizen Friendly Services of Transport Department (CFST):

The e-Governance initiative of the Transport Department was initially started in early 90s (1992) with an intention to digitize the records and to attend certain citizen services through computers. Now The Department has introduced Cashless transaction system in the Department on pilot basis from 15-12- 2015 for 15 types of Citizen Services. The Department’s e-Governance initiative has become the role model to other departments in the own State and brought the attention of many other States in the Country.

Uttar Pradesh Department of Commercial taxes
VanijYakar Automation System (VYAS):

VYAS (VarnijYakar Automation System), an integrated e-Governance solution for Department of Commercial Taxes. It has been developed to provide effective and efficient system of collection of taxes and to ensure an environment which is congenial for Trade & Commerce in UP.

West Bengal Finance Department
I-Budget: Integrated Budget Application:

The project is developed as Internet & Intranet based integrated system of Budget Estimation, Publication, Release, Re-Appropriation, Augmentation, Surrender and Monitoring of Funds & Debt accounts of West Bengal Government.

Bihar Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited
Smart Energy Infrastructure and Revenue Administration System (SEITRA):

Smart Energy Infrastructure and Revenue Administration System is an integrated framework of web, mobile and GIS technology to manage electricity infrastructure and produce energy bills for the consumers.

CSI Nihilent eGovernance Awards 2016
Synopsis - Award of Recognition


West Bengal Panchayats & Rural Development Department
GIS-Based Planning and Monitoring System for the Gram Panchayats :

The Gram Panchayat (GP) is the local government in rural areas and is primarily responsible for delivery of various local services to their citizens. In pursuit of the above goal, the “Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayats Project (ISGPP)” in West Bengal was launched to strengthen Gram Panchayats.

Madhya Pradesh Department of Cooperation
Citizen Centric Services under the Portal e-Cooperatives :

e-Cooperatives portal is 24x7 web based application design, developed and commissioning by NIC, Madhya Pradesh on behalf of Department of Cooperation, O/o Registrar Cooperative Societies. Application supports 40000+ cooperative societies (having more than 1 crore members) logins on portal with 6000+ online users at a time.

Andhra Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Department
JanDhanPDS :

The Government of Andhra Pradesh seeks to implement cashless payments by beneficiary to the fair price shops by upgrading to Jan Dhan PDS. This is the first of its kind to implement JAM technology in PDS.

Goa Office of Collector, North Goa
E-Revenue :

e-Revenue is a platform that integrates mobile governance so that the various services provided by Collectorate North Goa pertaining to the Revenue Department can be made more, accessible timely. It has made the functioning of Collectorate, North Goa and all sub-divisional offices more transparent, effective and time-bound.

Rajasthan State Crime Records Bureau, Government of Rajasthan
Performance Measurement System :

It is a common complaint of police personnel that performance assessment is not carried out in a fair manner. In order to remove subjectivity from performance measurement to the extent possible, it was decided to identify certain parameters under which the outputs are quantifiable and which are common to all units being assessed in terms of their duties.

Sikkim Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Sikkim
Skill Young India Portal for Skilling Sikkim & North East :

Skill Young India can be characterized as a cloud based autonomous online transactional systems designed & deployed to enable collaboration across departments, state agencies, training partners, industry establishments and skill aspirants. The Portal serves as a Mechanism for the Skill Mission Teams to implement a coherent plan of action, in terms of ownership, outcomes and deliverables. The application is Geo Information sensitive and detects locations of users to provide user centric data with a provision for manual override.

Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha Online Prashnottar Pranali :

It is a path breaking application of ICT for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It involves innovative use of information technology in the process of Assembly questions and their replies by the Government Departments. This ‘go-green’ solution saves almost 100 lakhs paper sheets every year, and helps in instant communication between the government, Assembly and other stake holders, including media and general public.

Tamil Nadu Commissioner of Survey and Settlement
AMMA Land Records – Online Mutation for Title Transfer :

AMMA Land Records is an e-service provided to the Public by the Department of Survey and Settlement of Government of Tamil Nadu for online processing of Title transfer of land properties and for online measurement of Land Records. Land Records, numbering around 3.5 crore have been computerised and brought online through Web-based Tamil NILAM (Tamil Nadu Info-System on Land Administration and Management) software developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Chennai.

Kerala Finance Department
Electronic Benefit Portal (EBT) :

EBT is a generic portal for government of Kerala which can be used by any department/board for identifying the beneficiaries; from the collection of the basics details, their verification, approval and transfer of benefits electronically to them. The system is designed in such a way that any scheme by any department / board / autonomous organisation can start using the system by configuring required scheme parameters.

