The A & N Islands is a Union Territory consisting of around 570 islands scattered in Bay of Bengal, more than 1200 km from mainland. The islands are remotely located and face infrastructure and technology constraints, resulting in unique challenges in implementing e-Governance projects.
The NIC Andaman state unit was established in 1988 at Secretariat, Port Blair to give thrust to the computerization efforts in Government domain. The NIC District units are functioning in two districts of South Andaman and Nicobar. Setting up of NIC district centre is in progress in the third district of North & Middle Andaman. The NIC offices at state and district levels provide a wide range of services in e-Governance spectrum to A & N Administration and to GOI offices in the UT. The services cover software projects for different functional areas of departments, providing Internet and e-Mail facilities to the Government offices, video conference sessions from Port Blair to the GOI offices in New Delhi, Capacity building including training to govt officials, technical consultancy services to A & N Administration on e-Gov projects etc.