National Informatics Centre (NIC)  has emerged as a "prime builder" of e-Government / e-Governance applications up to the grassroots level as well as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development. NIC, through its ICT Network,"NICNET", has institutional linkages with all the Ministries/Departments of the Central Government, 35 State Governments/ Union Territories, and about 625 District administrations of India. NIC has been instrumental in steering e-Government/e-Governance applications in government ministries/departments at the Centre, States, Districts and Blocks, facilitating improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralized planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and accountability to the people of India.

    "Informatics-led-development" programme of the government has been spearheaded by NIC to derive competitive advantage by implementing ICT applications in social & public administration which is discernable from the following major activities:

     

    .Setting up of ICT Infrastructure

    .Implementation of National & State Level e-Governance Projects

    .Products & Services

    .Consultancy to the government departments

    .Research & Development

    .Capacity Building

     

       NIC has set up state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure consisting of National and state Data Centres to manage the information systems and websites of Central Ministries/Departments, Disaster Recovery Centres, Network Operations facility to manage heterogeneous networks spread across Bhawans, States and Districts, Certifying Authority, Video-Conferencing and capacity building across the country.  National Knowledge Network (NKN) has been set up to connect institutions/organizations carrying out research and development, Higher Education and Governance with speed of the order of multi Gigabits per second. Further, State Government secretariats are connected to the Central Government by very high speed links on Optical Fibre Cable (OFC). Districts are connected to respective State capitals through leased lines.

       

     

     

    The National Informatics Center (NIC) District Centre Anantnag J&K, was established in 1989, but due to disturbances in the Valley it was closed temporarily and was again made fully operational in 1996. Since then NIC Anantnag has been helping the District Administration by providing the IT based support in all most all the day to day activities. In its initial inception the Center was equipped with PC-386 machines and NICNET connectivity was provided with the help of c-200 VSAT. But with the passage of time latest technology in the field of IT has been introduced and presently the Center is having the state of art VSAT (FTDMA) technology, 2 MBPs and 34 MBPs Lease Line Circuits, High speed Video Conferencing facility, High end Routers, Rack mounted Servers, etc. A Local Area Network (LAN) comprising of about fifty nodes has been established. The LAN covers the main DC Office building and various departments having their offices out side the main complex All the nodes have been provided Internet facility through the NICNET.
    Training is the other aspect which is given thrust. Officials from various departments have been provided training in handling the computers. This has helped a lot to promote the informatics culture in the district.

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