- National Informatics Centre (NIC)
is a premiere S&T institution of the Government of India, established
in 1976, for providing
e-Government / e- Governance Solutions adopting best practices, integrated
services and global solutions in Government Sector.
- In 1975, the Government of India strategically decided to take
effective steps for the development of information systems and utilization of
information resources and also for introducing computer based decision support
system (informatics-led development) in Government Ministries and Departments to
facilitate planning and programme implementation for faster growth of
economic and social developments. Following this, the Central Government
nucleated a high priority plan project "National Informatics Centre (NIC)" in
1976, and later on with the financial assistance of the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) to the tune of US$4.4 million.
- NIC is a Premier Information Technology Organisation in India
providing State_of_Art Solutions for Information Management and Decision Support
in Government Sector. A number of Services are being provided by
NIC to all the Government Ministries / Departments / States / Districts.
- NIC 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 endeavours to ensure that the latest technology in all areas of IT is
available to its users. It is one of the total solution providers to the
Government and is actively involved in most of the IT enabled applications and
has changed the mindset of the working community in the Government to make use
of the latest state of the art technology in their day to day activities to
provide better services to the citizens.
- At present NIC is under Department of
Electronics and Information Technology,
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.