The CSI e-Ratna Award was conferred upon Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik on the eve of the SIG CSI e-Gov Award Ceremony of Computer Society of India which was held at the campus of KIIT on 17th January 2020.
The CM was honoured for his dedication and selfless service to the people and State through e-Governance and ICT initiatives. The Chief Minister addressed that Digital Democracy has immense relevance towards participatory governance. It virtually brings transparency to the system.
Recent reports suggest that the data consumption in India is one of the highest among the countries in the world. It has huge significance for the future. It encompasses socio-economic and cultural condition, apart from political and self-determination. It is just like social inclusion in need of democracy.