The spectrum of services provided by NIC encompasses various dimensions of the Information Technology Arena and can be broadly listed as under:
True to its
commitment of providing complete IT based solutions, NIC provides extensive
consultancy services to its clients. Right from predicting the users’ IT needs
to undertaking complete Turnkey solutions. Some of the services in this area
Business Requirement Analysis & Mapping/Re-engineering
Undertaking feasibility studies and Software Requirement, Specification to
the prospective areas of automation and IT applications
Setting up complete ‘on-site’ infrastructure
Procuring necessary hardware
Installing customized software
Facilitating the integration and maintenance of diversified systems
various architectures and environments
Providing intensive training to the personnel from the user organizations in
various applications for their work.
Software Design & Development
One of the major strengths of NIC lies in the area of producing quality software at low cost . Since NIC is working at the grass root levels of the development administration, its expertise is not limited only to software engineering but also lies in the area of implementing it in various sectors of the economy. Thus it possesses Domain expertise as much as expertise in the field of software development, a fact that provides NIC with a solid foundation in the Software Development Process. The various Departments as well as State Centres of NIC are constantly in the pursuit of developing state-of-the-art application software which is customized to the users needs. These Application software packages are completely indigenous and user friendly and are intended to bring the benefits of the latest advancements in IT to the Government’s doorsteps.
NIC provides effective Networking Solutions of all kinds to its clients ranging
from installation of entire networks to providing specialized services over
Networks such as Video Conferencing, Electronic Data Interchange etc. The basic
network services include setting up the Local Area Network (LAN), the Virtual
Private Network or providing the Intranet Solution at the User's premises as per
the requirement. For identifying the prospective areas where networking can be
optimally utilized, NIC carries out extensive Feasibility Studies while
proposing a solution to the User. Having a strong backbone support of NICNET,
NIC provides all kinds of VSAT based services such as CDMA, SCPC, FTDMA, DirecPC,
IP Advantage and also the RF (wireless) Technology to its User Organizations.
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Internet was evolved into one of technology’s greatest democracies, permitting the passage of all kinds of information carries crossing with full freedom. NIC has taken upon itself the ask to make sure that India becomes an active member of the ‘Global Village’ as created by the INTERNET.
The Internet services of NIC are provided through NICNET, NIC’s satellite based computer communication network, which is a prominent Gateway of Internet in India.
The range of Internet Services being provided by NIC includes:
File Transfer Facility
Gateway to SMTP/ UUCP
Web Site Development & Hosting
After the commercialization of Internet, World Wide Web is experiencing a revolution of unmatched magnitude. In India too, hundreds of organizations are launching their websites daily. NIC provides value added services in this area to facilitate Govt. Sector in India to have an effective presence on the Net.
Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art Multimedia work stations and chosen professional in the field of conceptualization, visualization, graphic arts, script writing, web & multimedia authoring and programming, NIC strives to provide a competitive solution to all your web needs. The entire gamut of web services include:
Web site Design & Development
Web page Hosting & Maintenance
Review of Web Sites
Enhancement of Existing Web Sites
NIC maintains state-of-the-art web servers (http://www.nic.in) at its Headquarters which currently hosts around 800 web sites providing extensive information about various aspects of the Indian Government.
For more information about NIC's Web Site Development & Hosting services, visit http://webservices.nic.in
Related Link :
GOI Directory on the Web is a one-stop source of information on all official
web sites of the Government of India.
Videoconferencing is changing the way companies do business. It is bringing
decision-makers together, face-to-face, wherever they are, across the country or
around the globe. Experts from remote locations can interact with each other in
real time. It is bringing education and training to corporations and to students
around the world. By providing strong lines of visual, graphical and multimedia
communication, Videoconferencing opens the lines in every area - business,
government, educational institutions and healthcare facilities.
With 9 years of experience in Videoconferencing
Technology, National Informatics Centre's technical expertise is unmatched in
the country. NIC is currently providing videoconferencing services from
in India including all north-eastern state capitals over its high speed
satellite based network called "NICNET". This is the largest videoconferencing
network in India, spread across length and width of the country. The advantage
of using satellite based communications is that it can deliver high speed data
and provide videoconferencing at remote locations, which were earlier not easily
NIC has been providing VAN services over NICNET for the past many years now. As
part of its efforts to introduce and develop Electronic Commerce services in
India, NIC has set up a state-of-the-art EC server on NICNET. This server is
based on Trading Post and incorporates the latest of technologies in the areas
of Internet, World Wide Web (WWW), EDI, Mailing Systems and Directory Services
to provide an integrated EC solution to trading partners subscribing to this
service. The service has the capability to create Trading Communities, for
exchanging business information in one or a variety of formats. This has led to
a simplification of procedures at the User's end and reduction in cycle time, as
the document routing can be programmed (in the EC server), by incorporating
business rules of the community.
In order to meet the need of exchanging documents (for communities like customs and ports) in specified EDIFACT format, NIC has also designed and developed an integrated EDI Client software called ELink which effectively undertakes Conversion and Communication.
Being the Information Technology wing of the Government of India, NIC regularly
undertakes the job of computerization of Government Departments, Ministries and
the Offices of other related organizations. Complete Office Automation is
carried out, right from conducting software requirement specification and site
preparation to procuring and installing all necessary hardware and customized
software. NIC endeavors to provide complete MIS Support to the User organization
and keeps updating the Users on their information requirements from time to
time. It also implements Projects on a turnkey basis, wherein NIC provides the
services at no profit (cost plus), thus ensuring enormous savings to the Users
as compared to what would be charged by the commercial hardware and software
The automation of Government Offices, carried out by NIC over time, has resulted in a substantial transformation of the decision making process from the usual typing-oriented methods, to hi-tech word processing, with concomitant benefits in the form of improved staff productivity , better quality documents and faster dissemination of information. The Office Automation also includes providing electronic mail services to the Users, ideal for achieving a fast pace of communication and lessening the cumbersome postal delays.