Awards Won by NIC Himachal Pradesh in Year 2020 - 21



Digital India Award

Digital India Gold Icon Award for COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System

The COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System awarded Digital India Gold Icon Award 2020 under Innovation in Pandemic category. The Award was presented by Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 30th December 2020 at Rashtrpati Bhawan in New Delhi through ceremony held in online mode. Honourable Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad also graced the ceremony in virtual online mode.

Shri Ajay Singh Chahal, Deputy Director General and State Informatics Officer, Himachal Pradesh received the award through virtual online mode at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi along with Ms. Rachna Srivastava, Deputy Director General and Shri Sandeep Sood, Scientist-F and Shri Sanjay Kumar, Scientist-F along with 2 officers of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Sh. Ajay Sawhney IAS, Secretary MeitY and Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General NIC were also present on the occasion.

COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System, National level initiative has been designed, developed and implemented by NIC Himachal Pradesh team, led by Shri Ajay Singh Chahal, Deputy Director General and State Informatics Officer, Himachal Pradesh under the guidance of Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General NIC. The software system consists of a web portal and two mobile apps RT-PCR and RATI for collection, management and reporting, analysis of Covid-19 tests all over the country. 31 States and Union Territories are using the software system since mid of April 2020.




District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) Gold Award for overall performance to NIC Himachal Pradesh

District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) Gold Award for overall performance to NIC Himachal Pradesh

Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre, MeitY, GoI presented the District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) to the short-listed winners of the Mobile Application Challenge open to all District Centres of NIC in India, on 28-May-2021. All NIC officers at NIC Headquarters, States and Districts were present during the virtual award ceremony.

In the overall performance, the NIC Himachal Pradesh was conferred Gold Award. All NIC Districts Centres of Himachal Pradesh developed Mobile Apps for respective District Administrations and submitted their nominations in the DGMC. And 2 districts, Shimla and Solan were short listed in first 20 positions. Shri Ajay Singh Chahal, Deputy Director General and State Informatics Officer Himachal Pradesh along with team members received the award.

District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) Bronze Award for ePermission Mobile-App of NIC District Centre Shimla

The ePermissions mobile app, developed by NIC District Centre, Shimla has been conferred the Bronze Award. The App enables citizens to apply online for various kinds of services in both Hindi and English. It has interface for District Administration to process and forward these applications to other Users of the system through the Mobile App.

Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre, MeitY, GoI presented the District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) Award to the team on 28-May-2021 in a virtual award ceremony. Ms. Prabha Rajeev HPAS, Additional District Magistrate and Shri Pankaj Gupta, DIO and Shri Deepak Kumar ADIO received the award.

District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) Certificate of Appreciation for eKalyan Mobile-App of NIC District Centre Solan

The eKalyan mobile app, developed by NIC District Centre, Solan has got the Certificate of Appreciation. The App enables welfare pensioners of Old age, Widows, Differently Abled to view their quarterly pension details in systematic manner in the App. Besides, the Departmental officials can monitor the status of timely disbursement of pension in all districts of the State. It has back-end integration with the eKalyan software implemented in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre, MeitY, GoI presented the District Governance Mobile Challenge (DGMC) Certificate of Appreciation to the team on 28-May-2021 in a virtual award ceremony. Shri Sanjeev Kumar, DIO and Shri Swetansh Shatak ADIO were present and received the certificate.




CSI Award of Recognition in 18th CSI SIG eGovernance Awards 2020 for COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System

CSI Award of Recognition in 18th CSI SIG eGovernance Awards 2020 for COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System

CSI Award of Recognition in 18th CSI SIG eGovernance Awards 2020 for COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System (RT-PCR/RATI mobile apps and https://Covid19cc.nic.in Portal for Real Time Tracking and Record of every RT-PCR, Rapid Antigen and Antibody Test being conducted in India)

The COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System conferred Award of Recognition in 18th CSI SIG eGovernance Awards ceremony under Project Category – State Government Entity at Hotel Taj Mahal, Lucknow on Friday, February 12, 2021. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath presided the award function and Shri Ravinder Jaiswal, Hon’ble Minister of Stamp & Registration, Uttar Pradesh conferred the Award. COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System has been designed, developed and implemented by NIC Himachal Pradesh team, led by Shri Ajay Singh Chahal, Deputy Director General and State Informatics Officer, Himachal Pradesh. The team was headed by Shri Sandeep Sood, Scientist-F and Shri Sanjay Kumar, Scientist-F. The software system hosted centrally and being used by 31 States and Union Territories of the country.




