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Ict in tripura status and the way forward

ICT in Tripura – Status and the Way Forward

Presentation by:

Department of IT, Govt. of Tripura

Structure of the presentation
Structure of the Presentation

  • Introduction

  • E-Governance

    • National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

    • IT Infrastructure

    • E-Governance Applications

  • IT Education

  • IT Industry

  • Telecom Infrastructure

  • The Way Forward


  • IT Policy, 2000: The IT Policy has 3 broad objectives, namely:

    • Promotion of e-Governance for efficient and effective delivery of Govt. services.

    • Promotion of IT Education for development of human resources for IT.

    • Promoting investment in IT industry in the State.

  • Administrative set-up:

    • Directorate of IT was set up in April, 1999, followed by formation of Tripura State Computerisation Agency (TSCA) in 2001.

National e governance plan negp
National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

  • Comprehensive Plan for creation of IT infrastructure and delivery of e-Services

    • Encompassing all levels of Govt. – Central, State, Local Bodies.

    • With a vision to make Government services available to the citizen at their door-steps.

  • Mission Mode Projects: Some e-Governance applications identified for implementation in Mission Mode

    • Central MMPsin respect of areas exclusively under the domain of the Central Government.

    • State MMPsin respect of areas under the domain of State Govts.

    • Integrated MMPs like CSCs, e-Procurement, India Portal etc.

It infrastructure projects
IT Infrastructure Projects…

  • State Wide Area Network (SWAN):

    • State-wide computer data/ voice/ video network set up on OFC backbone.

    • Connects State HQ, District HQs, Sub-divisional HQs and Block HQs; 61 PoPs; about 200 IP phones.

    • BSNL is the bandwidth provider; PoPs are connected through 2 Mbps Leased Lines; upgraded to 4 Mbps for connectivity between State and Districts.

    • NIC is the implementing Agency and the network operator; total project cost over 31.21 crores.

    • 87% uptime during July, 2010; performance being monitored through Third Party Auditor (TPA) and State Level Committee.

    • Tripura is 6th State in the country to implement SWAN and first State to have TPA.

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IT Infrastructure Projects…

  • Agartala City Area Network (ACAN):

    • Horizontal Connectivity at State HQ:

      • OFC – 17 Office Complexes.

      • BSNL Lease Lines – 12 Offices.

      • RF Link – 76 Offices.

      • Capital Complex: Secretariat and State Guest House connected; High Court and Assembly to be connected shortly.

    • Used for high speed data, audio & video communication.

    • Fully integrated with SWAN; 400 Nodes and 190 IP Phones; Bandwidth - 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

    • Consultant-TCIL, Implementing Agency-HCL Comnet

    • Project Cost: Rs 8.00 crores.

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IT Infrastructure…

  • State Data Centre (SDC):

    • Central Repository for Data for e-Governance applications; Capacity- 16 TB; Project Cost- Rs.40.05 crores.

    • Sify Technologies selected as the Agency for setting up and operation of the Data Centre for 5 years.

    • Installations completed; expected to be commissioned shortly.

  • State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG):

    • SSDG is a Service Exchange that acts as standards-based messaging service and provides seamless operability and exchanges of data across Departments; a single-point delivery point for all e-services; Project Cost- Rs.9.30 crores.

    • RFP issued for selecting the implementing agency.

It infrastructure projects2
IT Infrastructure Projects…

  • Community Information Centres (CICs):

    • Set up in each Block to provide e-Services to citizens.

    • Activities include providing access to e-Services, computer training, internet surfing; data support for RD functions of the Block.

  • Community Service Centres (CSCs):

    • To function as outlets for delivery of e-services to citizens at village level.

    • 145 CSCs to be set up, each catering to 6 villages; 44 CSCs already operational; rest to be operationalised during 2010-11.

    • BSFL is the agency for implementing and running the CSCs; Central Govt. to provide Viability Gas Funding for 4 years.

