Hyderabad: In a double delight for Telangana, the State has been awarded the SKOCH ‘e-Governance State of the Year’ while IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao bagged the ‘Best Performing IT Minister’ in the country for 2020.
Sharing the good news on social media, the Minister tweeted: “Delighted to share that Telangana State has been awarded ‘e-Governance State of the Year’ award by SKOCH Group.
SKOCH Governance Report card is based on ongoing studies across States and the Centre since 2013. TS has continued to implement cutting edge IT initiatives to improve public services, particularly during Covid 19, and modern technologies have become a lifeline for delivery of citizens’ services.
Rama Rao excelled in the 2020 rankings for his unwavering focus. He was adjudged the ‘Best Performing IT Minister’ in SKOCH rankings in 2016 earlier. This makes him the only State Minister so far to be conferred with the SKOCH award twice, said Sameer Kochhar, Reforms Historian and Chairman, SKOCH Group.