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					Overview
    The underlying theme of the year 2010 has been        effects of recession on these geographies have
recovery of the Global economy from the                   lingered on for a longer time. These regions however,
unprecedented economic crisis of 2007-09. World           have seen pick up in demand as the year
GDP, which had declined by 0.6 per cent in 2009,          progressed.
grew at 5 per cent in 2010 and is expected to stabilize
                                                               The share of emerging markets in total
at about 4.4 per cent in 2011. The Indian Economy
                                                          exports has increased from 9.4 per cent in 2009-10
has bounced back and is estimated to grow at
                                                          to 9.7 per cent in 2010-11. This trend towards a
8.6 per cent in 2010-11 as compared to 8 per cent in
                                                          broader geographic market exposure is positive
2009-10.
                                                          for the industry, not only as de-risking measure          1
     The Indian IT-BPO Industry has also witnessed        but also as a means of accelerating growth by
robust recovery in 2010-11. The revenue aggregate         tapping new markets.
of IT-BPO industry is expected to grow by 19.2 per
                                                              The Indian domestic IT market continues to
cent and reach US $ 88.1 billion in 2010-11 as
                                                          grow in 2010-11. The revenue from the domestic
compared to US $ 73.9 billion in 2009-10.
                                                          market (IT Services, software products and BPO) is
      The Indian software and services exports            expected to grow from US $ 14.2 billion in 2009-10
including ITeS-BPO exports is estimated at US $           to US $ 17.1 billion in the year 2010-11, an
59 billion in 2010-11, as compared to US $ 50 billion     anticipated growth of about 20.4 per cent. IT
in 2009-10, an increase of 18.0 per cent. The IT          services is one of the fastest growing segment in
services exports is estimated to be US $ 33.5             the Indian domestic IT market. It is driven by
billion in 2010-11 as compared to US $ 27.3 billion       localized strategies designed by service providers.
in 2009-10, showing a growth of 22.7 per cent. BPO             India remains an integral part of the global
exports is estimated to grow from US $ 12.4 billion       sourcing strategy, and registered a growth rate twice
in 2009-10 to US $ 14.2 billion in 2010-11, a year-on-    that of other competitors in the global sourcing arena,
year (Y-o-Y) growth of 14.5 per cent. IT services         to account for approximately 55 per cent of the
contributed 57 per cent of total IT-BPO exports in        addressable global sourcing market in 2010, up from
2010-11, followed by BPO at 24 per cent and               51 per cent in 2009. It is estimated that India- based
Software products/engineering services at 19 per          resources account for about 60-70 per cent of the
cent.                                                     offshore delivery capacities available across the
                                                          leading multinational IT-BPO players.
     The US and the UK remain key markets for Indian
IT-ITeS exports in 2010-11 accounting for about 61.5          This phenomenal growth of the Indian IT-ITeS
per cent and 17.2 per cent of total IT-BPO exports        sector has had a perceptible multiplier effect on the
respectively. Revenue growth from Continental             Indian economy as a whole. The sector has grown
Europe however, has been relatively tepid, as the         to become the biggest employment generator and
    has spawned the mushrooming of several ancillary          National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was approved
    industries such as transportation, real estate and        on 16th May 2006. NeGP consists of 27 Mission
    catering. Consequently, this sector has created a         Mode Projects (MMPs) encompassing 9 Central
    rising class of young consumers with high                 MMPs, 11 State MMPs and 7 integrated MMPs that
    disposable incomes, triggered a rise in direct-tax        span multiple backend Ministries/ Departments. It
    collections and propelled an increase in consumer         also includes 8 program support components aimed
    spending.                                                 at creating the right governance and institutional
                                                              mechanisms, core infrastructure, policies &
        The IT-ITeS industry has created career
                                                              standards and the necessary legal framework for
    opportunities for the youth, provided global exposure
                                                              adoption of e-Governance in the country. It is
    and offered extensive training and development.
                                                              implemented at the Central, State and Local
    Furthermore, the industry has been a front-runner in
                                                              Government levels.
    bridging the gender divide in the Indian workforce
    (over 30 per cent of employees are women; over 60         State Wide Area Networks
    per cent of industry players employ differently abled
                                                                   State Wide Area Network (SWAN) is envisaged
    people).
                                                              as the converged backbone network for data, voice
         The IT-BPO industry has played a key role in         and video communications throughout a State/UT
    putting India on the world map. The industry has          and is expected to cater to the information
    attracted more than 10 per cent of total FDI flowing      communication requirements of all the Departments.
    into India. The industry also led in the development of   Under this Scheme, technical and financial
    the Indian organizations as global multinationals -–      assistance is being provided to the States/UTs for
    with over 400 delivery centres (outside India), the       establishing SWANs to connect all State/UT
    industry has presence in 52 countries, and 200 cities     Headquarters up to the Block level via District/Sub-
    with more than 10 organisations listed on overseas        Divisional Headquarters, in a vertical hierarchical
    stock exchanges and more than 400 Fortune 500             structure with a minimum bandwidth capacity of
2   customers.                                                2Mbps per link. As on 31st December, 2010, SWAN
                                                              is operational in 23 States/UTs.
         Direct employment within the IT-BPO sector
    is expected to grow by 10.4 per cent to reach             State Data Centres
    2.5 million in 2010-11 with over 2,40,000 jobs being
                                                                   State Data Centre has been identified as one of
    added during the year. The indirect employment
                                                              the important elements of the core infrastructure for
    attributed to the sector is estimated to be about
                                                              supporting e-Governance initiatives under NeGP.
    9.0 million in 2010-11 as compared to 8.2 million in
                                                              Under the SDC Scheme, it is proposed to establish
    2009-10.
                                                              Data Centres in all the States/UTs so that common
         The spectacular growth performance in the IT-        secure IT infrastructure is created to host State level
    BPO industry in the last decade has helped the            e-Governance applications/Data to enable seamless
    industry contribute substantially to India's GDP. In      delivery of Government to Government (G2G),
    2010-11, the IT-BPO industry's contribution to GDP        Government to Citizen (G2C) and Government to
    is estimated to be 6.4 per cent as compared to 6.2        Business (G2B) services duly supported by State
    per cent in 2009-10.                                      Wide Area Network and Common Service Centres
                                                              established at the village level. As on 31st December,
        The IT-BPO Industry has enormous potential to         2010, 3 SDCs have been made operational. SDCs
    grow in the years to come. By the fiscal year 2015,       in 14 States are under implementation.
    the industry's aggregate revenue is expected to
    reach US $ 130 billion, a CAGR of about 14 per cent
                                                              Common Services Centres
    from the year 2010-11 and contribute about 7 per              The Government has approved the Common
    cent to India's GDP.                                      Services Centres (CSCs) Scheme for providing
                                                              support for establishing 100,000 Common Services
    National e- Governance Plan
                                                              Centres in 600,000 villages of India. The Scheme
       A major initiative of the Government for               envisions CSCs as the front-end delivery points for
    ushering in e-Governance on national scale, called        Government, private and social sector services to
rural citizens of India, in an integrated manner. As of   Out of these twenty six applications -twenty two are
December 2010, number of CSCs rolled out in 31            in the area of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV), one is in the
States of India is 87,594.                                area of Semiconductor Fab, one is in the area of
                                                          ATMP & specified storage devices and two are in
     It has been decided that the Common Services
                                                          the area of LCD Panels. These applications are being
Centres will be suitably repositioned to be a network
                                                          evaluated.
of Panchayat level Bharat Nirman Common Services
Centres, to provide Government services to the                A Task Force was set up by the Department in
citizens in rural areas. Accordingly, the CSCs are        August 2009 to suggest measures to stimulate the
to be leveraged for various services for Bharat           growth of IT-ITeS and Electronics Hardware
Nirman and flagship Schemes like NREGA, NRHM              Manufacturing Industry. The recommendations of the
and SSA.                                                  Task Force have been examined by the Department
                                                          in consultation with implementing Ministries/
Capacity Building Scheme
                                                          Departments.
In order to provide a mechanism for adequate
                                                          Skill Development in IT
capacity building and training for end user, a
Capacity Building Scheme has been approved                      Government of India announced the National
in January 2008. This envisions establishment             Skill Development Policy which has set a target of
of institutional framework for State Level                skilling 500 million persons by 2022. The policy also
Strategic decision-making including setting-up            aims at taking the advantage of demographic
of State e-Governance Mission Team. A permanent           dividends, i.e. increasing population of working age
CB Management Cell (CBMC) has been established.           group in India. The Department has been listed as
State e-Governance Mission Team has been setup            a part of the skill development initiative and has
in 27 States/UTs.                                         been given a target to train 10 million persons by
                                                          the year 2022 in the domain of Electronics,
e-District
                                                          Information and Communication Technology. The            3
     e-District is a State Mission Mode Project under     Department has prepared a road map for achieving
the National e-Governance Plan. The Project aims to       the set target.
target certain high volume services currently not
covered by any MMP under the NeGP and to
                                                          Cyber Law
undertake backend computerization to enable the                The Information Technology Act 2000, a legal
delivery of these services through Common Services        framework for transactions carried out electronically,
Centres.                                                  was enacted to facilitate e-Commerce, e-Governance
                                                          and to deal with computer related offences. The
     The Department has approved 16 Pilot
                                                          Principal Act was amended through the Information
e-District projects covering 41 districts. Pilot
                                                          Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 to include
projects have been launched/ gone live in 18 districts
across 6 States. The pilot project is in advance stage    provisions for new forms of cyber crimes like cyber
of implementation in 8 States.                            terrorism, identity theft, child pornography, breach
                                                          of confidentiality and leakage of data by intermediary
Electronics/IT Hardware Manufacturing                     and e-Commerce frauds. The Rules pertaining to
                                                          sections 52, 54, 69, 69A and 69B of the Information
    Electronics Hardware Manufacturing continues
                                                          Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 have been
to be a thrust area for the Government. The Special
                                                          notified.
Incentive Package Scheme (SIPS) that was
announced on 21st March 2007 to encourage                 Cyber Security
investments for setting up Semiconductor Fabrication
                                                              With the passage of Information Technology
and other micro and nano technology manufacture
                                                          (Amendment) Act 2008, Indian Computer
industries in India has received very positive
                                                          Emergency Response Team (ICERT) has been
response from prospective investors.
                                                          designated as Nodal agency for coordinating all
   Under the scheme twenty six applications in all        matters related to cyber security and emergency
seeking financial assistance have been received.          response. It is now assigned with the task of
    oversight of the Indian cyber space for enhancing        IT Research Academy
    cyber protection, enabling security compliance and
                                                                  IT Research Academy (ITRA) is a programme
    assurance in Government and critical sectors and
                                                             to build a national resource for advancing the quality
    facilitating early warning & response as well as
                                                             and quantity of R&D in IT while institutionalizing an
    information sharing and cooperation. In order to
                                                             academic culture of IT based problem solving and
    have the optimum uptime and support 24x7
                                                             societal development by closely collaborating teams
    operations of ICERT, initiatives have been taken to
                                                             of researchers and institutions having expertise in
    setup a Disaster Recovery site at C-DAC,
                                                             the different aspects of the chosen research or
    Bengaluru.
                                                             application problems. The ITRA will focus on
    National Knowledge Network                               strengthening the nation's competitiveness by
                                                             expanding the R&D base in IT, especially by
         Government had decided to establish a National
                                                             leveraging the large IT education sector and IT users
    Knowledge Network (NKN) which will consist of an
                                                             such as Government, industry and other
    ultra-high speed Core (multiples of 10Gbps and
                                                             organizations.
    upwards), and over 1500 nodes covering all
    universities, research institutions, libraries,          Centre for Development of Advanced
    laboratories, hospitals and agricultural institutions    Computing
    across the country.
                                                                 Centre for Development of Advanced
        In the initial phase, a core Backbone                Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization
    consisting of 18 Points of Presence (PoPs) have          of the Department for carrying out R&D in IT,
    been established with 2.5 Gbps capacity. A total         Electronics and associated areas. During the year,
    of 104 Institutions have been connected to NKN           C-DAC carried out technology developments in the
    and 15 virtual classrooms have been set up.              areas of interconnect technologies, system software,
                                                             Reconfigurable Computing Systems (RCS), Grid
4   Indian Languages Technologies                            middleware and various areas of scientific and
                                                             engineering applications.
          To enable wide proliferation of ICT in Indian
    languages, the Department has taken a major                   C-DAC developed and commissioned High
    initiative to make available Software tools & fonts in   Performance Computing (HPC) facilities at Indian
    various Indian languages freely to the general public.   Institute of Science and Education Research (IISER),
    Software tools & fonts for 22 constitutionally           Pune for promoting supercomputing related domain
    recognized Indian Languages have been released           specific research; Dar-es-salaam Institute for
    in public domain for free mass usage.                    Technology, Tanzania for work in the field of Weather
                                                             Prediction and National Centre for Medium Range
         Machine Translation systems from English to
                                                             Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida for high end
    8 Indian languages in the tourism domain with varying
                                                             research in climate modeling.
    efficiency have been developed. Machine Translation
    Systems for 9 Bidirectional pairs of Indian languages    National Informatics Centre
    with varying efficiency have been developed.
                                                                  National Informatics Centre (NIC), an
    Free and Open Source Software Initiative                 attached office of the Department, is a premier
                                                             S&T organization. It has been playing a
         Indian industry/ SMEs can benefit from the
                                                             significant role in using ICT to streamline internal
    liberal licensing norms of Free and Open Source
                                                             Government functions and facilitating
    Software (FOSS) which enables software to be freely
                                                             implementation of e-governance. Accordingly,
    modified and distributed. GNU/Linux Bharat
                                                             NIC has been engaged in setting up of Internet/
    Operating System Solutions (BOSS) desktop
                                                             Intranet Infrastructure, preparing IT Plans and
    version 4.0 with support for all 22 constitutionally
                                                             developing IT enabled Services including G2G,
    recognized Indian languages and BOSS Advance
                                                             G2B, G2C and G2E portals.
    Server version 1.0 has been released for
    deployment. 27 BOSS Support Centres have been               A number of major initiatives have been
    established across the country.                          undertaken by NIC for strengthening backend
automation and implementation of citizen centric       the performance of the Government by preparing a
services. E-payment for various Government             Results-Framework Document (RFD), which provides
services, SMS service for sending alerts and           a summary of the most important results that a
updates, e-tendering, e-office, web based counseling   Department/Ministry expects to achieve during the
for admission into professional courses are some       financial year.
such activities.                                           In accordance with this, the Department
    GePNIC, e-Tendering solution of NIC for            prepared RFD for 2009-10 and 2010-11 with a vision
                                                       entitled 'e-Development of India as the engine
various Departments was implemented in a
                                                       for transition into a developed nation and an
number of States. Cumulatively 48294 tenders
                                                       empowered society' with five core areas namely:
worth 66,864.79 Crore in value were processed
                                                       e-Government, e-Industry, e-Innovation /R & D,
using GePNIC system.
                                                       e-Learning and e-Security. The Results with respect
Results-Framework Document and Strategic               to RFD 2009-10 were duly evaluated and the
Plan                                                   Department achieved an overall composite score
                                                       of 97.45 per cent indicating excellent performance.
     Government of India has approved the outline
of a "Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System         In addition to this, the Department has prepared
(PMES) for Government Departments" to measure          a Strategic Plan for the next five years.




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    Industry Profile
    Major Policy Initiatives                                   semiconductors and other high tech electronic
                                                               products, attract global investments as well as
         The Information, Communication Technology and         bridge the viability gap due to lack of adequate
    Electronics (ICTE) is the world’s largest and fastest      infrastructure and ecosystem, a Special Incentive
    growing industry. ICTE is increasingly finding             Package Scheme (SIPS) was announced by the
    applications in all sectors of the economy and thus        Government on 21.3.2007. The last date for receipt
    is accepted as a key enabler in development. Today,        of applications under the Scheme was 31.3.2010.
    India is a large, vibrant and one of the fastest growing   Twenty six applications in all, twenty two in the area
    economies in the world. As a result of impressive          of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV), one in the area of
6   growth of the economy, steadily increasing buying          Semiconductor Fab, one in the area of ATMP &
    power of the people and aspirations of the young,          specified storage devices and two in the area of
    the consumption of electronics gadgets in the country      LCD Panels seeking financial assistance under the
    is growing fast. India is one of the World’s fastest       Scheme have been received and are being
    growing electronics hardware markets. The domestic         evaluated.
    demand of electronics hardware is estimated at US$
    400 billion by 2020. This provides a huge opportunity      Task Force to suggest measures to stimulate
    for India to become an electronics hardware                the growth of IT-ITeS and Electronics
    manufacturing hub to meet its domestic requirements        Hardware Manufacturing Industry in the
    as well as the global requirements. Therefore, the         country
    Government has accorded high priority to this sector.
                                                                    In the backdrop of the unprecedented global
         The Government has identified growth of               economic downturn, the Department constituted a
    electronics hardware manufacturing sector as a thrust      Task Force in August 2009, to make
    area and has taken a number of steps on an on-             recommendations covering strategies to augment
    going basis for promotion of this industry in the          the growth of the IT software and IT enabled services
    country. Setting up of a Mission to implement              sector in the context of global developments; the
    schemes and policies in a focused and targeted             steps needed to accelerate domestic demand for
    manner, incentivization, eco-system development            electronics hardware products, IT & IT enabled
    and attracting investment in electronics hardware          services and boost domestic manufacturing in
    manufacturing sector are amongst the major                 Electronics hardware sector. The Task
    initiatives which are under consideration of the           Force submitted its Report on 11th December, 2009.
    Government to take advantage of this opportunity.
                                                                    As per the Report of the Task Force, the demand
    The major initiatives taken by the Government are:
                                                               for electronics hardware in the country is projected
    Special Incentive Package Scheme (SIPS)                    to increase from the present US$ 45 billion in 2009
                                                               to US$ 400 billion by 2020. As against this demand
       In order to create a conducive environment for          projection, electronics hardware production (supply)
    manufacture of high technology, capital intensive          is projected to grow from US$ 20 billion in 2009 to
US$ 400 billion by 2020, including exports of US$                  The general Export Promotion Capital Goods
80 billion.                                                        (EPCG) Scheme allows import of capital
                                                                   goods at 3 per cent customs duty, subject
      The Task Force, in its report has made a set of              to an export obligation equivalent to 8 times
recommendations which have been examined by                        of duty saved on capital goods
the Department in consultation with implementing                   imported under EPCG scheme, to be
Ministries/Departments. At the same time, a high                   f u l f i l l e d i n 8 years reckoned from
level Committee has also submitted a report on                     Authorization issue-date. However, a Zero
measures to promote manufacture of electronic                      duty EPCG Scheme is available to
hardware including telecom equipment in India.                     exporters of electronic products. It allows
Most of the recommendations made by the Task                       import of capital goods at zero per cent
Force are already at various stages of                             customs duty, subject to an export
implementation by the concerned Ministries/                        obligation equivalent to 6 times of duty
Departments of Government of India. Based on                       saved on capital goods imported under
above recommendations, following five key                          EPCG scheme, to be fulfilled in 6 years
initiatives have been identified:                                  reckoned from Authorization issue-date.

                                                                  The export obligation under EPCG Scheme
         To set up a National Electronics Mission
                                                                   can also be fulfilled by the supply of
         (NEM).
                                                                   Information Technology Agreement (ITA-1)
         To set up Semiconductor Wafer Fabs.                       items to the DTA provided the realization is
                                                                   in free foreign exchange.
         To introduce Modified Special Incentive
                                                                   Supplies of Information Technology
         Package Scheme by providing capital grant
                                                                   Agreement (ITA-1) items and notified zero
         and setting up of Electronics Manufacturing
                                                                   duty telecom/electronic items in the
         Clusters.
                                                                   Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) by Electronics
         To set up a dedicated “Electronic                         Hardware Technology Park (EHTP)/Export
         Development Fund” for promotion of                        Oriented Unit (EOU) units are counted for          7
         innovation, R&D, Indian Intellectual Property             the purpose of fulfillment of positive Net
         (IP) and Development of Indian                            Foreign Exchange Earnings (NFEE).
         Microprocessor.                                           Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are being
                                                                   set up to enable hassle free manufacturing
         To provide preferential access to “Indian
                                                                   for export purposes. Sales from Domestic
         Electronics Products/Manufactured-in-India
                                                                   Tariff Area (DTA) to SEZs are being treated
         Electronics Products” for all Government
                                                                   as physical export. This entitles domestic
         procurements and procurement by                           suppliers to Drawback/DEPB benefits, CST
         Government Licensees, PSUs etc.                           exemption and Service Tax exemption. 100
                                                                   per cent Income Tax exemption on export
   For implementation of the above, action is
                                                                   profits available to SEZ units for 5 years,
underway for developing specific proposals in
                                                                   50 per cent for next 5 years and 50 per
consultation with Stakeholders, for obtaining the
                                                                   cent of ploughed back profits for 5 years
approval of competent authority.
                                                                   thereafter.
Other Policy measures                                         The salient features of the existing tariff structure
      In order to promote the industry, action has been   applicable to electronics hardware industry are
taken on a continuing basis to rationalize the tariff     brought out below:
structure by making suitable changes in fiscal policy     Customs
as part of annual budgetary exercise. An outward
looking and liberal trade policy is one of the main                Peak rate of basic customs duty is 10%.
features of India’s economic reforms. Approvals for                Customs duty on 217 tariff lines covered
all foreign direct investment upto 100 per cent in the             under the Information Technology Agree-
electronics hardware manufacturing sector are under                ment (ITA-1) of WTO is 0%.
the automatic route. The salient features of the                   All goods required in the manufacture of
existing Foreign Trade Policy applicable to electronics            ITA-1 items have been exempted from cus-
hardware industry are brought out below:                           toms duty subject to actual user condition.
            Customs duty on specified raw materials /       growth is attributed mainly to the accelerated growth
            inputs used for manufacture of electronic       of software and service industry, which is export
            components is 0%.                               driven and continues to dominate the electronics
                                                            and IT industry. In 2010-11 the Indian software and
            Customs duty on specified capital goods
            used for manufacture of electronic goods        services exports industry witnessed a surge in the
            is 0%.                                          growth. The total value of software and services
                                                            exports is estimated at 269,630 Crore (US $ 59.0
            In order to promote indigenous manufacture      billion) in 2010-11 as compared to 237,000 Crore
            of mobile handsets; parts, components and       (US $ 50 billion) in 2009-10, an increase of 13.8 per
            accessories for the manufacture of mobile
                                                            cent in rupee terms and 18.0 per cent in dollar
            handsets; sub-parts for the manufacture of
                                                            terms.
            such parts and components; and parts or
            components for the manufacture of battery           The production and growth trend of the Indian
            chargers, PC connectivity cables and            Electronics and IT-ITeS industry since 2005-06 has
            hands-free headphones of such mobile            been as follows:
            handsets and sub-parts for the manufacture
            of such parts and components are                  Year              Production              Growth
            exempted from basic customs duty and                                 ( Crore)                (%)
            excise duty. They have also been                  2005-06              190,300                24.9
            exempted from Special Additional Duty of
                                                              2006-07              244,000                28.3
            Customs (SAD) upto 31.3.2012.
                                                              2007-08              295,820                21.2
            LCD Panels have been levied a
            concessional customs duty of 5% to                2008-09              372,450                25.9
            promote indigenous manufacture of LCD             2009-10              415,520                11.6
            TVs.
                                                              2010-11*             470,090                13.1
            A concessional import duty structure of 5%
8                                                             * Estimated
            additional duty of customs (CVD) and Nil
            SAD has been prescribed on parts of inkjet
                                                                 The above table indicates that Electronics and
            and laser-jet printers imported for
                                                            IT-ITeS industry has not only overcome the adverse
            manufacture of such printers.
                                                            impact of severe global recession but also staged a
            A concessional import duty structure of 5%      remarkable recovery in 2010-11. Software and
            CVD and Nil SAD has been prescribed on          services exports, which constitute about 57 per cent
            parts for manufacture of DVD writers, Combo     of Electronics and IT-ITeS industry’s revenue
            drives and CD Drives subject to actual user     aggregate has returned to double digit growth
            condition.
                                                            trajectory in 2010-11.
    Central Excise
                                                                The production performance of various industry
            The standard rate of excise duty (CENVAT)       groups in the Electronics Hardware and Software &
            is 10%.                                         Services Sector in 2010-11 is given below.

