IT in District

The role of Information Communications Technology (ICT) is very important to deliver timely and efficient government services to the citizens and Government employees. So, with the support of State Govt. and Central Govt. East Kameng District Administration has drawup an ambitious e-government plan to use IT enables services to improve service delivery to the citizens, and at the same time, improve procedures and functioning of Govt. Departments. However, it has to be remembered that the implementation of various e-governance projects is hampered / delayed to the problems of unfriendly hilly terrain of the District, lack of physical infrastructure and connectivity, lack of electronic connectivity, unstable electricity supply etc. Further, the District has the poorest social indicators even within the State of Arunachal Pradesh, a State which already lags behind the National parameters. The literacy rate in the District is as low as 42% which makes it very difficult to locate and train sufficiently educated manpower for running these projects. As a result of various factors, promotion of IT and related services gets a very low priority as compared to law and order related functions of the District Administration.
          In spite of all these obstacles, the District unit of National Informatics Center (NIC), under the direct supervision of Deputy Commissioner is trying hard to develop applications for each Department to improve their working. NIC, GOI is the key department in the district to coordinate the ICT activities.NIC has taken up or implemented Some of the projects/applications undertaken by NIC are as follows:


Sl. No.

Name of Projects/Application

Place of Installation

Date of Launch

Details

1.

CIC

At CIC Centres

2004

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2.

CIPA

Police Office. Seppa & Seijosa.

2008

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3.

IDSP

DMO Office

2008

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4.

CONFONET

Legal Metrology

2009

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5.

Payroll

DC office, Agriculture etc.

2008

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6.

Web Portal (website) of the District

Online

2008

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7.

NREGP monitoring software

DRDA,CICs and Block offices.

2008

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8

VAHAN/SARATHI

MV Branch, Seppa

2008

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9.

JANSUVIDHA

DC office, Seppa

24 Jan,2010

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10.

NADRS

Veterinary Offices

2011

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Some of the important application/software currently using at East Kameng District

  1. Payroll software is currently using at DC office and other various department offices of East Kameng successfully.
  2. Duplicate Elector Searching Software at District election office, Seppa.
  3. Gaon Budha Entry software which is used to record the village head of the East Kameng District.

Recently drawing up by state and Central govt. Undertaken projects currently running and at progress are :-

  1. NADRS (National Animal Diseases Reporting System) at Vet. Offices at Seppa and Seijosa are under process because of broadband. Click here for details
  2. 8 AISES (Eight All India School Education Survey) at DDSE office, Seppa. Successfully completed.
  3. Call Centre at Election going to be implemented at Election Office, East Kameng District is waited for Broad Band Connection from BSNL.
  4. e-Mamta at DMO office, Seppa is under process. Click here for details
  5. SWAN (State Wide Area Network),Click here for details.


1. CIC (Community Information Centre)


The primary objectives / aims of the CIC Project, as envisioned are:

* Interface between citizen and government
* Connectivity to Internet through NICNET through VSAT
* Web Browsing and email facilitation
* Distance learning programmes
* Familiarising use of computers among special groups like children and women
* Enabling IT-enabled services as needed for the local community

This project was implemented in the year 2002 in Anini whereby the Block Development Officer (BDO) was the custodian and NIC was the technical implementation and support agency. Presently, CIC is owned by the State Government and the Internet connectivity to CIC is being extended through NIC.

2. CIPA (Common Integrated Police Application)

Introduction
Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) is an eGovernance project of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India developed by NIC. Availability of relevant and Timely information is of utmost necessity in conduct of business by police, particularly in investigation of crime and detection of criminals. Police organizations everywhere have been handling a large amount of such Information and huge volume of records. CIPA project plays a very vital role in improving the functioning of Police organizations, by facilitating easy recording, retrieval and analysis of large pile of Information. Quick and timely information availability different facets of Police functions to the right functionaries can bring in sea change both in Crime and Criminals handling and related operations, as well as administrative process.
Objectives
The objective of CIPA project are as under -

Status of CIPA in East Kameng
CIPA project is currently running at two police stations of East Kameng District.

The CIPA Project has been running successfully since its implementation in the district. Two persons have been appointed to look after the activities of CIPA.

3. IDSP (Integrated Disease Surveillance Project)


Introduction
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare in November 2004. It is a decentralized, State based Surveillance Program in the country.
For Project implementation, Surveillance Units have been set up at Central, State and District level. Surveillance Committees at National, State and District levels are monitoring the Project. Currently linkages are being established with all State Head Quarters, District Head Quarters and all Government Medical Colleges on a Satellite Broadband Hybrid Network. The network on completion will enable 800 sites on a broadband network of which 400 sites will have dual connectivity with satellite and broadband. This network enables enhanced Speedy Data Transfer, Video Conferencing, Discussions, Training, Communication and in future e-learning for outbreaks and program monitoring under IDSP. A 24X7 call center with toll free telephone no 1075 accessible from BSNL/MTNL telephone from all states is in operation since February 2008. This receives disease alerts from anywhere in the country and diverges the information to the respective State/District Surveillance Units for verification and initiating appropriate actions wherever required.
Major Components

Status of IDSP in East Kameng District
One of the important e-Gov projects in the Health Sector has been running successfully since its inception in the district.

