Ministry of Health and Family Welfare won gold in the Web Ratna category at a recently concluded Digital India awards 2016 awarded by MeitY to promote more innovative e-governance initiatives by the government entities.
The Digital India awards earlier called the Web Ratna awards are under the National Portal of India.
The Web Ratna award felicitates a Ministry or Government Department which has web presence and displays accountability in terms of quantity, quality, spectrum of coverage and innovation ascertaining user satisfaction.
Level of convenience provided to citizens for services, usability and accessibility are also accessed.
Website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare conforms the UUU trilogy. It is totally bilingual and is accessible to all, including visually challenged users.
Website complies with mandatory requirements of guidelines for Indian Government Websites.
Search has been facilitated using GoI Search as Service available at http://searchservice.nic.in.
A CMS keeps the website regularly updated. Both the website and CMS are security audited.
It is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG-2.0). Social Media has also been integrated with the website.
In the Exemplary Online Service Category, Platinum Award was bagged by VYAS- Varnij Yakar Automation System for Department of Commercial Taxes, UP, followed by E-permit, Commercial tax department, Gujarat and One Stop Clearance System, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion winning the Gold and Silver award respectively.
In the Open Data Champion Category, Platinum Award was won by Office of the Registrar General, India. The Health and Family Welfare and Directorate of Marketing & Inspection won the Gold Award. The Silver award was bagged by the Rajya Sabha and National Crime Records Bureau.
For Most Innovative Citizen Engagement, MyGov won the Platinum Award. Online Management, Monitoring and Accounting System (OMMAS) for Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY) won the Gold Award. The Silver Award was won by Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation. The Jury Choice was given to IT Initiatives of Simhasth Kumbh, Ujjain.
In the Outstanding Digital Initiative by Local Body Platinum Award was bagged by Surat Municipal Corporation, followed by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Web and Mobile based Integrated Complaint Logging and Resolution Tracking System - Madurai Corporation winning the Gold and Silver award respectively.
The Jury Choice was given e-NagarSewaUP – Electronic Workflow based Reform for ULBs in Uttar Pradesh.
For Best Mobile App, Citizen Cop Mobile App Chattisgarh won the Platinum Award. Mid-Day Meal Mobile App, Himachal Pradesh won the Gold Award. The Silver Award was won by GARV - GrameenVidyutikaran App Ministry of Power.
For Web Ratna - Ministry / Department category, the Platinum was bagged by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Gold by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Silver by Ministry of External Affairs.
For Web Ratna - State/ UT category the Platinum award has been won by Rajasthan followed by Tamil Nadu and Haryana in the Gold and Silver section respectively. For Web Ratna - District category the Platinum award has been won by Website of Collectorate, North Goa, followed by e-Governance friendly website & Initiatives of District Kupwara, J&K and district administration Udham Singh Nagar website, Uttarakhand in the Gold and Silver section respectively.
A Compendium for Digital India Awards 2016 was also released on this occasion. A comprehensive government services portal was also launched.Digital India Awards
- “Digital India” has its axiom of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance”.
- National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the ambit of India Portal (http://india.gov.in) organised the first edition of Digital India Awards.
- Recognises the noteworthy and sustainable initiatives in the realm of e-Governance for better delivery of information and services.
- Exemplary Online Service,
- Open Data Champion,
- Most Innovative Citizen Engagement,
- Outstanding Digital Initiative by Local body,
- Best Mobile App, Web Ratna – Ministry/ Department,
- Web Ratna – State/ UT, Web Ratna-District.