SAKALA wins the national e-governance award

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The ambitious Karnataka government project “Sakala”, which aims to provide guaranteed services to the state’s population within a specified time frame, received the 2013-14 National E-Governance Award.

The Karnataka Administrative Reform Department won the silver award in the Outstanding Performance in Citizen-Centered Service Delivery category.

Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar in the presence of Union Minister V Narayanasamy presented the silver award to the sakala team led by Shalini Rajneesh at a reception here this evening.

Sakala, which means “in time,” provides 419 services, which are said to be the largest ever offered to residents of any state in the country. Services include the issuance of birth and death certificates, ration cards, among others.

Two other Karnataka government projects also received the 2013-14 National e-Governance award.

The Karnataka Revenue Department won the Gold Award under the Incremental Innovation Project in the Existing Project for its electronic integration of “BHOOMI” with stakeholders.

Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing company, under the aegis of the state government, won the gold award for innovative use of ICT by the state PSU for its housing monitoring and unlocking system. Mobile GPS backgrounds.

Other winners included the Center for Railway Information System, which won the gold award in excellence in reengineering government processes for its control desk application, while the government of Gujarat for food supply and civilian received the silver award in the category for his barcode ration card and biometric food voucher.

The Thrissur District Administration won the Gold Award in the SAND System for Attumanal Neutral distribution.

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