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Project Mobile Seva under DeitY won the 2014 United Nations Public Service Award

May 23, 2014 18:30 IST

The project Mobile Seva under Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) on 21 May 2014 won second rank in the 2014 United Nations Public Service Award. Department of Electronics and Information Technology comes under Ministry of Information and Technology

Mobile Seva has won the Second place in the Asian and Pacific Region in the Category 3: PROMOTING WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT APPROACHES IN THE INFORMATION AGE. It is the only project from India selected as the winner in 2014.

This award is very unique and first of its kind to have been received by C-DAC Mumbai. The Mobile Seva initiative is lead by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, joint secretary (e-Governance), DeitY.

The award was given in category of promoting whole of government approaches in Information Age. The first rank was achieved by Republic of Korea for its initiative Social Security Information System (SSIS) under Korea Health and Welfare Information Service.
About United Nations Public Service Awards

The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.

About Mobile Seva

Mobile Seva aimed to provide government services to the people through mobile phones and tablets. It was developed as the core infrastructure for enabling the availability of public services through mobile devices. It was launched in December 2013.

Mobile Seva enables the integration of the mobile platform with the common e-Governance infrastructure consisting of State Data Centers (SDCs), State Wide Area Networks (SWANs), State and National Service Delivery Gateways (SSDGs/NSDG).







No winner is selected from Nominated projects




Asia and the  Pacific

First Place

Republic of Korea


Health and Welfare

Information Service

Social Security Information System (SSIA)


Second Place


Department of Electronics and Information Technology

Mobile seva


Europe and North America

No winner selected from Nominated Projects




Latin America and

the Caribbean

First Place


National Civil Service Bureau

Uruguay Competes


Second Place


Civil House of the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul

Transparency and

Citizens Access to


Western Asia

First Place


eGovernment Authority

The National Contact Centre

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