            Microprocessors, Hard Disc Drives, Floppy       Consumer Electronics
            Disc Drives, CD ROM Drives, DVD Drives/
            DVD Writers, Flash Memory and Combo-                 The convergence of information, communication
            Drives are levied concessional excise duty      and entertainment is bringing new momentum in the
            of 5%.                                          consumer electronics industry in India. It has
                                                            experienced rapid changes over the last few years.
    Production Profile                                      Changing life styles, higher disposable income and
         The performance of Electronics & IT-ITeS           greater affordability is fuelling this growth. Consumer
    industry in 2010-11 was marked by sustained             preference has shifted towards products and devices
    recovery and resurgence in growth momentum. The         that come with smart technology, innovative designs
    total production of Electronics & IT-ITeS Industry is   and aesthetic looks. Premium products, particularly
    estimated to grow at 13.1 per cent in 2010-11 as        in the metros, are the growth drivers in the consumer
    against 11.6 per cent in 2009-10. This increase in      electronics industry.
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      Consumer electronics is one of the largest         domestic production of PA System is estimated to
segments in the electronics hardware sector in           remain flat at 10 per cent in 2010-11 over a base of
India. In this segment, Colour Television is the           410 Crore in 2009-10.
largest contributor. Market size for colour
television in 2010-11 is expected to be 16.10 million        During 2010-11, the total production of consumer
units, a growth of 5.50 per cent over the previous       electronics is estimated to be 33,400 Crore as
year. In value terms, the growth is much higher at       against 29,000 Crore in 2009-10, a growth of about
16.40 per cent. This growth is fuelled by the sale of    15.2 per cent.
flat panel LCD TVs which is increasing in exponential    Industrial Electronics
terms. The market for LCD TV has increased from
1.5 million units in 2009-10 to 2.8 million units in          This segment of Electronics/IT industry includes
2010-11. Declining prices and low penetration levels     critical hardware technologies and systems with
is responsible for the growth of this segment.           built-in software. It is a very challenging area which
Conventional CRT TV segment on the other hand is         is multi-disciplinary in nature requiring high level of
stagnant at around 13.30 million units.                  technical skill in designing systems for applications
                                                         in a variety of industrial sectors of the economy.
    The DVD player market continues to decline           Whereas we have a good amount of expertise in
from 6.20 million units in 2009-10 to 5.40 million       conceptualizing such systems and its erection and
units in 2010-11. Rapid growth and popularity of         commissioning, the sector is very largely dependent
the DTH sector is impacting the DVD player market.       on import of critical hardware and associated
The Home Theatre segment continues to grow from          software. Large projects are implemented with total
0.24 million units in 2009-10 to 0.30 million units in   import of C&I packages from abroad without any
2010-11, a growth of 25 per cent. Production of          knowledge of its design. In most cases, this leads
microwaves oven is estimated to grow by 21.6 per         to higher initial cost and a much higher maintenance
cent to reach 930 Crore in 2010-11 as against a          cost in the long run. This process is continuing for a
growth of 7.9 per cent in 2009-10. Growth rate in        long time now.
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     The important devices used in this segment             Notwithstanding this surge in PC sales,
relate to power electronics, medical electronics and    domestic production is estimated to remain flat in
other intermediates like semiconductor.                 2010-11 at 14,970 Crore. This is largely due to
Semiconductors are integral part of most medical        decelerating growth in exports, substitution of
equipments, starting from high end imaging to small     domestic production by cheaper imports and rising
hand held devices.                                      input cost.

     The estimated production figure for this segment   Communication              and      Broadcasting
for 2010-11 is 18,190 Crore as against 15,160           Equipments
Crore in 2009-10, a growth of about 20 per cent.
                                                            Communication Technology is a key driver for
Computer Hardware                                       development and growth. India is third largest in
                                                        the world in terms of gross telephone subscribers,
     India is one of the fastest-growing IT systems     and second largest in Asia. The gross telephone
and hardware market in the Asia-Pacific region. Most    subscribers in the country reached 787.28 Million
of the prominent global vendors and some locals         at the end of December, 2010. Total wireless
have strong presence in the Indian market. Most         subscribers are 752.19 million as on December,
MNCs have their assembly units in India.                2010. The total Wireline subscribers are 35.09 million
                                                        as on December, 2010. The overall Tele-density in
    BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and
                                                        India reached 66.16 per cent in December, 2010
Insurance), telecom, ITeS (Information Technology
                                                        with overall urban and rural tele-densities being
enabled Services), manufacturing verticals, Small &
                                                        147.88 and 31.18 respectively. The total broadband
Medium Enterprises (SMEs), e-Governance and
                                                        (256 kbps download) subscriber base of India is
households are the key drivers of the IT systems
                                                        10.92 million in December, 2010.
and hardware market in India. With significant IT
adoption plans on the anvil, the IT systems and             The FM radio policy has been well received and
hardware market is expected to expand rapidly in        there are a total of 248 channels operated by 42
the ensuing years.                                      operators in 84 cities at the end of September, 2010.      11

     PC sales are expected to record a growth of             Besides the free DTH service of Doordarshan,
12 per cent in 2010-11 to touch 9.7 million. The        there are 6 private DTH licensees, offering their
Notebook sales are estimated to be 3.5 million in       services to the DTH subscribers. As on 30.9.2010,
2010-11 against 2.5 million in 2009-10, a growth        their reported subscriber base is 26.44 million. It is
of 40 per cent. This shows that Notebooks have          set to overtake the US as the largest DTH market in
caught the fancy of the consumers. Desktop              the world by 2012. This segment is expected to
sales are expected to reach 6.2 million in 2010-        add 10-12 million subscribers every year. DTH with
11 against 5.5 million in 2009-10, a growth of 12.7     its digital picture and sound quality is able to deliver
per cent.                                               a much better performance vis-a-vis the analog cable
                                                        operators. The growth is from both the urban area
     As regards servers, sales posted a growth of       (where subscribers are moving away from cable)
41 per cent during second quarter 2010-11 on            and rural area (where cable has not reached). Local
account of the easing of the Economic slowdown.         manufacturing of Set-Top Box has now commenced
Establishments which had been postponing their          and is meeting about 25 per cent of the total
major IT purchases in last few quarters are now ready   requirement of the DTH industry. Number of Set
to invest in IT, which could be the major reason for    Top Boxes (STBs) installed in CAS notified areas of
the growth in the server sales. The Server market is    Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai increased from
expected to register positive growth in the future      7,70,519 in June-2010 to 7,75,876 in September-
as the Server market expands to smaller cities and      2010.
Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). The small
city growth is largely fuelled by the larger                 The estimated production figure for this segment
organizations strengthening their base in smaller       for 2010-11 is 32,550 Crore as against 31,000
cities on account of cost advantages. The SMB           Crore in 2009-10, a growth of about 5 per cent.
growth is largely fuelled by the adoption of non-
                                                        Strategic Electronics
traditional businesses like education, retail,
healthcare & hospitality, etc.                              The strategic electronics segment envelops
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     satellite based communication, navigation and                   The estimated production figure for this segment
     surveillance system, radars, navigational aids,            for 2010-11 is 7,680 Crore as against 6,980 Crore
     sonars, underwater electronic system, infra-red            in 2009-10, a growth of about 10 per cent.
     based detection and ranging system, disaster
     management system, internal security system, etc.          Electronic Components
     The Indian strategic electronic industry has been              The production figure for this segment for the
     able to meet the bulk of the requirements of India’s       year 2010-11 is estimated to be around 14,970
     defence and paramilitary forces.
                                                                crore as against      13,610 Crore in 2009-10,
         India’s defence, aerospace and nuclear sectors         registering a growth of about 10 per cent.
     are poised for substantial growth on the back of
                                                                    The electronic component segment caters to the
     economic growth and the need to maintain national
                                                                consumer electronics, telecom, defense and IT
     and energy security. The role of IT in defence is
                                                                verticals. The growth in these segments is key
     expanding with the new focus on cyber security.
                                                                determinants for the growth of electronic components.
          Driven by geo-political considerations, India is      The key constituents include semiconductor,
     expected to be one of the top-5 markets for defence        capacitors, and resistors, picture tubes, x-ray tubes
     equipment by 2015. Similarly, economic growth and          and cathode ray tubes.
     a focus by commercial aircraft manufacturers on low-
     cost countries are expected to create growth in the             The demand in consumer electronics and mobile
     aerospace market in emerging markets in general            segment in India has maintained its growth trend in
     and India in particular. The civilian nuclear agreement    the year 2010-11. The growth in electronic
     between the US and India will enable commerce and          components is led by the increase in domestic
     cooperation, in particular allowing India to collaborate   consumption of IT products from residential,
     with global companies on nuclear projects. India           c o m m e r c i a l a n d e n t e r p r i s e . F u r t h e r, t h e
     has an opportunity to play an important role in this       e-Governance initiatives of the government boost the
     global phenomenon.                                         demand for the segment.
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     The growth in this segment has been driven by     19 per cent, with aggregate revenues of US $ 76
growth of semiconductors. Semiconductor                billion in 2010-11. The IT-ITeS industry has geared
manufacturing extends beyond wafer fabs to include     itself by increasing its cost efficiencies, utilization
Assembly, Test, Mark and Packaging facilities          rates. It has diversified into new verticals and
(ATMPs), solar photovoltaic, optical LEDs, displays,   shifted its business and pricing models. India is
display panels, storage devices and advanced micro     regarded as the premier destination for the global
and nanotechnology products. These products and        sourcing of IT-ITeS, accounting for almost 55 per
other semiconductor devices are used in several        cent in 2010 up from 51 per cent in 2009, of the
applications, such as telecommunications for           global sourcing market.
ubiquitous accessibility in electronics and consumer
applications for product quality (e.g. PCs, mobile          The Indian software and services exports
phones and TV sets), and in the automotive industry    including ITeS-BPO (excluding hardware exports)
for safety, energy saving and driver assistance.       is estimated at US $ 59 billion ( 2, 69, 630 Crore) in
                                                       year 2010-11 as compared to US $ 50 billion
Software and Services Sector                           ( 2, 37,000 Crore) in year 2009-10, an 18.0 per cent
     The Indian Information Technology - Information   growth in dollar terms and 13.8 per cent in rupee
Technology enabled Services (IT-ITeS) industry has     terms. IT services segment within exports
continued to perform its role as the consistent        exhibited fastest growth of 22.7 per cent in
growth driver for the economy. In 2010-11 the          dollar terms (12.3 per cent in rupee terms) in
IT-ITeS industry has witnessed remarkable              2010-11. This segment has contributed US$ 33.5
rebound. Amidst speculation and an uncertain           billion ( 1,53,095 Crore) in 2010-11 as against US$
global economic environment, the Indian IT-BPO         27.3 billion ( 1,29,402 Crore) in 2009-10. BPO
industry once again exhibited buoyancy and             exports have witnessed a growth of 14.5 per cent
maturity, reflected through a strong customer          in dollar terms (10.4 in rupee terms) and is estimated
demand. The Indian Software and Services Industry      to be US $ 14.2 billion ( 64,894 Crore) during 2010-11
(excluding hardware) is estimated to grow by           as against US $ 12.4 billion ( 58,776 Crore)
     during 2009-10. Software Products and Engineering         generated 13.5 per cent increase in revenue during
     Services exports have witnessed a growth of 13 per        2010-11. Exports to emerging markets (APAC, RoW)
     cent in dollar terms ( 8.9 per cent in rupee terms) in    have expanded by 22.3 per cent accounting about
     2010-11 and is estimated to be US $ 11.3 billion          9.7 per cent of total exports in 2010-11. This trend
     ( 51,641 Crore) during 2010-11 as compared to             towards a broader geographic market exposure is
     US $ 10 billion ( 47,400 Crore) during 2009-10.           positive for the industry, not only as de-risking
                                                               measure but also as a means of accelerating growth
          Indian IT-ITeS exports are well diversified across   by tapping new markets. Over 600 Multinational
     a wide range of mature and emerging vertical              Companies have been sourcing product
     markets. Banking, Financial Services & Insurance          development and engineering services from their
     (BFSI) remains the largest vertical market                centres in India. The growing nature of
     accounting for over 40.8 per cent of the Indian IT-ITeS   responsibilities and ownership assumed by these
     exports in year 2010-11 as compared to 40 per cent        India based resources are helping India evolve into
     in 2009-10. The emerging verticals (retail, healthcare,   a strategic hub for R&D.
     media, utilities and transport) are growing faster
                                                                     Though the IT-BPO sector is export driven, the
     around 21 per cent and accounting for over 24 per
                                                               domestic market is also significant. The revenue
     cent of total exports in 2010-11. Other verticals         from the domestic IT market (excluding
     including hi-tech/ telecom and manufacturing has          hardware) is expected to grow to about US $
     also witnessed double digit estimated growth of           17.1 billion ( 78,700 Crore) in 2010-11 as compared
     around 10 per cent and 17 per cent respectively           to US $ 14.2 billion ( 67,800 Crore) in 2009-10
     during 2010-11.                                           showing a growth of 20.4 per cent in dollar terms
                                                               and 16 per cent in rupee terms. The domestic IT
           Growing strong for the past few years, it is
                                                               services, which accounts for about 63.6 per cent of
     expected that the emergence of the KPO market
                                                               the domestic IT-BPO market is expected to grow
     will offer high-value services in off shoring and help
                                                               by 21.1 per cent in dollar terms and 16.8 per cent in
     the Indian ITeS Industry to climb the global value
14                                                             rupee terms in 2010-11. BPO demand in the
     and knowledge chain. Skilled manpower and
                                                               domestic market has witnessed noticeable growth
     multilingual capabilities combined with the               over the past few years. The domestic BPO revenue
     advantages of lower costs can help the country to         is estimated to increase from US $ 2.3 billion
     emerge as a front-runner in KPO globally. India has       ( 10,900 Crore) in year 2009-10 to about US $ 2.8
     a large pool of skilled manpower like chartered           billion ( 12,700 Crore) in year 2010-11, a growth of
     accountants, doctors, MBAs, lawyers, research             21.7 per cent in dollar terms and 16.5 per cent in
     analysts, etc., which would add value to the global       rupee terms. The domestic software products and
     KPO business and its high-end processes like              engineering services accounting for 20 per cent of
     valuation research, investment research, patent           the domestic IT-BPO market is estimated to generate
     filing, legal and insurance claims processing, online     revenue growth of around 10.8 per cent in dollar terms
     teaching, media content supply, etc. The transition       and 13.6 per cent in rupee terms in 2010-11.
     from the BPO to the KPO, which offers a high quality
                                                                    Indeed, the phenomenal growth of the Indian
     of human capital and ICT enablement, can be
                                                               IT-ITeS sector has had a perceptible multiplier effect
     relatively smooth as our IT-ITeS companies are well
                                                               on the Indian economy as a whole. In addition to
     established.
                                                               the direct positive impact on National Income, the
         The industry has witnessed broad based growth         sector has grown to become the biggest employment
     across verticals and geographies. The US and the          generator and has spawned the mushrooming of
                                                               several ancillary industries such as transportation,
     UK remain the key markets for Indian IT-ITeS exports
                                                               real estate and catering. Consequently, this sector
     (excluding hardware), accounting for about 80 per
                                                               has created a rising class of young consumers with
     cent of the total exports in the IT-ITeS sector. The
                                                               high disposable incomes, triggered a rise in direct-
     revenue from US market has witnessed a growth
                                                               tax collections and propelled an increase in consumer
     of 20.5 per cent and constituted 61.5 per cent of
                                                               spending.
     total IT-ITeS exports during 2010-11. However
     markets across Continental Europe having a share              The total number of IT and ITeS-BPO
     of 11.6 per cent in total exports market has              professionals employed in India has grown from 0.52
million in 2001-02 to 2.5 million in 2010-11. Moreover,   development opportunities to the youth.
employee addition has been laudable in 2010-11.           Furthermore, the industry has been a front-runner in
The industry has created around 2,40,000 direct           diversity at the workplace (over 30 per cent of
employment in 2010-11 outstripping last year’s            employees are women, over 60 per cent of industry
number of 90,000. Varied global economic recovery         players employ differently abled people).
has sharply increased the demand for IT services
offered by Indian companies. The total IT Software        Electronics & IT Exports
and Services direct employment is estimated to grow
                                                              During the year 2010-11, electronics and IT
by 10 per cent in 2010-11 (excluding employment in
                                                          exports are estimated to be 295,530 Crore, as
Hardware sector) against 4 per cent in 2009-10. The
                                                          compared to 262,900 Crore in 2009-10 showing a
indirect employment attributed by the sector is
                                                          growth of 12.4 per cent. The software and services
estimated to be about 8.3 million in 2010-11 as
                                                          exports witnesed a robust recovery. The total value
compared to 8.2 million in 2009-10.
                                                          of software and services exports are estimated at
   The IT-ITeS industry has created career                  269,630 Crore in 2010-11, as compared to
opportunities for the youth and provided global            237,000 Crore in the year 2009-10, an increase of
exposure. It has offered extensive training and           about 13.8 per cent.




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     Initiatives in Information Technology
     Sector
     E-Governance                                             State Wide Area Networks (SWANs)
     National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)                            State Wide Area Network (SWAN) is envisaged
                                                              as the converged backbone network for data, voice
         The National e-Governance Plan was approved          and video communications throughout a State/UT
     by the Government in May 2006 with a vision to           and is expected to cater to the information
     provide Public services to the common man in his         communication requirements of all the
16   locality at affordable cost. The NeGP is a multi-        Departments. A SWAN has two components,
     stakeholder programme which primarily focuses on         typically Vertical Component and Horizontal
     making critical public services available and            Component. The vertical component of SWAN is
     promoting rural entrepreneurship.                        implemented using multi-tier architecture (typically,
                                                              three-tier) with the State/UT Headquarter connected
         The objective of NeGP is to transform traditional
                                                              to the District Head Quarter which in turn is
     processes and service delivery mechanisms and
                                                              connected to the Block Head. Each SHQ, DHQ and
     create an environment that is citizen-centric, with
                                                              BHQ is called a Point of Presence (PoP), which is
     rights based approach to governance while making
                                                              a bandwidth aggregation point. The bandwidth
     interaction with Government easier, effective and
                                                              provision for network connectivity is minimum of
     transparent. NeGP is unique in itself. It is not
                                                              2 Mbps upto the block level. For the horizontal
     restricted to Government or Industry, or Public alone,
                                                              component, 20 Horizontal offices at State/UT (HQ)
     but has expanded its reach to all strata of society
                                                              and 10 Horizontal offices at each district and 5
     especially at the grassroots. NeGP’s endeavour has
                                                              Horizontal offices at each block level would be
     been to improve the quality of life, by facilitating
                                                              connected to these respective PoPs.
     socio-economic development across the nation by
     giving access to crucial services and information in     SWAN Implementation - Achievements
     particular to the underserved population.                during 2010-11
          Out of the 27 Mission Mode Projects, 24 have                As on 31 st December, 2010, SWAN is
     been approved by the Government. 15 MMPs have                    operational in 23 States/UTs. These are :
     gone live and are delivering services electronically,            Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil
     though may not be in the entire country or the entire            Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala,
     set of services. As the delivery of G2C services                 Jharkhand, Chandigarh, Delhi, Puducherry,
     remain an ever moving target, the goal of NeGP is                Tripura, Lakshadweep, West Bengal,
     to ensure that relevant technologies are used to                 Sikkim, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh,
     ensure maximum outreach of services and optimal                  Orissa, Maharashtra, Assam, Madhya
     utilization of scarce resources.                                 Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand.
        Two States namely Andhra Pradesh and            Wide Area Network and Common Service Centres
        Arunachal Pradesh SWANs are in advanced         established at the village level.
        stage of implementation, Network trials are
        being conducted at different tiers of SWAN.
                                                        Achievements during 2010-11

        Four States namely Manipur, Meghalaya,             Since the approval of the SDC Scheme by the
        Mizoram and Nagaland SWANs have                 Government, the Department has approved the
                                                        proposals received from 31 States/UTs.
        identified the network operator and
        implementation is underway.                          As on 31st December, 2010, 3 SDCs have been
        Two States namely Jammu & Kashmir and           made operational (Gujarat, Tripura and Rajasthan).
        Rajasthan have initiated the bid process to     SDCs in 14 States are under implementation (West
        identify the Network Operator for               Bengal, Sikkim, Orissa, Nagaland, Meghalaya,
        implementation.                                 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Haryana,
                                                        Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Kerala and
        Two UTs namely Dadra & Nagar Haveli and         Uttar Pradesh and 1 State (Jharkhand) has issued
        Daman & Diu are in RFP/BOM finalization         LoI to the selected bidder. Bid process is in progress
        stage.                                          in 6 States (Andaman & Nicobar, Madhya Pradesh,
                                                        Mizoram, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar
        The State of Goa and UT of Andaman &
                                                        Chattisgarh). RFP for State has been approved by
        Nicobar Islands have implemented Wide
                                                        the Department.
        Area Networks outside SWAN Scheme.
                                                            RFP for 3 States/UTs (Himachal Pradesh,
Third Party Audit for Performance
                                                        Lakshadweep and Arunachal Pradesh) is under
Monitoring of SWAN
                                                        finalization. RFP is under preparation by the State of
    To monitor the performance of SWANs, the            Goa.
Department has mandated positioning Third Party
                                                        Common Services Centres (CSCs)
Auditor (TPA) agencies by the States/UTs. As on
date, 13 States i.e. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,              The Government has approved the Common               17
Punjab, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tripura, Orissa,    Services Centres (CSCs) Scheme for providing
Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal      support for establishing 100,000 Common Services
and Chhattisgarh have empanelled the TPA agencies       Centres in 600,000 villages of India. The objective
for monitoring the performance of the SWAN in their     is to develop a platform that can enable Government,
respective States. Remaining States/UTs are in the      private and social sector organizations, to align their
process of empanelment of TPA.                          social and commercial goals for the benefit of the
                                                        rural population in the remotest corners of the country
State Data Centres (SDCs)                               through a combination of IT-based as well as non-IT
     State Data Centre has been identified as one of    based services.
the important elements of the core infrastructure for
                                                        Achievements during 2010-11
supporting e-Governance initiatives under NeGP. It
is proposed to create data repositories/data Centres        The Department has approved CSC proposal of
in various States/UTs so that common secured data       two States (Karnataka and Goa) and two Union
storage could be maintained to serve host of e-         Territories (Andaman & Nicobar Islands and
Governance applications. The broad policy               Chandigarh). The CSC Project is under
guidelines for technical and financial assistance to    implementation in thirty-one States.
the States for setting up of State Data Centres were
                                                            The CSC Scheme is being finalized in
finalized and circulated to the States including
                                                        Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar
scheme of implementation and financial outlays.
                                                        Haveli. In the NCT of Delhi, the CSC like Centres are
    Under the SDC Scheme, it is proposed to             already existing. As of December 2010, 87,594 CSCs
establish Data Centres in all the States/UTs so that    have been established across the country. The issue
common secure IT infrastructure is created to host      of connectivity to the CSCs has also been
state level e-Governance applications/Data to enable    addressed. BSNL has been identified to provide
seamless delivery of Government to Government           broadband connectivity to all 100,000 CSCs. Further
(G2G), Government to Citizen (G2C) and Government       connectivity of 2500 CSCs situated in remote areas
to Business (G2B) services duly supported by State      of NE States and other areas is also being addressed
     by using VSAT. It has been decided that the Common                  process of issuing/issued the LoI to the
     Services Centres will be suitably repositioned to be                selected Agency.
     a network of Panchayat level Bharat Nirman Common
                                                                         5 States (J&K, Goa, Himachal Pradesh,
     Services Centres, to provide Government services
                                                                         Tamil Nadu and UP) have already started
     to the citizens in rural areas. Accordingly, the CSCs               the project implementation and the
     are      to    be      leveraged      for      various              remaining     would    shortly    start
     services for Bharat Nirman and flagship Schemes                     implementation.
     like NREGA, NRHM and SSA. The Department has
     initiated discussions with various Ministries to finalize           Centrally empanelled additional two
     the modalities of leveraging the CSCs for delivery of               implementing agencies for the SSDG, State
     services for various Bharat Nirman Schemes and                      Portal.
     other flagship projects of Government.                      Capacity Building Scheme
     Implementation of State Portal, State Service                   Capacity Building is one of the important
     Delivery Gateway (SSDG) & Electronic Form                   components of NeGP for establishing internal
     application                                                 capacity within the Government framework
                                                                 essentially at the State level to mitigate the major
         This project creates State Portals that will host
                                                                 managerial and technological challenges towards
     electronic forms to offer convenient and easy
                                                                 implementation of the e-Governance projects. The
     services to citizens. This project leverages the
                                                                 consistent strategies for integration, resource
     existing e-Governance infrastructure like CSCs, SDCs
                                                                 optimization, prioritization and resolving conflicts
     and SWANs.
                                                                 and overlaps also require for effective
           This project intends to provide easy, anywhere        implementation of e-Governance projects. Thus
     and anytime access to Government Services (both             specialized skills are required at the States/UTs to
     informational & transactional). The project aims to         provide technical support to the policy & decision-
     reduce number of visits of citizens to a Government         making process; the overall management of the
                                                                 programme and leveraging the external industry
     office/Department for availing the services. It also
18                                                               resources etc.
     aims to reduce administrative burden and service
     fulfillment time & costs for the Government, Citizens           The scheme is mainly for providing technical &
     and Businesses and creating a more efficient                professional support to State level policy & decision-
     communication through portal. The major components          making bodies and to develop specialized skills
     of this project include the State Portal, electronic        for e-Governance. The scheme is for a period of
     for ms, the services deliver y gateway, gap                 three years. The scheme envisions:
     infrastructure and training.
                                                                         Establishment of an institutional framework
         Guidelines have been formulated to provide                      such as State e-Governance Mission Team
     Technical and Financial assistance to the States for                (SeMT)
     setting up State Portals, State Service Delivery                    Setting up of an Empowered Committee
     Gateways (SSDGs) and Electronic Forms and                           (EC) under the Chairmanship of Secretary-
     financial assistance is being provided to the States/               IT.
     UTs for creation of State Portal, SSDGs and Electronic
     Forms and meeting the operational expenses for a                    Setting up of a CB Management cell at
     period of 3 years.                                                  EGPMU of the Department.

