The Primary Objective of the Nagaland State e-Governance Society(NSeGS) is to administer the implementation of e-Governance Projects for the overall benefit of the citizens and public by setting up the necessary administrative, financial, legal and technical framework, implementation mechanism and resources in the State of Nagaland.
FUNCTIONS OF THE SOCIETY
a. To enter into collaboration Memorandum of Understandin (MoU), Memorandum of Association(MoA), Partnerships, Agreement and Contracts with any Indian and/or foreign individuals, companies or other organization for transfer, sale, purchase of equipment and for technical, financial or nay other assistance for carrying out all or any of the objectives of the Society.
b.To hire professionals, consultants and ther specialized agencies as found necessary for efficeint handling and conduct of the business of the society.
c. To collect revenue ad to issue receipts on behalf of the various Departments and Organizatios.
d.To buy, sell, let on hire, import, export, lease, trade and otherwise deal and provide all IT resource and support, required by the Department of IT and e-Governance applications.
e.To handle Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) in IT and other emerging areas.
f.To workout and notify the Standard of Service and Service Level Agreements in e-Governance and IT for citizen services.
g.To take all means for the safety and security of data and to lay policies procedures, guidelines and rules for acheiving the objectives of security and authentication.
h.To take all means for the safety and security of data and to lay policies procedures guidelines and rules for achieving the onjectives of security and authentication.This would include use of digital signatures and public key infrastructure.
i.To establish and maintain any agencies and franchises in the state for the conduct of the business of the society.
j. To create any depreciation fund, reserve fund, insurence fund or any special or other fund whether for depreciation or for repairing,improving,extending or maintaining any of the properties of the Society and to transfer any such fund or part thereof to any other funds herein mentioned.
Community Service Center
The Community Information Centre (CSC) Project was undertaken in the North Eastern region comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura in April 2000. The basic thrust is to put the region on the IT map of the world. This region lacks proper communication infrastructure due to difficult terrain. This raises the cost of setting up and maintaining equipment in the region. In such a situation, communication among villages or communities is a tedious process. The CSC Project was setup to overcome this problem and provide many IT-related facilities and services to the people. These services can be categorized as follows:
Reaching the Unreached:
Most towns and villages in North Eastern India are situated in difficult terrain. CSCs offer them instant internet access and facilities for entertainment via NICNET. Visitors also utilize the internet facilities to browse for information and tele-consult doctors for serious situations. Sports enthusiasts were overjoyed by the live broadcast of the cricket tour of India to Pakistan and other such games. The viewer response in terms of turnout was tremendous.
Bridging the Digital Divide:
Today, it is imperative to be IT literate for employability in many organizations.
IT education and certification from Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC),Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is being provided by many CSCs. Providing both education and certification, is a two-pronged approach aimed at raising the IT knowledge of the youth,children, even the elderly, while providing certification for the courses from the organizations that set the standards for the IT industry in the entire country.
Access to Government Information:
People need information in the public domain from time to time for various purposes and in this regard, they need to access government information banks. Remoteness from the distribution center of such information and lack of communication facilities make it doubly difficult for citizens to achieve this purpose. Sensing the seriousness of the problem, most government departments have set up their own websites that contain detailed information about all the forms that need to be filled up.
Citizen Centric Applications:
E-governance offers the facility of applying online for documents from a government office from the comfort of one’s home or a cyber-cafe and now they are available at CSCs.The government has already created the e-governance applications for many departments. Since the volume of paper work carried out as part of administrative activities is huge, total e-governance is likely to take a long time. Meanwhile, many state governments have already begun implementing this citizenfriendly
measures in piecemeal fashion.
Common platform for knowledge sharing:
CSCs provide a forum for people of various communities operating from far flung locations to come together to exchange knowledge and information that can be of greater utility to the people of North Eastern region. This is a win-win situation for both receiver and provider of knowledge and results in greater benefit of society at large.
State Wide Area Network (SWAN)
This project envisages providing connectivity to Government Offices down to ADC/SDO Headquarters in the State and it would be the backbone of the State for e-governance and IT activities of the State and would aim at:
• Providing a reliable, integrated and robust telecommunications infrastructure catering to high speed and high capacity delivery of voice, data and video transmissions
• Setting up an open standard based, interoperable, scalable network infrastructure providing a ubiquitous communication backbone for the State’s distributed information processing environment in addition to enabling connectivity to various government departments
• Improving the service delivery and response time to the citizens of Nagaland enabling quick access to information
• Streamlining the Information flow within the State
• Leveraging IT for greater transparency, accountability and easier access to information
Capacity Building is a project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The Department has initiated the Phase-II of the project in collaboration with M/s Wipro Ltd. as consultants.
Under this project, the departmental officers along with the consultants have successfully undertaken :
(a) Validation of previous Stakeholder Need Assessment survey.
(b) Baseline Assessments survey
Based on the findings of the above mentioned exercises, the Department has identified four (4) core departments to initiate e-Governance activities.
Two departments namely, Agriculture and Education has been prioritized for preparation of Detailed Project Reports for submission to the Government of India, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology for approval and accord of sanction
State Data Center
The National e-Governance Program (NeGP), approved by the Government of India, aims to significantly transform and improve the way the Government provides services to its citizens. It is envisaged to move from a government-centric to a citizen-centric paradigm in service provisioning, to start treating citizens as government customers and to empower them to demand convenient, cost effective and transparent services from the government
SDC is envisioned as the ‘Shared, reliable and secure infrastructure services centre for hosting and managing the e-Governance Applications of State and its constituent departments’. SDC is envisaged to establish a robust infrastructure to enable the Government to deliver the services quickly and effectively to its stakeholders. The proposed Nagaland State Data Centre (NSDC) will be connected to the State Wide Area Network (SWAN), shall provide the access to the e-Governance applications & Services to Government employees through Intranet and to the citizens through public Internet/CSCs etc. Through such a Shared Service Centre implemented and managed by a competent Implementation Agency, the individual departments can focus more on the service delivery rather than on the issues surrounding the Infrastructure
• Design and Site Preparation of the Nagaland State Data Centre (NSDC) in terms of the civil, electrical and mechanical work and all other necessary components required to build the Data Centre in line with the SDC Guidelines given by Department of Information Technology, Government of India.
• Supply, installation and setting up of the necessary basic Infrastructure (State of the Art UPS and Air-Conditioning System, Fire Detection and Control System, Diesel Generator Units, Lighting system, Fire Detection and Control system, Power and Network Cabling etc.).
• Supply, installation and setting up of the multi-layer Physical Security infrastructure like bio-metric/Smart card etc. based access-control system, CCTV/ surveillance systems.
• Establish effective and efficient Infrastructure monitoring & management practices to ensure reliability, availability, quality of services and security of the Information systems
• Help Government departments to focus on addressing the issues in service delivery & administration
• Help in freeing the Government departments from the problems relating to vendor management, Infrastructure, Security and performance management to a competent Implementation Partner identified for the entire State.
• The NSDC will be integrated with the SWAN for providing access to the Information Systems hosted in the SDC to all the Stakeholders across the State.