J&K gets top awards at 24th National Conference on e-Governance

District Srinagar awarded for COVID-19 management, Bandipora for developing ‘Panchayat Development Index'


JAMMU: In a significant achievement, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir got national level awards for Covid-19 Management and Panchayat Development Index at the 24th National Conference on e-Governance held at Hyderabad today.

The awards were presented by Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO and Ministry of Personnel in presence of K T Rama Rao, Telangana’s Minister for Urban Development, Industries & IT; Ajay Prakash, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt of India, Somesh Prakash, Chief Secretary, Telangana and V Srinivas, Secretary DARPG, Government of India.

District Srinagar got first position in the category of Covid-19 management with effective use of technology.

The award was received by Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Secretary Tribal Affairs and then Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar under whose guidance several innovative and effective initiatives were taken by district administration for Covid-19 management.

Similarly, Bandipora district was conferred the award for innovative digital product ‘Panchayat Development Index (PDI)’ launched by the district administration.

The award was received by Dr Owais Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Joint Director Planning Bandipora and Mala Ram DIO Bandipora at the Conference.