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Raging waters of Thungabhadra. Endless stretches of Hampi where battles raged, emperors roared and chariots breathed fire. Beaches that appear like a dream out of nowhere. Cool hill stations that emerge out of mists like a perfect picture. Stubborn rocks that await dauntless climbers. Deep corridors of the tropical forests that invite wild wanderers. Dancers who set the night on fire and the chants at dawn that reverberate deep in your soul.

Karnataka is an ancient land with a history of over 1,500 years. Here, you can delve into centuries old architectural marvels, walk through famed monuments, get mesmerized by imposing world heritage structures, explore ancient rock-cut caves, experience breathtaking natural beauty, listen to spiritual chants, wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee with wildlife surrounding you or feel the tranquillity of endless beaches.

Everything in Karnataka is an intense experience. Enjoy the diversity and rich heritage of Karnataka. Nowhere else in India can you find such a profusion of monuments as in Karnataka. No wonder, Karnataka has been called the "Cradle of Stone Architecture". The magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakkal, the exquisite temples at Belur, Halebidu, and Somnathpur, the cave temples of Badami and Aihole and the stately Forts, Domes and minarets of Bijapur resurrect the state's history and cultural affluence. These peerless wonders are eloquent reminders of a rich heritage.

Karnataka has a wide range of songs and dances that revolve around hunting food gathering and burial rites. The state's rich and vibrant culture is reflected in varied art forms: Yakshagana, puppetry or Bombeatta, Bhootha Aradhane, Krishna Parijatha, Nagamandala and the various Kunithas

Karnataka is as much famed for its shrines, mosques, churches, and Jain basadis as it is for its natural and scenic splendours. These architectural wonders hold the key to the state's spiritual and historical past. Legends mingle with history, giving its shrines an evocative ambience that brings to life the richness of the state's spiritual culture. The religious circuit fascinates pilgrims and tourists as the enigma of Indian philosophy unravels in its architecture, religion, and cultural traditions.

Karnataka has its share of several lesser known hill stations. Each has its own unique charm; take your pick from sandalwood forests, coffee plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife. Nestled in the Western Ghats, these hill stations present spectacular views of dense forests, deep valleys, and magnificent sunsets.

Karnataka abounds in a torrent of sparkling waterfalls set amidst the sylvan environs of the districts of Kodagu and Uttara Kannada. West-flowing rivers gush through thick forests in coastal Uttara Kannada, breaking into streams that meander over hilly tracts to end in a series of dramatic, plunging finales throughout the region.

Karnataka's forests and wildlife are her priceless natural heritage. The State boasts of some of the largest jungle tracts south of the Vindhyas. From the majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungles of the plains, a wide variety of habitats teem with diverse flora and fauna, some of them endemic to the region.

Flanked by the soaring Western Ghats in the east and blessed by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea in the west, Karnataka has a 320km long coastline dotted with unspoilt beaches and scores of temples.

With its unique geographical features, Karnataka provides adventure lovers with every kind of terrain except snow-clad mountains. Thrill seekers and environmentalists can indulge in a host of outdoor activities on land, water and sky. Karnataka's jagged coastline, the Western Ghats with their beckoning peaks, incredible craggy formations, expansive water bodies, and the many rivers that crisscross the state make it a heaven for adventure sports and other outdoor activities.

National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India, is a premier organization in the field of Information Technology and provides state-of-the-art solutions to the information management, dissemination, e-Governance and decision support requirements of the Government. NICNET, with its Nationwide specialists, is well rooted and functioning at all Districts, State/Union Territory Capitals and Central Delhi. Micro earth station node have been established in all the state Capitals, District Head Quarters and selective other centres.

NIC KARNATAKA

National Informatics Centre (NIC), started its State Unit (NIC-KSU) at Bangalore in 1987. It has entered into an MOU with Government of Karnataka and is actively involved in the computerisation activities of State/Central Government Departments, Public Sector Enterproses and other Autonomous organisations. The broad range of service include system study, design, coding, testing, training, implementation, software maintenance and handholding support.

By establishing NICNET covering majority of the Departments in Government of Karnataka at Bangalore and the 29 districts, it has enabled 'district- state date flow' and thus compiled database on most of the socio-economic sectors of development, delivering critical information at each of the 29 districts and the state as a whole. It has provided state-of-the-art solutions to the information management and decision support requirements of the State and Central Government departments. NIC-KSU is equipped with the most recent technological equipment like SAN (Storage Area Network) having five terra byte of disk space with 27 servers of heterogeneous operating systems and RDBMS. In addition, it is also equipped with P-IV Systems, Multimedia Systems, Routers, Bridges/Hubs, VSATs in Ku-band, RF network in Bangalore city, IP Advantage network, ISDN nodes, Desktop and studio based multisite video conference systems, connecting all metros and major cities in the country, form the communication infrastructure.

