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New Delhi : President of India Ram Nath Kovind will virtually confer the Digital India Awards 2020 on December 30, 2020, 2020 at 11 am via video conferencing. In line with Digital India’s vision, this is the first time that the entire process of the Digital India Awards is being conducted online from nominations to screening to the final awards ceremony.

National Informatics Centre (NIC) under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has been conducting the biennial Digital India Awards (DIA) to promote innovation in eGovernance and digital transformation of government service delivery mechanism.

Union Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Secretary, MeitY,  Ajay Sawhney and other dignitaries will attend the event virtually from different locations including the Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, and  Kolkata, Bhopal, and Chennai.

Digital India Awards have been institutionalised under the ambit of National Portal of India to honor exemplary initiatives/practices in Digital-Governance. The National Portal of India (https://india.gov.in) is a Flagship Project to facilitate single window access to Government Information and Services in cyberspace.

The awards have been held for 5 seasons earlier in 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018. The Awards were known as Web Ratna Awards until  2014 and were re-named Digital India Awards from the 2016 season, according to a PIB release.

The event will be telecasted live on Doordarshan and will also be live streamed on NIC Social media  platforms:

NIC Webcast- http://webcast.gov.in/digitalindiaawards

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/nationalinformaticscentre

Twitter- https://twitter.com/NICMeity

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/NICIndia