Bihar Department of Agriculture
e-Agriculture Scheme Monitoring System :

The e-Agriculture Scheme Monitoring Information System (e-ASMIS) demonstrates the transformative impact of e-Governance on programme implementation, monitoring and decision making by Government. Apart from providing benefits under various schemes, department monitors the registration and performance of dealers providing agricultural inputs, quality of agricultural inputs and monitor training, research & exposure activities in the state.

2016 - State Category Award Synopsis


Award of Excellence :
Rajasthan :

Rajasthan is aggressively moving on the path of being the IT hub of India. ICT is now central to the way Rajasthan Government operates and delivers Citizen services through 35,000 e-Mitra Kendras. Rajasthan has best in class ICT infrastructure and Video Conferencing facilities reaching to the Panchayat level. RajNet, Raj Swan, Raj Sewa Dwar, Raj Dhara, Raj e-vault, Raj e-sign, ifact, Raj e-office, and e-Sanchar are ensuring a highly futuristic Decision support Systems for the state.

Telangana :

Since States inception in 2014, Telangana has been quick to jump onto e-Gov band wagon. Digital empowerment to common man requires robust IT infrastructure. Telangana fiber grids, City wi-fi project, Digital literacy program, TS-Class are a few of the initiatives in this direction. Expansions of MeeSeva, Verifast, MaaBhoomi, RTA M-Wallet, Mineral e-Permit are a few of the citizen centric key initiatives undertaken in the recent past. Gaming and Animation, Cyber Security, T-Hub etc are new initiatives on the horizon.

Award of Recognition - Progressive State :
Odisha :

Odisha has been following a methodical approach by preparing ICT policy, e-Gov Road Map, IT procurement procedures etc. Odisha State has created OSWAN, OSDC, CSC, SSDG to provide inter-operability and exchange of data across multiple government applications. Some of the successful applications are Student Academic Management System (SAMS), e-Dharani, iOTMS, VATIS, e-District, e-Municipality, e-Procurement, i3MS etc.

Award of Recognition - NE States :
Nagaland :

This is the right time to take the state of Nagaland to the next higher level and make the state “Land of e-Governance”. Nagaland is now occupying a unique position in the IT core Infrastructure development in NE region. New IT policy is being revised and Dept of IT & C has prepared a Vision 2030 document. Nagaland is the first state to launch National Information Infrastructure project in Peren. Nagaland ICT outlay of Rs 20.46 Cr has been fully utilised for the purpose it was intended.

Sustanance Category


Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarships (ePASS), Andhra Pradesh :
AP-ePASS is online end to end software application to disburse scholarships to post matric students of Five Departments - Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare, Backward Classes, Economically Backward Classes, Minorities. Even after bifurcation of the State into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is still in operation. Further services relating to other schemes in the departments are added. Eg, pre-matric scholarships, enrolment into Best Available Schools, corporate Colleges, registrations and processing of fees for ‘Ambedkar Oversees VidyaNidhi’, ‘Skill upgardation’, ‘Giriputrika Kalyana Yojana’ etc to name a few.

The ePASS has seen change in leadership at administrative as well as political level. But it adapted to the changes by responding positively and timely to the change requirements. Its ease of use, transparency and resourcefulness endeared to all the stakeholders, primarily to the students. Seminars and Video Conferences for capacity building, awareness building and change requirements have kept the application alive over the years. Several new features are added to the existing application to enhance the performance.

Three reasons of significant improvements are :

  • Integration with Treasury for online bills submission, tracking, rejection etc for ease of monitoring
  • Caste and Income certificates linkage with source data to avoid unnecessary hardship to the students
  • Aadhaar services like demography and Bio Metric Authentication to avoid duplicates and leakages

Integrated Odisha Treasury Management System (iOTMS) :

The Integrated Odisha Treasury Management System (iOTMS) is an e-Governance initiative in the realm of Government receipt & payment system. Besides providing a centralized solution for all the 165 Treasuries of the State to conduct their assigned business, the iOTMS has extended a platform for authorization of budgetary provisions among various entities in the State Government.

Finance Department mandated modernizing the finance system through a well planned and phased out strategy. One of the major strategies was to leverage Information and Communication Technology to address the problems. The intention of the State Government to implement the e-governance in Financial Management yielded good result for the State. The efforts of the State Government to achieve “NIL” balance in Treasury Suspense and contain the expenditure of the State as per the Budget provision using Information Technology was not a mean task.

Without effective leadership support at all levels, it is arguably impossible to achieve the desired goal in any project. This was the strategy of the Steering Committee under the leadership of the Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department. The execution of the project was looked in by the Project e-Mission Team under the Director of Treasuries, Odisha which looked into the total operation of the project. Apart from monitoring the implementation of the project in providing infrastructure, maintaining timelines, resolving domain and technical issues and finally ensuring that the objective of the project is realised without compromising the need and comfort of the user.