Hon'ble Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad conferred the Digital India Awards 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 19th December 2016. The award ceremony was graced by Minister of State Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri P.P. Chaudhary, Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology , AS, Electronics and Information Technology , Principle Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India and DG, NIC along with hundreds of senior officials from various Central/State Ministries/Department, District and Local Bodies representatives. Hon'ble Minister lauded the efforts of NIC in executing various major IT projects under Digital India Initiative and appreciated the team for successfully accomplishing the Digital India Awards.For details of the awards and event photos, please visit the website http://digitalindiaawards.gov.in
Fishermen in the country will soon be issued tamper-proof and machine-readable biometric identity cards soon. The Kerala unit of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) will implement the scheme as a pilot project at Munambam in Kochi in September this year.