                                                                         Strengthening of Training Institutions in
     Achievements during 2010-11
                                                                         States
              Proposals of 16 States/UTs were received
                                                                         The Capacity Building Scheme was
              and approved by the Department.
                                                                 approved on 10th January 2008. Approval for
              Out of the approved 30 States/UTs                  extension of Capacity Building Scheme without cost
              proposals, around 17 States/UTs have               escalation has been obtained.
              floated the RFP for the selection of the
                                                                 Achievements during 2010-11
              Implementing Agency for the project.
                                                                 Training
              Out of these 17 RFPs, 10 States/UTs have
              completed the bid process and are in the                The training program under CB Scheme has
been divided into two phases and the Empowered             Capacity Building Management Cell under NeGD of
Committee has approved the same, which is being            the Department as central agency has already
implemented by National Institute of Smart                 initiated the process for creation of SeMTs centrally
Government (NISG). While the first phase focuses           from open market on contract basis and from Central/
on the “Orientation/Training of SeMT and policy &          State Governments/PSUs on deputation basis. Total
decision makers”, the second phase is a “Specialized       215 persons have been short listed and 90 on hold
Training Program” for operation/project level officials.   during the interviews conducted from 30th August
                                                           to 16th September 2010 and all are in the process of
Phase-I                                                    positioning in 29 States/UTs.

    In this regard a calendar for orientation/training     Horizontal Transfer of Successful
for policy & decision makers named as “e-                  e-Governance Projects
Governance Leadership Meet” was circulated to all
States/UTs for opting slots according to their                  The Department launched a major
convenience. Following States/UTs have already             countrywide initiative “Horizontal Transfer of
                                                           Successful e-Governance Initiatives” aimed at
conducted the “e-Governance Leadership Meet”
                                                           pervasively spreading the benefits of e-Governance
           Meghalaya                                       across the country. One key component of this multi-
           Sikkim                                          pronged initiative is to identify and replicate major
           Manipur                                         successes that have been achieved in some States.
                                                           In the first phase, projects on Land Records,
           Orissa
                                                           Transport and Registration were taken as they have
           Nagaland                                        potential for improving significantly Government-to-
           Uttar Pradesh                                   Citizen services.
           West Bengal                                     Land Records Computerization Projects
           Rajasthan
                                                                   Pilot Project implementations in the State of
           Goa
                                                                   Meghalaya has been       completed.             19
           Maharashtra
                                                                   Roll out in entire State on Public Private
           Jammu & Kashmir
                                                                   Partnership model has been completed in
           Andhra Pradesh                                          Punjab.
           Mizoram
                                                                   Roll out in entire State on Public Private
Phase-II                                                           Partnership model is being carried out in
                                                                   Assam.
    The Specialized Training Program at project level
for Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Directors, Joint       Computerization of Property Registration
Directors and other senior level officers at HQ and                Roll out in entire State on Public Private
District level preferably from NeGP and State MMPs;                Partnership model is being carried out in
as well PeMT members in the areas like Government                  Rajasthan.
Process Reengineering, Business Models and PPP,
Project Management, Change Management,                     Computerization of Transport system at
Regulatory & Legal framework for e-Governance,             RTOs
Knowledge Management, Documentation standards
                                                                   Roll out in entire State on Public Private
& skills, Security Standards and Open Source
                                                                   Partnership model is being carried out in
Standards. Course design and content development
                                                                   Punjab.
for six modules have been completed. Rolling out
in the States/UTs has commenced in November                        Implementation in 8 RTOs in the State of
2010. Two modules (e-Governance Life Cycle and                     J&K is under progress.
Change Management) have been completed in the
                                                           National e-Governance Service Delivery
State of Rajasthan.
                                                           Gateway (NSDG)
State e-Governance Mission Team (SeMT)
                                                               NSDG is a middleware infrastructure acting as a
   Setting up of SeMT on wet leasing in 27 States/         standards based routing and a message switch
UTs has been completed and rest are under process.         delinking the back end Departments from the front-
     end service access providers. This facilitates                    Knowledge portal
     standards based interoperability and integration to
                                                                       Hand Holding Projects for adopting OSS
     existing and new e-governance applications. A pilot
     implementation has been successfully developed                    Migration of legacy applications
     and tested. The National Gateway is implemented
     by CDAC and is Live since August 2008.                    Standards for e-Governance
                                                                   Standards in e-Governance are a high priority
     Achievements during 2010-2011
                                                               activity, which will ensure sharing of information and
         The specific achievements made under this             seamless interoperability of data and e-Governance
     project during 2010-11 are as under:                      applications under NeGP.

              Integration of MCA21 with Trademark via          Achievements during 2010-11
              NSDG.
                                                                   The specific achievements made under this
              Integration with eBiz                            project during 2010-11 are summarized as:
              Integration with UP e-District completed in
                                                                   Government’s Policy on Open Standards - The
              production
                                                               Policy on Open standards for e-governance has been
              Integration with TN e-District application       released in November, 2010.
              completed in test environment
                                                                  Metadata and Data Standards for Person
              Integration with J&K e-forms application         Identification and Land Region Codification –
              Integration with Goa e-forms                     published on http://egovstandards.gov.in

              Program Management Unit for NSDG set             Biometrics
              up at the Department
                                                                       The documents on Face Image data
              NSDG DR solution operationalized                         standards and Fingerprint Image
              The Integration Kit prepared                             and Minutiae Data Standards for
20                                                                     Indian e-Governance Applications have
              ISMS certification underway.                             been released in November 2010
              Solution proposal for NSDG to handle
                                                               Digital Signature
              messages larger than 2MB MPTA
              (Marketing, Promotion, Training and                      Interoperability Guidelines for Digital
              Awareness) proposal finalized.                           Certificate Signature published

     Open Technology Center (OTC)                                      Guidelines on usage of Digital Signatures
                                                                       in e-Governance Applications published
         The Government has initiated the setting up of
     an Open Technology Center through NIC aimed at               Information Security - Seven guideline
     giving effective direction to the country on Open         documents as part of the e-Governance Security
     Technology in the areas of Open Source Solutions          Assurance framework which will help in
     (OSS), Open Standard, Open Processes, Open                implementation of ISO 27000 standard published
     Hardware specifications and Open Course-ware. This
                                                                  Technology Standards in Interoperability
     center is based in Chennai. This initiative will act as
     a National Knowledge facility providing synergy to        Framework for e-Governance (IFEG) - IFEG  )
     the overall components of Open Technology initiative      document listing Technical Standards for the various
     that are being taken by various communities and           generic areas prioritized by the Department for
     strengthen the support on the Open Technology. The        phase-I put up for public review
     OTC will provide the requisite support to the                 Quality Assessment Framework - Two guideline
     Standardization activity for e-Governance.                documents on Quality Assurance Framework
     Achievements during 2010-2011                             (QAF) and Conformity Assessment Requirements
                                                               for e-Governance applications (CARE) published
              Recommendation and support of OSS Stack
              to NIC applications                              India Portal
              Support for Standardization – Expert                 India Portal is a Mission Mode Project in the
              committees, member participation                 integrated service category under the NeGP. This
Portal is envisaged to be a unified portal that will       Other Achievements
provide ‘single window access’ to information and
                                                                    Six certification schemes launched (Website
services to be electronically delivered from all state
                                                                    certification, biometric device certification,
sector institutions and organizations.                              smart card certification, software replication,
Achievements during 2010-11                                         ISMS and ITSM certification schemes
                                                                    launched)
         Content Enhancement – This is an ongoing
                                                                    Publication of two books and presentation
         activity and content is regularly enhanced
                                                                    of more than ten papers
         under different sections/modules of India
         Portal namely Business, Overseas, Citizen,                 State-of-the-Art Biometrics device test lab.
         Governments, Sectors, Know India and                       is planned to be setup at Mohali (new STQC
         Services.                                                  IT Center).

         Web Ratna Award - Awards in 8 different           e-District
         categories for Government Ministries/
                                                                e-District is a State Mission Mode Project under
         Departments/States/Offices to promote
                                                           the National e-Governance Plan. The Project aims to
         exemplary e-governance initiatives.
                                                           target certain high volume services currently not
         Training and support - for website design         covered by any MMP under the NeGP and to
         guidelines implementation.                        undertake backend computerization to enable the
                                                           delivery of these services through Common Services
e-Governance Conformity Assessment                         Centres.
Centres (eGCAs)
                                                               The Department has approved 16 Pilot e-District
    To ensure trust and confidence of the citizens         projects covering 41 districts. Pilot projects have
and all stakeholders involved it is important to           been launched/ gone live in18 districts across 6
provide the necessary 3rd Party Audit and testing          States in Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar,
services for Compliance and Certification to various       West Bengal and Assam. The pilot project is in             21
mission mode projects.                                     advance stage of implementation in 8 States -
                                                           Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab,
     Through this project, the Department has              Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Orissa and Jharkhand.
established 7 “e-Governance Conformity
Assessment Centres (eGCA)” across the country (i.e.        e-Bharat
Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata,
                                                               The Department has been carrying out dialogue
Pune/Mumbai, Guwahati) to provide the requisite
                                                           with World Bank for possible programmatic support
facilities for testing, audit and certification. Kolkata   for NeGP under the Bank’s Development Policy
and Bangalore centres are accredited internationally       Lending arrangement.
by A2La, USA for software testing. The eGCA centre
is also providing services to various e Governance             Subsequent to an agreement with the World Bank
projects (both mission mode and other projects)            to take forward this project initiative, intensive
covering following areas:                                  deliberations between the Department and World
                                                           Bank are currently underway as part of preparatory
         Support to 17 Mission Mode Projects               activities for this project including identification of
         already given                                     policy actions in the area of e-Governance for the
         Seventy Five projects of Central and State        purpose of this lending. On satisfactory completion
         level completed                                   of Bank’s appraisal the loan funding will be approved
                                                           and disbursed by the Bank.
         Training to various Ministries/Departments
         on subject areas of Quality e-Governance          India Development Gateway (InDG)
         provided
                                                               India Development Gateway (InDG) is a national
         ----   150 Govt. officials on Sevottam (IS        level initiative that seeks to facilitate rural
                15700) accredited by QCI                   empowerment through provision of relevant
                                                           information products and services, responding to
         ----   8000 Industry professionals on various     the strategic needs of the rural communities, in their
                subject areas.                             local languages. InDG catalyzes the use of ICT for
     collaboration and knowledge sharing among                States were assessed. The second cycle of
     development stakeholders representing from               assessment studies was initiated in 2009 wherein
     Government, NGOs, community based                        the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
     organizations, private, academic and research            (IIMA) was contracted by the Department to become
     institutions. This initiative is supported by the        a knowledge Partner. Projects covering four Urban
     Department and being implemented by C-DAC,               Local Bodies under JnNURM project; collection of
     Hyderabad since 2006. As part of this initiative a       Commercial Taxes in ten States and a base line
     multilingual platform (www.indg.in) has been             survey for e-District program in five States were
     established for knowledge sharing with information,      taken up in this study.
     products and services in 8 Indian languages on 6
     identified verticals.                                    Assessment of Commercial Taxes project
     Achievements during 2010-11                                  Commercial Taxes constitute around 70
                                                              percent of total revenues for States and Union
             Contents were added in two more languages        Territories and is also a State MMP under the
             (Assamese & Kannada) in the www.indg.in          National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The CT-MMP
             portal, making the portal available in 8         aims to ensure standardization across States in their
             languages at present and content specific        implementation of Value Added Taxes (VAT) as well
             to north eastern States added during this        as providing improved services to citizens. The
             period. Social Welfare vertical had been         Report presents the assessment of impact of varying
             added as sixth vertical, with special focus.     degrees of computerization in the service delivery
                                                              of Commercial Tax Departments in 5 States- Andhra
             Designed, developed and piloted three
                                                              Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and
             value added services, i.e, Vyapar (Online
                                                              Tamil Nadu from the perspective of the businesses
             Buyer Seller Platform), Real Time Weather
                                                              paying Commercial Taxes. The analysis identified
             Forecast (Panchayat level), Ask An Expert
                                                              areas of improvement which could be targeted when
             and made available for public use.
                                                              further computerization is undertaken by the
             Established strategic partnership with           agencies covered in the report.
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             selected SCAs (Service Centre Agencies)
                                                              Assessment of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
             in 4 States and initiated piloting of products
             and services in selected CSCs in 8 districts.
                                                              under JnNURM project
                                                                   The JnNURM report presents an overall view of
             Conceptualized the ‘State Resource Groups’
                                                              the impact of varying degrees of computerization
             and initiated the activities in Andhra Pradesh
                                                              in the service delivery of four ULBS in New Delhi,
             and Assam, to ensure dynamic and
                                                              Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata from the
             localized content flow for the portal.
                                                              perspective of the citizens and businesses using
             Considering the need for building the            the municipal services. A detailed analysis of impact
             capacity of VLEs, InDG team organised 14         was carried out for each ULB for each service on a
             trainings and workshops for the VLEs and         variety of parameters which were included in the
             developed customised training manuals in         questionnaires administered to users of manual and
             local languages (Hardware Troubleshooting        computerized services.
             and Fundamentals of IT).
                                                              Baseline Study of e-District
     Assessment of e-Governance Projects
                                                                  Recognizing the importance of baseline surveys,
         The Department has been mandated to undertake        the Department decided to conduct the field survey
     the assessment of e-Governance projects on the           of citizens in five pilot States – Madhya Pradesh,
     dimensions of outreach of services rendered, cost        Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West
     of accessing the services, quality of services           Bengal for the e-District Mission Mode Project, which
     delivered and impact on quality of governance            is being implemented by the Department itself. The
     assessed on attributes such as transparency,             study was designed so as to capture all elements
     reduced corruption, fairness of treatment, quality of    that define the cost of accessing a complex service
     feedback and level of accountability. In past, 3         such as obtaining a certificate or license and to
     Central Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) – MCA21,            understand the reasons that explain high levels for
     Income Tax & Passport and 3 State MMPs – Land            any of the cost elements such as number of trips,
     Records, Transport and Property Registration in 10       waiting time and use of intermediaries. Several areas
of improvements that could be targeted by the              2010 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi to showcase the
e-District program were identified. These covered          potential of ICT through its affiliated organisations
reduction in cost of accessing services by citizens        such as NIC, C-DAC, DOEACC, STPI, NIXI, NICSI
and also improving the quality of governance.              as well achievements under NeGP and the CSC
                                                           Scheme.
Awareness and Communication
                                                               6 Regional Consultation Workshops were
     To take forward the progress made by various          conducted at Chandigarh, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai
Mission Mode Projects under NeGP and enhance
                                                           and Lucknow to seek inputs on specific challenges
uptake of e-Services, the Government approved a
                                                           in speeding up delivery of e-Services across States.
2-years project for NeGP Awareness &
                                                           Over 600 delegates participated in these workshops.
Communication (A&C). The project was approved
                                                           The findings of the workshop were released at the
to fulfil the following objectives:
                                                           2nd meeting of the National e-Governance Advisory
         Build NeGP as an umbrella brand                   Council held in November 2010 at Delhi. Over 250
                                                           delegates participated in the meeting.
         Create awareness about e-Governance
         services and service delivery points                  In addition to these workshops, the Department
                                                           lent its support to events organised in the area of
         Expedite ownership/ stake of implementers
                                                           Information Communication Technology (ICT) and
         into e-Governance/ NeGP
                                                           e-Governance, by other organizations to enhance
     The Apex Committee declared NeGP as the               ownership of various stakeholders of the programme.
umbrella brand for all e-Governance projects in the
country, on 16th July 2010. It was also decided that
                                                           New Initiatives in e-Governance/GIS
all Mission Mode Projects shall carry the NeGP logo
                                                           applications/ongoing Projects
and tagline as the unifying feature of the programme.      eG-SWARAJ – Gram Swaraj Digital Approach: This
                                                           is an e-Governance initiative for creation of digital
    In order to create awareness about the various
services and service delivery points, an extensive         database of multiple thematic layers and
country-wide campaign has been planned and                 development of decision support system for various       23
specific funding allocation has been made for District     natural resources management. The implementing
e-Governance Societies in all districts to support         agency is JSAC, Ranchi, Jharkhand. This is on the
awareness generation activities at village level. In       verge of completion.
addition, a CSC Awareness week was organised in            Remote Sensing and GIS Project on Integrated
the month of November 2010 across the country
                                                           Land Management and Administrative Planning
wherein various programmes were organised at
                                                           (ILMAP) in Manipur State on Pilot basis: This has
district, tehsil and panchayat levels to impart
                                                           been initiated in the State of Manipur associating
information about the availability of various services
                                                           the Manipur Remote Sensing Application Centre
through CSCs. An A&C project has been funded in
                                                           (MARSAC), to develop and implement Integrated
44 Central and State Universities to generate
                                                           Land Management and Administrative Planning
awareness amongst the youth and academia.
                                                           (ILMAP) on a pilot scale in one district for improving
      Leveraging the excitement around the                 land resource management and delivery system. This
Commonwealth Games, an Exhibition Train as a run           is on the verge of completion.
up to Commonwealth Games 2010 was run jointly
                                                           Development of GIS based Integrated
by the Department & Ministry of Railways on the
                                                           Infrastructure, Resource and Utility, Planning &
theme of Information Technology and Sports. The
                                                           Management system (IIRUPM) for Assam State
Train visited 24 States & UTs and halted at 49 stations.
                                                           on Pilot : This has been initiated on pilot basis for
In the Train, 6 coaches showcased the IT prowess
                                                           Integration of information with all the attribute data
of India based on the following themes – IT Story of
                                                           of Government Line Departments including resources
India, Role & achievements of the Department & its
                                                           such as forest, fisheries, water bodies,
affiliated organisations, IT in social Sector, IT &
                                                           municipalities, health, education, employment, public
private sector and Common Services Centres. Over
                                                           utilities, etc and development of Decision Support
7 lakh people from all walks of society visited the
                                                           system. This is being implemented by Assam
train.
                                                           Electronics Development Corporation Ltd
    The Department participated in the 30th India          (AMTRON), Assam. Project is at advanced stage
                                                                        ),
International Trade Fair held from 14-27 November,         of completion.
     Integrated Land Management and Administrative            E-Crantii, Jhansi Jan Suvidha Kendra: The
     Planning (ILMAP) in East and South Districts of          objectives of this project are :
     Sikkim : This has been initiated on pilot basis for              Better dissemination of Government
     development of special database and integration of               information at the remotest corner
     information with all the attribute data of Government
     Line Departments including natural resources such                Saving time, labour & cost of people visiting
     as forest, water bodies etc., and also development               officers/offices, getting information, lodging
                                                                      complaints & inquiring the status, etc.
     of a web-based data dissemination system. System
     Requirement Specification has been prepared.                     Reducing the response time of the
     Project is under progress.                                       concerned department and increase in their
                                                                      accountability & efficiency.
     Development of Digital Land Resource
     Information System for Integrated Land                           Creating awareness in the areas of
     Management for Mizoram State on Pilot: This has                  e-administration, e-education, e-health, etc.
     been initiated for development of special database               Extension of benefits of ICT to farmers,
     and integration of information with all the attribute            labourers, unemployed youth etc.
     data of Government Line Departments including
                                                                      Streamlining the functioning of office using
     natural resources such as forest, water bodies etc.,
                                                                      the latest tools available with ICT like SMS
     and also development of a web-based data                         etc.
     dissemination system. System Requirement
     Specification has been prepared. This is under                   Reduce duplication of efforts
     progress.                                                        Ensure     effective     and constant
                                                                      communication through the process of
     HILLARIS-(Hill Area Resource Information System
                                                                      disposal of a grievance.
     using Geographic Information Technologies): A
     Spatial       Decision     Support     System       to   Fast Tracking Delivery of G2C services, J&K: The
     Udhagamandalam District (The Nilgiris) is                proposal is for fast tracking the delivery of G2C
24   conceptualized to build GIS data layers at micro level   services in the State of J&K by utilizing the
     with all attributes relevant to them and with number     infrastructure of MPSEDC (Madhya Pradesh). The
     of end-user modules to be hosted in WEB                  main features are:
     environment accessible by district authorities using             Enabling the highly visible G2C services
     GPS data capturing survey and Remote Sensing data                offered by the District administration to the
     processing technique through Digital Image                       citizens thereby enabling end to end
     Processing and Digital Photogrammetric methods                   electronic delivery of service to citizens.
     for Hill Area Development. This was implemented
                                                                      Infusion of transparency and accountability
     by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli and has
                                                                      in G2C service delivery and administration.
     been completed.
                                                                      Use CSCs to deliver services to citizens at
     Remote Sensing and GIS Application for Chennai                   the village level.
     City on e-Governance Aspect: This has been
     initiated for the development of interactive database    Implementation of e-Complaints System for the
     information system and formulation & design of rapid     Police of the State of Maharashtra: The main
     visual screening procedure based on seismic hazard       features are:
     map on web. This is being implemented by Anna                    Online Complaint lodging
     University, Chennai. System Requirement
     Specification and procurement of Hardware /Software              Acknowledgement to citizens using mobile
     completed.                                                       Online Complaint status checks

     Automated Driving Test Track System for Regional                 MIS reports for senior officials of the
     Transport Department, Government of Karnataka:                   Department
     The objective of this system is to standardize and       Cyber Security
     automate the procedure of evaluating the driving skill
     of a driver before granting him license to drive on          The increasing complexity of IT systems and
     public roads. This system removes the subjective         networks led to mounting security challenges for
     opinion of an examiner.                                  both the providers and consumers. Cyber Security
strategy towards securing country’s cyber space is       Cyber Law
being pursued with major initiatives: (a) Security
R&D, (b) Security Policy, Compliance and                     The Information Technology Act, 2000, a legal
Assurance, (c) Security Incident – Early Warning &       framework for transactions carried out electronically,
Response and (d) Security Training.                      was enacted to facilitate e-Commerce, e-Governance
                                                         and to deal with computer related offences. The
   R&D initiative is aimed at development/               principal Act was amended through the Information
enhancement of skills and expertise in areas of cyber    Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 to include
security by facilitating basic research, Technology      provisions for new forms of cyber crimes like cyber
demonstration and Proof-of-concept and R&D test          terrorism, identity theft, child pornography, breach
bed projects. Research and development is carried        of confidentiality and leakage of data by intermediary
out in areas of cyber security including (a)             and e-commerce frauds. The following Rules
Cryptography and cryptanalysis, (b) Network &            pertaining to sections 52, 54, 69, 69A and 69B
System Security, (c) Monitoring & Forensics and (d)      respectively of the Infor mation Technology
Vulnerability Remediation & Assurance through            (Amendment) Act, 2008 are notified:
sponsored projects at recognized R&D
                                                                  Cyber Appellate Tribunal (Salar y,
organisations.
                                                                  Allowances and Other Terms and
     During the year 2010-11, eleven R&D projects                 Conditions of Service of Chairperson and
were initiated in the areas of (i) packet marking                 Members) Rules, 2009.
schemes for trace back network security attacks,                  Cyber Appellate Tribunal (Procedure for
(ii) reactive roaming scheme for honeypots, (iii)                 Investigation of Misbehaviour or incapacity
enterprise level security metrics, (iii) steganalysis             of Chairperson and Members) Rules, 2009.
covering digital multimedia objects, (iv) side channel
                                                                  Information Technology (Procedure and
attack resistant programmable block ciphers, (v)
                                                                  Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring and
trust models for cloud computing, (vi) establishment
                                                                  Decryption of Information) Rules, 2009.
of computer forensic lab and training facility and
(vii) investigation of probabilistic signatures for               Information Technology (Procedure and
                                                                                                                  25
metamorphic malware detection.                                    Safeguards to Blocking for Access of
                                                                  Information by Public) Rules, 2009.
     Advanced version of cyber forensics tool kit
                                                                  Information Technology (Procedure and
namely Cyber Check version 4.1 capable of acquiring
                                                                  Safeguards for Monitoring and collecting
Windows System (including Window 2007), Mac
                                                                  traffic data or information) Rules, 2009.
Systems and Linux Systems has been developed.
Enterprise Forensic System capable of carrying out           The other rules are being finalised.
live forensics and hardware based high speed data
acquisition tool also have been developed. Virtual       Indian Computer Emergency Response
training environment based training modules with         Team (ICERT)
hands-on training capability to facilitate practical
training on Cyber Forensics has been created                 ICERT is the national nodal agency for
addressing the requirements of Law Enforcement           responding to computer security incidents as and
Agencies. To detect hidden contents in images            when they occur. ICERT creates awareness on
generated by Steganography tools, first version of       security issues through dissemination of information
analysis tool StegoCheck has been made available         on its website (http://www.cert-in.org.in) and
to User agencies. A prototype solution of malware        operates 24X7 Incident Response Help Desk. It
prevention system based on application behaviour         provides Incident Prevention and Response
modeling was developed for specific applications         services as well as Security Quality Management
on Windows and Linux Operating System and                Services.
testing is being carried out. A Web-service based
                                                             In the recent Information Technology
Information System Security Design and Operational
                                                         (Amendment) Act 2008, ICERT has been
Management Tool Suite was developed and tested
                                                         designated to serve as the national agency to
by user organisations and work is continuing to
                                                         perform the following functions in the area of cyber
enhance the capabilities with additional services.
                                                         security:
Test bed for information security skill development
using Virtual Training Environment has been                       Collection, analysis and dissemination of
developed.                                                        information on cyber incidents
             Forecast and alerts of cyber security           to develop and implement information security
             incidents                                       policy and information security best practices based
                                                             on ISO/IEC 27001 for protection of their
             Emergency measures for handling cyber
                                                             infrastructure. For communicating with these
             security incidents
                                                             organisations, ICERT maintains a comprehensive
             Coordination of cyber incident response         database of more than 800 Point-of Contacts (PoC)
             activities                                      and Chief Information Security Officers (CISO). As
                                                             a proactive measure, ICERT has also empanelled
             Issue guidelines, advisories, vulnerability
                                                             51 information security auditing organisations to
             notes and white papers relating to
                                                             carry out information security audit, including the
             information security practices, procedures,
                                                             vulnerability assessment and penetration test of the
             prevention, response and reporting of cyber
                                                             networked infrastructure of government and critical
             incidents
                                                             sector organisations. The technical competency of
             Such other functions relating to cyber          the empanelled orgnanisations is regularly reviewed
             security as may be prescribed                   by ICERT with the help of a test network.

