Ministry of HRD conferred with Web Ratna Digital India Award – 2016


The Ministry of Human Resource Development website has been awarded Platinum in the Web Ratna Category in the recently concluded Digital India awards, 2016. Web Ratna award felicitates a Ministry or Department of the Government of India which has a comprehensive web presence and display the level of accountability in terms of quantity, quality, spectrum of coverage, and innovation ascertaining user satisfaction. Level of convenience provided to the citizen for availing the services, usability and accessibility are also assessed.

Salient features of the Website:

  • The website of the Ministry of HRD conforms to the UUU (usable, user-centric and universally accessible) trilogy.
  • Bilingual as per the directions of Parliamentary Committee of official languages
  • Accessible to all and special features have also been incorporated in the website for visually challenged users.
  • The website complies with the mandatory requirements of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) and is STQC Certified.
  • It connects with social media and is kept updated.

This website provides information about the activities of the Ministry of HRD and its departments namely Department of School Education & Literacy and Department of Higher Education to the public and makes information available to its stakeholders. This website comprehensively offers links to institutes, schemes, policies, acts & rules, initiatives undertaken by the ministry for both higher & school education throughout the country.

This website let users to know about the latest developments/changes in the educational domain if any, throughout the country and gives detailed information of various schemes of the ministry. This site lets users know about the various scholarships available to the students at both National and External level offered by the ministry. Through this website users can know about all the government institutions under this ministry at a single platform and they can navigate for information pertaining to any event, initiative, vacancy, etc. belonging to the ministry or any autonomous organisation under the ministry.

Digital India Award

Digital India awards, earlier known as the Web Ratna Awards, were instituted under the Ambit of National Portal of India. The award acknowledges exemplary initiatives of various government entities in the realm of e-governance. These awards are conferred by the Ministry of Electronics & IT to promote more innovative e-governance initiatives by the government entities.

Three Awards – Platinum Icon, Gold Icon and Silver Icon have conferred in each of the following eight categories:

Exemplary Online Service
Open Data Champion
Most Innovative Citizen Engagement
Outstanding Digital initiative by Local body
Best Mobile App
Web Ratna – MINISTRY / DEPT.
Web Ratna – STATE / UT
Web Ratna District


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