It infrastructure projects3
IT Infrastructure Projects

  • Capacity Building:

    • GOI providing support for limited period till States build their own capabilities; Project Cost- Rs.7.36 crores.

    • Technical manpower support in the form of 4 Consultants; to function as State e-Governance Mission Team (SeMT); PWC Team has been functioning as SeMT since January 2010.

  • Other Projects:

    • Video Conferencing: District HQs connected to State HQ; Desktop-based Video Conferencing facility also provided using high-speed SWAN connectivity.

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e-Governance Applications…

  • e-Hospital (Hospital Management System):

    • Web-enabled, work-flow based comprehensive IT solution implemented in Agartala Govt. Medical College & Hospital; first Govt. hospital in the country to do so.

    • Developed by NIC; being replicated in other Govt. Hospitals.

  • Tele-ophthalmology (Vision) Centres:

    • Vision Centres set up in Blocks to provide eye-care to patients at door-steps; linked to State Hospital through Telemedicine infrastructure.

    • 37 Centres set up so far; over 66,000 patients screened.

    • Unique Project implemented by Tripura; got National e-Governance Gold Award for 2009.

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e-Governance Applications…

  • Tele-medicine:

    • District Hospitals/ Sub-divisional Hospitals/ CHCs/ PHCs are being connected to State Hospitals through Tele-medicine infrastructure in a phased manner.

    • 17 Health institutions covered under the Project; over 10,000 patients treated.

  • Online Blood Donor Information System:

    • Available on the net; a citizen can see the stock status of blood in various blood banks, search for donor of his blood group and can be a voluntary donor himself.

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e-Governance Applications…

  • e-Poursabha (Agartala Municipal Council):

    • Tax Collection System computerised; Citizens can access details of property tax and water tax, birth & death registrations etc. on net; efforts being made to implement web-based integrated solution.

    • AMC is the first Municipal body in North East to go for IT-enabled services to citizens.

  • Energy Billing System:

    • Energy Billing offices have been computerised; web-based application; 56 out of 65 Energy Billing offices covered.

    • Billing and consumer details available on net; Efforts being made to start online payment facility.

    • CSI Special Recognition Award for 2009.

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e-Governance Applications…

  • e-Suvidha:

    • Work-flow based, web-enabled application in SDM offices.

    • 22 Services offered through single window; services include issues of various Certificates.

  • Vahan Sarathi:

    • Functions of Transport Department like issue of Driving Licence, Vehicle Registration etc. computerised; Smart Cards being issued; Citizens may see status over internet.

    • Project implemented in PPP Mode.

E governance applications5
e-Governance Applications…

  • Land Records:

    • Land Records being computerised; Application developed and updated by NIC from time to time.

    • The system is operational in 28 out of 31 DC circles.

    • Process of Digitisation of Maps started.

  • Computerisation of Registration:

    • Project initiated in 2006 in 4 registration offices of West District, namely, Bishalgarh, Sadar, Khowai and Sonamura.

    • Software called ‘CORD’ developed by NIC.

    • Project needs to be extended to other registration offices.

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e-Governance Applications…

  • e-Panchayat:

    • One of the State Mission Mode Projects (MMPs); aims at taking computerisation upto GP level.

    • DPR for Rs.36 crores prepared through the consultants, 3i-Infotech; Currently, BPR is under process.

    • Services to be offered include issue of various Certificates, Applications for Pensions, NREGA Job Card, Ration Card, RoR, Utility Bills, etc.

  • CCTNS:

    • Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) to be implemented by Home (Police) Deptt.

    • DPR prepared by NIC; steps initiated for implementation.

E governance applications7
e-Governance Applications…

  • e-Procurement:

    • Process on for introducing e-Procurement under PMGSY.

    • Application devised by NIC; further steps to be taken.

  • Finance:

    • Commercial Taxes: Application developed by GOI, Ministry of Finance for the North East, through TCS, being used at present; process initiated for introducing a more comprehensive solution through NIC under State MMP for Commercial Taxes.