     The activities carried out by ICERT comprise of the     Crisis Management Plan
     following:
                                                                 Crisis Management Plan (CMP) for countering
      Activities                         Year 2010 -11       cyber attacks and cyber terrorism has been
                                                             prepared. The CMP has been approved by the
      Security Incidents handled                  4727
                                                             National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) for
      Security Alerts issued                         22      wider circulation and implementation. ICERT/
      Advisories Published                           46      Department has been conducting workshops to
                                                             appraise the Central Ministries and States/UTs about
      Vulnerability Notes Published                142       the CMP implementation and all necessary
      Security Guidelines Published                   1      assistance is being provided to Central Ministries
                                                             and States/UTs with regard to implementation of
26    White papers Published                          1
                                                             CMP. A revised version of CMP was released in
      Trainings Organised                            21      March 2010.
      Indian Website Defacements tracked        10,953       Cyber Security Drills
      Open Proxy Servers tracked                 1,585
                                                                  Indian Computer Emergency Response Team
      Bot Infected Systems tracked           1,635,212       is carrying out mock drills with critical information
                                                             infrastructure organizations to check the porosity of
          ICERT has evolved as the most trusted referral
                                                             critical information infrastructure with respect to cyber
     agency in the area of information security in the
                                                             security. These drills have helped tremendously in
     country. ICERT is regularly interacting with CISOs of   improving the cyber security posture of the
     Critical Infrastructure Organisations and sectoral      information infrastructure and training of manpower
     CERTs to ensure security of the critical systems,       to handle cyber incidents, besides increasing the
     collaboration with IT product and security vendors      cyber security awareness among the critical sector
     to mitigate the vulnerabilities in various systems,     organizations. Besides this, ICERT is also
     cooperation with international CERTs and security       participating in cyber security drills at the
     organizations on information sharing and incident       international level. During the year 2010-11, two
     response, promote R&D activities in the areas of        international drills involving Asia Pacific CERTs and
     Artifact analysis and Cyber Forensics and security      one national drill involving critical sectors such as
     training and awareness. In order to have the optimum    Banks/FIs, Civil Aviation, Telecommunication etc.,
     uptime and support 24X7 operations of ICERT,            have been conducted .
     initiatives have been taken to setup a Disaster
     Recovery site at C-DAC, Bengaluru.                      Security Cooperation and Collaborations

     Security Assurance Framework                                ICERT plays the role of mother CERT and is
                                                             regularly interacting with the cyber security officers
         ICERT has taken steps to implement National         of sectoral CERTs in Defense, Finance and other
     Security Assurance Framework to create awareness        sectors to advise them in the matters related to
     in government and critical sector organisations and     cyber security.
    To facilitate its tasks, ICERT has collaboration     sector and ISPs on various contemporary and
arrangements with IT product vendors, security           focused topics of Information Security. ICERT team
vendors and Industry in the country and abroad.          members have provided training on Computer
Security Cooperation agreements and MoUs have            Forensics and Log Analysis to other Government
been signed with Microsoft, RedHat, Cisco, EMC2,         organisations and Law Enforcement. ICERT members
eBay, Trend Micro, Symantec, Quickheal, Radware,         also participated in various national and international
McAfee and Afilias. This collaboration facilitates       conferences and delivered lectures on topics related
exchange of information on vulnerabilities in relevant   to information security. In order to increase the
products, developing suitable counter measures to        outreach, ICERT has engaged NASSCOM and Data
protect these systems and providing training on          Security Council of India to spread the cyber security
latest products and technologies.                        awareness and facilitate interaction with various user
                                                         groups. During the year 2010-11, ICERT has
     ICERT has established collaborations with
                                                         conducted 21 trainings and about 850 officers have
international security organisations and CERTs to
                                                         been trained.
facilitate exchange of information related to latest
cyber security threats and international best            Cyber Forensic
practices. ICERT is a member of Forum of Incident
Response and Security Teams (FIRST).                          Cyber Forensic investigation facility at ICERT is
                                                         equipped with the equipment and software tools to
   ICERT has become Full Member of Asia Pacific          handle cyber forensic investigations of the cyber
CERT (APCERT) since August, 2008. ICERT has              crimes and has been carrying out imaging and
become Research Partner of Anti-Phishing Working         analysis of digital evidence in the cases of cyber
Group (APWG) to counter and develop best                 crimes. Hands on practical trainings were provided
practices for containing phishing attacks.               to the law enforcement agencies on Investigation of
     ICERT is interacting with other international       Cyber Crimes, Computer Forensics - imaging and
CERTs to exchange advance information regarding          analysis of digital evidence, Mobile Forensics and
vulnerabilities and malicious code, responding to        Network Forensics at the training workshops
incidents involving attackers and victims of             organized by ICERT, State Police and other training       27
international jurisdiction. Functional relations are     institutions for law enforcement agencies. ICERT is
being established with international CERTs from          working with defence, banks, public sector
USA, Japan, Korea, Australia, Brazil etc. ICERT          enterprises, judiciary and law enforcement agencies
has signed MoUs with National Cyber Security             in training their officials as well as extending the
Centre, Republic of Korea, JPCERT/CC and National        support in investigation of cyber crimes.
Computer Board, Mauritius for mutual cooperation
                                                         Early Warning System
in the area of cyber security.
                                                             ICERT is implementing a project for Attack
    The Department, ICERT and Confederation of
                                                         Detection and Threat Assessment at ISP and
Indian Industry (CII) have established the
                                                         organisation level. This project will enable detection
Information Security Advisory Forum to foster
                                                         of cyber threats and attacks and issuance of early
cooperation between Government, industry,
                                                         warning to take appropriate counter measures to
consumer and law enforcement agencies on
                                                         mitigate the attacks and contain the damage.
information security issues.

    As part of its many activities, the Forum            Controller of Certifying Authorities
organizes Conferences, Training and Awareness
                                                             The Information Technology Act, 2000 facilitates
Programs for the internet consumers (that include
                                                         acceptance of electronic records and Digital
children, parents and teachers) who are often
                                                         Signatures through a legal framework for establishing
susceptible to cyber attacks, and aims to provide
                                                         trust in e-Commerce and e-Governance. For
tools and resources to counter such threats.
                                                         authentication of electronic transactions using digital
Security Awareness                                       signatures, the Controller of Certifying Authorities
                                                         (CCA) licenses Certifying Authorities to issue Digital
     Creating security awareness among Indian IT         Signature Certificates under the IT Act, 2000. Seven
infrastructure organizations is one of the important     Certifying Authorities are operational currently and
role of ICERT. ICERT is conducting training              the total number of Digital Signature Certificates
workshops to train officials of Government, critical     issued in the country grew to more than 18,00,000
sector, public/industry sectors, financial and banking   by December, 2010. For ensuring continued trust in
     this authentication framework, the Annual                  the one day Annual International Symposium was
     Compliance Audit of Certifying Authorities were            held in New Delhi, India in October, 2010. CCA was
     conducted as per the requirements of Information           elected to be the Vice Chairman of APKIC.
     Technology Act, 2000.
                                                                    An MoU had been signed earlier with ICTA
     Technical Infrastructure                                   Mauritius for implementing Public Key Infrastructure
                                                                (PKI) in Mauritius. Discussions were held on several
         The Root Certifying Authority of India (RCAI) set      occasions and the launch of Mauritius PKI has
     up by the CCA is at the root of trust for authentication   recently been announced.
     through Digital Signatures. Repository containing
     Certificates issued by CCA to the licensed CAs and             A study tour was undertaken to India by a
     the Certificates issued by the licensed CAs to             delegation from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory
     subscribers has been established and is being              Agency (RURA) in December 2010. They visited and
     operated by the Office of CCA. The Disaster                held discussions with the office of CCA and with
     Recovery Site is also fully operational. Policies          CAs in Delhi, Ahmedabad & Hyderabad.
     relating to the website of CCA have been formulated
                                                                Training & Awareness Generation
     in accordance with the Guidelines issued by the
     Ministry.                                                       Under the Nationwide PKI Awareness
                                                                programme on Digital signature and Digital
     Enhancing trust                                            Signature Certificate, One-day seminars were held
          The Root Certificate of RCAI has been pre-            in Calicut, Visakhapatnam, Cochin, Hyderabad,
     installed in Microsofts IE Browser for ease of             Ahmedabad and Bhubaneshwar. Also, a two day
     establishment of trust. Pre-installation of Root           Workshop was held in Noida and a three day
     Certificate in other popular Browsers like Mozilla,        Training programme was held in Hyderabad. The
                                                                office of CCA also participated in training programs
     Firefox is in progress. To further enhance the level of
                                                                in this area in various other academic institutions.
     trust in digital signatures, a proposal was prepared
     for setting up the Online Certificate Validation Service   Legal Aspects
28   (OCVS), for which discussions on the different
     possible implementation models are currently under              Steps have been initiated for formulating Legal
     way.                                                       Framework for Escrowing the Encryption Key used
                                                                for encrypting source code of the software. This is
     Standards & Interoperability                               being done in the interest of security and business
                                                                continuity. Additionally, for advising the Office of
          In respect of upgradation of standards being
                                                                CCA on various legal issues and to sort out litigation
     followed in the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
                                                                matters in the court, a panel of lawyers/Law firms is
     implementation in India, the key length for the
                                                                also being setup.
     subscribers is being changed to 2048 bits from
     1024 bits from 1st Jan, 2011 while the use of SHA-         Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CAT)
     256 hash algorithm is being mandated from 1st Jan,
     2012 in place of SHA-1. Possibilities are being                As per the IT Act 2000, any person aggrieved
     explored for using new Technologies like Extensible        by an order made by the Controller of Certifying
     Markup Language (XML) Digital signatures as                Authorities and an Adjudicating Officer can prefer
     Electronic Signatures under the Information                an appeal to the Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CAT).
     Technology Act, 2000.                                          The office and Court of the CAT was inaugurated
          To enhance interoperability among Digital             in July 2009 at its new location at LIC Building,
     Signature Certificates issued by different CAs,            Connaught Place, New Delhi.
     Guidelines have already been notified. Certifying              Chairperson, Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CAT)
     Authorities are now in the process of implementation       participated in Awareness Programme organized by
     of Interoperability Guidelines.                            the various Organizations on all Indian Level and
     International Cooperation                                  delivered lectures on Cyber Laws and Adjudication
                                                                issues in India, National e-Governance, Cyber Law
         CCA attended the Special Steering Committee            Enforcement Programmes and Cyber Security for
     meeting of the Asia PKI Consortium (APKIC) in              Judicial Officers etc. Chairperson, CAT also co-
     Beijing in June, 2010. The General Assembly/               hosted a Western Regional Consultation meeting
     Steering Committee (GA/SC) meeting of APKIC and            on Cyber Law Enforcement Programme of National
Project Committee on Enforcement of Cyber Law               Registry. Diffusion of information on IC Layout–
which was attended by Hon’ble Judges of Supreme             Design Registration is being continued.
Court, Judges of High Court, Chief Justice of various
States, Judicial Officers from all over India and           Internet Governance
Senior Officials of Government of India.
                                                                 Internet Governance encompasses the
The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits                       governance of public policy issues of openness,
Layout-Design Act 2000                                      security, privacy and most importantly the
                                                            management of critical Internet resources of IP
     In order to bring Indian IPR practices to global
                                                            address and Domain Names. This entails formulation
levels and promote growth of intellect intensive
                                                            of governing policies, programmes and processes
hardware designing in the country, Government of
                                                            of Internet resources and information- both domestic
India enacted legislation “Semiconductor Integrated
Circuits Layout –Design Act 2000 (37 of 2000)” for          and international. This will be in cooperation and
protection of Semiconductor Integrated Circuits             consultation with all the stakeholders from the
Layout –Design and for matters connected therewith          government, private sector and civil society.
or incidental thereto.
                                                            Achievements during 2010 –11
     During the year, the setting up of the technical
resource - Data Center (DC) of SICLD Registry has           Pragmatic Efficient Reliable Internetworking
progressed. Two projects in the area of “Creation of        Solution Using Consumer-Centric Omnipresent
data base of prior-art in IC Layout Designs” were           Ethernet (PERISCOPE) by IIT Mumbai: The project
initiated and first module of prior-art data in Analog      has resulted in the development of an Ethernet
and Mixed IC Designs and Digital IC Designs is              Switch such as to enable handling applications within
collected for porting to SICLD Registry. Work on            the network layer by bringing down latency to 0.03
creation of dedicated prior-art data base at SICLD          microseconds. The Switch has found acceptance
Registry facility through porting and testing of the
                                                            by MTNL to setup two of its Data Centres.
modules generated through the R&D projects was
initiated and first version of prior-art library realized   Development of a Self-Managed QoS Network               29
for use in screening of the incoming chip IP                Solution BY C-DAC, Bengaluru: An adaptive, self-
applications. A project on “Matters of Semiconductor        configuring network solution EDGE (Enterprise Wide
IC Layout Design Registrations” was completed.
                                                            Self-Managed Network Solution) has been
Action on bringing into force further sections of the
                                                            developed. It works with the TCP/IP protocol,
SICLD Act to operationalize the Registration of
                                                            applicable to LAN, WAN, Intranet, Extranet and
Applications was taken. Diffusion of information on
IC layout Design Registration matters was                   Internet networks. An IDS (Intrusion Detection
continued.                                                  System) called N@G integrated with EDGE has also
                                                            been developed.
     During the year, a project entitled “Specialized
Human Resource Development in IC Layout Design”             Development and Integration of Technology for
was initiated at University of Pune. Around 150             Virtualized Cloud Computing by IIT Mumbai:
specialized manpower would be developed under               Development of transport layer technology for Cloud
the project over a period of 3 years. M.Sc. (one            Computing through the integration of Light Trails
semester) IC layout design course has been initiated
                                                            technology for optical layer multicasting, dynamic
under the project. The approvals for initiations of
                                                            bandwidth allocation and sub-wavelength granular
P.G. Diploma course is in process. Approval of
                                                            support at low price points.
Legislative Department, Ministry of Law and Justice
has been obtained for bringing into force relevant          Development of an Open Source Web Browser
                                                            Development
Sections of the Act so that the Registry can be made
                                                            for the Blind People by IIT Kharagpur: An open
operational subsequently. The Department
                                                            source web browser with voice feedback for the blind
supported two projects at C-DAC Noida and
                                                            with speech facilitation for navigation or data entry
University of Pune (2009-2010) last year. Under these
projects, creation of Layout Design Database for            in a web page is being developed. This development
Digital, Analog & Mixed Signal from prior-art Sources       will include Text extraction engine; Text to Braille
is in process. IC Layout Design Diagnostic tools            transliteration system in Linux platform, integration
have been procured and installed in the                     with Braille Devices and open source English TTS
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout–Design             engine to the web browser (under process).
     Internationalized           Domain       Names       -   workshops and Dynamic Coalition meetings and
     Implementation in Indian Languages NIXI and              multi-lateral and bi-lateral meetings.
     CDACs (Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata):
     Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
                                                              Information Technology                Investment
     Numbers (ICANN) which manages IDNs has cleared
                                                              Regions (ITIR)
     for delegation of India's IDN ccTLDs in the root zone.        To promote investment in the IT/ITES/Electronic
     The 7 Indian Languages include Hindi (Devanagari),       Hardware Manufacturing (EHM) units, the
     Bengali (Bengali), Gujarati (Gujarati), Punjabi          Government has decided to attract major investment
     (Gurumukhi), Tamil (Tamil), Telugu (Telugu) and Urdu     by providing a transparent and an investment
     (Arabic). Processes and evaluations are underway         friendly policy and set up Information Technology
     for Beta test of the domain registration process. IDN
                                                              Investment Regions (ITIRs). These would be
     Domain Name registration policy is being drafted in
                                                              endowed with excellent infrastructure and investor-
     consultation with concerned organizations.
                                                              friendly policy environment. Such ITIR would reap
     IPv6 deployment in the country (NIXI, ERNET):            the benefits of co-sitting, networking and greater
     The Department has supported IPv6 dual stack             efficiency through use of common infrastructure and
     architectural setup of existing IPv4 network to make     support services. Such a complex would boost,
     the backbone networks of Education Research              augment exports and generate employment.
     Network (ERNET), National Internet Exchange of India
                                                                   Information Technology Investment Regions (ITIR)
     (NIXI) and other organizations under the DIT IPv6
     ready. It has also organized training for network        policy resolution has been notified in the Gazette of
     engineers, workshops and seminars for an early           India under which each State/UT in India can set up
     adoption of IPv6.                                        an integrated township for facilitating growth of IT/
                                                              BPO and Sunrise Industries with world class
     Impact of Broadband in India-Internet & Mobile           infrastructure. Proposals have been received from 4
     Association of India (IAMAI): Assessment report          States namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa
     on the Impact of Broadband/Internet on Indian            and Tamil Nadu. The same have been circulated to
30   economy especially GDP growth, Social Empower-           the member Departments/Ministries nominated by
     ment including education, healthcare and rural com-      High Powered Committee for their comments. The
     merce, government services. Report will include
                                                              proposals are being processed in line with the
     Case studies on what is working and what is not
                                                              guidelines provided in the Policy resolution.
     working based on samples from “developing” and
     “developed” States of India.                             ICT Measurement and Indicators
     India's participation in Internet Corporation for             Reliable data and indicators on the access and
     Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN): The                  use of ICT help Governments to design and evalu-
     Department represents India in the Governmental          ate ICT policies and strategies, compare their ICT
     Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN. The                   developments with those in other countries and
     Department has hosted the secretariat of GAC since       adopt solutions to reduce the digital divide.
     2006 till 2010. It is the key forum for discussing the
     public policy issues relating to the Internet            Achievements during 2010-11
     concerning the standardization, protocols and
                                                                      The Committee on ICT Measurement &
     technology and affecting the social and economic
                                                                      Indicators met frequently to discuss various
     life of the countries. GAC has representatives of
     national governments, multinational governmental                 ways and means to develop suitable ICT
     organizations and treaty organizations and distinct              Indicators.
     economies. The Department participates in all ICANN              A study on construction of e-Development
     meetings.
                                                                      Index (eDI) (conceived as a composite
     Internet Governance Forum (IGF): The Department,                 national Index) was initiated with an
     India is a member of the Multi Stakeholder Advisory              objective/goal to measure the progress
     Group of the Internet Governance Forum of the United             towards an Information Society captured by
     Nations and participates actively in all IGF meetings.           economic growth, employment, innovation,
     India's concerns on the issues of public policy on               productivity growth, competitiveness,
     Internet and its Governance is presented in this UN              Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA)
     forum through regular participation, holding                     and human welfare facilitated by ICT.
        National Council of Applied Economic society' with the following areas:-
        Research (NCAER) has been assigned this       e-Government
        study.
                                                      e-Industry
        A discussion paper on construction of eDI
                                                      e-Innovation/R & D
        has been prepared and was hosted on the
        website of NCAER for wider consultation.      e-Learning
                                       e-Security
Results-Framework Document (RFD)
& Strategic Plan                 Achievements during 2010-11
    Government of India has approved the outline         RFD – 2009-10 has been uploaded on the
of a “Performance Monitoring and Evaluation              Department's website and evaluated by
System (PMES) for Government Departments” to             High Power Committee (HPC). As per this,
measure the performance of the Government by             the Department has achieved a composite
preparing a Results-Framework Documents (RFD)            score of 97.45% for RFD – 2009-10.
of all the Ministries/Departments, which provides
a summary of the most important results that a           RFD –2010-11 has also been prepared and
Department/Ministry expects to achieve during the        approved by HPC. It has been uploaded
financial year.                                          on the website of the Department.

     The Department prepared RFD with a vision           Strategic Plan of the Department for the
entitled 'e-Development of India as the engine for       next five years has been formulated and
transition into a developed nation and an empowered      uploaded on the website of the Department.




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     Technology and Application
     Development
     Media Lab Asia                                           analysis of the results has been developed. The
                                                              tool has been deployed in 8 schools in the state of
         The Media Lab Asia (MLAsia) is a not-for-profit      Kerala on a pilot basis and is benefiting more than
     Company of the Department. The aim of this               800 Mentally Retarded students. The tool was very
     Company is to bring the benefits of ICT to daily lives   well appreciated by the experts observing it as the
     of common man in the areas of Education,                 first initiative of its kind in India. The tool is web
     Empowerment of the Disabled, Healthcare &                enabled and has been hosted at http://
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     Livelihood Generation. It works in collaboration with    www.punarjjani.in. Observing widespread interest for
     academic and R&D institutions, industry, NGOs and        this tool among special schools for MR children,
     State Governments in this endeavor. It is also           there is a plan to deploy it in 100 more schools.
     identifying technologies that can be taken to the land   "Punarjjani" trademark has been registered.
     for deployment along with the aim to reach the
     common man. With the help of its projects MLAsia         Establishment of Chanderi weavers ICT resource
     has already touched nearly 1.5 Million people’s lives    centre in Chanderi, MP: The project aims at
     in 1500+ locations.                                      providing various
                                                              livelihood and soft
     Achievements during 2010-11                              skills through ICT
                                                              based empowerment
     Visually impaired women empowerment through
                                                              and facilitation of
     Shruti Drishti: Shruti-Drishti (Text to Speech & Text
                                                              textile weavers in
     to Braille), a special web browser for visually
                                                              Chanderi community.
     impaired developed with the Department’s support,
                                                              The activities are as
     along with the associated required hardware
                                                              follows:-
     (Computer Systems, UPS, Braille Embossers, Braille
     Keyboards, Tactile Readers) has been deployed            Digital Preservation: - CAD software tool has been
     along with support and training in 40 visually           deployed and 150+ traditional weaving designs
     impaired women/Co-Ed schools throughout the              digitized and preserved. 11 master designers have
     country. It is benefitting 4081 blind students           been trained so far. In addition more than 160+
     (including 2314 female blind students) and 80            apparel designs have been made.
     teachers. The feedback from the schools is positive.
     The students use the system for generating content.      Impact on community
                                                              by     ICT     based
     ICT enabled integrated assessment tool for               Training: - In design
     Mentally Retarded (MR) children - Punarjjani™:           making at Weaving
     A web based tool to aid the teachers for the progress    Level, Cloth Design,
     assessment and evaluation of the MR children and         Apparel Design and
Textile Design & Finished Product Design, 250
persons including women and Children have already
been trained. 700+ students have been trained in
Vocational skill training & 850+ trained in Design
making & English speaking programme. Formation
                                        .
of 12 Self Help Groups (SHGs) from local community
and microfinance, small scale trading activities has
been started.

Marketing by use of ICT: For marketing of local
                                                        Resource Kit for Pre-Primary schools (Targeting
community products and to create exclusive outlet       Playgroup, Pre-Nursery, LKG & UKG) covering more
of the finished products an e-Commerce enabled
                                                        than 200 modules has been prepared. The system
website www.chanderiyaan.net is being developed
                                                        can be used both by teachers and parents. The
to sell Chanderi products through Internet. Finished
                                                        content has been integrated with voice over’s, videos
products created through the Centre have been
                                                        and interactive animations etc.
showcased at Raja Rani Mahal, Chanderi.
Chanderiyaan stall was also placed in                   Mobile and Internet based math prep guide
Commonwealth Games exhibition, during October           application: The math prep guide software enables
2010.                                                   students to understand and solve the difficult Math
                                                        questions with simple strategies. It also enables
eGalla™: An Affordable Retail Management
                                                        cracking a tough discrete quantitative problem by
System: eGalla is an affordable retail management
                                                        using easy algebra and common sense probability
system. It is a solution designed to address the
                                                        reasoning.
needs of the unorganized retail sector. The end users
of eGalla may be whole salers, small scale retail           It provides Comprehensive chapter-wise manual
shopkeepers and people employed in small shops.         (Class-XI & XII Mathematics, NCERT syllabi) on the
This software is an easy to use, accurate and multi-    wireless mobile platform and internet in the most
user application which can be ported on any             scientific manner to take on the examination. The
computers / laptops. eGalla is available both as        system is now available on www.ganitmitra.in .          33
stand alone and web based product. It includes
inventory, customer management, vendor
management, account receivable, account payable
and bill printing modules in addition to different
business reporting tools. The system has been
tested in 20 shops in & around Mumbai. The
technology is ready for transfer and large scale
deployment.

