National Informatics Centre
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The National Informatics Centre (NIC; Rashtriya Suchna Vigyan Kendra) is the premier science and technology organisation of the Government of India in informatics services and information and communication technology (ICT) applications. It is part of the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology. The NIC was established in 1976.
It plays a pivotal role in steering e-governance applications in the governmental departments at national, state and district levels, enabling the improvement in, and a wider transparency of, government services. Almost all Indian-government websites are developed and managed by NIC.
Field of work
NIC offers telecommunications-networking services including Ku band (TDMA, FDMA, SCPC & satellite broadband) VSATs, wireless metropolitan-area networks (MANs) and local-area networks (LANs) with gateways for Internet- and Intranet-resource sharing.
It is the network infrastructure and e-governance support to India's central government and state governments, union-territory administrations, administrative divisions and other government bodies. The NIC assists in implementing information-technology projects, in collaboration with central and state governments, in the areas of: Communication & Information Technology.
NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology and is headquartered in New Delhi. It has offices in all 29 state capitals and 7 union-territory headquarters and almost all districts. At New Delhi Headquarters, Mean Head a large number of Application Divisions exist which provide total Informatics Support to the Ministries and Departments of the Central Government. To cater to the ICT needs at the grassroots level, the NIC has also opened offices in almost all district collectorates. NIC Extends Technical Coordination and IT support to District Administration.
NIC computer cells are located in almost all Ministry bhawans (buildings) of the central government and Apex offices including the Indian Prime Minister’s office, the Indian Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India's Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan). It also provides support to grassroot-level administration.
The NIC offers a host of services including:
- Computer-aided design (CAD)
- Electronic Transaction Aggregation & Analysis Layer (eTaal)
- Geographical-Information system (GIS)
- Domain-Name Registration and hosting for gov.in and nic.in domain
- Internet Data Centre (IDC)
- Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
- Computer networking
- office-procedure automation (OPA)
- Cybercrime forensics, also via eTaal
- Cyber Security
- Website hosting & website development
- Internet Services
NIC publishes an e-governance quarterly entitled Informatics in both print and PDF format. The Chief Editor is Neeta Verma, Director General of NIC. The publication is made available at Informatics website.
- Bhoomi (software)
- Haryana Land Record Information System (HALRIS)
- National Knowledge Network
- "NIC headquarters". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 21 July 2018.