Visit of The Principle Secretary, IT & E, GoWB to NIC, West Bengal State Centre and meeting with NIC Officers

    Welcome to Pr. Secy, IT&E, GoWB by SIO, NIC, WB with a bouquet

    Mr. Rajeev Kumar, IPS, Principal Secretary, IT & E, GoWB visited NIC, WB State Centre on
    18/02/2020. He was welcomed by SIO WB along with other Senior NIC Officers. After the
    introduction of NIC Officers, a presentation was given by SIO highlighting the NIC’s setup in
    West Bengal, Services being given wrt Internet, eMail, Video Conferencing, Data Centre and
    also elaborated the contributions of NIC in major & flagship eGov projects of GoWB.

    Thereafter, NIC Project Heads demonstrated the salient features and other important aspects of
    the respective project being coordinated by them. Primarily, following projects were covered in
    the presentationa) CMO’s Public Grievance Monitoring System (Office of the Chief Minister)
    b) e-Aabgari (Directorate of Excise, Dept. of Finance)
    c) Kanyashree (Dept. of Social Welfare & Women and Child)
    d) Banglar Siksha (Dept. of School Education)
    e) Utkarsh Bangla (Dept. of Technical Education)
    f) Khadyasathi (Dept. of Food & Supplies)
    g) Banglar Bhumi (Dept. of Land Records)
    h) e-Nathikaran (Directorate of Registration and Stamp Duties, Dept. of Finance)
    i) e-Trackchild (Dept. of Women & Child)
    j) GepNIC (Dept. of PWD and all other departments)
    k) e-Office (All departments and directorate of GoWB)
    l) Jaago (Dept. of Self Help Groups & Self Employment)
    m) e-Prison (Directorate of Correctional Homes, Dept. of Home)
    n) e-Vahan & e-Sarathi (Dept. of Transport)

    The Principal Secretary advised on the use of new technologies and emphasized on
    productisation and documentation of the projects and making the products more user friendly
    for common citizen. He assured that IT & E Department, GoWB will work in synergetic manner
    with NIC towards induction of advance technologies in the e-Governance activities.
    SIO suggested to establish Centre of Excellence (CoE) by the Department of IT, GoWB with
    technical support of NIC for adoption of new technology i.e. Data Analytics Tools, Block Chain,
    Business Intelligence and AI etc. particularly in the projects like eAbgari, Land Records & State
    Budget allocation wherein huge databases have been built. It will not only be helpful in making
    predictive analysis but also for future planning. Such technologies shall be of immense
    importance in Education & Social Sector too. He also suggested that IT department may arrange
    for projections of impact of various projects at different forum and acknowledge the contribution
    of NIC. SIO also suggested to issue advisories on regular basis to various departments to make
    them aware about the benefits of new technologies in the eGovernance projects.
    At the end, the Principal Secretary acknowledged and gave high appreciation for the efforts and
    contribution of NIC WB in bringing many state govt. projects to the level of highest success. He
    shared that IT & E Department will prepare an eGov. Roadmap, in consultation with NIC, for
    coming years. He also assured to look into the suggestions of SIO and emphasized on having
    such meetings more frequently.
    At the end, SIO WB paid thanks to the Principal Secretary for visiting NIC WB State Centre and
    spending nearly 2 hrs. with NIC officers and sharing his views.