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NIC organizes Tech Conclave in New Delhi on “Technologies for NextGen Governance”

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is to hold a 2-day technology Conclave in New Delhi. The event is to be conducted between January 21, 2020 and January 22, 2020. The Conclave is to be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Highlights

The Technology Conclave will discuss application of Information and Communication Technology. The conclave is to be held under the theme

Theme: Technologies for NextGen Governance

The Conclave will predominantly contribute towards building efficient Government officers in the country. It will also help delivering high-quality services that primarily focus in citizens. The Conclave will focus on hyperscale, cyber security, design thinking and architecture.

NIC plays a major role in adopting new technologies within the administration of government. Recently, NIC launched a Centre for Block Chain Technology in Bengaluru.

India’s E-Governance

Recently India has been adopting electronic governance. With subsidy transfer to census 2021, GoI has been adopting technologies for the governance to reach citizens at a faster rate. Some of the highly successful e-governance initiatives include

  • National Land Record Modernization Programme-It aimed at Computerization of land records
  • Bhoomi Project-It is online delivery of land records
  • National E-governance plan has been formulated to improve delivery of government services to citizens.
  • E-Office was launched to increase usage of work flow.

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National Information Centre sets up Centre of Block Chain Technology in Bengaluru

On January 18, 2020, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) will set up block chain technology centre in Bengaluru. The centre is to be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Highlights

The centre aims to provide Block Chain as service to all the stake holders who are interested in shared experiences, learning and resources. The centre will share its block chain-based proof of concepts with selected government entities. The centre will also act to help different wings of the government understand the potential of the technology.

NIC

National Informatics Centre has always been the premier technology advisor and also a pioneer in introducing technologies such as National Knowledge Network, NICNET, etc. It was founded in 1976. NIC operating under Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology helps government in embracing Information Technology. Since 1990s. It is also helping to disseminate E-Governance to the citizens.

NICNET is the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) network. It provides linkages between different departmental and ministerial administrations in India.

National Knowledge Network

It is a project that aims to create robust network for the country. It integrates multidisciplinary research and development by acting as a communication platform. The network aims to connect all the universities, libraries, research institutes, laboratories, agricultural institutions and health care across the country.

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