4. CONFONET


A scheme for computerization and computer networking of Consumer Fora in the country, CONFONET was launched during the 10th Plan period in March, 2005 at a cost of Rs. 48.64 crores. Under the scheme, the Consumer Fora at all the three tiers throughout the country are being fully computerized & connected through network for exchange of information which would enable them to access information faster, facilitating quicker disposal of cases, implemented by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) on a turnkey basis.

Status of CONFONET in East Kameng
The project got implemented in the Office of Legal Metrology. Due to the non-existence of skills, broadband connection and lack of interest in the project by concerned department, it is almost at non-functional.

5. JAN SUVIDHA

Jan-suvidha is a software application developed by NIC Arunachal Pradesh State Unit to automate the process of issuance of various types of certificates and licenses from the Office of Deputy Commissioner. In addition, it is an attempt to provide a single-window solution to the citizens, where various services of the office of DC are provided under one roof. The citizen needs to approach only the receipt and delivery counter and no longer needs to find his way through the maze of branches in the office to get his or her work done. The project was developed as a result of the efforts of the then Deputy Commissioner, Lohit District Sh. Prashant Lokhande IAS and was first launched in Lohit District at its headquarters, Tezu. The application was subsequently customized for Tirap District by the District Unit, NIC, Tirap and launched in the district on 28th Aug. 2008 by MLA Khonsa Town Sh. Kamthok Lowang in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Sh. Ankur Garg, IAS.

Features

Services Provided at East kameng District

The following services have been planned for implementation in near future:.

6. SWAN (The State Wide Area Network)


Introduction
The State Wide Area Network (SWAN) Scheme which is one of the Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was approved by Govt. of India (GOI) in March 2005, with the modality that it would be a central sector scheme. This was to be administered by the Department of IT, Government of India, with decentralized implementation by States / UTs, desirous to participate in the scheme at a total cost of Rs 3334 crore.
This scheme envisages establishment of an intra-government network with a minimum of 2 Mbps Connectivity from the State Headquarters to Block Headquarters through District Headquarters. The SWAN project provides the connectivity to facilitate the rolling out of citizen centric services under various MMPs under NeGP.

SWAN Features

  • The vertical component of SWAN is implemented using multi-tier architecture (typically, three-tier) with the State/UT Headquarter (SHQ ) connected to the each District Head Quarter (DHQ) which in turn gets connected to the each Block Head Quarter (BHQ). Each SHQ, DHQ and BHQ point of connection is called a Point of Presence (PoP), which is a point of bandwidth aggregation for several network links getting connected at this point. The bandwidth provisioning for network connectivity between all the above PoPs is a minimum of 2 Mbps. Presently, the connectivity provisioning between every SHQ and DHQ is for 4 Mbps and DHQ to every BHQ is 2 Mbps. For the horizontal component, the government departments at each tier are connected to the respective PoPs.
  • It aims to create a dedicated Closed User Group (CUG) network of minimum speed of 2 Mbps by connecting around 7500 pops, providing Data, Voice & Video connectivity to more than 50,000 govt. offices. The networks aim at increasing the efficiency of the government delivery mechanism and optimize the performance. The backbone thus created would provide reliable, vertical and horizontal connectivity within the State / UT administration and would facilitate electronic transactions between all the government departments.
  • To ensure desired Quality of Service (QoS) by the Network Operator and the Bandwidth Service Provider, a Third Party Audit mechanism has been created in the SWAN Scheme which would monitor the performance of the SWAN network in each State / UT. The Third Party Audit (TPA) agency shall perform for a period of five years from the date of final acceptance test of the network and primarily monitor the compliance of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) which the State / UT would enter with the Network Operator and also with the Bandwidth Service Provider.

Implementation Models
The scheme has two implementation options -

  • PPP Model: As per this model, a successful Network Operator Agency is selected through a suitable competitive bidding process for outsourcing of establishment, operation and maintenance of the Network in the State for a period of five years. The payments to the successful bidder would begin only after the infrastructure has been set up. The contract signed with the private party provides for strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and there is a provision of penalties to be imposed on the party should it fail to meet those service levels.
  • NIC Model: In this model the State has the option for going directly to the National informatics Centre (NIC) and the NIC would set up and maintain the SWAN for the State for a period of 5 years.

Status of SWAN in East Kameng District

  • Installation for DHQ (District Headquarters) under SWAN has been completed.
  • Equipments deployed and installed at the site.
  • Distribution of equipments for blocks has been done at most of block and circles like Lada, Sawa etc are still pending due to difficulty of terrain.
  • Some of the tasks are still in progress and expectedly will be completed shortly.
  • Works for the BHQs (Block Headquarters) in the district are yet to be started.