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 Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. 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.