New Delhi, Jan 19 : Hailing various initiates by National Informatics Centre Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that, the NIC is the technological bridge of India which will fulfil the dream of Digital India envisaged by Prime Minister Modi.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of three-day e National Meet on Grassroot Informatics - Weaving a Digital India, organised by the National Informatics Centre. The National Meet on Grassroot Informatics is aimed at showcasing the various initiatives of NIC in creating and enhancing the Digital Infrastructure in the country.
He urged all the District Information Officers (DIOs) to become more techno-savvy and innovative. He suggested that officers should have proactive attitude for learning newly emerged techniques.
He announced that government is planning to set up a Government Security Operation Centre and a Data Centre for Cloud in Bhopal. NIC also introduced two new portals - District Collector’s Dashboard and NIC Service Desk.
Speaking on the future technology he asserted that NIC must adopt a transformative approach to make a difference at the grassroots level. He directed all NIC centers to link up with the Common Service Centres so as to who provide training on digital payment systems to over 1.96 crore of rural citizens and 6.15 lakhs of merchants.
Briefing about various initiatives minister stated that government is going to enhance the infrastructure of district NIC offices to international standards. As a pilot project, 150 District NIC offices would be upgraded during the period 2017-18, while rest will follow soon.
He further instructed the ministry to develop a training module for the NIC officials to keep pace with the ever evolving technologies. He also announced the introduction of annual awards for the DIOs of the NIC for taking up exemplary innovative approach in their respective districts. The top three best innovators will get a reward of Rs. 2,00,000, Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.
NIC is the premier science & technology organisation of India's Union Government in informatics services and information and communication technology (ICT) applications. The NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology.
On this occasion MoS for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice P. P. Chaudhary, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary were present.