Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on 16 January 2015 was selected for the National Award for e-Governance for the best district-level initiative in Citizen-Centric Service Delivery through ICT.
The Department of Administrative Reforms, Ministry of Personnel and Prime Minister Office has selected e-Panchayat of Jammu and Kashmir for the award.
J & K for the first time will be awarded since the institution of awards in 1997. The award will be presented by Ministry of Personnel at National Conference on e-governance to be held in Gujarat from 30 January to 31 January 2015.
The e-Panchayat project was launched in 2013-14 in Jammu and Kashmir to strengthen 147 Panchayats. Under the project, a decentralised regime of Panchayats has been established with service delivery shifted from block level to Panchayat level.
Who: Jammu and Kashmir
When: 16 January 2015