Awards Won by NIC Himachal Pradesh in Year 2016 - 17


Appreciation Certificate to DIO, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh for Exemplary Services towards Digital Payment Initiative

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honorable Union Minister for Information Technology, Law and Justice awarded the appreciation certificate and memento to Sh. Rakesh Kumar, District Informatics Officer, Bilaspur, NIC Himachal Pradesh, during the National Grass-root Informatics meet, on 19th January 2017 in New Delhi for his exemplary services towards Digital Payment initiatives. Sh. P.P. Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for IT, Law and Justice, Ms. Aruna Sundarajan, Secretary, MeitY, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY, Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC, SIO/ASIOs of State Centres and DIOs/ADIOs from all over the country were present during the three-day National meet held from 19-21 January 2017. .

20th National Conference on e-Governances

NIC Himachal Pradesh Authored Two Papers Published in Compendium of Selected Papers and One Paper Selected as Best Paper

Two papers authored by NIC Himachal Pradesh officers have been published in the Compendium of Selected Papers of 20th National e-Governance Conference for the year 2016-17. One of the paper has been selected as best paper and published at serial number 1 and another paper has been published at serial number 3 in the compendium of selected 10 papers out of all received entries for papers.

National Conference on e-Governance has been organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India every year and 20th edition of the Conference was held at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh during 9th and 10th January, 2017.

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri Nara Chander Babu Naidu released the book titled Compendium of Selected Papers in the august presence of Hon'ble Union Minister for Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting Shri M. Venkatiya Naidu, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances Shri Jitender Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y. S. Chowdary during the inaugural session of the Conference.

The Titles and authors of these papers are:

Title Authors
Cyber Security Policy for Digital India - Roadmap for Secure Cyber Space Jagdish Chander Sharma IAS
Ajay Singh Chahal
Shailender Kaushal
Digital Transformation in Himachal Pradesh Transport Department: Reaching out to Last Mile Rural Population Dr. Sunil Kr. Chaudhary IAS
Ajay Singh Chahal
Bhupinder Pathak

Digital India eGovernance Awards

Digital India Award 2016 to Mid Day Meal Mobile Application of NIC Himachal Pradesh

The Mid Day Meal mobile App of NIC Himachal Pradesh has been awarded the Digital India Gold Award 2016 on 19th December 2016 during the presentation ceremony of the Awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Law and Justice conferred these awards in the presence of Sh. P.P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State, Electronics and IT, Law and Justice. Ms. Aruna Sundarajan, Secretary, MeitY, Dr. Chinadram, Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY and Ms. Neeta Verma, Director General NIC were the guests of honour.

The award was received by the Principal Secretary (IT), HP Government, Director of Elementary Education, HP and NIC Himachal Pradesh team led by the SIO. The team members of the MDM mobile app are Sh. Manmohan Sharma, Sh. Ashish Kohli, Sh. Naresh Sharma, Sh. Ajay Singh Chahal, Sh. Lalit Kapoor, Sh. Sandeep Sood, Sh. Sanjay Kumar, Sh. Sanjay Sharma, Sh. Sandeep Kumar, Sh. Ashish Sharma, Sh. CL Kashyap, Sh. Sarvjeet Kumar and Sh. Amit Kanojia.

Mid-Day Meal mobile app is meant for effective reporting and monitoring of daily and monthly mid-day meal data to be sent by the schools. The app provides additional data communication mechanism for the MDM in-charge/teacher who has to send the daily/monthly data using SMS. The app, once installed on android device, does not need Internet to send MDM figures as user has option to send the figure through SMS from the app. This simplifies the job of MDM in-charge, who even does not have to remember the SMS formats.

