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ICT in Tripura – Status and the Way Forward. Presentation by: Department of IT, Govt. of Tripura. Structure of the Presentation. Introduction E-Governance National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) IT Infrastructure E-Governance Applications IT Education IT Industry Telecom Infrastructure

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.