Government of India has been at the forefront of using
technology in different aspects of governance, be it satellite based
communication in 1980s or use of electronic messaging much before the advent
of internet in the country or even the use of video conference for
monitoring the implementation of Government programmes and schemes across
National Informatics Centre, an attached office of
Ministry of Electronics and IT, has been closely working with Government in
provisioning state-of-the-art infrastructure in the form of nationwide
network (NICNET), Data Centres, and Video Conferencing facilities to name a
few. Digital Infrastructure for Government was further strengthened through
a number of initiatives taken under the National e- Governance Plan.
Digital India, one of the flagship programmes of the
Government, has given significant push to adoption of technology and has
brought a paradigm shift in the delivery of services to citizens and also
the way Government engages with citizens. Evolution of key components of
digital infrastructure for Government is highlighted below.