ICT in rural schools in
Mizoram to another 100
schools in the State- (North-                           Mobile and internet based virtual laboratory for
                                                        life science experiments for higher secondary
East): Computer Aided
                                                        education : More than 70+ Life Sciences
teaching tool has been
                                                        experiments (for classes XI & XII NCERT syllabus)
deployed to enhance the
                                                        have been developed. It provides on screen
concept clarity and interest in the learning process
                                                        instructions for navigation and has comprehensive
in 100 rural schools of Mizoram. 1400 capsules on
                                                        Dictionary/vocabulary specific to an experiment. The
subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, including
practicals & Maths for classes XI and XII, and
Science & Technology, History, Civics, Geography,
and Maths for Classes VIII to X have been provided
in the schools. More than 13000 teachers & students
have benefited. Impact evaluation of the project is
under progress.

Multimedia based pre-primary teachers resource
kit for English and Hindi: A Comprehensive
Integrated Multimedia based Pre-primary Teacher’s
     content can be delivered through portal, mobiles and       social infrastructure and public interaction for the
     also packaged on Multimedia Card & DVD’s. The              emerging knowledge-based society and integrated
     content has now been integrated with voice over’s,         rural development for employment generation and
     videos and interactive animations etc.                     livelihood security. Nine Grameen Gyan Kendra’s
                                                                (GGKs) have been established in Sonbhadra,
     Progress made under ongoing and new
                                                                Mirzapur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
     projects
                                                                     Integrated Agri Services Programme (IASP) has
     ICT for Livelihood Generation                              been taken up through GGKs in Mirzapur, Sonbhadra
     Development of a set of alternative ICT models             and Varanasi districts of Uttar Pradesh. The target
     based on a study and analysis of the major ICT             is to cover more than 2000 farmers. Services like
     initiatives in agriculture in India to meet the            input/ output linkages/information, financial
     information need of the Indian farmers: A project          information etc., will be delivered.
     has been awarded by Indian Council of Agricultural
     Research under the Component 4 (Basic and
                                                                Chanderi Integrated ICT for Development
     Strategic Research in the Frontier Areas of Agricultural   Programme (CIIDP)
     Sciences) of the World Bank funded, National               ICT & Social Entrepreneurship Programme: An
     Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) to the              ICT based facility has been created for block
     Consortium led by MLAsia. The partners are National        printing, weaving & embroidery work. 20+ people
     Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, Mudra           have been trained and more than 100 people are
     Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad and                  undergoing training at the facility.
     Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University,
     Hyderabad. The project aims to study the past and          Digital Tourism Promotion Programme: Local
     present major ICT initiatives in agriculture in India,     Community Portal having social-cultural-historical-
     the extant of their success, the factors affecting the                           information in digitized form
     success as well as failure of such initiatives. Based                            is now available on. http://
     on this study, the project will suggest appropriate                              chanderiyaan.chanderi.org
34   ICT models to meet farmer’s information needs for                                and http://www.chanderi.org.
     different selected scenarios considering the                                     Mobile based application is
     infrastructural and social-economic constraints with                             being developed so that pre
     some field testing within the existing infrastructure.                           tour & on tour information
     Progress so far has been as under:                         can be provided on mobile phones to assist
              Organized five workshops to identify the          tourists.
              major ICT initiatives in Agriculture in India     ICT in Healthcare program: e-Dhanwanthari, a web
              in five regions - East, West, North, South
                                                                based Telemedicine software has been deployed
              and North East. 118 eminent scholars from
                                                                with multipurpose medical
              96 organisations who are involved in
                                                                equipments to connect the
              developing/implementing ICTs in agriculture
                                                                existing public health
              participated in these workshops.
                                                                facilities in Chanderi with
              Documented Major National (143) and               telemedicine facilities with
              International (73) ICT based projects which       Ashok Nagar hospital.
              directly or indirectly provide agricultural       Medical consultation is being given to patients for
              based information.                                basic medical test such as ECG, Spirometry, NIBP
                                                                & Spo2 etc.
              Developed a web portal ‘www.ekrishinaip.in’
                                                                Interactive Portal for Livelihood Generation of
              Completed field study of twenty two ICT
                                                                Migrant Workers:The migrant worker’s portal aims
              initiatives in agriculture and need analysis
                                                                at computerizing the process of livelihood generation
              of farmers’ in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh,
                                                                and training of the unorganized sector workers and
              Kerala, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar
                                                                fulfil the requirement of the client (contractor/
              Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Gujarat,
                                                                recruiters/ household) through Front Level Agencies
              West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
                                                                such as NGOs, SHGs, Hardware Shop owners &
     Grameen Gyan Kendra: The project involved                  PCO operators etc. The testing of the portal is being
     development of models for use of ICT to improve            carried out.
ICT for Healthcare                                        patients is used for post consultation and disease
                                                          pattern analysis. Process for filing Patent &
Rural Health Management Information System-
                                                          Copyright is in progress.
Health-Asociado™: The system empowers the
grass root level health workers with mobile/handheld      ICT for Empowerment of Disabled
based data collection. A centralized health database
                                                          A Comprehensive Satellite/Internet based
is created for generating different statistical and
                                                          National Network for Education, Training and
graphical reports. The reports are being used as an
                                                          Empowerment of the Disabled: The project taken
input to health planning and decision making
                                                          up jointly with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) -
authorities at higher levels. The system is
                                                          (a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice
implemented at three Blocks (20 PHCs/CHCs/
                                                          and Empowerment) includes development &
BPHCs, covering 7.8 lakh population) of Mallapuram
                                                          broadcasting of interactive programs through Edusat
district, Kerala.
                                                          for students, parents, trainee teachers &
    1.5 lakh population is registered in the year 2010-   professionals associated with and engaged in
11 and over all 4.5 lakh population is registered with    different areas of disabilities. An interactive Internet
the system. Block Medical Officers are utilising this     portal providing all the relevant information in different
                                                          disability issues is available on http://
data for generation of different reports & action plans
                                                          www.punarbhava.in. 470+ RCI/MSJE recognized
for health workers. Process for filing Patent &
                                                          Institutions have been connected to ‘Navshikhar’
Copyright is in progress.
                                                          channel. Regular transmission of programs is being
Low Cost mobile Telemedicine Van-                         conducted from Monday to Friday from 10:00 Hrs.
mDhanwanthari: The mDhanwanthari is operating             to 17:00 Hrs. Portal "Punarbhava" is regularly
at 20 locations of Cherthala Taluk, Kerala through        updated and is being made accessible as per W3C
KVM Hospital, Cherthala for the treatment of TB           guidelines.
patients, Diabetic patients and mother & child care.      Supply, installation and commissioning of
This service                                              computerized Braille transcription system at the
can       be                                              blind schools throughout the country: In order               35
availed by                                                to address the lack of accessible content and
4.34 lakh                                                 reading, writing, printing & learning Braille needs
population                                                of visually impaired persons in schools, CBTS
of the Taluk                                              (Computerized Braille Transcription System) has
whereas                                                   been installed in 40 schools where 80 teachers have
more than                                                 been trained and around 3000 students have been
8000 rural                                                benefited.
patients
                                                          ABCD (Audio Books Content Delivery) for visually
have been benefited through the system. A nominal
                                                          impaired: Indigenously
amount is charged from the patients for diagnostic
                                                          developed Daisy audio
tests to maintain the sustainability of the system.
                                                          books players "Buddy"
Rural Telemedicine System- e-Dhanwanthari™:               along with complete
e-Dhanwanthari offers quality medical care at             curriculum of secondary and
patient’s door step. A specialist at one site delivers    senior secondary level have
health care, diagnoses the diseases, gives intra-         been test deployed at NAB
operative assistance, provides therapy or consults        (National Association of
with another physician or paramedical personnel at        Blind) New Delhi and Gangtok branch.
a remote site. The system has been integrated with
                                                          Content Generation for Capacity Building of
4 Specialty Hospitals Centres/Medical Colleges and
                                                          Persons with Blindness or Low Vision: The
8 Remote Centres (CHC/PHC) in Kerala. More than           project aims supporting graduate / post graduate
400 patients have been treated in the 2010-11 and         level visually impaired students by facilitating
over all more than 800 patients have benefited from       content in accessible formats like e-text, Braille,
the system. The advanced telemedicine facility is         Daisy, large print and audio books as per
provided to different patients like paediatric            requirement. For Inclusive Education, 4473 hours
patients, TB patients, orthopaedic patients,              (515 Nos.) of Audio Daisy Books have been
neurological patients and others. EMR of the              generated. 454 books have been converted into
     e-Text. 69 books (900 Hours) have been generated           The focus areas are:
     in synthesized voice. Benefiting a large cross section
                                                                        Translation Systems
     of Visually Impaired students, more than 20,000
     copies of CDs of these books have been distributed.                Cross Lingual Information Access and
     Media Lab Asia is a member of DAISY Forum of                       Retrieval
     India, which is a network of more than 80+
                                                                        Linguistic Resources
     organizations working for digital books.
                                                                        Human Machine Interface systems
     Sanyog: Under this project object based iconic
     communication interface has been enhanced for                      Language processing and Web tools
     Bengali, Hindi and English. By object driven icon                  Localization and content creation
     selection, the system can generate simple sentences
     in all the three languages. A new interface has been               Standardization
     designed for connecting the special access switches
                                                                Achievements during 2010-11
     with the system. An initial testing of Embedded
     Sanyog has been done.                                      Machine Translation
     Development of MIS & Interactive Portal for                Machine Translation (English- Indian
     National Trust: Media Lab Asia has developed the           Languages): In the Phase-1 of the project Machine
     official website & MIS for National Trust which is an      Translation Systems for 8 Language Pairs: English
     autonomous organization of the Ministry of Social          to Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Urdu,
     Justice & Empowerment, Government of India set             Punjabi and Malayalam in the tourism domain with
     up under the "National Trust for the Welfare of Persons    varying efficiency have been completed.
     with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and
     Multiple Disabilities Act (Act 44 of 1999)”. The website   Machine Translation (Indian Language - Indian
     gives information about the various types of               Language): Machine Translation Systems for 9
     disabilities, schemes of the National Trust, past and      Bidirectional Language Pairs: Telugu-Hindi, Hindi-
     upcoming events and the various happenings in              Tamil, Urdu-Hindi, Kannada-Hindi, Punjabi-Hindi,
36   National Trust. Through MIS, National trust ensures        Marathi-Hindi, Bengali-Hindi, Tamil-Telugu,
     further transparency in its working with more              Malayalam-Tamil with varying efficiency have been
     information and online access to facilities like           developed.
     submission of application for various schemes,
                                                                    The Phase II of these projects is being initiated
     reviewing the status of applications etc. The website
                                                                to improve the technology and to extend the
     can be accessed at www.thenationaltrust.co.in and
                                                                technology to more language pairs and domains.
     www.thenationaltrust.in
                                                                Cross-Lingual Information Access system (CLIA):
     SAMBHAV- National Resource Centre on
                                                                In Phase-I CLIA System for 6 Languages: Hindi,
     Disability: ‘Sambhav’ provides the facilities for
                                                                Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu and Punjabi have
     demonstration and practical use of the displayed
                                                                been developed for Tourism domain. Under Phase
     items by persons with disabilities. It helps them in
                                                                II other domain would be explored.
     getting acquainted with the devices and taking
     decisions for buying a particular device. The centre       Optical Character Recognition system (OCR): In
     will have information about the price, availability and    phase I alpha version of OCR System for 9 Scripts:
     usage of devices.                                          Bangla, Devanagari, Malayalam, Gujrati, Tamil,
                                                                Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Gurumukhi have been
     Technology Development for Indian                          completed.
     Languages Programme (TDIL)
                                                                On-line Handwriting Recognition system (OHWR):
         Advances in Human Language Technology will             In phase I of the project technology has been tested
     offer access to information and services to people         for 6 Scripts: Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
     in their language. There are 22 constitutionally           and Malayalam. The technology in phase II thus
     recognized languages and these are in 11 scripts.          will be improvised further to convert the developed
     Technology Development for Indian Languages                technology into usable products.
     (TDIL) will enable people to access and use IT
     solutions in their own languages. Development of           Development of Text to Speech (TTS) and
     technologies in multilingual computing areas initiative    Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems:
     is directed towards R&D efforts.                           Alpha versions of TTS systems in 5 Indian
Languages namely Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and       demand of trained manpower in the area of Natural
Malayalam have been developed. Project for               Language Processing. 30 students are presently
development of Automatic Speech Recognition              enrolled in these courses and will join the ranks of
(ASR) Systems for agricultural domain has been           Industry/academia shortly.
initiated for six Indian Languages namely Hindi,
Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi.            Standardization
Language    Technology                   Resource        Indian Rupee Sign: The Government has approved
Development                                              a unique symbol for Indian Rupee. The newly
                                                         approved symbol has been included in the Unicode
Annotated Text Corpora: Annotated Text Corpora           and ISO-10646 Standards. The modified INSCRIPT
for 11 Indian languages i.e. Hindi, English, Gujarati,   Keyboard layout incorporating the Indian Rupee
Punjabi, Oriya, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam,              Sign has been submitted to BIS for declaring it as
Marathi, Urdu, Konkani and Tamil is being                a national standard.
developed under "Indian Language Corpora
Initiative" project.                                     Web Internationalization, Standardization and
                                                         W3C India Initiative: Most of the future Web
NE-WordNet project is being implemented for              Applications would be Internet / Intranet based.
development of Wordnet for four North East region        Adoption of World-Wide -Web Consortium (W3C) web
languages i.e. Assamese, Bodo, Manipuri & Nepali.
                                                         standards in Indian languages would enable e-
Under Speech Corpora project 50 hrs of Annotated         content/dynamic applications and services
Bodo Speech Corpora has been developed.                  seamlessly access independent of devices and
                                                         platforms and geographical locations. In the initial
National Roll-Out Plan                                           phase, Web Internationalization for Indian
                                                                 languages would be carried out in Hindi and
                                                                 possibly one language from each region.
                                                                 This activity in long term will be spread over
                                                                 all 22 officially recognized languages. W3C      37
                                                                 India office at DIT will pursue this goal in
                                                                 close coordination with World Wide Web
                                                                 consortium.

                                                                 Information Dissemination
                                                                 TDIL Web-site: The TDIL website (http://
                                                                 tdil.mit.gov.in) and TDIL Data Centre "Indian
                                                                 Language Technology Proliferation &
                                                                 Deployment Centre" (http://www.tdil-dc.in)
                                                                 disseminate the outcome of TDIL
                                                                 Prgoramme.

     Language CDs (in 22 constitutionally
recognized Indian Languages) containing
localized tools and fonts facilitate the
citizens to do their basic text processing,
send e-mails and do web browsing. These
can be downloaded from http://
www.ildc.gov.in.

Human Resource Development in
Indian Languages
    M. Tech. in Computational Linguistics/
Knowledge Engineering/ Language
technology and PG Diploma in Language
Technology courses have been initiated at
premier universities/ institutions to fulfil
     Technical Journal of Indian Language                    Technology Development Council (TDC)
     Technologies: The VishwaBharat@tdil is a technical
     journal of Indian Language Technologies, which          The main emphasis of the programme is:
     consolidates in one-place information about                     To facilitate proliferation and absorption of
     products, tools, services, activities, developments,            emerging technologies in IT by supporting
     achievements in the area of Indian Language                     research and development
     software. All the issues are accessible through TDIL
                                                                     Promote the use of Free and Open Source
     Web site also.
                                                                     Software
     Convergence Communications &                                    Develop and apply state-of-art cost
     Broadband Technologies                                          effective indigenous solutions for the
                                                                     important industrial sectors
          Convergence of technologies has been the major
                                                                     Technology development in Bio-Informatics
     driving force of this decade, uniting the distinct
     information, communication and broadcast sectors.               Technology development in e-Commerce
     With the advancement of technology in                           Innovation and IPR promotion.
     communications, computers and multimedia,
     innovative and low cost applications are being          Achievements during 2010-11
     evolved through indigeneous research and
     development. The programme is aimed at supporting
                                                             Ubiquitous Computing
     and developing capability in R&D in Convergence              The objective of the programme is to create a
     Communications, Broadband technologies and              R&D base in the multi-disciplinary areas of
     mission critical strategic areas. Under the programme   Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), resulting in
     financial support is provided to projects/schemes       development of core technologies, qualified
     for undertaking research, development and study in      researchers, development of tools and products to
     the areas of Convergence, Communication,                enable realization of Ubiquitous Information Society
     Broadband technologies and Strategic electronics.       of India. Under this programme, several projects
38   A number of academic institutions, industries user,     are being executed by C-DAC centres and other
     organizations and research labs spread all over the     institutions. Several UC system components have
     country have been involved in this programme.           been developed by the implementing agencies in
                                                             various projects, like - Wireless Sensor Network
     Achievements during 2010-11                             (WSN), Adaptive Framework for WSN Applications,
         Major projects completed during the year            Sensor nodes, Zigbee based home network and
     included development of WLAN systems, TETRA             intelligent home artefacts. Applications in
     based secure communication system, Ultra Wide           agriculture, learning, healthcare and vehicle parking
     Band Transceiver, Broadband on Power lines,             etc., are being tested at lab and fields. Out of the
     Resilient Packet Ring for MAN, Wireless Sensor          applications developed and deployed, agriculture
     Networks for agriculture monitoring and tracking        and vehicle parking were appreciated by various
                                                             stake holders and further orders for implementing
     mine-workers with active tags, Electronic Design
                                                             in real applications have been obtained in scaled
     Centre for SoP, Compact Antenna Test Range Facility
                                                             up configurations. Projects in UC Test Bed/
     and Autonomous Vertical Profiler and WiFi Broadband
                                                             Applications and Real Time Landslide Monitoring
     backbone for NE region.
                                                             have progressed well with useful outcomes.
         Development projects are being implemented
     in emerging areas such as, Wi-Max mesh networks,
                                                             Perception Engineering Programme
     Wi-Max QoS networks, TETRA Communication,                    Perception Engineering (PPE) is an emerging
     Cognitive Radio, Software Defined Radio, OFDM           field of research where technology developments
     transceiver, MIMO for spectral optimisation, Wireless   are motivated by human perception based models
     4G communication, Multi-media over IP, Smart            and algorithms. A multi-institutional Programme
     Antenna, Ultra Wide Band radio, Microwave Imaging       on PPE was launched by the Department at six
     systems, Wireless Sensor Networks for vehicles,         institutes for initiating academic programmes/
     underwater, gas and landslide detection and             research and collaborative research in device
     emergency communication network, Multiple               development for interpretation of human and man-
     language subtitles on DTH and Hazardous Object          machine perceptual senses. The research includes
     Removal system.                                         brain modelling, visual perceptions, hearing
perceptions and artificial sensing. The areas of            Department in 2007. This phase of the programme
development are perceptual applications software            was successfully completed in July 2010. Parcel
tools/models/algorithms and applications                    Tracking System has been implemented for
development for rehabilitation, machine learning,           Department of Posts in six cities i.e Delhi, Mumbai,
machine vision, sensing devices for neuro-                  Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore
physiological aspects. Development of i) Perception         covering 140 post offices. Under the programme
based multimedia conferencing system ii) Perception         CDAC Noida has also implemented in-house people
driven robotics with vision based navigation and            attendance system and Bio Medical Waste
hazardous area monitoring and iii) Electronics artificial   Management system.
Olfaction and Gustatory sense based perceptual
psychometry are being focused upon.                         Innovation and IPR Promotion
PARAM system for Weather Forecasting                             The Department in 2008 has launched a scheme
                                                            for Technology Incubation and Development of
    A project has been successfully completed by
                                                            Entrepreneurs (TIDE) in the area of Electronics & ICT.
C-DAC, Pune to set up PARAM system at National
Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting                 The scheme provides financial support for nurturing
(NCMRWF), Noida and several technological                   the techno-entrepreneurs as well as for strengthening
upgradations have been implemented for better               the technology incubation activity at the institutions.
storage and operational production data and faster          17 institutions are being supported under TIDE
processing in the network environment. A 500 Giga           scheme.
Flop (GF) PARAM - PADMA system with IBM
                                                                Multiplier Grant Scheme (MGS) is to encourage
processors, indigenously developed system area
                                                            collaborative R&D between industry and academics/
network - PARAMNet with 32 nodes and system
                                                            R&D institutions for development of products and
software have been installed. At present several
                                                            packages. The scheme aims to strengthen industry-
weather forecasting models have been ported on
PARAM by NCMRWF with the help of C-DAC. The                 institute-linkages, encourage and accelerate
storage facility of the PARAM system has been               development of indigenous products/ packages and
successfully and sufficiently implemented.                  bridge the gap between R&D and commercialisation.
                                                            A study report on "Collaborative R&D between              39
Virtual Observatory - India                                 Industry and academic/R&D institutions" has been
                                                            completed. The 6 proposals as received under the
     The Next Generation (VOI-TNG) - Inter University
                                                            MGS are being evaluated.
Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA, Pune):
The Phase I of the project has been successfully            Scheme to Support International Patent
completed with high storage, data analysis and data         Protection in Electronics & IT (SIP-EIT) targeted
mining, Astronomical data visualization, web-based          towards SMEs and Technology Start-up so as to
high volume database access and utilities / software        encourage indigenous innovation and to recognize
tools for Astro-data presentation and study by              the value and capabilities of global IP and capture
academia, scientists, industries in India and               growth opportunities in the area of information
worldwide. The Phase 2 of the project has been              technology and electronics has been implemented.
initiated by the Department to take up further              Under this scheme, 50% of the total costs towards
development as per state-of-the-art technology and          filing international patent by SMEs/Start Ups will be
user needs at IUCAA, Pune. During Phase I,
                                                            reimbursed by the Department. 5 ICT based
IUCAA, Pune with the support from M/s Persistent
                                                            international patents from various companies have
Systems, Pune has developed several software
                                                            been supported during the year which makes the
tools which will access and use many terabytes of
                                                            total number of supported cases to 42.
data for making astronomical estimations and study
on their co-relation. Mirrors or very large                     Other major activities being undertaken under
Astronomical data have been created. 3D                     the programme include creating IPR awareness,
visualization and Grid compatible accessing of VO           facilitating technology development, providing IPR
software tools and data mining software is also             facilitation services to Department’s Societies and
being attempted in Phase II.                                Grantee institutions. 6 IPR clinics were organized
                                                            and about 6 lectures were delivered towards creating
RFID Programme
                                                            awareness. As part of IPR facilitation services to
    In an attempt to generate indigenous capabilities       the Department’s Societies and Grantee institutions,
for RFID based solutions for various applications a         191 IPRs have been filed during the year that
national programme for RFID was launched by the             includes 15 Patents, 172 software copyrights and
     4 trademarks. This makes the total IPRs filed by the    Bioinformatics Research. Following Databases and
     Department 600. Various technology development          Software tools have been developed to aid Drug
     projects which can augment IPR infrastructure, add      Discovery as part of Centre of Excellence initiative
     efficiency to the IPR process, reduce piracy and help   as well as other sponsored research initiatives:
     the IPR implementing agencies have also been                    Prediction of 3D structures of viral proteins
     initiated/completed.                                            i.e. , human rhinoviral protomer and
                                                                     Parainfluenza
     Free and Open Source Software Initiative
     (FOSS)                                                          Elucidation of the molecular basis of Type
                                                                     2 Diabetes Milletus
          Free and Open Source Software Initiative Cell
                                                                     Development of immune epitopes Database
     has been established with an objective to develop
                                                                     for Viral proteins
     and proliferate Free/Open Source Software (FOSS)
     in the country. Indian industry/SMEs can benefit from           An integrated drug target database
     the liberal licensing norms of FOSS which enables               developed which is designed to include all
     software to be freely modified and distributed.                 the information regarding the targets found
                                                                     in Plasmodium Falciparum
         The National Resource Centre for Free/Open                  A prostrate specific mammalian gene
     Source Software (NRCFOSS) has been established                  expression database developed
     to provide design, development and support
     services to the FOSS community in the country and               Small molecular inhibitors against three
     also strengthen the global FOSS ecosystem by                    therapeutic targets involved in cancer
     contributing to the open source pool. Several                   (WWP1, Stat3, Stat5) identified in- silico.
     milestones have been achieved including                         Experimental validation in progress.
     indigenized GNU/Linux Operating system BOSS                     Structure prediction of target enzymes
     desktop version 4.0 with support for all 22 Indian              (trypanothione reductase, tryparedoxin
     constitutionally recognised languages and BOSS                  peroxidase and trypanothione synthetase)
     Advanced Server version 1.0 released for                        of leishmania parasite using computational
40   deployment. 27 BOSS Support Centres                             approaches like homology modelling
     established across the country. Deployment of
                                                             Following Databases and Software tools have been
     BOSS in e-governance applications in Chhattisgarh
                                                             developed under Agri Bio informatics Promotion for
     and Kerala; in education sector in IT@schools project
                                                             crop improvement, disease detection etc.:
                                                                                                     .:
     in Kerala and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan program in
     Punjab; and in office applications in Indian Navy has           Analysis of genomic and proteomic data
     been successfully completed. NRCFOSS Phase II                   of pathogen of coconut and araecanut for
     project initiated to implement the recommendations              root wilt and yellow leaf disease
     of FOSS Adoption Framework, executed in                         Insilico characterization and classification
     consortium mode by seven implementing agencies                  of endangered and rare medicinal plants
     - CDAC (Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi),                     used by tribals in Gujrat
     AUKBC (Anna University K.B.Chandrasekhar)
                                                                     Analysis , Identification and characterization
     Research Centre, Chennai and IIT (Mumbai,
                                                                     of Resistant/Antivirulance gene in crop
     Chennai). Other activities include establishment of
                                                                     genome with potential role in increasing their
     GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) Resource Centre;
                                                                     disease resistance
     technology development for Mobile Platforms using
     open source software; Open source e-learning                    Generate a high resolution map
     laboratory; Architecture evolved for setting up                 encompassing resistant genes associated
     knowledge banks as part of NRCFOSS Phase II project.            with biotic stress tolerance in rice.

