Information Technology is regarded as the key technology and its playing vital role in overall development of a country. IT is being used widely in macro-economic planning and decision making, public administration, education, health-care, manufacturing, finance and banking, transportation, commerce, publishing, energy conservation and environmental management. India has been playing vital role in IT sector through its skilled manpower. Himachal Pradesh is not lagging behind in this sector. A separate IT wing has been created in HP to look after the IT needs of the State, IT Parks and IT Universities have been established to promote the IT Culture in the State.
Introduction of e-Governance is the key to making information technology (IT) relevant to ordinary citizens. E-Governance is a culture, which changes how citizens relate to governments as much as it changes how citizens relate to each other. It brings forth re-definition of needs and responsibilities. Though computerization introduced successfully by NIC in different sectors in the districts has yielded fruitful results, the concept of introducing e-Governance to implement citizen-IT based applications in the district is the next logical goal.
National Informatics Centre
NIC is a Premier Information Technology Organization which comes under the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology. It was setup to spread the IT Culture in all the Government Departments and bring automation. NIC has setup District level offices throughout India at the Collectorate to fulfill the needs of the District Administration and spread Computer Culture in various departments of the District. The IT revolution in District Bilaspur started with the establishment of District Unit of National Informatics Centre (NIC) in the year 1988 and since then it is involved in various e-Governance Projects Implementation.
The NIC District Centre has successfully undertaken milestones projects
some of which are briefly mentioned below:
Revenue Department Computerization : The Revenue Department has a great focus, in regards to itís
computerization, not only from NIC but also from the State
Government. HIMBHOOMI - Land Records Computeriszation, HIMRIS - Land
Deeds Registration are the major projects being implemented for this
department. HIMBHOOMI, which focuses on the operationalisation of
the Tehsil / Sub-Tehsil computer centres with the latest updated
data of land records of all the villages of the concerned tehsil
made available on computers and which is updated immediately
whenever any transactions (mutations) take place in the field. This
enables common man to take a copy of the Record Of Rights
instantly. Tehsil Bilaspur Sadar was the first Tehsil of District Blaspur which was made online on
13th March 2005. At present all the Four Tehsils namely Bilaspur Sadar, Ghumarwin, Jhandutta, Sri Naina Devi Ji and Two Sub Tehsils Bharari & Namhol are fully computerized as far as Revenue Department Computerization is concerned.
Sarathi : SARATHI is a software which is used for issuing Computerized Learner License,Permanent Driving License & Conductor's License at the RLAs/RTO offices of the District.
VAHAN : Vahan software is used for the Issuance of Vehicle Registration Certificate, Fitness Certificate & Permits in RTO Office and RLA Sadar.
Manav Sampada (Personnel MIS) : Manav Sampada is a convenient and effective monitoring tool for employees to view their service book details covering personal, professional, family, education, training, leave, loans, ACR, Service History etc. It is of immense benefit to the employees since they can view it from even the remotest corner of the state.
Scheme Monitoring Information System : Scheme MIS is a web-based application used by the District Planning Offiice.The software has provision to capture information starting from proposal stage till it is converted to scheme and its monitoring thereafter. The software has benefited the District Administration in Decision making and Monitoring the progress of works done.
Lok Praman Patra : This is an web based application for the Issuance of 14 types of Certificate namely
Agriculture Certificate, Backward Area Certificate, Bonafide Certificate,Character Certificate, Dogra Class Certificate, Freedom Fighter Folder, Income Certificate, Legal Heirs Certificate, Marriage Registration Certificate, Community Certificate,Other Backward Classes Certificate, Passport Verification Certificate, Rural Area Certificate, SC/ST Certificate to the Citizens.
eShastra (Arms License Issuance System) : This is a web based application being implemented in the office of Additional District Magistrate Bilaspur & SDM Office Ghumarwin for the Issuance / Renewal of Arms Licenses.
Agricultural Marketing Committee (AGMARKNET) : Agricultural Marketing Information System is running at Market Committee Bilaspur. The daily mandi rates of commodities coming for sale at mandi are being entered on the Agnarknet website (http://agmarknet.nic.in). This project is benefitting the general public, salesman and farmers etc. They can know in advance the prevailing prices of all the commodities in any of the mandis all over India.
Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) : CIPA is implemented in all the Police Stations of the District Bilaspur. Through the online entry of daily crime report, FIR and Rojnamcha is feeded. Software is running in 7 Police Stations of the district. It is providing an efficient way of organising crime records for generating queries/reports and crime analysis for decision support.
Reference Monitoring System (REFNIC) : Refnic Software has been implemented in the DC office Bilaspur, SDM Office Sadar. All the Diary & Despatch Section officials use this software.
eSamadhan (Online Public Grievance Redressal System) :
eSamadhan a web-based system ( http://admis.hp.nic.in/esamadhan) for online grievances monitoring & disposal, covering all departments top from Chief Minister Office down to the District/Sub Division & Tehsil level line departments to immediate redressal of public grievances in a time bound and transparent manner. The portal is connected with SMS Gateway Service through which a person is immediately getting the status of his grievance/complaint directly on his mobile phone.
ePension : ePension software has been implemented in the District treasury Office Nahan which is managing the Pension Scrolls Arrear calculation etc for the State Government pensioners drawing their pension in district Sirmaur and providing them with a citizen interface at http://himachal.nic.in/epension.
Sugam Centre : The Citizen Service Center (SUGAM) is operational at DC Office Bilaspur from Septemper, 2013. The SUGAM center has 6 Counters for delivery of Service to the citizens and a reception for guidance. Sugam Centre Bilaspur provides all the services mentioned below at the Single Place.
- Driving License Issuance & Renewal
- Vehicle Registration, Road Tax collection, Validity etc. related work
- Arms Licences Issuance & Renewal
- Nakal Jamabandi Issuance
- Aadhaar Card Related Services
Welfare Department Computerisation (eKalyan) : The disbursement of the pension to the pensioners of various
categories like Widows, Old Aged Persons, Handicapped and Lepers is
a major task for the department, for which eKalyan software has
been implemented. The system helps maintain the pensioner details,
ledgers, Money Orders generation on pre-printed Money Orders and
numerous reports. Another software namely ePehchan helps the department to issue the certificates
to the disabled persons for availing various benefits and
concessions from the government.
Video Conferencing : In an attempt to improve efficiency and responsiveness in
administration, NIC has established a Video Conferencing facility in
the District Collectorate.The conferencing system has multipoint conferencing
facility also through which many sites can confer with each other
simultaneously in continuous presence mode, while many additional
sites can be in receive only mode. District Administration and other departments utilizes the VC services for the purpose of Review meetings for Centre/State Projects.
: The official website
is designed & maintained by NIC District Centre in coordination with the District Administration. The website provides comprehensive information on History,
Facts at a Glance, Tourism, Access, Maps, Administration, IT in
District, Citizen Services, Martyrs and Gallantry Award Winners,
Photo Gallery etc. related to District Bilaspur. This website is the major source of Information for the Citizens. The contents of the website are provided by the District Administration.