    • Treasury/ Budget: Application developed by RITES being used at present; NIC has devised a more comprehensive solution – under consideration of Finance Department.

    • Employee/ Pensioners’ Database: RFP issued.

Other e governance applications
Other e-Governance Applications…

  • Education:

    • ICT School Project: started in 2007; e-Learning Software being used in about 400 schools to educate Class VI-VIII students.

    • EduSAt Project: started in 2007; Satellite interactive terminal installed and operational in 50 schools.

  • e-PSC:

    • TPSC is using the application for online submission of applications by the candidates for recruitment.

  • Social Welfare:

    • ICDS MIS System; Database of Disabled Persons; Pensions System.

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IT Education…

  • Initiatives in Govt./ Private Sector:

    • Tripura University, NIT and TIT offer B. Tech./ BE in Computer Science/IT, M. Tech, MCA courses.

    • ICFAI University also offers B. Tech/ BE in Computer Science/IT.

    • 5 General Colleges offer BCA/ DCA Courses etc.

    • Women’s Polytechnic is running Diploma Course in Computer Science/IT.

    • ETDC is also running a computer course.

    • IT courses have also been introduced in a number of ITIs. Women’s ITI, Indranagar is being developed as Centre of Excellence in IT.

    • Several private institutions are also offering IT Courses.

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IT Education


    • Regional Institute of e-Learning and IT (RIELIT), Agartala, is a unit of the DOEACC Society of MCIT, GOI; 11th Centre of DOEACC in the country.

    • Full-fledged Campus of RIELIT being set up at Khayerpur near Agartala at a cost of Rs.45 crores on 15 acres land provided by State Govt.; Completion by 2012; To conduct various IT courses including BE/ B.Tech. in Computer Science/IT, BCA, MCA etc.

    • Meanwhile, temporary campus started functioning at Agartala, offering short-term courses; 571 students enrolled.

  • Training for NAC Test:

    • Project taken up for training about 3,500 SC/ST/Women candidates for taking up NAC (NASSCOM Assessment of Competence) Test.

    • 4 Centres operational; about 900 candidates trained so far.

Promotion of it industry
Promotion of IT Industry

  • Special Incentives for IT Sector:

    • Tripura Industrial Investment Promotion Incentives Scheme (TIIPIS), 2007 provides an additional incentive for IT Sector (over and above incentives available to other sectors) .

    • Partial reimbursement of floor space rentals on tapering basis for 5 years (starting with 50% of floor space rentals in first year and progressively declining to 10% in fifth year).

  • Setting up of an STP:

    • An STP proposed to be set up at Indranagar.

    • DPR prepared by STPI; Estimated Cost: Rs. 37 crores; Likely to have total space of around 70,000 sq. ft.

    • Implementation to be started shortly.

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Telecom Infrastructure

  • Geographical Coverage:

    • All Districts/ Sub-divisions/ Blocks covered by Landline/ Mobile/ WLL Services; OFC network extended to all Block HQs.

    • BSNL implementing WiMAX Broadband is a massive way to extend services to remotest parts of the State; Phase-I (21 Sites) launched on 09.09.2010; Phase-II (15 Sites) expected to be commissioned by 31.01.2010.

  • Penetration of Telecom Services:

    • BSNL: Landline: 62,968; WLL: 34,454, Mobile: 2,79,605; 3G Connections: 4,926; Total: 3,81,953.

    • Other Telecom Operators: Over 8 lakhs connections.

The way ahead
The Way Ahead

  • e-Governance:

    • Completion of all on-going IT infrastructure projects and development of new e-Governance applications, with the ultimate objective of delivering all Govt. services electronically.

  • IT Education:

    • Continue and support all Govt./ Private efforts to spread IT Education in the State and in particular, taking IT Education to grass-root level through CICs/CSCs and involvement of PRIs.

  • IT Industry:

    • Create required infrastructure in the form of IT Park/ STPI to facilitate investment.

  • Telecom Infrastructure:

    • Improvement in coverage and quality of services, esp. in the remote parts of the State.