The higher authorities at Block, District and State level have a very simple and effective mechanism in shape of this app on their mobile devices for effective and efficient monitoring of daily as well as monthly data transmission by all the MDM in-charge falling under their jurisdiction. The monitoring authorities can send SMS alerts to all defaulters using single button available in the app. This is a Single Android Mobile App for all States/UTs, is multi-lingual and it works offline too. Presently, 7 States/UTs of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Mizoram, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu are using it and Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Kerala, Dadar and Nagar, Haveli are on board the software. The MDM ARMS software is available at http://mdmhp.nic.in The Mid Day Meal mobile app supplements the MIS software MDM Automated Reporting and Management System-MDM ARMS, which has also been developed by the NIC Himachal Pradesh as a product and can be used by any State Government desirous of using the SMS mode as the primary mode of data collection for mid day meals served to the students in the schools.


Skoch Smart eGovernance Awards

Sarathi - Online Driving License System project of NIC has won Skoch Smart Governance Gold Award 2016. The Award has been conferred on 9th September, 2016 by Skoch Foundation during 45th Skoch Summit on 8th & 9th September 2016 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad. The Sarathi 4.0 software has been developed by NIC team and Himachal Pradesh is first State to implement the software in all Registration and Licensing Authorities of the State and other States of India are following its implementation.

Sh. Sanjay Kumar, SSA, Sh. Ashish Sharma, SA, Sh. Sanjay Sharma, PSA and Sh. Mansoor Haque, Technical Director received the Skoch Smart Governance Gold Award

A total of 14 Projects of NIC Himachal Pradesh have received the Skoch Order of Merit on 8th September 2016 in Hyderabad during the 45th Skoch Summit and this has been possible, because following projects have been initiated and implemented under distinctive leadership and guidance of Shri Ajay Singh Chahal, Senior Technical Director & State Informatics Officer, NIC Himachal Pradesh.

Sr Project NIC Team
1 Sarathi - Online Driving Licence System Shri Bhupinder Pathak, PSA & DIO Kangra and NIC National level team
2 eBachat - Small Savings Agents Management System Shri Akhilesh Bharati, PSA & DIO Mandi
3 Red Cross Management Information System Shri Akshay Mehta, SSA & DIA Kangra
4 Document Management System Shri Sanjeev Kumar, SSA & DIO Una
5 Rohtang Pass Permit MIS Shri Lalit Kapoor, Technical Director, Shri Ashish Sharma, SA
6 Circle Rates MIS Shri Lalit Kapoor, Technical Director, Shri Sandeep Sood, PSA
7 e-SRT (Special Road Tax) Shri Lalit Kapoor, Technical Director, Shri Prithvi Raj, Programmer
8 HP Tele-stroke Mobile App Shri Sandeep Sood, PSA, Shri Amit Kanojia, Programmer
9 Single Window Interface - Common Application form Shri Sanjay Kumar, PSA, Shri Sandeep Kumar, SSA
10 e-Sameeksha Shri Sanjay Kumar, PSA, Shri Sanjay Kumar Thakur, SSA
11 Chief Minister Reference MIS Shri Sanjay Kumar, PSA, Shri Sanjay Kumar Thakur, SSA
13 e-Bills Shri Vijay Gupta, PSA, Shri Daljeet Rana, SSA
13 Himachal Pradesh Forms Repository Shri Sanjay Sharma, PSA, Shri Sarvjeet Kumar, Programmer
14 Examination Processing System Shri Sanjay Sharma, PSA, Shri Sarvjeet Kumar, Programmer

Shri Ritesh Chauhan IAS, Deputy Commissioner Kangra, Shri Bhupinder Pathak, PSA, Shri Akshay Mehta, SSA, Shri Ashish Sharma, SA, Shri Sanjay Sharma, PSA receiving Skoch Order of Merit

Shri Ashish Sharma, SA, Shri Bhupinder Pathak, PSA, Shri Sanjay Thakur, SSA, Shri Sanjeev Kumar, SSA receiving Skoch Order of Merit

Participants from Himachal Pradesh during 45th Skoch Summit at HICC Hyderabad, showing Skoch Order of Merit. 2 Skoch Smart Governance Gold Awards and 15 Skoch Order of Merit conferred for e-Governance projects of Himachal Pradesh



The NIC HP Team has won a number of awards over the years for their best ICT initiatives and this has been possible with the active involvement of all NIC Himachal Pradesh officers at all levels.

