Home Minister of Independent India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressing the first batch of
      Indian Administrative Services officers at Metcalf House, New Delhi. It is organised by DARPG
      annually in New Delhi.
      National Conference on e-Governance
           DARPG along with the Ministry of Electronics and information Technology, in association
      with one of the state governments, organizes the National Conference on e-Governance every
      year since 1997. This provides a platform for the senior officers of the government including IT
      secretaries of state governments. IT managers of the central government and resource persons,
      experts, intellectuals from the industry and academic institutions, etc., to discuss, exchange
      views and experiences relating to various e-Governance initiatives. So far 21 National
      Conferences on e-Governance have been held. In the Conference the National Awards on e-
      Governance are given in following categories which include: Excellence in Government Process
      Re-engineering, Outstanding performance in citizen centric service delivery; Innovations in
      existing projects of government departments other than PSUs; Best District level initiative
      through ICT in North East state; Hill states+UTs (excluding Delhi), other states; Use of spatial
      technology and GIS in e-Governance; Innovative Use of ICT in e-Governance Projects/initiatives
      by Start-ups; registered with Government; etc.
           Each category is given a gold and a silver award. The gold award winning project and its
      team is given a cash award up to a maximum of ₹ 2 lakh, subject to a ceiling of ₹ 75,000/- per
      individual and silver winning project and its team is given a cash award up to a maximum of ₹ 1
      lakh subject to a ceiling of ₹ 50,000/- per individual.
      e-Office Project
           e-Office is one of the 31 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) identified in the erstwhile national
      e-Governance Plan-2006 NeGP 1.0 and its implementation is being steered by the DAR&PG.
      The e-Office has been subsumed in the current Digital India Programme (NeGP 2.0). It is being
      monitored on a regular basis by an apex committee headed by Cabinet Secretary.
      Modernisation Scheme
           The modernization scheme is being implemented by the DAR&PG from 1987-88 in order to
      give boost to modernization of offices at branch and section level in various central government
      offices located in Delhi as an overall process of administrative reforms. As per the scheme, the
      DARPG extends financial assistance to the extent of 75 per cent of the total cost of the project
      and the beneficiary has to contribute 25 per cent of the cost.
      Redressal Public Grievances
           DARPG is responsible for issuing policy guidelines and coordination and monitoring of
      issues regarding redress of public grievances for the central government. In accordance with the
      federal principle of governance, the grievances relating to states are forwarded to concerned state
      government for appropriate action. A mobile app was launched in 2015 which was for android
      based mobile through which people could lodge and track their public grievance. This has been
      further developed to make it more user friendly and has now been integrated with the Unified
      Mobile Application for New-Age Governance (UMANG).
           Further, to monitor public grievances on real time and periodically review progress of