National Informatics Centre (NIC) is a premier Information Technology organization in India committed to providing state-of-the-art solutions for the IT needs of the Government of India at all levels. NIC carries the distinction of being the largest IT Organization in the Country and has set up a satellite based nationwide communication network called NICNET having over 1400 nodes connecting the National Capital, the State Capitals and the District Headquarters to one another. The IT services of NIC range from Consultancy, Software Design & Development, Office Automation and Networking Services to Training, Video Conferencing, CAD, EDI, Multimedia and Internet Services including Web Site Development and Hosting. NIC has a nationwide presence with its offices spread all across the Country, from Leh to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Since its inception in 1993, NIC Sikkim is working tirelessly towards realising the dream of E- Governance in the state of Sikkim. Under the expert guidance of Shri. Birendra Chettri; State Informatics Officer; NIC Sikkim NIC State and District Units are continuously working on various projects in the State Government Departments to facilitate use of Information and Communication Technology. The organizational set up of NIC Sikkim encompasses its Headquarters at Tashiling, Gangtok and 4 District Centres at East, West, South and North district of Sikkim. The Organization employs a large pool of efficient technical manpower.
At the State level, NIC State Centres provide informatics support to their respective State Government and at the District level lie the NIC District Infomatics Offices which strive hard to provide effective informatics support to the Development, Revenue and Judiciary administration of the District. NIC provides extensive training to government officials at various operational levels, design and development of application software and provision of LAN and WAN connectivity to various government offices.
Entire Secretariat complex is wired over LAN and WAN facilities for information exchange. Recently RF link was established to enhance internet connectivity in remote government departments beyond the Secretariat complex. Successful completion of following projects by NIC Sikkim state unit had advanced and consolidated e-governance dreams of state.
Application Software and Database Development Efforts:
Land Records Computersation
Panchayat Electoral Roll Computersation
Electricity Bills and Accounts Computerisation
Pay Roll Information System
Manpower planning for Health Department
Stock Invenmtory system for Health Department
Budget monitoring System
Maps and GIS based projects:
Kanchenjunga Biosphere Mapping
Barsey Reserve Sanctuary Mapping
Meanam Reserve Sanctuary Mapping
Jorethang Watershed Project
Forest Fire Mapping of South Sikkim Forest
NIC also has embarked on the projects with larger perspective, and installation and commissioning of CIC (Community Information Center)s all over state, as a part of Government of India’s effort to bring N-E states in IT map of the world, has definitely elevated common man’s dream of IT. This in turn has enhanced the possibility to bring Administration nearer to general populous of the state.