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Jharkhand: The 28th state of the Indian Union came into existence on 15th November '2000 with Ranchi as its capital.
Jharkhand has Bihar in the North, Orissa in the south, West Bengal in the east , Chattisgarh and U.P. in the west. It spans over 310 km along North-south and 457 km along East-West.

Ranchi, the capital of the state is a plateau made up mainly of granite and nice stones at a height of 600 meter.
The slopes of the plateau give rise to various beautiful falls like DASAM, HUNDRU, JONHA, GAUTAMDHARA etc on the way of the rivers. Some major rivers are- North Koyal, South Koyal, Phalgu, Sakari, Pancham, Damodar, Swarna Rekha, Barakar, Sankh, Ajay. Swarnarekha is an independent river merging directly with the sea.

Parasnath Hill is the highest peak of the state at a height of 1358 meters.
There are 31 main tribes in the state out of which 17 are major and 14 are minor. Santhal, Oraon, Munda and Ho lead the tribal population of the state. Various tribes, variety in their dresses, cultures, languages and life style add multi colour to the state.

The state is 15th in the country in terms of area. Ranchi is the largest populated city and Lohardagga is the least populated city. Dhanbad is on top and Gumla at bottom in the population density list.
Jharkhand covers 16% of the total minerals of the country. It is famous for its rich mineral resources like Uranium, Mica, Bauxite, Granite, Gold, Silver, Graphite, Magnetite, Dolomite, Fireclay, Quartz, Fieldspar, Coal (32% of India), Iron, Copper (25%of India) etc. Forests and woodlands occupy more than 29% of the state, which is amongst the highest in India

It has been the land of braves and warriors. Ashoka, samudragupta, Moguls none could ever have a presence here. Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Thakur Viswanath Sahdeo, Gaya Munda, Sanre Munda, Sukhram Munda, Jatra Bhagat were some of the great warriors who fought against the britishers and sacrificed their lives.

There should be a special mention for the people, Tana Bhagats of Jharkhand for whom paying obeisance to the national flag, singing Vande Mataram, the national song of the country and following the Gandhian values is part of their daily routine.

NIC Jharkhand State Centre

NIC Jharkhand State Centre (JHSC), is at the forefront in implementing ICT based projects for the state government, and has earned many laurels towards implementing projects which has initiated e-governance in different sectors the state.
The reach of NIC at all the districts of the state along with the state center at Ranchi helped the state in implementing its major e-Governance projects. The implementation of State Wide Area Network (JharNet) by the state government has solved the last mile connectivity problem, creating a seamless backbone for connectivity up to the block level from the state capital, facilitating video conferencing, IP telephony and Data center based services.
Coupled with IT consultancy and software design, development & implementation, NIC with its high speed state of art Network - NICNET has augmented the efforts in providing ICT based citizen services, data /video connectivity, web hosting etc. and has emerged as a total IT solution provider to the state government.

Establishment of Data Centre

A state of art "Data & Network Centre "(iNOC) having terabyte of storage space and high speed communication link, has been established at NIC Ranchi. NICNET has expanded up to the 22 districts of Jharkhand. All the districts are connected to State Network Centre. The data centre is secured through CISCO PIX redundant Firewalls along with IPS for Intrusion prevention. The antivirus server helps in smooth operation of the nodes. NIC Data Centre is connected through NICNET at State Head Quarter, Ranchi. It consists of 1 TB Storage Area Network (SAN) with 10 servers. The data centre provides Hosting platforms like Apache over Linux/IIS over Windows with Oracle, MySQL and PGSQL database. The cluster servers with Oracle RAC are provided for high availability and high reliability. Several Citizen centric applications are hosted in the data centre. Applications like SAMWAD and e-NAGRIKSEWA are the two most used applications. Apart from this Court case monitoring system and Transport monitoring system are of great help to the citizen as well as administrators.

Web Hosting

NIC has been actively involved in providing information services by representing the state and its important institutions to the cyber community through development and hosting of websites. The details about the state can be found at http://jharkhand.gov.in Apart from the above NIC has hosted more than fifty websites of other govt. departments, PSU's, etc.