VSAT technology for WAN and RF Link for MAN have been in use to interconnect District NIC centres, Vidhana Soudha , Secretariat and many other Government Departments like Education, High Court of Karnataka, Agriculture, Industry and so on.

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080-22863790
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Karnataka receives NATIONAL URBAN WATER AWARD- Achieving Cost Recovery Through Effective Billing And Collection in BWSSB Awards

Karnataka has been conferred with the prestigious NATIONAL URBAN WATER AWARD- Achieving Cost Recovery Through Effective Billing And Collection in BWSSB award by the

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India

for the year 2009. The award was given in the category - National, for the project BWSSB Ganakeekrutha Grahakara Seve,Water Billing and Collection System, developed by Karnataka.

The team members involved in the projects were:

Shri. A.Venkatesan, DDG & SIO
Shri. R.Venkatesh, TD
Shri. S.Sreekumar, SSA

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Karnataka receives WebRatna2012 Gold Icon for Citizen Centric Service for Krishi Maratavahini Awards

Karnataka has been conferred with the prestigious WebRatna2012 Gold Icon for Citizen Centric Service for Krishi Maratavahini award by the

Department of Electronics and Information Technology and NIC

for the year 2012. The award was given in the category - National, for the project Krishimaratavahini, developed by Karnataka.

The team members involved in the projects were:

Shri.A.Venkatesan, DDG & SIO
Shri.Shreekrishna bhat, Sr.TD
Smt.Rashmi BN, Programmer
Kum.Sweta K, Programmer

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All state bound projects of NIC are listed here, please click on the state to view the related projects.
  • e-Permit
    • DMG department Issues bulk permits to transport minerals. Based on the application, the bulk permit will be issued to the applicant after collecting the relevant royalty. The lessee will take the trip sheet at the mining site from the approved bulk quantity. Permit can be verified at checkpost. Permit can be renewed, cancelled, surrendered or closed after use.

      Contact Details

      M.S.Vijayalakshmi
      vlakh[dot]ms[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9448058891/080-22868020
  • PMS (Permit Management System)
    • DMG department Issues permits to transport minerals. Based on the application, the permit will be issued to the applicant after collecting the relevant royalty. The permit can be verified at checkpost. Permit can be renewed, cancelled, surrendered or closed after use.

      Contact Details

      M.S.Vijayalakshmi
      vlakh[dot]ms[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9448058891/080-22868020
  • SBCTD (Savings Bank Cumulative Time Deposit Accounts Data Collection and Consolidation)
    • This software works for Head Post Offices Savings Bank, Cumulative Time Deposit Accounts, Data Collection and Consolidation on a monthly basis .

      Contact Details

      T.Mohandhas
      mohandhas[dot]t[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9447066886/7829266886/080-22868020
  • PO Schedules Generation Software
    • This software works on top of MEGHDOOT software from Head Post Offices and Po Schedules are generated on a monthly basis and communicated over PACS software for use in PACS.

      Contact Details

      T.Mohandhas
      mohandhas[dot]t[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9447066886/7829266886/080-22868020
  • HLMS-High Court Litigant Management System
    • The Litigant Management System includes the computerization of Cash Counters, Filing Counters, Scrutiny, Pending Section, Board Branch , Court Halls ,Certified Copy branches, Judges Chambers and Query Counter. It facilitates filing of fresh cases,caveats, interlocutary documents, certified copy applications and delivery of certified copy at the counters. In the back office it provides modules for scrutiny of cases, notice generation, posting of cases and cause list generation, updation of action taken and release of judgements. Right for filing of a case to causelist generation all the processes are computerized. The causelists are hosted in the website daily. It is implemented in the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench , Bangalore and the Circuit Benches at Dharwad and Gulbarga. Judgements of High Court being hosted in the website having search facitlity on the case number, date of disposal, party name, judgename etc.

