Monday, August 24, 2015

Tamil Nadu e-Governance Award for MSME 2015-2016

P.R. No. 422

Directorate of e-Governance (DeG)
No.5/9, Kavignar Bharathi Dasan Salai,
Teynampet, Chennai-600018

Press Release
Tamil Nadu e-Governance Award for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) 

 G.O. (D) No.5, Information Technology (B3), dated 26.2.2015.has announced the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Award for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). It aims at recognising and promoting outstanding e-Governance (ICT) Solutions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Tamil Nadu ICT Talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit for creative and better solutions to meet social needs.

Nominations are invited for “Tamil Nadu e-Governance Awards for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) 2015-2016”. To participate in this award the MSMEs shall submit their entries in the following categories:-
a) The Best e-Governance Application in different Sectors.
b) The Best e-Governance application for mobile / Citizen Centric Services.
c) e-Governance award for Best Technology Innovation

The best Two entries from each category shall be awarded with a trophy
and cash prizes at the State Level.

The nomination form is available at, and the MSMEs should submit their nomination/s through online only. The last date for submitting the nomination will be 30/9/2015. For further details and the Guideline document websites may be referred.

Issued By: DIPR, Secretariat, Chennai 9

The nomination could be submitted in one or more of the above said categories. The best 2 entries from each Categories shall be awarded with a Trophy and cash prizes (Rs. 1,50,000/- and Rs.1,00,000/- only) at the State Level.

Who can apply / Compete:

I. The nomination is open to Organizations / individuals/ Entrepreneur whose turnover comes in the category of MSME.
II. The Project details should be applied online in the nomination form available at

 Nature of the Award:

  •  The award shall be styled the “Tamil Nadu e-Governance Awards to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for the Year – 2015-16”.
  • The nomination for all the above three categories shall be considered for 2 cash prizes. The Best 2 entries from each Categories shall be awarded with a cash prizes ( Rs. 1,50,000/- and Rs.1,00,000/- only) at the State Level.

Selection Process:

In order to select the winners, a jury of expert members shall be formed. The judging of Awards shall be conducted by an impartial, independent and multidisciplinary comprised of officials, Industry leaders, Domain Experts, Academic Experts etc.

The Jury will carefully review all of the submission and a panel of Jury member will be formed for each category that will scrutinise the Nomination and identify the best innovations of the Year. 

Selection Criteria:

The nomination received will be evaluated by a selection panel of experts on the following parameters:

Scoring pattern for evaluating the project

Marks shall be awarded on pro-rata basis depending on the extent of which the initiative complies with the criterion. Special weight-age will be given to the Originality in thought, Innovativeness and Capacity to build as a service and business model.

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