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All state bound projects of NIC are listed here, please click on the state to view the related projects.
  • Old Age Pension Monitoring System
    • This is an initiative for the payment of pension at the doorstep of the old age pensioners in coordination with the banks implemented in the districts of Dhanbad & Deoghar. The system is implemented in offline mode in some other districts like Dumka, Pakur, Godda, Chaibasa, Gumla & Bokaro. The beneficiaries are getting their pension directly in their accounts. Government has made arrangements with some of the banks to appoint Business correspondents to deliver the pension at the door steps of the pensioners, where ever needed. About 45000 pensioners are being benefitted at the district of Dhanbad only. The initiative has brought about transparency and an effective service delivery mechanism for the senior citizens of the state. It is available at the URL http://jhr.nic.in/pension.

      Contact Details

      State Informatics Officer
      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

      0612-2546198
  • Land Records Computerisation
    • A Unicode based application software (Vasudha) has been developed for Land Record Computerization in the State. The aim of this project is to computerize the land records of the state. Computerization of land records is an effort to computerize the khatiyan i.e. base document of land records and Register-2 to a cutoff date and then record all the future transactions online. The process captures the data online, making it available to the people through the web, so that the people can take informed decisions. The project was initially taken up in East Singhbhum on pilot basis. In East Singhbhum, all the khatiyans and Register-2 had been computerized and the Mutation process has been made online. Success at East Singhbhum has been a great morale booster and now the software is being replicated in other districts of the state like Ranchi, Dumka and West Singhbhum.

      Contact Details

      State Informatics Officer
      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

      0651- 2400746
  • eNagrik Sewa
    • eNagrik is an application for providing G2C services from the CSCs (Pragya Kendras at Jharkhand). The e-Nagrik Sewa software, facilitates submission of application forms by the citizens for issue of certificates like Caste, Birth, Death, Residential and Income. The citizen interface provides for the submission, tracking and monitoring of applications along with the facility to download forms and guidelines issued by the government from time to time. The Government interface provides for updating the status of the applications submitted and generates the Certificates. The system helps in creating a central repository of certificates. Authenticity of the issued certificate can be checked from anywhere. More than 7 lakh certificates have already been issued using the system. The citizen is getting the certificates without facing the hassle of traveling to Circle offices again and again.

       

      Contact Details

      State Informatics Officer
      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

      0651- 2400746
  • Transport Computerization
    • The VAHAN and SARATHI software has been implemented in all the 18 District Transport Offices (DTO), 4 Regional Transport Authorities and State Transport Authority offices. The Registration of vehicle, Tax realization, Issue of Permits and Vehicle fitness details are done by VAHAN software where as SARATHI is used to issue Driving License, Conductor's License and License to Driving School.

      A two tier application with front-end developed in Visual Basic and the back-end database is Oracle 9i running in Linux box. The Registration Certificate and Driving License issued on smart card are SCOSTA compliant with incorporation of proper key management for security.

      A newly developed module for ONLINE PAYMENT is ready for pilot implementation.

       

      Contact Details


      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

  • Prison Management System (PMS) and Visitor Management System
    • PMS application maintains the records of the prisoners and the various cases registered against them in all 26 jails and sub jails of the state. It also facilitates in granting remission to the prisoners maintaining the rules. The software also captures the details of all the inmates along with the photographs and the thumb impressions, thus, eliminating any chance of impersonation. Government has experienced the impact in terms of reduced cases of impersonation and much better control over the visitors movement.

      Contact Details

      State Informatics Officer
      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

      0651- 2400746
  • Prison Management System
    • To maintain the records of the prisoner and the various cases registered against them are part of the work of the Jail authority. In fact, Jail authorities are maintaining approximately 40 registers to maintain the details of the prisoners. Also, as per the Jail manual there is provision of granting remission to the prisoners. The remission is granted at the various levels. To calculate remission, the probable date of release, the amounts of sentences granted by the court are maintained at the Jail. Also, identification of the prisoner at the time of release is also a major concern of the Jail authority.