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • GBTRS System for Agency Banks of RBI
    • GBTRS (Government Business Transaction System) is a workflow based system for agency Banks for the reporting of Government transactions from Postal Units

      Contact Details

      T Mohandhas
      mohandhas[dot]t[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9447066886/7829266886/080-22868020
  • Audit Monitoring System
    • The Audit of the Receipts and Expenditure of the State Government is conducted by the Accountant General (AG), Karnataka on behalf of the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India. The aim and purpose of this Audit is to bring to the notice of Legislature, items of expenditure which are beyond the scope of the authorization made by the Legislature, Cases of irregular expenditure, loss of public money caused by default, lack of supervision or other causes, excess or short collection of taxes, erroneous assessments of taxes etc...

      Administrative Departments have to reply within the time frame to objections raised by the Audit in the Inspection Reports pertaining to nearly 23,000 government offices in the State. Those replies which have not been found satisfactory by the AG will go as Draft Paras. Departmental Notes have to be submitted by the Administrative Departments for the Draft Paras which will be validated by AG. Those Draft Paras for which Departmental Notes submitted were not found satisfactory by the AG will figure in the CAG Report. The CAG report will be placed on the floor of the House (Legislature) and Action Taken Notes have to be given for each Audit Para by the Administrative Departments. This will be reviewed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The committee will also review the Excess Appropriations done by the Administrative Departments. The entire process will be monitored by the Controller (Accounts Management).

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • Integrated Budget Information System (IBIS)
    • NIC Karnataka State Centre introduced IBIS (Integrated Budget Management System) about 15 years back using Oracle Technologies (Oracle RDBMS and Oracle Forms) to provide end-to-end support for the preparation of Annual Budgets.

      Contact Details

      Mohandhas T
      mohandhas[dot]t[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      8022863218
  • BELE(Crop)-Web enabled AGRISNET Inf.System
    • BELE is a web-based application with 3-tier architecture for capturing and monitoring the major activities / services of the KSDA located at Bangalore. It has been built with number of features for easier use by the officers of the department. It helps the officers to monitor the monthly progress achieved by Raitha Samparka Kendra, taluks, district and supporting offices.

      User-friendly System - BELE system has been developed keeping the user level of computer awareness in mind. Any user with minimum training can easily operate the BELE. It has been added with number of drop down lists and search mechanism.

      On-line and Workflow based system - BELE has been built with workflow process. The reports and forms entered by user will flow automatically to next level as defined by the system. The next officer also can easily open the same and approve or reject it. There is a minimum interaction required to verify and approve the reports and forms.

      Secured system - The system is built with strong login authentication. Username and password are of 8 characters of alphanumeric. This makes it difficult for using or guessing the password of others unless otherwise that user has given the password to others.

      BELE Functionalities:

      This system has got following functionalities to achieve the above process:

      MMR Module - Using Monthly Multi-level Report (MMR) Module, the field offices, namely taluks and districts can enter the progress made in achieving the implementation of the various government schemes in their jurisdiction. Here the provision has been made to enter the monthly targets and achievements for each scheme.

      Pest Incidence Module - This module makes the field offices to report the pest incidences, occurred in their jurisdiction on day to day basis and fortnightly. This will help the senior officers to know about the kind of diseases that are being affecting the crops and action being taken by the field offices.

      Farm Mechanisation Module - Under farm mechanization, the department gives the financial assistance to the farmer to buy the agricultural products. Using this module, the taluk offices can enter the details of the beneficiaries of the various schemes.

      Fertiliser Quality Control Module - This module allows the Fertiliser Laboratories to enter the details of the sub-standard fertilizers noticed. This will help the officers to track sub-standard fertilizers and to take action against the parties concerned.

      Insecticide Quality Control Module - This module allows the Insecticide Laboratories to enter the details of the sub-standard insecticides noticed. This will help the officers to track sub-standard insecticides and to take action against the parties concerned.

      Seed Quality Control Module - This module allows the Seed Laboratories to enter the details of the sub-standard seeds noticed. This will help the officers to track sub-standard seeds and to take action against the parties concerned.

      Monthly Progress Reports Module - Using this module, the taluk offices can enter the monthly progress reports of Raitha Sampark Kendra and Taluk in achieving the various activities of the agriculture.

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • Postal Accounts Current System (PACS)
    • The Postal Accounts Current System (PACS) software aims at automating the process of reporting of Government Business Transactions from Postal Units and Banks and Branches (through Focal Point Branches) and related reporting / communications from RBI (Reserve Bank of India), SBI GAD, and also Inter Government Adjustments by designing, developing and deploying suitable computerized systems and web based interfaces

      Contact Details

      Mohandhas T
      mohandhas[dot]t[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      8022863218

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