Kohima: The district administration of Mon was awarded with the prestigious National Award for e-Governance 2020-21 (Silver) under the category of ‘Use of ICT in the Management of COVID-19’.

During the recent 24th National Conference for e-Governance held at Hyderabad, Telangana, the award was presented to the deputy commissioner of Mon for the initiatives taken by District Administration.

Through a statement, the DC informed that the initiative titled ‘Technology in Aid to Administration’ used various emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce the hardship of the people. 

“Several private companies and NGOS were involved at various stages of the formulation and implementation of the initiative,” Mon DC K Thavaseelan, IAS, said.

The initiative had earlier won the SKOCH Award 2021 in a similar category.

Out of 231 entries from across the country in this category, only two districts were awarded. Further, out of a total of 1377 entries, 26 initiatives being awarded across 6 different categories. 

The National Award for e-Governance is presented every year for exemplary implementation of e-Governance initiatives to recognize and promote excellence in implementation of e-Governance initiatives.  The award consists of a trophy, a certificate, and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000.

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