IT revolution in District Bilaspur started with the establishment of District Unit of
National Informatics Centre (NIC) in the year 1988
and since then is
giving yeoman service to the district administration as well as
other departments in the district in spreading ICT. Various
softwares developed locally as well as at NIC HP State Centre have
been implemented through the NIC District Unit.
LAN at Bilaspur consist of 4 servers catering to 50 clients.
Besides, 15 PCís has been installed in various branches of DC
office. This LAN connects not only the important branches of the
District Collectorate but also other Departments like Directorate of
Fisheries, Excise & Taxation, SP Office and PWD. All the offices
connected through this LAN have also been provided with the Internet
NICís network known as NICNET presently connects all
the district to State capitals to Center through satellite ARAB-SAT.
The District Centre has successfully undertaken milestones projects
some of which are briefly mentioned below:
Revenue Department Computerisation :
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 any common man to take a copy of the Record Of Rights
instantly. The first Tehsil of Bilaspur Sadar was made online on
13th March 2005, when it was formally inaugurated by Honourable
Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Sh Virbhadra Singh.
The next in the anvil is Sub-Tehsil Sri Naina Deviji, which is just
on the verge of operationalisation, with itís major activity for
making it online being completed at the district centre. Before the
end of 2005, the entire data of Tehsils Jhandutta and Ghumarwin
shall also be made online and the respective Tehsil Centers made
E-Governance Centres :
In the year 2004, the District Center of NIC and
the District Administration, embarked upon an innovative
E-Governance Project aimed at providing Citizen Centric Services by
the setting up of E-Governance Centers in the DC Office Complex and SDM Office Ghumarwin. The concept of such centers is based on
providing improved services to the citizens in a shorter time, but
also making them self sustaining by means of the service charge
being charged from the general public, who happily like to pay a
small amount extra for the better services being delivered to them.
These Centres have been established with the following objectives.
Transparency in the working of the Government
To ensure greater efficiency, objectivity,
accountability and speed in providing services and information to
∑ To provide cost effective service and quality of the
∑ To provide single window for all Govt. Services at
∑ Responsive Administration.
∑ To provide a friendly, speedier and efficient
∑ To eliminate the middlemen
the first phase, SARATHI Ė Issue of Driving Licenses and VAHAN -
Vehicles Registration have been started in the E-governance Centre.
Additional activities expected to start shortly in this centre
include Arms License (ALIS), Passport Form Collection Counter (WEBPASS),
Set-up of E-Kiosks to give a citizen interface to the information.
The E-Governance Centre at DC Office Complex Bilaspur has been
running since february 2004.
Video Conferencing :
In an attempt to improve efficiency and responsiveness in
administration, NIC has established a Video Conferencing facility in
Collectorate, which is a part of the project of providing such
facility in all the 12 districts and 4 remote sub-divisions of the
state. The Honíble Chief Minister, Sh. Virbhadra Singh dedicated
this Video Conferencing facility on 26th July, 2005. This
inaugural VC session lasted for more than 2 hours during which the
Honíble Chief Minister had a meeting with Deputy Commissioners and
other district officers including SPs of all the districts.
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. VC setups support a speed of 384
kbps besides providing data connectivity. The connectivity is
presently through VSATs, but ISDN lines can also be used in case of
satellite link failures.
Welfare Department Computerisation:
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 a Computerised System 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 ĎDisability Certificate
Information Systemí helps the department to issue the certificates
to the disabled persons for availing various benefits and
concessions from the government.
Payroll Processing :
The standard state level software used for the paybill generation
has been implemented in around 70 offices covering about 7000
employees. Bilaspur was the pilot district for the implementation of
this software in all the Senior Secondary and High Schools of the
district, and the same has been achieved successfully.
Apart from above, some other ICT Applications which are in active
use include: Co-operative Statistics Computerisation, DISNIC
Taxation, Passenger Goods Tax Software, Education MIS, District
Court (DCIS) and All India Education Survey 7 (AIES)
: NIC District Centre has developed the official website of
District Bilaspur. The website
was inaugurated by the then Honíble Chief Minister of Himachal
Pradesh. This 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.
ROAD AHEAD (FUTURE STRATEGY) :
all Tehsil and Sub-Tehsil Centres operational and online for
issuance of ROR (Record Of Rights) copies by the
end of 2005.
of Land Deeds in all Tehsil / Sub-Tehsil Centres
of E-Governance Centre at SDM Office Ghumarwin.
of E-Parman softwares in all Tehsil / Sub-Tehsil Centres.
of WEBPASS (Passport Collection) in District E-Governance Centre.
of Kiosk with display of active data from various applications.
of DC Office LAN.