After the announcement of the Agriculture Leadership award to Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao by ICFA, a private agency, triggered a controversy, it is now the turn of his son K T Rama Rao to get a similar award by a private organisation.
According to a government release, KTR is going to be honoured with the ‘SKOCH IT Minister of the Year Award’. He will be conferred this Award during a ceremony scheduled to take place during 49th SKOCH Summit on September 9 in New Delhi.
According to Sameer Kochchar, chairman of SKOCH Group, KTR’s thinking is out of the box yet grounded in felt-needs of Telangana. His initiatives related to IT are bang-on what is required to build a new state for new India.
He said SKOCH, since 2003, has been conducting independent assessment of states and is the only time-line study compiled as ‘Annual Smart Governance Map of India’ available in the country.
SKOCH Annual Assessment of Governance last year rated Telangana as the best performer overall attaining the No 1 spot.
KTR’s selection is based on SKOCH’s own research and assessment of his innovative implementation of forward looking IT policies and laying a future IT roadmap for the State since the time he took over as the Minister of IT, adds Kochhar.
SKOCH has also assessed the overall improvement in governance in the state since its formation, year-on-year based on which, Telangana state topped the list as the best performer during 2016, up from 18th rank during 2015.
Hope this award also will not land up in controversy.