Government of India






About NIC:                       National Informatics Center  was set up with a long-term objective of setting up a computer-based informatics culture  for decision support to Government/Ministries/Department and development, networking, databases management programs for getting the information needed. 

NIC's is promoting and systemizing the data collection, organization, processing and its on-line accessibility. From 1985-86 NIC has extended its informatics support services to state and District  Administrations and signed Memorandum of understanding with all the State Government/UT’s of the Union of India.

National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (Deity) is providing network backbone and e-Governance support to Central Government, State Governments, UT Administrations, Districts and other Government bodies. It offers a wide range of ICT services including Nationwide Communication Network for decentralised planning, improvement in Government services and wider transparency of national and local Governments. NIC assists in implementing Information Technology Projects, in close collaboration with Central and State Governments, in the areas of (a) Centrally sponsored schemes and Central sector schemes, (b) State sector and State sponsored projects, and (c) District Administration sponsored projects. NIC endeavors to ensure that the latest technology in all areas of IT is available to its users. 

NIC has been made the nodal Science  & Technology  organization of the Government of India under the Ministry of Communication & Information technology to introduce information technology tools for executive support system (ESS) development and distributed databases (DPBS) expert system , electronic mail services and 560 Districts administration through its satellite based information communication network (NICNET).                       

NIC Headquarters is based in New Delhi . At NIC Headquarters, a large number of Application Divisions exist which provide total Informatics Support to the Ministries and Departments of the Central Government. NIC computer cells are located in almost all the Ministry Bhawans of the Central Government and Apex Offices including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament House. Apart from this, NIC has various Resource Divisions at the Headquarters which specialize into different areas of IT and facilitate the Application Divisions as well as other NIC Centres in providing state-of-the-art services to the Govt.  

At the State level, NICs State/UTs Units provide informatics support to their respective State Government and at the District level lie the NIC District Infomatics Offices.

NIC has conceptualised, developed and implemented a very large number of projects for various Central and State Government Ministries, Departments and Organisations. Many of these projects are continuing projects being carried out by various divisions of NIC at New Delhi Headquarters and State/District centres throughout the country. Some of the most important note worthy projects, which offer a glimpse of the multifaceted, diverse activities of NIC, touching upon all spheres of e-governance and thereby influencing the lives of millions of citizens of India are given below :

·        Agrictural Marketing Information Network (AGMARKNET)

·        Central Passport System    

·        Community Information Centres (CICs)     

·        Computerised Rural Information Systems Project (CRISP)        

·        Court Information System (COURTIS)       

·        Department of Agriculture Network (DACNET)  

 ·       Examination Results Portal           

 ·        India Image    

·        Land Records Information System (LRIS)             

·        National Hazardous Waste Information System (NHWIS)         

 ·        Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (PGRAMS)             

·        Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)     

·        Training          

·        Video Conferencing

Web Site of NIC                       http://indiaimage.nic.in/

 Primary Infrastructure :                          An all India organization Infrastructure with more than 6,500 personnel and a computer center in every district of the country. The organizational set-up of NIC is:  

Headquarters                                      -            New Delhi

State Centers

State centers located in each state capital/Union territory

District Centers

 One in each district of the country

                         Adequate computing resources to cater to the need of the Government departments at all levels of administration-central, state and district. This includes computer services to almost central Government ministries in New Delhi, State Government department –organizations.

                         National Informatics Center (NIC), constituted by the Government at all levels of its hierarchy such as the Central Government, State Government and District Administrations, has set up a nationwide satellite based computer communication network called “NICNET”. NICNET in its present configuration connects all Central Government Departments/State Government Secretariats, District Administration Headquarters and some public sector organizations in  a single integrated network. In parallel with setting up infrastructure, NIC has developed a large number of informatics services for almost all sectors of the Government such as economy, industry, etc. Many of this service make extensive use of NICNET resulting in timely, efficient and reliable flow of information at different levels in the Government hierarchy.      

NIC, Maharashtra State Centre,Mumbai  (http://maharashtra.nic.in) is directly co-coordinating,  monitoring and supporting  all activities of computerization of  State Government ,all District Collectorate and Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra  and various central government organizations (including certain public sector undertakings and autonomous institutions).