The State of Madhya Pradesh is centrally located and is often called as the "Heart of India". The State is home to a rich cultural heritage and has practically everything; innumerable monuments, large plateau, spectacular mountain ranges, meandering rivers and miles and miles of dense forests offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife in sylvan surroundings.
Madhya Pradesh is the second largest State of India having 50 districts & 313 Blocks. ICT has a vital & challenging role to play in streamlining the governance. The State is fast emerging as one of the major destinations for the IT industry with lot of activity on e-Governance picked up in recent years.
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NIC, Madhya Pradesh – “The Cyber Gateway of the State”
NIC, Madhya Pradesh State Centre was setup at Bhopal, in the year 1988, to play a catalytic role in promoting informatics culture and providing ICT services to Government Departments/Organization, besides architecting & implementing various e-Governance initiatives with the best possible technology support for achieving targeted goal of delivering efficient citizen services to the common public in the State. To succeed in this endeavor, NIC implemented State-wide network of District Centers and sub-offices. Currently, NIC District Centers are operational at all the 50 Districts. NIC has also created special Centers at various important locations, i.e., State Secretariat (Mantralaya), State Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), High Court & it’s two Benches, Commissioner Land Records, etc.
Madhya Pradesh being a large State, policy formulation & implementation, initiation & implementation of various developmental schemes & programmes, coordination & monitoring up to lowest level of administration involves challenges in governance & delivery of services to the general public. Availability of the right data is the key for good decision making for effective management. ICT initiatives of the state have thrown up several new possibilities for meeting out these challenges and for making the governance more effective & efficient. In order to achieve automation of Government processes & functions, appropriate backbone ICT infrastructure has been established in the State, which includes, 2.5~10 Gbps redundant Internet Backbone, 2Mbps to 34Mbps Leased Line connectivity with Districts, High Definition Multipoint Video Conferencing facility in all the Districts, OFC-based connectivity between Mantralaya, Vidhan Sabha, Satpura & Vindhyachal Bhawan, Gigabit-based Local Area Network (LAN) at these Government Buildings, Special Geomatics Infrastructure, etc. supported by a team of highly qualified IT professionals.
Madhya Pradesh, the second largest State of INDIA, lies across the very heart of the Country. Its central location makes the State a strategic hub with many logistical advantages. NIC Madhya Pradesh is fulfilling the commitment in multi-dimensional ways to achieve the user satisfaction with the help of latest state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure. NIC, Madhya Pradesh has been extending citizen-friendly, transparent, efficient and reliable ICT-Services. During the last few years the e-Governance efforts of NIC along with State Government have been recognized with prestigious International, National & State level awards for ICT-Services upto District and below Districts as well.