Digital India Award

Skoch Award 2020 for COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System

The COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System has been awarded the Skoch Silver Award 2020 in Response to Covid category. The Award has been conferred on 20th March 2021 at New Delhi through online virtual ceremony. These Awards were received by NIC Himachal Pradesh team. The COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System consists of web portal https://covid19cc.nic.in and RT-PCR and RATI mobile apps for collecting and managing Covid-19 tests all over India in 31 States/UTs and has been developed by NIC Himachal Pradesh team.




Digital India Award

Gems of Digital India Award 2020 for COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System

The COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System has been awarded the Gems of Digital India Award 2020, Analyst’s Choice for excellence in eGovernance. The award was given on 16th March 2021 at online virtual ceremony and received by NIC Himachal Pradesh team. The COVID-19 Sample Collection Management System has been designed and developed by NIC Himachal Pradesh team and consists of web portal https://covid19cc.nic.in and RT-PCR and RATI mobile apps for collecting and managing Covid-19 tests all over India in 31 States/UTs.




Gems of Digital India Award 2019 for MDM-ARMS

Him Pragati and Cooperation MIS Projects of NIC HP Win CSI-SIG eGovernance Awards

Two ICT Projects of NIC Himachal Pradesh have won the prestigious Computer Society of India-Special Interest Group-eGovernance Awards 2019. The Him Pragati project for the Chief Minister Office has been awarded the Award of Excellence and the Cooperation MIS Project has won the Award of Recognition.

The Awards wase received by Sh. D.C. Rana, Special Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minster, Himachal Pradesh along with Sh. Sandeep Sood, Senior Technical Director and Sh. Sanjay Kumar, Technical Director from NIC HP in the annual CSI Convention at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 17th January 2020.



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
2019 Digital India New Delhi Gold Icon Award for Himachal Pradesh State Portal Https://himachal.nic.in (WebRatna-State)
Gems of Digital India Award New Delhi The MDM-ARMS – Mid Day Meal – Automated Reporting Management System product, replicated in 17 States/UT, has been awarded the Gems of Digital India Award 2019 under category: Protecting and assuring
SwachhtaAbhiyan Award New Delhi The NIC Himachal Pradesh State Centre has been ranked as the 2nd most cleanest NIC State office in country
SwachhtaAbhiyan Poster Competition Award New Delhi Won the First Prize in the country in the NIC FMS Poster Competition held during the SwachhataPakhwada during 1st to 15 February 2019
नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वन समिति New Delhi राजभाषा हिंदी के प्रचार-प्रसार एवं कार्यान्वन हेतु प्रभावशाली भूमिका के लिए नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वन समिति (नराकास) शिमला द्वारा वर्ष 2017-18 के लिए द्वितीय पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया
2018 National Social Assistance Program Award New Delhi Award for Himachal Pradesh for Innovative Best Practices under National Social Assistance Program
Gems of Digital India New Delhi Gems of Digital India Award 2018 for Manav Sampada
2017 21th National eGovernance Award Hyderabad Manav Sampada Software of NIC Awarded National eGovernance Gold Award for Rapid Replication
National eGovernance Gold Award for Online Rohtang Pass Permit Issuance System of District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Paper Published in Compendium on e-Governance Best Practices-Study of Trend Setting Government Initiatives
52 CSI Nihilent Kolkata Award of Sustenance for Manav Sampada
Award of Recognition 2017 for MDM - ARMS
Technology Sabha Award Indore MDM - ARMS of NIC HP Gets Technology Sabha Award for Enterprise Solution
The Open Group Bengluru Award of Distinction on HP Public Service Commission Enterprise Architecture Framework
2016 20th National eGovernance Award Visakhapatnam Paper Published in Compendium on Cyber Security Policy for Digital India - Roadmap for Secure Cyber Space
      Paper Published in Compendium on Digital Transformation in Himachal Pradesh Transport Department: Reaching out to Last Mile Rural Population
  Digital India New Delhi Digital India Award 2016 to Mid Day Meal Mobile Application
  Skoch Awards Hyderabad Skoch Smart Governance Gold Award 2016 for Sarathi - Online Driving License System
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