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West Bengal e-governance project e-Abgari wins central govt Digital India Award

The West Bengal government’s e-governance project e-Abgari which focused on improving efficiency and transparency has won Union government instituted Digital India Awards for innovative steps in e-governance.

eAbgari project is one of the strategic administrative reform initiative of West Bengal State Excise Directorate. The project leverages modern technology to enable seamless online communication among all excise officials across the state, all licensees, administrative departments & other stakeholders through workflow based systems hosted on state excise portal.

So far about seven states have already adopted this model.

“It gives me an immense pleasure to inform that ‘e-Abgari’ project of Excise Directorate, under the Finance Department, has been declared as WINNER of the prestigious DIGITAL INDIA AWARD-2020 for exemplary and innovative initiatives in the realm of Digital Governance,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

“e-Abgari has been adjudged as a National Best Practice and 7 states have already adopted this model. Hon’ble President of India will be conferring this award to the West Bengal Team on 30th December,” she said in another tweet.

The Digital India Awards, instituted under the aegis of the National Portal of India, serve the purpose of bringing to the fore innovative digital solutions and thereby inspiring emulation by all government entities.

This year jury included senior government officials from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), NIC, STQC, NeGD, Data Security Council of India, IIT Delhi, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Scientist-G & DDG, NIC Alka Mishra was the Member Convener for this year awards.

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