Digital India Awards
The Digital India Awards was instituted under the aegis of the National Portal of India. It seeks to bring innovative digital solutions by inspiring emulation between government entities. The Bihar government’s departments – Chief Minister Secretariat, Disaster Management Department and the National Informatics Centre – were chosen to receive this award for the ‘Bihar Sahayata Mobile App’. This app was used to ensure direct benefit transfer for the beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.