Previous Awards Won by Himachal Pradesh

Year Conference Place Award Details
2015 PC Quest Awards Hyderabad PCQuest Best IT Implementations of the Year 2015
19th National eGovernance Award Nagpur Gold Icon for Integrated Online Hotel Reservation System (iOHRS)
Paper Published in Compendium on eGovernance in India-Time to Transform and Make it Participative
Paper Published in Compendium on Decade of e-Governance in Himachal Pradesh Transport Department-Toward Digital India and Way Ahead
Digital India eGovernance Awards New Delhi Ranked 2nd in Best Performing States during the Digital India Week in the Country and received Digital India e-Governance Award
50th CSI Convention New Delhi CSI Nihilent Award of Excellence 2015 for HimKosh and HimBhoomi
Manthan Awards New Delhi Manthan Certificate of Recognition Award for Swayayamsidham Education Portal
Skoch Awards New Delhi Manav Sampada eHRMS wins Smart Governance Award 2015 and 8 Projects received the Skoch Order of Merit
2014 Manthan Award New Delhi Manthan Asia Pacific and South Asia 2014 Award for Jail Vaarta - Prisoner Video Conference with Relatives
  Skoch Awards New Delhi Skoch Orders of Merit Awards 2014 for 6 NIC Himachal Pradesh Projects
  18th National eGovernance Conference Gandhi Nager Paper Published in Compendium on Imapct of Industry Partnership in Service Delivery Channels of Land Records in Himachal Pradesh
2013 48th CSI Convention Visakhapatnam CSI Nihilent Award of Excellence 2013 for the Inter-operable Criminal Justice System
CSI Nihilent Award of Excellence 2013 for the State of Himachal Pradesh
  Manthan Award New Delhi Manthan Asia Pacific and South Asia 2013 Award for HimBhoomi - Integrated Land Records Computerisation of Himachal Pradesh
  17th National eGovernance Conference Kochi Paper Published in Compendium on E-Governance Vision to Reality of Faster Dispensation of Justice through Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System-A Case Study
2012 47th CSI Convention Kolkata CSI Award of Excellence in G2E Project Category: Manav Sampada
  16th National eGovernance Conference Jaipur Paper Published in Compendium on E-Governance Infrastructure-Status and Challenges Case Study in Himachal Pradesh
2010 1st Web Ratna National Conference Delhi Gold Icon: Citizen Centric Service Delivery: HP Police Portal
Gold Icon: Comprehensive Web Presence-State: HP Government Web-Portal
Gold Icon: NIC Coordinator for National Portal: Sh. Ajay Singh Chahal, Technical Director NIC Himachal Pradesh
2009 12th National eGovernance Conference Goa Bronze Icon: Professional Excellence for Government Process Reengineering: eGazette
Bronze Icon: Outstanding Performance in Citizen Centric Service Delivery: HP Police Portal
2007 10th National eGovernance Conference Bhopal Bronze Icon: Professional Excellence for Government Process Reengineering: Double Entry Accounting System
2006 9th National eGovernance Conference Kochi Golden Icon: Professional Excellence for Process Reengineering (New Entrant Category): HIMRIS
Golden Icon: Innovative Operations and Best Practices (Professional Category): ePension
2005 8th National eGovernance Conference Bhubneshwar Silver Icon: Professional Excellence for Process Reengineering (Professional Category): REFNIC
Golden Icon: Innovative Operations and Best Practices (New entrant category): eVikas
2003 7th National eGovernance Conference Chennai Bronze Icon: Exemplary eGovernance Initiative: LokMitra
2002 6th National eGovernance Conference Chandigarh Silver Icon: Best Website for eGovernance: http://himachal.nic.in