PORT BLAIR, ANDAMAN: BW Businessworld National Smart Cities Conclave & Awards 2019 honoured Thane Municipal Corporation’s citizen engagement app – DigiThane as the Best Smart City Mobile App.
DigiThane App bagged the title for its versatile and contemporary approach in becoming a medium for two–way communication with its residents via municipal updates, local merchant offerings and event happenings.
This year’s BW Businessworld National Smart Cities Conclave and Awards saw tremendous participation for its various categories, wherein 100+ entries from Smart Cities (PAN India) were evaluated by PwC. Furthermore, DigiThane App. and 68 other nominations was judged by a jury panel of officials and stalwarts from different Indian government sectors - Dr Aruna Sharma, former secretary, Steel, Government of India, currently Member - Digitization Committee, RBI; Shankar Aggarwal, former secretary, MOUD & Labour and Employment, Government of India; Dr Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, former additional chief secretary, Government of Punjab; Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Group Government Affairs Officer, Tata Sons Private Limited and Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld Media Pvt Ltd.
Dr Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor – in - Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media Group, Naveen Jain, Mayor Nagar Nigam Agra & President All India Council of Mayors, NK Udhaya Kumar, Chairperson, Port Blair Municipal Council and Dr Nirmaljeet Kalsi, Ex-Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab (IAS Retd) presented the award to GG Godepure, Deputy Tax Assessor, Thane Municipal Corporation who accepted it on behalf of TMC and DigiThane. The mobile app has played a pivotal role in putting Thane Municipal Corporation as a forerunner in adopting a modern, digitalized process for connecting with its citizens.
DigiThane is the official mobile application of Thane Municipal Corporation. Since January 2018, TMC’s DigiThane has made it possible for the municipal corporation to interact with more than 180+ lakh households achieving more than 46+ lakh two way interactions with citizens digitally. DigiThane provides a multi-channel single window framework to all segments of civil society to deliver responsive governance. DigiThane wants to enrich the life of each citizen by enhancing the quality of service delivery. Due to this facility citizens can report issues related to services to the city administration as well as carry out activities such as bill-payments and applying for various permits. Eventually, DigiThane is a step towards empowering every Thanekar by connecting them with the corporation.
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