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J-K gets National Award for e-Governance

Jammu and Kashmir has bagged the National Award for e-Governance for the best district-level initiative in the country.

The Department of Administrative Reforms, Ministry of Personnel and the PMO have selected Jammu and Kashmir for National Award e-Governance 2014-15 for the best district- level initiative in the country, an official spokesman said on Friday.

The award will be shared by Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, and Assistant Commissioner Development Reasi, Joginder Singh Rai, for the project e-Panchayat, launched in 2013-14, for strengthening 147 panchayats in the state, he said.

Under the project, a decentralized regime of panchayats has been established in the state with service delivery shifted from block level to panchayat level.

“The awards will be presented during the 18th National Conference on e-Governance scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar on January 30-31, 2015,” he said.
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