      The PMS s/w captures all the details of the prisoner along with the photo and the thumb impressions of the prisoner. Thus, eliminating any chance of impersonation.

      Contact Details


      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

  • VC Based Justice in Jails
    • Video conferencing facility has been setup between all the Central Jail/ District Jails and the Civil Courts throughout the

      state, for producing the under trials to the courts without physically moving them. The project has highlighted the number of Under trials languishing in Jails without being heard by the court of law, thereby greatly improving human rights situation in the state. The system has replaced the old practice of transporting under trials in the courts thereby eliminating security risk associated and cost reduction in preparation of other logistics.

      Contact Details

      State Informatics Officer
      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

      0651- 2400746
  • Online VAT
    • The online VAT software for computerization of commercial tax has been a major e-governance initiative in the state. On one hand the software has improved tax compliance, reduced tax evasion while on the other has brought many new commercial establishments into the tax net.

      Following modules that are running on the web based VAT Software

         Registration Process
         Return Filing Process
         Payment System
         MIS reports on the above processes.

      REGISTRATION

         New Dealer Registration (JVAT 101)
         Old Dealer Registration (JVAT 100)
         Composite Dealer Registration (JVAT 103)
         Registration Certificate (JVAT 106 & JVAT 108)
         Registration Certificate Amendment (JVAT 110)
         Application for RC Cancellation (JVAT 105)
         Cancellation of Registration Certificate (JVAT 111)
         Compulsory Cancellation of Registration Certificate (JVAT 112)

      RETURN FILING

         Return Receipt
         Monthly Return Filing (JVAT 213)
         Quarterly Return Filing (JVAT 200 and JVAT 214)
         Annual Return (JVAT 204 & JVAT 201)
         Quarter Return by Composite Dealers (JVAT 211)
         Annual Return by Composite Dealers (JVAT 212)

      PAYMENT ENTRY

         Payment Receipt
         Challan Entry (JVAT 205)
         Cheque Register
         Bank Scroll
         Register VIII
         Tracing Dealer Tin wise

      MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT (MPR)

         Top 25 Dealer Entry
         Act wise Collection Details
         VAT/Non-VAT Collection Details
         Sector wise Collection Details
         Top 31 Commodity

      ONLINE RETURN FILING is ready for pilot implementation

       

      Contact Details


      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

  • Online VAT Computerisation
    • The online VAT software (http://jharkhandcomtax.nic.in) for computerization of commercial tax has been a major e-governance initiative in the state. Apart from computerization of processes like Registration, Return Filing and Payment, major e-Services have also been launched. e-Return and e-Payments with six major nationalized banks have already been started. e-Payment presently operates through the banks portal with day-end data updating at the commercial taxes and treasuries system databases through XML. The software has improved tax compliance, reduced tax evasion and has brought many new commercial establishments into the tax net. The state has been able to reach the target of tax collection, much ahead in time, because of introduction of e-payment.

      Contact Details

      State Informatics Officer
      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

      0651- 2400746
  • GPF Computerization
    • The GPF/CPS Computerization starts from the pay bill. The department in this case prepares monthly pay bill in which the GPF/CPS subscription of each employees are mentioned. This is called scheduled. This schedule is taken at the treasury, tallied with the pay bill and then given to the GPF Department for posting at their end.

      The software has three types of users namely admin, GPF operator & CPS operator. The admin operator creates users, import data from the treasury, post the data imported from the treasury into proper tables & takes back up the database.

      The GPF operator maintains the employee master, prepares GPF accounts of the individual as per the requirement, maintains interest rate of the GPF & maintains all other tables related to the GPF.

      The CPS operator Maintain the employee master of persons joining under CPS scheme, [In case of CPS, the CPS number is allotted at the Directorate of Provident Fund, Ranchi. The software also generates the CPS number as per the guidelines given by the Finance Department, Government of Jharkhand], prepares the CPS accounts of the individual as per the requirement, maintains interest rate of the CPS, maintains all other tables related to the CPS.

      The software has been successfully implemented at the District Provident Offices of the state.

      Contact Details


      sio-jhr[at]nic[dot]in
      Jharkhand

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