     Bioinformatics Initiative                                   Several projects have been initiated in the North
                                                             East region for creating biodiversity inventory of
         The initiative aims to develop software tools and   medicinal plants specific to North East region,
     databases to provide cost-effective, enhanced           finding specific inhibitors of target enzyme which
     computing power, increased storage for the Bio-         has potential to develop into novel drugs,
     informatics in the domain of Drug Delivery, Agri        characterization of resistant gene in crop genome
     Bio-informatics Promotion Research Program for crop     with potential role in increasing disease resistance,
     improvement, disease detection, pest control and        creation of microbial indicator database for sacred
     Infrastructure/Eco-system creation to facilitate        groves of Meghalaya etc.
Digital Preservation & Green Initiative                     Sensor, etc. The NaMPET project has been
                                                            completed.
     A report has been prepared on requirements of
Digital Preservation in India by conducting a national      IT Research Academy
level study involving digital preservation experts and
other stakeholders. A center of excellence for Digital      IT Research Academy (ITRA) is a Programme to
Preservation is being set up at CDAC, Pune & CDAC,          build a national resource for advancing the quality
Noida with an emphasis on developing tools,                 and quantity of R&D in IT while institutionalizing an
technologies, standards and best practices for long-        academic culture of IT based problem solving and
term digital preservation in India. A project has been      societal development by closely collaborating teams
initiated at CDAC, Chennai & CDAC, Bengaluru to             of researchers and institutions having expertise in
develop ICT technologies for energy efficient and           the different aspects of the chosen research or
smart buildings with low carbon emissions.                  application problems. The ITRA will focus on
                                                            strengthening the nation's competitiveness by
Next Generation Automation Technologies                     expanding the R&D base in IT, especially by
     Under the Automation Systems Technology                leveraging the large IT education sector and IT users
Centre (ASTeC) Project, development testing and             such as government, industry and other
field trials of Colour Sensing System and Simulation        organizations.
Platform of Modeling have been completed. Other
                                                            ITRA will help build and link research groups across
technology modules developed under this project
                                                            the country, with the objective that the activities of
have been offered for field trials. Work on remaining
                                                            each group are characterized by the following
modules taken up at various participating institutes
                                                            features:
is being completed.
                                                                    State-of-the-art basic IT research,
    In another collaborative research project entitled              Sensitivity to societal problems,
"Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Project"
                                                                    Research targeted at creative problem
being implemented by C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram
                                                                    solving, leading to new technologies,
as a nodal agency with participation of IIT-Bombay,
IIT-Madras and IIM-Kolkata, first National Workshop                 Technology transfer capabilities,
                                                                                                                     41
on ITS project was organized in June, 2010 at Pune                  Self-esteem and teamwork in all activities,
to create awareness amongst the participants from                   Effective dissemination of the knowhow of
academic/R&D institutions, industry and user                        successful features of ITRA for replication
agencies. Development of eight different technology                 by other institutions, and
modules undertaken under this project has been                      As a consequence of the above features, a
progressed.                                                         major increase in the national capacity of
     In the newly initiated project entitled "Electronics           producing advanced IT researchers, e.g.,
for Agriculture and Environment (e-AGRIEN)” at                      Ph.D.s, including those capable and inclined
CDAC, Kolkata technology road map has been                          to become faculty in Indian institutions.
finalized and projects activities have been started.        The ITRA programme has been approved by the
National Mission on Power Electronics                       Government with a total budget of 148.83 Crore
Technology (NaMPET): Through the National                   over a period of 5 years in October 2010.
Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET)
project, infrastructure required for carrying out
                                                            Medical Electronics & Telemedicine
research in Power Electronics have been created at             The broad objectives of Electronics in Health
11 leading academic institutes including IITs/IISc          and Telemedicine are as follows:
and at nodal Centre CDAC, Thiruvananthapuram. As
                                                                    Initiate technology development activities
part of collaborative endeavour, twenty projects were               to promote manufacture of medical
jointly taken up for research and technology                        electronic equipments and Telemedicine
development by the nodal agency CDAC,                               systems in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram with other academic institutions.
                                                                    Deploy indigenous development to win the
NaMPET had supported ten projects. Some of the
                                                                    confidence of the users.
advanced power electronics technology developed
under NamPET are: Matrix Converter, Full Spectrum                   Create infrastructure to support production
Simulator, Universal Front End for Micro Generators                 of medical electronic equipment.
using renewable sources, Inverter for Airborne                      Futuristic research & development covering
applications, IGBT Gate Drivers, Hall Effect Current                new concept, technologies, etc.
     Achievements during 2010-11                                of Kannur, Kasargode, Kozhikode, Wayanad and
                                                                Malappuram districts. Under this project, a fully
     Deployment of 6 MV Integrated Medical                      equipped mobile Telemedicine van with VSAT link
     LINAC for Cancer Treatment                                 has been developed and handed over for field trials
                                                                to Malabar Cancer Care Society (MCCS), Kannur.
         During the first phase two machines (Siddharth
                                                                Using the Telemedicine van, MCCS has so far
     1 & 2) were developed and commissioned- one at
                                                                conducted 43 medical camps covering a population
     Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
                                                                of about 87000 over three districts, viz. Wayanad,
     (MGIMS), Wardha and the other at Regional Cancer
                                                                Kannur and Kasargod in Northern Kerala. Three full
     Centre (RCC) Adyar. These two machines are being
                                                                blown cancer patients and 106 pre-cancer cases
     used for treatment of cancer patients. During the
                                                                have been identified through these medical camps
     second phase it is envisaged to deploy four 6 MV
                                                                of which 35 cases were treated in the telemedicine
     medical Linear Accelerator (LINAC) machines for
                                                                van and the remaining patients were referred to
     cancer treatment at four hospitals. Three hospitals
                                                                specialty centres for treatment.
     have been identified at Amaravati, Indore and
     Madurai. Siddharth 3 Linac, which is earmarked for         Electronics Components and Materials
     the first hospital has been developed and is being         Development Programme
     integrated and tested at SAMEER Mumbai.
                                                                     Electronic materials and components are critical
     Establishment of facility for batch fabrication            backbone of electronic hardware, and the
     of Linear Accelerator (LINAC) tube and                     equipments used in Information Technology (IT) and
     machines                                                   telecommunication sector. Electronic Materials
                                                                Developments Programme (EMDP) focuses on
          Establishment of the Infrastructure facility for
                                                                sponsoring R&D programmes in the emerging field
     batch fabrication of LINAC Machines at Kharghar,
                                                                of material science and technology at leading
     Navi Mumbai is in the final stage of completion.
                                                                institutions such as C-MET, IITs, IISc, CSIR labs,
     Radiation shielded rooms and workshops are
                                                                etc. The scope of the programme is to develop new
     constructed and test equipments needed for
                                                                materials, process methodologies, technologies
42   manufacturing and testing the LINAC tubes and
                                                                leading to components or equipments. EMDP also
     machines are procured. Once fully established, the
                                                                focuses the environmental impact during
     complete medical LINAC machine can be
                                                                manufacturing, energy saving aspects of equipment
     assembled, tested and evaluated using the
                                                                operations and electronic waste management as key
     infrastructure facilities.
                                                                areas. Thrust areas include photovoltaic, energy
     Portable Medical Electrical Safety Analyzer                storage, phosphor, information storage materials,
                                                                chip components (resistors, capacitors, inductors),
         The project envisages indigenous development           flexible electronics, sensors materials, electronics
     of electrical safety analyzer, fabrication of three        device packaging, lead free glass, paste etc.
     prototype of portable electrical safety analyzer and
     establishment of technology for commercialization.              The following projects were implemented during
     The portable medical electrical safety analyzer is         the year: development of lead free X-ray absorbing
     used for on-site electrical safety testing of electrical   materials, evolving cost effective, environmental-
                                                                friendly recycling technology of electronic waste,
     equipment in hospitals and other healthcare delivery
                                                                developing metal oxide nanostructures based
     settings. The product prototypes have been
                                                                hybrids as energy conversion devices, development
     developed and the field trials have been conducted.
                                                                of p-type ZnO thin films for application of electronic
     The knowhow documents have been prepared and
                                                                device, metal-insulator/polymer nanocomposites for
     the system is ready for technology transfer.
                                                                high-permeability GHz-frequency inductors,
     Mobile Tele-Oncology system                                development of tunelling magneto resistance
                                                                material for spintronic devices for high density data
         ONCONET-Kerala was implemented as a                    storage, development of chip in glass with nano
     Department sponsored pilot telemedicine project for        NTC material for fast response thermal sensors,
     providing connectivity to the peripheral centres of        carbon aerogel capacitors, development of
     Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum. The project on         broadband EMI shielding materials using magneto-
     development and implementation of Mobile Tele-             dielectric nano-particles, development of hybrid solar
     Oncology system was initiated with the objective of        cells based on organic polymers and inorganic nano
     extending the coverage of ONCONET- Kerala to the           particles, evolve an environmentally sound recovery
     rural masses of Malabar area covering the districts        process of metals from printed circuit boards,
design and development of piezoelectric multilayer               Development of Mid Stage Access Optical
actuator for micro valve.                                        Amplifier (MSA) at IIT Delhi and Optiwave
                                                                 Photonics Limited, Hyderabad.
Achievements during 2010-11
                                                         C-MET
    During the year, following new projects have been
evolved for financial support by the Department:                 Polymer/glass nanocomposites for X-Ray
                                                                 absorption.
        Development of Liquid Crystalline Polymer
        based Chemical Sensor at Institute of                    NTC chip thermistors with variation of
        Advanced Study in Science & Technology,                  B-values.
        Guwahati                                                 Prepared PZT         films   for   actutator
        Flexible Thin Film Transistors (TFTs), at NCL,           applications.
        Pune,                                                    Prepared carbon aerogel electrodes for
        Novel recovery and conversion of Plastics                supercapacitors.
        from WEEE to value added products at             Microelectronics
        CIPET, Bhubaneswar,
        Development of prototype cell for hydrogen           Recognising the importance of microelectronics
        production and water purification using          as the leading edge technology-powering nation’s
        perovskite based multiferroic materials, at      growth, Microelectronics Development Programme
        Jadavpur University, Kolkata                     was initiated in 1980s. The thrust of Microelectronics
                                                         Development Programme has been to develop - core
        Development of GHz Frequency Filters and
                                                         R&D capabilities, technologies and trained
        Attenuators Using Nanoscale Magnonic
                                                         manpower in the country and use it as a catalyst for
        Crystals at S. N. Bose National Centre For
                                                         development of overall Semiconductor Industry in
        Basic Sciences, Kolkata
                                                         the country.
        Development of CIGS and kesterite thin film
        solar cells at C-MET, Thrissur                       India with its growing VLSI market demand is
                                                         set to redefine the contours of semiconductor
        Development of Nano-PZT Materials and                                                                     43
                                                         industry. A large number of multinational companies
        Pilot production of        Piezoceramic
                                                         have set up VLSI design centres in the country to
        components for Defence and industrial
                                                         make use of the available specialised manpower.
        applications, at C-MET, Thrissur
        Development of Prototypes Aprons, Glass              In addition to the ongoing R&D projects, two new
        sheets and Curtains from Lead free X-ray         projects have been initiated during the year.
        absorbing materials, at C-MET, Pune
                                                         Achievements during 2010-11
Components & Materials
                                                         New Projects Initiated
        Development of Optically Active Polymers
                                                                 "Low Power CODEC for Digitally
        for Data Storage Applications, BHU & Moser
                                                                 Programmable Hearing Aids" at IIT Madras:
        Baer, UP.
                                                                 A project has been initiated at IIT Madras
        Development of liquid crystalline polymers,              to design a low power CODEC (coder
        IASST, Guwahati.                                         decoder) chip that can be used as a front-
        Establishment of testing facilities for the              end for digitally programmable hearing aids
        hazardous substances as per European                     for performance and cost advantages. This
        Union (EU) Directive of Restricting the use              project would provide further upgradation
        of hazardous substances (RoHS) at C-MET                  of Digital Programmable Hearing Aid
        Hyderabad (to be completed).                             technology in India.
        Development of Processing Technology for                 The development of Indian Microprocessor
        recycle & Reuse of Electronic waste at NML,              has been debated upon at various fora
        Jamshedpur (to be completed).                            including the case for development of an
                                                                 Indian Microprocessor, its requirement for
Photonics                                                        industry/strategic sector and its
        Technology for fabrication of Rare Earth                 applications. The Department has
        doped Fiber laser by Nanoparticle                        constituted a study team consisting of
        Deposition & Fiber Laser Development at                  technical experts in the area to come out
        CGCRI, Kolkata.                                          with possible development directions.
     Design & Development                                    been designed and tested for mild to profound
                                                             hearing losses. These will now be sent for the field
     Developing Analog Mixed Signal Design                   trials. After the successful trials of body worn DPHA,
     Domain                                                  the ASICs will be productionized.

         Analog Mixed Signal Design is the backbone of       MEMS Sensors
     the Integrated Circuit Designing. Accordingly four
                                                                  The Department had supported a project in
     projects in this area have been supported by the
                                                             2009-10 at CEERI Pilani for development of MEMS
     Department at IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, IIT
                                                             based sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds -
     Kharagpur and CEERI Pilani. These projects focus
                                                             Benzene, Ethanol, Methane, Methanol and Propanol
     in different aspects / areas of Analog Mixed Signal
                                                             & Pollutant gases namely - ammonia, carbon
     Design. The focus of IIT Madras project is Ultra-High
                                                             dioxide, carbon mono-oxide, hydrogen sulphide,
     Speed Data Communication and Data Conversion;
                                                             nitrogen compounds and sulphur dioxide. Under this
     IISc Bangalore on Wireless Communication; CEERI
                                                             ongoing project micro-heater has been developed
     Pilani on Instrumentation Applications and IIT
                                                             and experiments on sacrificial oxides is in progress.
     Kharagpur on Development of Computer Aided
     Design Environment for CMOS Analog Circuits.            Facility for Low Temperature Co-fired
     Some of the research results in these projects are      Ceramics (LTCC)
     as follows:
                                                                  This activity has been supported jointly by
             3 Analog Mixed Circuits namely - Very High      NPMASS-DRDO and the Department at CMET Pune
             Speed Delta Sigma Data Converter, 10 GHz        in 2009-2010. Under the project a capability will be
             Adaptive equalizer Chip and 10 Giga bits        developed to handle the advanced applications in
             per sec Timing Recovery Chip have been          LTCC such as high density interconnects,
             designed and fabricated at IIT Madras.          microfluidics and micro-sensor packaging by
                                                             augmenting the existing facilities at CMET as the
             Power Scalable Digital Base Band Chip           present facility has limitation of fabrication of large
             (fabricated, Characterized & tested), Low       cavities and also of post wire printing & bonding.
44           Power RF front end chip, in-situ power          Specifications of required equipment have been
             monitor chip and Low Power SAR ADC has          finalized and procurement is in process. Work on
             been designed / fabricated at IISc              dispensing of conductor lines of different patterns
             Bangalore. One patent is likely to be filed     on LTCC by direct writing method using dispensing
             on a low power timing recovery scheme.          method has shown good progress.

             10 Bit SAR based Analog to Digital              Re-configurable     Techniques      for
             Converter (ADC) has been designed &             Reconfigurable Computing Systems (RCS)
             fabricated at CEERI Pilani
                                                                 Three projects have been supported by the
             An automated module capable of                  Department in the area of Reconfigurable techniques
             generating Geometric Programming (GP)           for Reconfigurable computing systems at CEERI
             compatible device model for any new             Pilani, IISc Bangalore and IIT Roorkee. Under the
             technology of Analog Mixed Circuits has         projects system level reconfiguration techniques for
             been developed at IIT Kharagpur. Also a         RCS has been implemented including generic
             GP based circuit sizing algorithm has been      application algorithm mapping at runtime.
             developed to make it yield-aware.               Reconfigurable SoC laboratory has been setup at
                                                             IISc, Bangalore.
     Digital Programmable Hearing Aid (DPHA)
                                                             Other Technology Development Projects
         Earlier a FPGA based DPHA was developed.
                                                                 Smart Camera Algorithms for Object Tracking
     However, to take advantage of the low cost & low
                                                             and Change Detection have been developed and
     power consumption of the Application Specific
                                                             ported on the Field Programmable Gate Arrays
     Integrated Circuit Technology (ASIC), an ASIC based
                                                             (FPGAs) in a project supported at IIT Delhi & CEERI
     DPHA was designed and Fabricated by CDAC
                                                             Pilani. Lab demonstration has been completed.
     Thiruvananthapuram. 40 pieces of fabricated ASIC
                                                             Discussions are underway with industry for possible
     prototypes using 130 nano-meter technology have
                                                             usage of this technology.
     been received. These ASICs have been tested to
     check their functionality. Using these ASIC, the           Technology for Synthetic Jet based Cooling for
     integrated body worn type DPHA (14 numbers) have        High Heat Flux Electronics Components has been
developed at IIT Bombay and available for transfer       Nanotechnology
of technology.
                                                            Under nanotechnology initiative programme of
   Software implementation of machine translation        the Department projects are initiated for the
and text summarization for natural language              development of nano-materials, nano-devices,
processor application completed in a project             subsystem, system and human resource
supported at IIT Kanpur. Algorithms for Hardware         development in the area of nanoelectronics.
implementation of machine translation and text
summarisation are under progress.
                                                         Achievements during 2010-11

     Software has been developed at IIT Kharagpur
                                                         New Projects initiated
for low power memory test sequence generation. A            Following major/medium/small projects have
scheme has been developed to select proper               been initiated during the year 2010-11
partitioning of memory modules to ensure low test
                                                                 Nanostructured materials and devices of
power without sacrificing memory latency. A web
                                                                 wide band gap semiconductors at Indian
based interface for the software tools has also been
                                                                 Institute of Science, Bangalore.
developed.
                                                                 Non-silicon based Technologies for
Patents                                                          Nanofabrication and Nanoscale Devices at
                                                                 IIT Delhi.
   During the year 2010-11 following 5 patents have
been filed under the Department supported project-               Growth of Single Wall Carbon Nano Tubes
                                                                 for Semiconducting Applications at Jamia
        Low Noise amplifying Mixer - IISc Bangalore
                                                                 Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
        (International Patent)
                                                                 Development of Carbon Nanotubes based
        Adaptive Digital Base Band Receiver - IISc
                                                                 Gas Sensor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
        Bangalore (International Patent)
                                                                 Development of Multifunctional magnetic
        Low Distortion active Filter - IIT Madras
                                                                 nanoparticulates for cancer at IIT Bombay.
        (provisional)
                                                         Capacity Building                                        45
        Synthetic Jet Actuator and a semiconductor
        module comprising this actuator - IIT
                                                            The following have been achieved in the Indian
        Bombay
                                                         Nanoelectronics Users Programme (INUP):
        Low Power Continuous Delta Sigma
                                                                 One workshop was organized at IISc
        Converters - IIT Madras (International Patent)
                                                                 Bangalore. More than 85 participants from all
                                                                 over India attended the workshops. One Day
                                                                 awareness programme was organized at IISc
                                                                 Bangalore and 20 Participants participated in
                                                                 the programme. Three Hands-on-Training were
                                                                 organized, 2 at IISc Bangalore and 1 at IIT
                                                                 Bombay. More than 55 participants attended
                                                                 the Hands-on-Training.
                                                                 About 270 researchers have been trained
                                                                 on nanotechnologies at different levels.
                                                                 32 R&D projects from 22 institutions/
                                                                 organisations across India have been
                                                                 identified/undertaken by external researchers
                                                                 at IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore.

    Synthetic Jet Impingement in Duct with a                 More than 200 researchers have been trained in
Synthetic Jet Impingement in Duct with and without       other projects across the country.
cross-flow
                                                         Nanoelectronics Infrastructure
Publications                                                     A nanoelectronics centre at IISc Bangalore
   22 papers have been published/presented in                    has been established for nanoelectronics
Journals/National/ International conferences/                    capacity building in the country through
workshops/seminars.                                              technology development and generation of
           expertise. This facility is available for use   ----   An ultra-sensitive nano-electro-
           for researchers in the country through INUP            mechanical cantilever technology for
           Programme and otherwise.                               disposable healthcare applications.
           MBE cluster tool based epitaxial nano           ----   A nano-composite polymer cantilever
           semiconductor infrastructure and process               technology for explosive detection.
           integration facility for the development of
                                                           ----   A fluorescence quenching polymer
           high performance RF/Microwave compound
                                                                  system for explosive detection.
           semiconductor heterostructure nano-devices
           on silicon is being established at IIT          ----   A low-cost SPR based sensing platform
           Kharagpur. The facility will be available for          for detection of antibody-antigen
           the researchers across the country.                    interactions.
           Action has been initiated for the creation of   ----   An organic transistor based sensing
           facility for non-silicon based technologies            system for Radiation Monitoring
           for nanofabrication and Nanoscale devices       ----   Simulation packages for flash memory
           at IIT Delhi.                                          design
           Facility for the synthesis and
           characterization of nanostructured Shape
           Memory Alloy (SMA) thin films and
           heterostructure for MEMS applications has
           been established at IIT Roorkee.
           Reactors to implant dopants at an ultra-
           shallow depth using the plasma immersion
           ion implantation technique have been
           developed at IIT Bombay.

