The award was conferred by Minister for Communications and Information Technology and received by Joint Secretary R Jay along with the New Media Wing team of the Ministry, on behalf of I&B Secretary Bimal Julka, a statement released here said.

The award was presented to I&B Ministry for having a significant presence on all social media sites which makes it accessible for users through multiple online platforms, the statement added.

Web Ratna Awards, instituted by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, acknowledge unique initiatives or practices of various states and UTs in the realm of e-governance.

These awards were instituted in the year 2009, the statement added.

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