National Informatics Centre (NIC) through its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Network – NICNET, has institutional linkages across all the Ministries /Departments of the Central Government, State Governments, Union Territories, and District administrations of the country.
NICNET is a satellite-based nation-wide computer-communication network, that is a type of Wide Area Network (WAN).
Through NICNET, NIC has been instrumental in steering e-Governance applications in Government Ministries/ Departments at the Centre, States, Districts and Block level, facilitating improvement in Government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralized planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and accountability to the people of India.
Direct peering of NICNET with BSNL, PGCIL and Railtel are completed at Delhi and Hyderabad for saving Internet Bandwidth and faster access of each other’s Network and Data Centre. Peering with Google, Microsoft and Akamai Content Delivery Network has facilitated faster access to Google services and other important International web sites.
Re-structuring of Videoconferencing network has enabled to minimize delay and handle large scale important video conferencing such as PRAGATI of Hon’ble Prime Minister, GST Council Meetings by Hon’ble Finance Minister among others.