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Government of India felicitated the winners of the Web Ratna Awards

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Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister of Communications & IT, has presented the 2014 Web Ratna awards at a ceremony held at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The objective of this award is to promote and uphold the use of World Wide Web (WWW) for enhancing the efficiency as well as the transparency of Government Mechanism and encouraging its speedy transition towards Digital India. 

The awards were given for 6 categories, which include Citizen Centric Service, Open Data Champion, Outstanding Content, Innovative Use of Technology, Comprehensive Web Presence –Ministry and Comprehensive Web Presence‐ State/UT. 

List of Award and Awardees

Citizen Centric Service Category
Platinum Award: Passport Seva Project
Gold Award: National Safai Karmchari Finance Development Corporation
Silver Award: National Institute of Open Schooling

Open Data Champion category
Platinum Award: Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner
Gold Award: Planning Commission and Union Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation
Silver Award: Union Ministry of Water Resources

Outstanding Content category
Platinum Award: Ministry of External Affairs.
Gold Award: Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Kerala Tourism
Silver Award: Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Innovative Use of Technology category
Platinum Award: MKisan-Government of India Portal for Farmer Centric Services
Gold Award: Madhya Pradesh Commercial Tax Department and Department of Commercial Tax, Tamil Nadu
Silver Award: E-Sahakar, an online Cooperative Society Process Management System of Maharashtra Government
Comprehensive Web presence category:

Platinum Award: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Gold Award: Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Silver Award: Controller General of Accounts

Comprehensive Web Presence State category

Platinum Award:  Maharashtra
Gold Award: Tamil Nadu
Silver Award: Uttarakhand