The Ministry of External Affairs was on Wednesday awarded for its e-governance initiatives and implementing the e-office.
The e-office is an initiative that envisages at the creation of digital and paperless workplaces by streamlining the work flow in inter and intra government processes.
The award was bestowed on the ministry for achieving a compliance rate of more than 80 per cent. The award was handed over by Minister of State (PMO) Jitendra Singh at the National Workshop on E-Office.
The MEA won an award certificate for doing commendable work in implementation of the e-office, officials said.
The emphasis of the government on service delivery and citizen-centric governance is reflected through steps to implement four mission mode projects of e-Kranti (fourth pillar of the Digital India Programme) namely e-Office, e-Procurement, immigration, visa, foreigner's registration, and tracking system (IVFRT) and passport seva projects (PSPs).
These are presently operational in the MEA and missions abroad.
A number of e-governance and automation projects have been also undertaken by the MEA in consonance with the aims and objectives of Digital India such as Foreign Service Institute Alumni Portal, E-Audit Portal, Revamped Know India Programme and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Portals, Diplomatic Identity Card Registration and Issuance System etc.
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