     Nanoelectronics         process/technology
     development                                           Optimized 30 unit processes for the
                                                           fabrication of sub 100 nm MOSFET at IIT
           Micro-heaters for gas sensors have been         Bombay.
46         designed, fabricated and tested at IISc,
                                                           A cantilever sensor structure with an
           Bangalore.
                                                           organic transistor integrated on the same
           Microstereolithography system has been          called "CantiFET" has been developed at
           integrated and commissioned. Micro-             IIT Bombay.
           components fabricated using this system
                                                           An organic transistor based electronic nose
           at IISc Bangalore.
                                                           for environmental and security application
                                                           has been developed at IIT Bombay.
                                                           Carbon Nanotubes have been synthesised
                                                           and characterised for their field emission
                                                           behaviour at IIT Delhi.
                                                           Quantum        Semiconductor         glass
                                                           nanocomposites have been grown and
                                                           characterised for their optical and energy
                                                           applications at C-MET, Pune.
           Technology for the development of low cost      A prototype CO gas sensor using ZnO
           Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has been          sensing elements has been developed at
           developed at IISc Bangalore.                    IIT Kharagpur.
           The High Performance Cluster Computing          Development         of      prototype       of
           facility for nano process/device simulations    nanocrystalline silicon MEMS pressure
           has been created at VNIT Nagpur.                sensor is being done by Jadavpur
           A process for the growth of Silicon Quantum     University using the facility of CEERI, Pilani.
           Dots has been developed at VNIT Nagpur.         IIT Kharagpur has fabricated and
           Shape Memory Alloy thin films has been          characterized the wide Spacer AlGaAs/
           grown and characterised at IIT Roorkee for      GaAs High Electron Mobility Transistor
           their use in MEMS application.                  (HEMT) using the facility of SSPL, Delhi.
           The following technologies have been            A general purpose computer simulation tool
           developed at IIT Bombay:                        for Hot-Wire Chemical Vapour Deposition
        (HWCVD) has been developed at VNIT,              Photonics Development Programme
        Nagpur. The tool is useful in simulating the
        thickness of film.                                   Photonics can be seen as a technology based
                                                         on the merging of the photon and the electron. The
Technology utilization                                   range of Application areas covered by Photonics
                                                         mainly include Communication, Sensing, Display,
        The process developed for the fabrication
                                                         Imaging, Bio-Sciences & Medical, Defence, Industrial
        of GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor
                                                         Applications etc. The new upcoming and latest state-
        (HEMT) at IIT Bombay is being used by
                                                         of-the-art technology areas majorly include
        SSPL, New Delhi. Scientists from SSPL
                                                         Biophotonics, Nanophotonics, Polymer for Photonic,
        have been trained at IIT Bombay and have
                                                         Photonic Crystal Fibers, Green Photonics, Solid State
        been able to successfully replicate the
                                                         Lighting etc.
        process at their site.
        The technology developed for the                 Biophotonics and Photonics for Health Care:
        development of ferroelectric materials for       Under the project Construction & Muti-site
        microwave devices at IISc, Bangalore is          Commissioning of Multiple Fluorescence Correlation
        being utilized by Bharat Electronics Limited     Spectrometers at TIFR, Mumbai, the second
        (BEL) to realize a tunable ring resonator        workshop for the project was held at NEHU Shillong
        device operating at 16GH.                        in November 2010. The FCS systems have been used
        Following Technologies are ready for transfer:   for various biomedical analysis and chemical
                                                         structure studies etc. Based on work done in the
        ----   An ultra-sensitive nano-electro-
                                                         project Clinical Evaluation of Polarized Fluorescence
               mechanical cantilever technology for
                                                         Spectroscopy for early diagnosis of cancerous and
               disposable healthcare applications.
                                                         pre-cancerous lesions, IIT Kanpur, a paper "Polarized
        ----   A low-cost SPR based sensing platform     Fluorescence study in human cervical tissue: Change
               for detection of antibody-antigen         in auto-fluorescence through different excitation
               interactions.                             wavelengths", selected for oral presentation in SPIE
        ----   An organic transistor based sensing       January 2010, San Francisco, USA.
               system for Radiation Monitoring.
                                                         Optical Fibre and Fibre Lasers: Under the project
        ----   Process has been initiated for                                                                    47
                                                         Fabrication of Rare Earth Doped Fibers for High
               incubating a start-up for the above       power Fiber lasers through Nanoparticle Deposition,
               technologies at IIT Bombay under the      Experiments carried out to investigate mechanism
               Society     for      innovation    &      of formation of oxide particles. The MCVD system
               Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay.             (with high temperature Rare Earth vapour delivery
Patents                                                  system) specially designed by M/s Nextrom, Finland
                                                         has been received. An experimental laser set-up has
The patents filed during this period include the         also been made ready to demonstrate lasing with
following:                                               the CGCRI fibers. A laser output up to 5W was
        Novel Ways of Introducing High Voltage           achieved during initial experimentation. The
        Handling Capabilities in FinFET                  experimental set-up for photodarkening
        Technologies - US Patent.                        measurement standardised and fibers characterized.
                                                         The measurement of photodarkening effect with
        Low-Energy Successive Approximation              change in rare earth concentration and host glass
        Register Analog to Digital Converter             composition completed. In the project "Tunable and
        Technique and Circuits - US Patent.              Multi Wavelength Fibre Laser for Fibre Optic
        An interface circuit between a sensor and a      Applications" by IIT Bombay, ring cavity for fiber
        signal conditioning circuit - Indian Patent      laser implemented. Modelling of fiber laser based
                                                         on existing analytical approach done. Broadband
The following works are ready for patent filing:         generation in C- and L bands has been optimized
        A low Cost Polymer Nanocomposite MEMS            with Dispersion Shifted Fiber (DSF) and Highly Non
        Accelerometer with Piezoresistve                 Linear Fiber (HNLF) as well as their combination.
        transduction.
                                                         Material Growth and Component Development
        Photo-patternable     multifunctional            Technology: Under the project Growth of dilute III-
        nanocomposite as piezoelectric layer for         V-nitride materials for mid-infrared Optoelectronic
        MEMS applications.                               devices, InAsN GaSbBi and InSbBi grown by LPE
        Novel Strategic Metamorphic Processes for        using InN Material and characterized by EDX &
        Integration of Multiply Growth Chemistries       HRXRD. Variation in growth parameter for obtaining
        of III - V and IV - IV Group Semiconductors.     specific functionality done. Under the project Ultra
     Wideband Optical Sources from rare-earth codoped            Building up of Manpower Base for Photonics in
     glass Waveguides- Fabrication and Characterization          India: The goal of the project "Photonic Research
     at IIT (Delhi), new type of glass system suitable for       Fellowship" being implemented at TIFR, Mumbai is
     ion-exchange waveguides fabricated. Fabrication of          to help research programs in photonics to attract
     waveguides and optimization completed. Waveguide            the best students. The short-listing of the
     set up has been established. Phosphate glass                Fellowship applicants carried out. At present there
     compositin NAP10EY has been identified and the              are 13 mentors from six institutions.
     identified glass fabricated in bulk quantities for
     waveguides.                                                 Digital Library
     Optical Amplifier: The project Design and                       Libraries are the storehouse of knowledge as
     Development of Mid-stage Access EDFA at IIT (D)             they maintain the book and other knowledge
     and Optiwave Photonics, Hyderabad aims to realize           resource available - mostly in printed form. However,
     two units of MSA EDFA modules with desired                  with the advent of digital technology and Internet
     specifications. At IIT (Delhi), simulation studies          connectivity, the library scenario is changing fast.
     completed to work out the pump power, signal power          Data available in physical form is being preserved
     and ASE power variation along the length of the fiber       digitally in Digital Library. Digital Libraries have the
     and optimum length of 9-11 meters fixed for the fiber       ability to enhance access to information and
     amplifier. At Optiwave, work towards improving the          knowledge through Internet connectivity. They also
     control circuit by modifying the values of the              Bridge barriers of time and space.
     components completed. Characterisation of the
     transit response done.                                          The Department has undertaken the Digital
                                                                 Library Initiative and as part of this, copyright free
     LPWG (Long Period Waveguide Grating) and FBG                books, manuscripts and thesis etc., have been
     (Fiber Bragg Grating): Under the project "Long              digitized. Four mega centres at IIIT-Hyderabad, IIIT-
     Period Waveguide Grating based Integrated Optic             Allahabad, C-DAC-Noida and C-DAC-Kolkata have
     Wideband Tunable Notch Filter using silica-on-silicon",     been set up for technology development and
     the LPWGs in silica-on-silicon have been realized and       digitization. In addition, scanning centres at Goa
     reported for the first time internationally. Some of the    University, Pune University, Hyderabad Central
48   devices fabricated have been packaged at SAMEER.            University, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Sikkim,
     Nine publications and conference papers have                Delhi University, Banasthali Vidyapith, President
     resulted from this work. Under the project Development      House Library, Sharda Pitham-Sringeri and State
     of a unified approach for realizing Fiber Bragg Grating     Central Library, Hyderabad were also set up for
     with long term stability the Algorithm for Decay            digitizing copyright free books, manuscripts etc.
     prediction from Growth Data which enables prediction        Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore is
     of the lifetime and decay parameters formulated.            coordinating with these mega/scanning centres for
     Besides the Indian patent filed earlier, an International
                                                                 uploading and hosting the digitized data. More than
     PCT patent is also being filed.
                                                                 110 Million pages of data in 22 Indian and 17 foreign
     Optical Sensors for electrical equipment: Under             languages has been digitized and uploaded on
     the project "Development of FBG Sensor system for           Digital Library of India web site www.new.dli.ernet.in
     detection and location of hot spots in electrical           and www.dli.iiit.ac.in. The data has been accessed
     equipment" CSIO has carried out fabrication and             by the masses.
     characterization of FBG sensors and handed over
     these sensors to ERDA for installation in a live
                                                                 Achievements during 2010-11
     transformer. ERDA has calibrated FBG at different                    18 Million Textual pages have been
     temperatures and experimented on testing acrylate                    digitized.
     and polyimide coated fibers. Under the project
                                                                          50 hours of audio/video on Hyman
     "Distributed Strain & Temperature Sensing Using
                                                                          Recitations have been recorded.
     Inelastic Processes in Optical Fibres", IIT, Madras,
     SNR improvement of 10 dB using Golay codes for                       A repository for the digitized data has been
     Raman OTDR has been demonstrated. A 2.5 times                        set up at ERNET PoP, Pune by ERNET India.
     reduction in temperature measurement error (paper                    The data from the IISc., Bangalore’s server
     also presented at Photonics 2010) shown.                             has been transferred on this repository.
     Green Photonics: Under the project, "Fabrication                     Bandwidth connectivity to Indian Institute
     and Characterization of blue Organic Light Emitting                  of Sciences-Bangalore, IIIT-Hyderabad, has
     Diodes (OLED)" work in collaboration with IICT,                      been provided. The digitized data has been
     Hyderabad for development of blue OLEDs on                           hosted on Digital Library of India web for
     Anthracene based derivatives ongoing.                                accessing.
Human Resource Development
     HRD activities are targeted to ensure availability   educational tools and communication media. The
of trained human resources for the manufacturing &        Department has been financially supporting R&D
service sectors of electronics and IT industry.           projects in following thrust areas under E-Learning
Initiatives include identifying gaps emerging from        at various academic educational institutes, R&D
the formal sector, planning programmes in non-formal      Labs etc.: -
and formal sectors for meeting these gaps. In                     Real Time Video Compression and
pursuance, projects have been initiated for generation            decompression techniques
of quality manpower in the areas of Information
                                                                  Developing authoring tools in Indian
Security and VLSI Design; and setting up of Regional
                                                                  languages
Institutes of e-Learning and Information Technology                                                                49
(RIELIT) at Kohima (Nagaland), Agartala (Tripura) and             Developing content independent of platform
Ajmer (Rajasthan) for creating skilled manpower in                & environment
the area of Computer Science/IT. A Scheme for                     Quality assurance in e-learning
Manpower Development for the Software Export
Industry had been initiated under which various
                                                          Achievements during 2010-11
projects are being implemented. The Department            Design and           Development of Service
had also set up a Working Group on Human Resource         Oriented Architecture based Standards
Development in Information Technology with the main       C o m p l i a n t e-Learning Framework with
objective to evolve long-term HR strategies and           Personalized Learning Features - C-DAC,
suitable approach for the implementation of these         Hyderabad :- The objectives of the project are (i) To
strategies.                                               conceive a service-oriented architecture for standard
                                                          compliant e-learning framework complemented with
     The National Skill Development Policy has set a
                                                          web mining and Rich Internet Application technologies
target of skilling 500 million persons by 2022. The
                                                          (ii) To develop web 3.0 (semantic web) based
Department has been given a target of skilling 10
                                                          Personalized learning environment and (iii) To study
million persons by 2022 in the domain of Electronics,
                                                          the interoperable e-learning standard and arrive at
Information and Communications Technology. The
                                                          possible solution for developing a conversion tool
Planning Commission had accorded ‘in-principle’
                                                          for creating SCORM compliant content.
approval to the road map prepared by the
Department for expansion of capacities of DOEACC              The activity related to Literature survey has been
and CDAC for achieving the set target. The                done on the available technologies and their
Department is in the process of getting the Detailed      implementation for Personalization. Also the activity
Project Reports examined by EFC.                          related to Exploration of Rich Internet Application
                                                          (RIA) framework has been completed.
E-Learning
                                                          Design and Development of a Framework for
    E-Learning is one of the thrust area identified by    Adaptive Instruction - C-DAC Mumbai :- The
the Department for imparting education using              objectives of the project include (i) To develop an
     open source Framework for Adaptive Instruction (FAI)      at various levels (Certificate Level to B.Tech, M.Tech
     to deliver instructions in personalized manner (ii) To    & Ph.D. Level). This activity is presently being
     develop Adaptive Instruction for two sixth standard       implemented through 6 Resource Centres (RCs) as
     subjects and two IT courses using the framework           mentoring institutions and 33 Participating Institutes
     and (iii) To set up an adaptive instruction framework     (PIs). The project also has a component on
     server etc. Work is progressing on Design &               awareness which is being implemented through
     Prototype implementation of FAI,          design of       CDAC Hyderabad. The project also aims at
     Adaptive Instruction Markup language and                  imparting training to the Central and State
     development of Adaptive Content for one subject of        Government Officers on issues related to Cyber/
     sixth standard.                                           Information Security which is being implemented
                                                               through six implementing agencies (CDAC,
     Video Compression and Decompression for                   ERNET India, DOEACC Society, ICERT, STQC
     e-Learning - C-DAC, Mumbai :- The objective of the        Dte., & NIC).
     project is to improve the performance of video
     compression and decompression techniques based                Various courses in the area of Information
     on H.264 for lower bandwidths (below 128 kbps) and        Security have been continued at all the RCs/PIs.
     to provide better quality of video and audio at lower     So far, around 32,000 students have been trained/
     bandwidths and lesser latency for E-Learning.             undergoing training in various long-term/ short-term
     Literature Survey has been completed. Work is             courses at RCs/PIs.
     going on in respect of Experimental set up and                The training programmes for Government
     exploration of existing H.264 frameworks.                 Officers were continued through the six implementing
     National Competitiveness in Knowledge                     agencies. A modular courseware on Information
     Economy, IIT, Roorkee:- This is a multi-institutional     Security (10 Modules) for short duration training
     project being implemented through IIT, Roorkee. The       programmes has been designed/developed and
     participating organizations in the project are (i) IIT,   integrated with e-learning (e-Sikshak) tool with
                                                               complete audio integration, and hosted through
     Roorkee (ii) IIT Madras, Chennai (iii) National
                                                               website by CDAC Hyderabad.
     Productivity Council (NPC), New Delhi and (iv)
50   International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.          Two batches of Government Officers have
     The project was initiated with the following broad        undergone training at Cylab, Carnegie Mellon
     objectives:                                               University, USA. One batch of 20 officers underwent
               Mapping the directions of transition from       Advance Training in Information Security & Cyber
               industrial economy to knowledge                 Forensics and a second batch of 18 officers had
               economy                                         Basic Training in Information Security, Incident
                                                               Handling & Cyber Forensics.
               Developing strategies of change
               management for transformation from                  Information Security awareness workshops were
               industrial age to information age               conducted through the participating institutes. So
                                                               far more than 205 workshops have been organized
               Identifying new knowledge streams/
                                                               by various PIs/ Implementing Agencies across the
               disciplines likely to emerge in the evolving
                                                               country covering more than 7000 Teachers/Parents/
               knowledge economy and suggesting                NGOs and around 25,500 school children/college
               specialized courses to help meet                students. 25 posters on various topics of Information
               manpower requirements of the knowledge          Security Awareness were designed and around
               economy etc.                                    62,000 posters were distributed to target users.
        All project components like conducting of              Further, around 30,000 stickers were distributed in
     Symposium, International Conferences, Seminars,           Mumbai Internet Safety Week 2010 in association
     Workshops, Brainstorming Sessions, Competitions,          with Mumbai Cyber Police, NASSCOM, and DSCI.
                                                               A dedicated website for information security
     Commissioned Research and Consultancies etc., are
                                                               awareness (http://www.infosecawareness.in) has
     progressing.
                                                               been designed, developed and made operational.
     Information Security Education and                        In addition, four cartoon videos for children and
     Awareness Project                                         eBooks/awareness course materials were made
                                                               available on the website.
         The Information Security Education and
     Awareness Project is aimed towards development                A three level Certification Scheme for
     of human resource in the area of Information Security     Information Systems Security Professionals has
been designed for implementation through                          To achieve grid based virtualization of
DOEACC Society. Level-1 of the Scheme viz.                        technical education in engineering colleges
Certified System Security Analyst (CSSA) has been                 of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, UP
launched by DOEACC Society from July 2010 at                      Technical University, Lucknow has identified
Gorakhpur and Kolkata Centres.                                    14 nodal centres (Institutions) and
                                                                  necessary infrastructure has been set up
Scheme for Manpower Development for                               at these institutions. The testing for delivery
the Software Export Industry                                      of video/audio lectures has been carried out
                                                                  among the nodal centres. Presently NPTEL
    The projects being implemented under the                      course contents are being delivered in
scheme are aimed to create course contents,                       virtual mode.
generate mentors & quality faculties and skilled
graduates in the Information Technology sector at                 Under the above mentioned projects
various locations across India with a view to                     various workshops/seminars in IECT areas
increasing the employability of the students. The                 such as GIS, Rural Services Delivery and
Scheme covers Training of the Trainer’s Program,                  Contents, Expert System and their
                                                                  Application,       E-Healthcare,      Data
Enhancement of quality of IT education in colleges,
                                                                  Digitalization, Data Warehousing and Data
Virtualization of Technical Education, conducting
                                                                  Mining, Enhancing Creativity & Soft Skills
specialized short term courses in IT/ITES sector,
                                                                  for better Communication, Information
setting up of National On-line Test System for
                                                                  Security & its Application, Open Source
Graduate Engineers in Information Technology, etc.
                                                                  Technology for enhancement, productivity
Achievements under the Scheme are given below:                    tools like Moodle, Mediawiki, Redmine and
        Various projects under the scheme are being               version control tools etc., were conducted.
        implemented at C-DAC-Noida, IIIT-                 In addition the following projects are also being
        Allahabad, IIITM-Gwalior, IIIT-Bangalore, IIIT-   implemented:
        Hyderabad, State Government of Tamil
                                                                  The Department is supporting the
        Nadu and UP Technical University. The
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        projects at C-DAC-Pune, C-DAC-Hyderabad
                                                                  Academy Kerala (ICTACK)’ with the primary
        under this scheme have been completed.
                                                                  objective to train faculties in Engineering,
        Necessary training infrastructure like setting            Arts, Science, Polytechnic and ITI’s and
        up of lab etc., has been created at IIIT-                 support roll out of mass based HR
        Allahabad, IIITM-Gwalior, CDAC-Pune, IIIT-                programme for graduates.
        Bangalore and CDAC-Hyderabad. 4122                        Training Programmes on ‘IT Enabled Soft
        faculties and 5276 students have been                     Skill Enhancement to Improve Employability
        trained/undergoing training under these                   of Engineering and Management Students’
        projects.                                                 by Anna Universities of Coimbatore and
                                                                  Chennai have been started. Syllabus was
        Online Examination Software' developed by                 defined and course contents were
        CDAC, Noida is under final stages of                      developed. Currently Training programme
        development. Using this software, online                  is conducted covering aptitude,
        examinations for admission to the courses                 communication skills, time management
        being run at CDAC-Noida and ERNET India's                 and behavioral skills for the students from
        Recruitment Exams were conducted during                   Engineering and MBA stream. So far, 5165
        2010 covering over 7000 candidates.                       & 5180 students have been trained by Anna
        DOEACC Society is also using this software                University Coimbatore & Anna University
        for conducting examination of their Course                Chennai respectively.
        on Computer Concepts (CCC). The software                  DOEACC Centre in Chennai has been
        was also tested with 5000 concurrent users.               established and currently operating from a
        A question pool characterization module                   5500 sq. ft. rented premises at ISTE
        having more than 1,00,000 objective type                  Professional centre at Anna University
        questions on 400 topics has been prepared                 Campus. The academic activities of the
        for the Online Examination Software. The                  centre were launched from July 2010.
        Software is being audited by STQC for                     DOEACC ‘O’ level course is currently being
        product certification.                                    offered at the Centre.
     Development of North-Eastern Region                       Special Manpower Development in VLSI
          The Department through DOEACC Society has
                                                               Design and Related Software
     initiated projects for setting up Regional Institutes          The Department in 2005 has initiated a Special
     for e-Learning and Information Technology (RIELIT)        Manpower Development Program in the area of VLSI
     at Kohima (Nagaland), Agartala (Tripura); and             Design and related software to generate the key
     DOEACC Centres at Shillong (Meghalaya), Gangtok           catalyst ingredient for the VLSI design sector. The
     (Sikkim) and Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh). These          duration of the programme is for a period of seven
     institutes/centres are aimed to create skilled            years. This programme is currently being executed
     manpower in the area of Computer Science and              at 7 Resource Centres (RCs) and 25 Participating
     Information Technology and related disciplines for        Institutions (PIs) with a total outlay of 49.98 crore
     making available industry ready professionals and         for a period of seven years.
     also cater to the needs of the respective States in
     the North-Eastern region. The achievements made               Major elements of the program are:-
     in the projects are as under:
                                                                       Establishing State -of-the art VLSI Design
             RIELIT, Kohima, Nagaland is conducting                    Laboratory.
             DOEACC ‘O’ & ‘A’ level (IT) and Hardware,
                                                                       Generation of manpower in VLSI Design area
             CCC, BCA and other short-term courses.
                                                                       at various levels.
             So far, 2297 students have been trained at
             the RIELIT centre at Kohima and at                        Instruction Enhancement Program (IEP) for
             extension centre of RIELIT at Chuchuimlang,               faculties of PIs.
             Nagaland. The training activities have been
                                                                       Workshop involving International Guest
             shifted to the permanent campus at
                                                                       Faculty & ZoPP Workshop.
             Mereima. The remaining finishing works at
             Academic Building, Girls Hostel, Staff                    India Chip Program.
             Quarters, etc., are in progress.
                                                                       VLSI Design Resource website and 7 sub-
             RIELIT, Agartala is offering training courses             sites at RCs
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             of DOEACC (IT) ‘O’ & ‘A’ level, DOEACC
             CHM ‘O’ & ‘A’ level, ITES & other short-term         Major achievements during April to December
             training courses from a 7000 sq. ft.              2010 are as follows:
             temporary accommodation, provided free
                                                                       Establishment of the VLSI Design
             of cost by the State Government of Tripura
                                                                       Laboratories with State-of-the art Hardware
             since December 2008. So far 694
                                                                       platform and Electronics Design Automation
             candidates have been enrolled/trained in
                                                                       (EDA) software environment in all PIs and
             various courses. Possession of 15 acres
                                                                       RCs has been specialized.
             of land at Radha Kishore Nagar near
             Agartala from the State Government of                     During the academic year 2009-10 (i.e.
             Tripura has been taken for construction of                ending on August 2010), about 5365
             permanent RIELIT campus. The process of                   students at various levels ( i.e.) B.Tech
             finalizing the Project Management                         (3889), M.Tech (1422) & Ph.D. (54) in the
             Consultant is in progress.                                domain of VLSI Design and Microelectronics
                                                                       were trained under this program.
             DOEACC Centre, Shillong has started short-
             term training courses from rented premises                Two Instruction Enhancement Programmes
             of 6000 sq. ft. since December 2009.                      (IEP), for the training faculty of PIs were
             Training courses of DOEACC "A" & "O"                      conducted in area of "Chip Integration and
             Level (Hardware) and "A" & "O" Level                      Tapeout Issues" and "Semiconductor
             (Software), ITeS -BPO and CCC have been                   Memor y Design and Test". About 58
             started. So far 187 students have been                    faculties of PIs were trained. An IEP on
             enrolled/trained for various courses.                     "VLSI Application in Biomedical
             Setting up of a DOEACC Centre at Gangtok                  Engineering" would be conducted by IIT
             (Sikkim) and Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)                 Kharagpur during 7-12th March 2011. One
             has been initiated. The renovation activities             more IEP on "Low Noise Low Power Opamp
             for setting up of classrooms, labs office etc.,           Design and Testing" is scheduled during
             at Gangtok (Sichy) has been completed.                    March 2011.
        VLSI Design Resource website of 7 RCs                    Trichy, NIT Surathkal and VNIT Nagpur were
        have been created.                                       integrated at five institutions ( IIT Kanpur,
                                                                 IIT Guwahati, NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal and
        Support has been provided for fabrication
                                                                 VNIT Nagpur ) and sent for fabrication. Two
        of seven chips under India chip project for
                                                                 additional designs undertaken at IIT Delhi
        siliconization of analog and digital design
        done by students of RCs and PIs. Nineteen                were also sent for fabrication. These chips
        designs from 15 organizations namely:                    have been fabricated at Europractise and
        SVNIT Surat, DIT Delhi, NIT Srinagar,                    are currently undergoing testing. The Chip
        SGSITS Indore, BESU Kolkata, IT BHU, TU                  Layout views of designs from IIT Delhi and
        Patiala, Jadavpur University, NIT Warangal,              those integrated designs merged are given
        NIT Calicut, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, NIT               below:




   Digital Design: Integrating        Analog Design from IIT- Delhi.       Analog Design: Integrating designs
   designs from 5 institutions                                                     from 2 Institutions.




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   Analog Design: Integrating       Digital Design: Integrating designs    Analog Design: Integrating designs
   designs from 3 institutions.              from 2 Institutions.                  from 6 Institutions

Development of Weaker Sections                                   NASSCOM Assessment of Competence
                                                                 (NAC) Test - Tripura.
    The Government is committed to the
development of weaker section for their growth. The              Capacity Development of Tripura Youth in
Department accordingly has supported ICT projects                IT Entrepreneurships - Tripura.
for development of SC/ST.                                        Capacity Building for IT skill based Self
                                                                 Help Groups (SHG) of North East (NE)
   The list of such Projects (on-going) is as
                                                                 region (Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and
under:
                                                                 Sikkim).
        Training in IT for M.Ed & B.Ed degree holders
                                                                 Capacity Building, Education and Skills
        among SC/STs - Kerala.
                                                                 Development for 1680 Women and SC/ST
        Capacity building for training of women and              in IT using Language Technology as
        ST youth in IECT in North East region -                  medium.
        Mizoram.
        Bachelors & Maters courses in computer
                                                        Gender Empowerment
        applications - Manipur.                             Gender Empowerment through ICT has been one
        Training of 3491 qualified Women and SC/        of the major initiatives of the Government. The
        ST candidates in Tripura for preparing for      objective of the initiatives is to empower women
     through capacity building in ICT, entrepreneurship                Training of Graduate/Under Graduate women
     development and IT training so as to enhance their                of NER in ITeS-BPO - NE Region
     employability in IT-ITeS sector where the employment
                                                                       Capacity building for improving the
     opportunities are growing. Department has
                                                                       employability of women in ICT area - Orissa
     supported ICT projects relating to empowerment of
     women. The list of 18 such projects (on-going) is as              IT Infrastructure creation in hostels for
     under:                                                            "Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya"
             Advance level course in the area of ICT for               Capacity building for IT skill based
             improving the employability of Women                      economically weaker Women/SHG/Local
             Candidates, Gorakhpur - Uttar Pradesh.                    Youth for Purba Medinipur district of West
             Women Empowerment through ICT - Kerala.                   Bengal.

