Acknowledging the pivotal role played by UIDAI in leveraging technology to change people lives, streamline delivery of welfare services and provide opportunity to people to participate more fully in society, the jury of International Data Group (IDG) Computerworld Honours Program, Computerworld Honors Laureate selected UIDAI for 21st Century Achievement Award 2013 under the category ˜Economic Development™.
The Computerworld Honors Program, recognizes and honours visionary application of Information Technology promoting positive social, economic and social change. There were 24 nominees under this category from different parts of the World. On the occasion, John Amato, Vice President and Publisher, Computerworld said that ˜ Computerworld is honoured to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work.™ The initiative of Government of India was widely appreciated by the participants and media who were excited about the transformational impact of the project in socio economic life.
The Computerworld Honors Program awards were presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony at the Andrew W.Mellon Auditorioum in Washington last week. The award was received by Ms. Keshni Anand Arora, IAS, DDG on behalf of UIDAI.