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India eGov 2.0 Awards 2010 conferred an award for best social media usage to the initiatives of Indian

Elets Announces India eGov 2.0 Awards for year 2010

New Delhi, October 28, 2010: Elets Technomedia today announced the India eGov 2.0 Awards 2010 for the most innovative usage of Social Media and Web 2.0 tools for governance and social development in India. It also announced the best website awards for online initiatives by the government and public sector organisations.
Instituted by eGov magazine, the India eGov 2.0 Awards aims to felicitate and acknowledge

unique and innovative initiatives in the use of social media tools for creating interactive

platforms for improving citizen service delivery or for sharing and garnering information to

meet the larger social development goals by the government and private sector bodies

including citizens, citizen groups, NGOs and political parties.

Giving details of the awards Elets Technomedia CEO Dr Ravi Gupta said, “India eGov 2.0

Awards is a unique initiative that will help bring to forth best practices of government and

public sector websites and use of social media tools by them, as well as by civil societies

and various development organisations in the country.”

The Grand Jury was chaired by Mr. Ashish Sanyal, Sr Director, Department of IT, Ministry of

Communication & IT, Government of India.  The members of the Grand Jury included Ms. Neeta Verma, Sr Technical Director, NIC & Coordinator for National Web Ratna Awards; Ms. Krithiga Reddy, Director of Online operations, Facebook India; Mr. Kamlakar Kaul, Chief Strategy Officer, Government Business, EMC; Mr. Niraj Prakash, Director—Public Sector Marketing, Microsoft Corporation (India); Mr. Sandeep Raina, Sr VP, North, Cisco India & SAARC; Mr. Sunil Kapoor, Zonal Director, Fortis Healthcare; and Mr. Mrutyunjay Misra, Director, JuxtConsult.

Social Media Usage (JURY AWARD)
1.      CGnet Swara

Criteria for evaluating most innovative social media initiative for governance and social

1.      Objective
2.      Innovation in use
3.      Impact and outcome
4.      Community connect (reach)
5.      Services offered
6.      Interactivity or responsiveness
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The award was received by Dr.Susan Sharma, founder,  Dr.Ajay Kumar, Chairman KSITM & Pricipal Secretary, Department of IT , Kerala gave the award.  Panel Chairman Shailesh Gandhi, Information commissioner, Central Information Commission and Dr.Ravi Gupta, CEO of look on.

Watch a  video clip on the jury meetings held for India eGov 2.0 Award

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