             Training of Graduate / Undergraduate             ICT for Empowerment of Differently
             Women Candidate for ‘O’ and ‘A’ level of         abled
             DOEACC Course - Kolkata, Gorakhpur,
             Srinagar and Jammu.                              A Comprehensive Satellite/Internet based National
                                                              Network for Education, Training and
             Establishment of ‘Chanderi Weaver ICT            Empowerment of the Disabled: The project taken
             Resource Centre’ (CWICTRC) - Madhya              up jointly with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) -
             Pradesh                                          (a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice
             Skill enhancement computer training and          and Empowerment) includes development &
             resource Centre in Women Colleges - Kerala.      broadcasting of interactive programs through Edusat
                                                              for students, parents, trainee teachers &
             ICT enabled Anti-Poverty programme to            professionals associated with and engaged in
             create Women entrepreneurs in BPL families       different areas of disabilities. An interactive Internet
             - Orissa                                         portal providing all the relevant information in different
             Training of Graduate / Undergraduate             disability issues is available on http://
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             Women for ‘O’ & ‘A’ level of DOEACC              www.punarbhava.in. 470+ RCI/MSJE recognized
             course - Chandigarh, Shimla, New Delhi,          Institutions have been connected to ‘Navshikhar’
             Lucknow                                          channel. Regular transmission of programs is being
                                                              conducted from Monday to Friday from 10:00 Hrs.
             Capacity Building for IT skill based Self Help
                                                              to 17:00 Hrs. Portal "Punarbhava" is regularly
             Groups (SHG) of North East (NE) region
                                                              updated and is being made accessible as per W3C
             (Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Sikkim)
                                                              guidelines.
             Capacity building for training of Women and
                                                              Supply, installation and commissioning of
             ST youth in IECT in North East region -
                                                              computerized Braille transcription system at the
             Mizoram
                                                              blind schools throughout the country: In order
             Training of 3491 qualified Women and SC/         to address the lack of accessible content and
             ST candidates in Tripura for preparing for       reading, writing, printing & learning Braille needs
             NASSCOM Assessment of Competence                 of visually impaired persons in schools, CBTS
             (NAC) Test - Tripura                             (Computerized Braille Transcription System) has
                                                              been installed in 40 schools where 80 teachers have
             Chanderi Integrated ICT for Development
                                                              been trained and around 3000 students have been
             Programme (CIIDP) - Madhya Pradesh.
                                                              benefited.
             Computer Learning Centres in Government
                                                              ABCD (Audio Books Content Delivery) for visually
             First Grade Women Colleges - Karnataka.
                                                              impaired: Indigenously developed Daisy audio
             Capacity Building, Education and Skills          books players "Buddy" along with complete
             Development for 1680 Women and SC/ST             curriculum of secondary and senior secondary level
             in IT using Language Technology as               have been test deployed at NAB (National
             medium.                                          Association of Blind) New Delhi and Gangtok branch.
             Women Empowerment through value added            Content Generation for Capacity Building of
             skill development program in IECT -              Persons with Blindness or Low Vision: The project
             Aurangabad.
aims supporting graduate/post graduate level               can be accessed at www.thenationaltrust.co.in and
visually impaired students by facilitating content in      www.thenationaltrust.in
accessible formats like e-text, Braille, Daisy, large
                                                           SAMBHAV- National Resource Centre on
print and audio books as per requirement. For
                                                           Disability: ‘Sambhav’ provides the facilities for
Inclusive Education, 4473 hours (515 Nos.) of Audio
                                                           demonstration and practical use of the displayed
Daisy Books have been generated. 454 books have
                                                           items by persons with disabilities. It helps them in
been converted into e-Text. 69 books (900 Hours)
                                                           getting acquainted with the devices and taking
have been generated in synthesized voice.
                                                           decisions for buying a particular device. The centre
Benefiting a large cross section of Visually Impaired      will have information about the price, availability and
students, more than 20,000 copies of CDs of these          usage of devices.
books have been distributed. Media Lab Asia is a
member of DAISY Forum of India, which is a network         ICT Vocational Centres for Children with
of more than 80+ organizations working for digital         Disabilities-Phase II: 50 ICT Vocational centres
books.                                                     have been setup across the country for the disabled
                                                           students with special IT assistive tools and
Sanyog: Under this project object based iconic             technologies. Further 50 more schools are identified
communication interface has been enhanced for              and setting up of ICT infrastructure is in progress.
Bengali, Hindi and English. By object driven icon
selection, the system can generate simple sentences            Each Centre is being equipped with computer
in all the three languages. A new interface has been       furniture, uninterruptible power supply, LAN
designed for connecting the special access switches        environment, desktop computers, servers and
                                                           assistive tools for the disabled children. The schools
with the system. An initial testing of Embedded
                                                           are also being provided with internet and intranet
Sanyog has been done.
                                                           access, applications, contents and instructors for
Development of MIS & Interactive Portal for                imparting training to the disabled children. Special
National Trust: Media Lab Asia has developed the           courses including models on computers, usage of
official website & MIS for National Trust which is an      assistive devices, English language, personality
                                                           development and skill development on job oriented         55
autonomous organization of the Ministry of Social
Justice & Empowerment, Government of India set             applications are being designed.
up under the "National Trust for the Welfare of Persons
                                                           Setting up of ICT and Satellite based distant
with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and
                                                           training facility for Mentally Retarded Children:
Multiple Disabilities Act (Act 44 of 1999)”. The website   For providing distance training to the special
gives information about the various types of               educators, parents and teachers of children affected
disabilities, schemes of the National Trust, past and      with mental retardation, a project has been initiated.
upcoming events and the various happenings in              The main objective is for creating infrastructural
National Trust. Through MIS, National trust ensures        facilities for imparting distance training to the
further transparency in its working with more              Teachers and other rehabilitation professionals in
information and online access to facilities like           the field of special education using the EDUSAT. 8
submission of application for various schemes,             Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) have already
reviewing the status of applications etc. The website      been set up.
     Infrastructure
     Standardization, Testing and Quality                    Electronic Test & Development Centres (ETDC) at
                                                             Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Goa,
     Certification (STQC) Directorate
                                                             Mohali, Solan, Guwahati, Agartala & Jaipur are
         STQC Directorate has established a well-            providing test and calibration services. In order to
     developed network of test laboratories spread           provide software evaluation services, IT Centres
     across the country including North East region. The     have been established at Delhi, Kolkata,
     laboratories are equipped with state of the art         Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Guwahati,
     standards and equipment. It provides Test &             Mohali & Thiruvananthapuram. Additionally, Indian
     Calibration, Training and Certification services.       Institute of Quality Management (IIQM) at Jaipur,
56   Many national and international accreditations/         Centre for Electronic Test Engineers (CETE) at
     recognitions have made STQC services widely             Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Noida & Kolkata,
     acceptable at international level also. With this       Center for Reliability at Chennai and Regional
     STQC has established itself as a premier                Certification Centres at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and
     organization for Quality Assurance in the field of      Bengaluru have been rendering specialized
     Electronics and Information Technology (IT) in the      services in the respective areas. Currently, STQC
     country.                                                services are being utilized by more than 10,000
                                                             organizations representing the entire segment of
        Electronic Regional Test Labs (ERTL) at Delhi,       industr y, Government Depar tments, R&D
     Kolkata, Mumbai & Thiruvananthapuram and                organizations, etc.

      Test & Calibration                                      Details of Services
      Services offered
      Calibration
      Electro-technical                     (DC, LF, HF & RF) Voltage, Current, Power, Frequency, L, C, R,
      (both in-house & insitu)              Modulation, Attenuation, and Impedance etc.
      Non-technical                         Temperature, Pressure, Length, Mass, Force, Humidity, Viscosity,
      (both in-house & insitu)              Volume & Density etc.
      Testing ( as per national/international standards)
      Compliance testing                    Equipment & Systems testing, Safety testing, EMI/EMC testing
                                            (Emission & Immunity), Bio medical equipment testing
      Component testing                     Type testing, Burn In, Screening of Active / Passive components,
                                            ICs, hybrid devices, PCBs etc
      Environmental testing                 Climatic & Durability testing namely Dry heat, Damp heat, Cold,
                                            Dust, IP, Salt spray, Vibration, Bump, Shock, Drop, Topple etc.
      Explosive atmosphere                  Electronic / Electrical products for use in hazardous atmosphere
      compatibility testing
      Reliability & Failure analysis        Electronic & IT products
      PV modules testing                    Solar panels and other devices etc.
Achievements during 2010-11                              third party audit for Quality and Security assurance
                                                         for important e-Governance projects like, eDistrict
STQC Information Technology (IT) Services                West Bengal, Assam, Mizoram, Orissa and Passport
                                                         Seva Project. It has also carried out Application
     STQC IT Centres are fully equipped with software
                                                         Security Audit for North-Eastern States namely
tools for test automation. IT Centres at Kolkata and
                                                         Election Department, Government of Manipur and
Bengaluru have obtained international accreditation
                                                         Commissioner of Taxes, Guwahati, Government of
from American Association of Laboratory
                                                         Assam. Common Criteria (CC) test laboratory
Accreditations (A2LA), USA for system conformance
                                                         established at Kolkata has completed Evaluation
testing and software conformance testing in the area
of Information Technology. STQC Directorate has also     of first CC Compliant product (Router OS) at EAL 2.
introduced a range of IT related services in alignment   IT Centre, Bengaluru: This is the first Laboratory
with Department’s Policies and Programmes. Details       accredited by A2LA outside USA for system
of IT services offered through these Centres are         conformance testing and software conformance
indicated below:-                                        testing. This became an important milestone as
  IT Services offered       Details of Services          very few IT Testing laboratories are accredited all
                                                         over the world. The centre has been re-assessed in
  Software Application      Functional                   July 2010. The Centre has handled Critical Defense
  Testing                   Non-functional               Projects namely Akash (Weapon control system for
                            (Performance, Usability,     Indian Air force developed by BEL, Bengaluru),
                            Security, etc.)              Bharani Radar testing (LRDE, Bengaluru), technical
  Documentation             Software Documents           review of artifacts for Unmanned Air Vehicle Rustom 1
  Review                    (SRS, SDD, User Manual,      (developed by ADE), IV&V of Maritime Operational
  SW                        Plans, etc.)                 Knowledge System (MOKS) and Maritime
                                                         Development Awareness (MDA) for the Indian Navy
                            Technical architecture
                                                         developed by Centre for AI and Robotics,
  Process Audit             SW Development,              Bengaluru, and Project Sharang for DRDO,
                            Operation &                  Hyderabad. Evaluation of number of e-Governance         57
                            Maintenance Processes;       projects are in progress namely ITD-CPC solution
                            Service Delivery &           for Income Tax Department, Load testing of Public
                            Support Processes            Grievance System for Municipal Reforms Cell,
                                                         Security testing of TDIL portal, Kerala University
  IT Infrastructure Audit   Data Centre (DC) ,
                                                         computer centre, Motor Vehicles Department,
  (BoM & Architecture)      Disaster Recovery Centre
                                                         e-procurement etc. The Centre has also helped in
                            (DRC), Network, Gateway
                                                         establishing a Centre for software testing of
                            and Hardware
                                                         e-Governance products at CDIT, Thiruvananthapuram.
Some of the IT centre wise major achievements
                                                         IT Centre, Chennai: The Centre has evaluated
are as follows:
                                                         number of software applications such as Passport
IT Centre, Delhi: Large number of e-Governance           Seva (Ministry of External Affairs), ADCRS-GIS
Projects of Central and State Governments have either    Software (CAIR, Bengaluru), Web Application
been handled or executed by the Centre namely E-         Software {Board of Apprenticeship Training (SR)},
Biz (DIPP, Ministry of Commerce), Biometric device       and Banking Application Software {Registrar of
testing (UIDAI), COMPACT and e-LEKHA (Ministry           Cooperative Societies (RoCS)}, Chennai. It has also
of Finance), Income Tax, Himachal State Electricity      conducted Application Security Testing, security
Board, Employee Provident Fund (Ministry of Labour),     audit, vulnerability assessment and performance
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (Ministry of Labour),     testing for number of software application solutions.
E- Procurement System (CRIS, Indian Railways),           ISMS audit of nine organisations has also been
Commercial Tax (MPVATIS, MP), MP Excise (Madhya          completed. The Centre has conducted training
Pradesh), Central Data Vault (ITDA, Uttaranchal), and    programs on various IT related topics i.e. ISMS-LA,
Smart Card Testing covering Card Layout, Card OS         CSTM, SSDP, CNSM and Web-QA.
& Software application.
                                                         IT Centre, Hyderabad: Number of e-Governance
IT Centre, Kolkata: The test facility has been           Software of Andhra Pradesh Government namely
accredited by A2LA, USA. The Centre has undertaken       CETS Web Counseling software used for allotment
     of Higher education      colleges, e-Procurement           IT Services Management (itSM)
     software, Greater         Hyderabad Municipal
                                                                    In order to improve the quality of IT services
     Corporation software     used for payment of taxes
                                                                such as Web services, Facility Management,
     etc., AP Commercial      taxes software have been
                                                                Internet, BPO Services etc., STQC has initiated a
     tested.
                                                                certification scheme in respect of Certification of
     IT Centre , Pune: Testing and evaluation of                Service Level Competence. The international
     e-Governance Projects from State and Central               accreditation from itSM Foundation (itSMF), UK and
     Ministries have been undertaken. This includes             RvA Netherland were successfully maintained this
     e-District Maharashtra, Budget Estimation and              year also.
     Monitoring System (BEAMS) for Government of                Accredited Test and Calibration Services
     Maharashtra, TRAFICOPP for Pune Police, Flat
     Allotment system for CIDCO, Mumbai, e-Tendering            ERTL (East), Kolkata: After successful completion
     for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) & Pimpri-             of fail safety evaluation of Solid State Block Proving
     Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).                    equipment for Indian Railways, the laboratory has
                                                                received another important project for Research
     Empanelment           of     External       Training       Design & Standards Organisation, Ministry of
     Organizations                                              Railways for evaluation of Train Collision Avoidance
                                                                System. Further as a part of a test facility for
         STQC has launched an Intermediary Scheme for
                                                                evaluation of Solar Photovoltaic Panels, a Sun
     Empanelment of External Training Organisations to
                                                                Simulator has been installed in the laboratory.
     conduct STQC Training Programs. The programs will
                                                                Additionally, for products to be used in hazardous
     be conducted by Intermediaries either with STQC            locations, Test reports issued by the laboratory are
     faculty or by their own approved faculties. Nine           being accepted in Europe for ATEx certification.
     organizations have been empanelled so far.
                                                                    Moreover, Photo-Voltaic modules test facility is
     Capability Approval under Website Quality                  being strengthened at ERTL (E) and ETDC (Bengaluru)
58   Certification Scheme                                       in collaboration with Ministry of New & Renewable
                                                                Energy for testing and certification of Solar PV
         In order to facilitate smooth compliance of eGov
                                                                modules and lighting systems. The facility includes
     State Portal Project, activity of Capability Approval
                                                                sun simulator module tester, Environmental
     was initiated to recognize capable solution providers.
                                                                chambers, Hail tester etc.
     Major IT players namely M/s. Accenture, Infosys,
     HP, 3i and Wipro have been assessed and granted            ERTL (North), Delhi: It is one of the key lab amongst
     Capability Approval certificates. These organisations      STQC labs. The laboratory has setup High Precision
     have developed and demonstrated to the                     Temperature-Resistance Calibration and Optical
     assessment team a Proof of Concept and Capability          Calibration facilities and achieved NABL
     Manual indicating availability of necessary corporate      accreditation for commercial operation.
     processes and quality control mechanisms to                    The temperatures are realized by means of the
     develop websites conforming to Guidelines for              thermal equilibrium states of pure metals i.e. Fixed
     Indian Government Websites.                                Point Cells as Intrinsic Primary Standards of
                                                                Temperature in the range from - 38oC to 661oC, based
     Information Security
                                                                on Long Stem Standard Platinum Resistance
          STQC has certified many organizations as per          Thermometry. These Fixed points are realized using
     ISO 27001 (Information Security Management                 specified procedures in special maintenance
     System) in India and abroad. Number of training            apparatus having highly stable and very low gradient
     programmes on information security have been               working zone. A high precision resistance
                                                                thermometry D. C. bridge, along with highly precise
     designed and delivered. These courses are also
                                                                & stable DC resistance standards, is used to
     accredited by international agencies. STQC is one
                                                                measure resistance ratios at these fixed points. The
     of the empanelled organisations for Information
                                                                facility is unique in STQC where it caters for
     Technology security audit with Indian Computer
                                                                traceability to reference/working standards of SPRT/
     Emergency Response Team (ICERT) and Public Key
                                                                PRT/RTD available in STQC labs as well as major
     Infrastructure (PKI) audit with Controller of Certifying   accredited labs offering calibration services in the
     Authority (CCA).                                           above range.
                                                         Photovoltaic test facility for testing of PV modules
                                                         up to 100W which is under augmentation to 200W
                                                         with the co-operation of MNES under Jawaharlal
                                                         Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). A product
                                                         Flow meter has been tested for LVD for CE mark
                                                         requirement. The test report issued by the Lab is
                                                         accepted by M/s Ultraflux, France.

                                                         ETDC, Chennai: NABL reassessment audit has
                                                         been carried out during the year 2010-11 and
                                                         accreditation has been obtained for the following
                                                         disciplines: Electro technical calibration, thermal
    The laboratory has also established                  calibration, mass calibration, pressure calibration,
comprehensive test facility for EMI/EMC. The facility    dimensional calibration etc. Automation of calibration
includes Anechoic Chamber and G-TEM cells. The           in Electro Technical calibration for 5520A Calibrator
facility is being utilized by large number of            has been developed and being used. Automation
organisations including Defence and Delhi Metro.         of Energy meter calibration for calibrating SM 3050
                                                         reference standard meters for energy has been
ERTL (S), Thiruvananthapuram: The Lab has been
                                                         developed and being used. Safety testing of Ultra
participating in Space Programmes through
                                                         Freezer, as per IEC 61010-1 and indirect
components Screening, Packages & Modules testing
                                                         Ophthalmoscope as per IEC 60601-1 has been
and Environmental testing. Carried out Screening of
                                                         carried out successfully. The Lab has been
one lakh components consisting of LCR devices,           rendering services to power sector industries
Discrete devices, ICs- digital & Linear of different     especially Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, and Andhra
packages leaded as well as SMDs for customers            Pradesh Electricity Board through Reference
like Space organizations, TIFR etc. Also, Screening      Standard Meters calibration and type testing of
of more than 800 isolators used for monitoring           Energy Meters.
Electronic packages in GSLV/PSLV was carried out.                                                                 59
ESS for more than 1000 PCBs for Defence related          ETDC, Hyderabad: Gold plated samples used for
projects has been completed. The Lab has                 Space application has been subjected to 1000
conducted Safety testing & performance testing at        thermal shock cycles. Display system with remote
four selected hospitals in Kerala under National Rural   control unit and vigilance control devices for Indian
Health Mission Project and participated in the           Railways and Jammers for Defence applications
evaluation process for Safety testing on electro         have been subjected to environmental testing.
medical equipments for Government of Rajasthan.          Prompt calibration services have been provided to
                                                         private & Government power generating
ETDC, Bengaluru: Electronics Test and                    Transmission & Distribution organizations in Andhra
Development Centre, Bengaluru has been providing         Pradesh region. Also, onsite Calibration and regular
accredited Test and Calibration services to Industries   calibration services have been provided to top
(SSI, MSI & LSI), Defense and Space centres located      customers from Aerospace, Telecom, Defence,
in Karnataka. The Lab has established state of art       Atomic Energy, Railways, Pharma and Power
NABL accredited High Precision Calibration facility      Sectors.
from DC to 18 GHz and EMC (Electromagnetic
                                                         ETDC Pune: Carried out evaluation of different
Compatibility) test facility with 3 m Anechoic chamber
                                                         types of Power Modules for VSSC, Department of
for testing of Electronic, Medical & Information
                                                         Space, Thiruvananthapuram. Environment testing on
Technology (IT) products as per National &
                                                         various products like Speed sensors, Pump motor,
International standards/Specification. In addition to
                                                         limit switches for Nuclear Power Corporation for their
NABL accreditation the laboratory has also
                                                         power plant at Kalpakkam and Evaporator of TATA
accredited by IECEE for safety testing of IT products,
                                                         NANO carried out. This Centre also carried out
FCC listing for 3m Anechoic chamber, BIS for safety
                                                         comparative EMI/EMC testing of 8 different types
& performance testing of Electronic Ballasts and solid
                                                         of mobile handset.
state Inverters run by storage batteries and STQC
‘S’ mark for safety testing of IT products, Household    ETDC, Goa: The Lab has Extended On-site
appliances, Measuring instruments etc. The centre        Calibration Service to Nuclear Power Corporation
also established NABL & IECEECB accredited               Ltd., Kaiga. Facilities are NABL accredited in the
     area of Electro-technical, Mechanical, Thermal           Amplifier and Power Supply for Kirloskar Electric
     parameters for both at lab as well as on-site            Company Ltd., Bengaluru which is used in Naval
     calibration. ETDC has organized training in ISMS         applications. Also, carried out Reliability Estimation
     awareness programme for Goa Shipyard Ltd. and            of DC to DC Converter for Amara Raja Power Systems
     around 500 participants were trained. ETDC was           Limited, Tirupathi which is used in Indian Railways.
     notified in the Gazette for acquiring more than 80%      Additionally, conducted three In-House Certified
     staff with working knowledge of Hindi.                   Reliability Professional Training programmes at
                                                              Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd., Coimbatore, Space
     ETDC, Guwahati and ETDC, Agartala: Two STQC              Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and Bharat
     laboratories are operating in the NE Region and          Electronics Ltd., Bengaluru.
     providing Test & Calibration services and Training
     services in the field of Information Technology/         Overseas services offered
     Computer education to the industries and technology
                                                                  Test and Calibration services have been provided
     users. Test & Calibration services are extended to
                                                              to overseas clients from Germany, UK, Bahrain and
     the organizations located throughout the NE Region
                                                              SAARC countries by ERTL (E), Kolkata.
     covering all the eight States towards improvement
     of Quality of their products and services. The           Services offered in North East
     services are received by most of the Small, Medium
     and Large Scale Industries covering the Industrial            ERTL (E), Kolkata offered Calibration service for
     sectors like Oil & Natural Gas, Refineries,              instruments and navigational aids used by Airports
     Exploration units, Railways, Power - Generation,         in East and North-East Regions. Calibration service
     Transmission & Distribution, Paper, Cement &             for Biomedical equipment has also been provided
     Building material, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics,          to a number of hospitals and for setting up Data
     Cable & Conductors, Plywood, Carbon Products,            Centres by two organisations in Eastern Region.
     Steel and Service sectors, Telecommunication,
     Automobile, Service & Maintenance units, Hotels,
                                                              MoU with Unique Identification Authority of
     Hospitals, Pharmaceutical & Pathological                 India (UIDAI)
60   Laboratories etc. About 175-SSI, MSI & LSI                    UIDAI has signed an MoU with STQC for testing
     organisations are the beneficiaries through these        of Biometric devices as per international standards.
     services. Additionally, facilities have been upgraded    These devices are tested for functional, safety,
     in the field of Electro-medical Test & Calibration for   performance and interoperability tests. Accordingly
     the benefit of Hospitals, Dispensary and other           certification is given jointly by UIDAI and STQC. Only
     Pathological Test Laboratories situated in the NE        certified devices can be placed in Indian market for
     Region.                                                  this project and used by enrollment bodies.
     Centre for Reliability (CFR), Chennai: The Centre        Training Services - Knowledge-based skill-
     has carried out Reliability Estimation of Flight Data
                                                              oriented
     Transfer Unit for Merlinhawk Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru.
     Performed Reliability Prediction Analysis of AC Servo    CETE, Kolkata: The centre has conducted 45 skill
based training programmes for different industries          awareness about the various security and quality
in which 480 participants (36 women) attended and           aspects of Information Technology Management,
13 project based training programmes for different          Information Security Management, Network Security
engineering colleges in which 330 students (71              Management, Website Quality and Software Testing
women) participated. In addition this centre has also       etc. Towards achieving the objective various
provided project based training for 25 students of          Training/Workshop/Seminar are being organized.
two engineering colleges and organized industrial           Organisations like - NIC, Oil India Ltd., IOCL,
visits for 38 students from one engineering college         Railways, BSNL, Powergrid, NEEPCO, Educational
of North-East Region.                                       Institutions, State Government Departments & PSUs,
                                                            etc. are the major beneficiaries.
CETE, Bengaluru: It has been offering skill and
competency training programmes in Quality                       Efforts are also being put up by facilitating
Assurance since 1996. The Centre has trained over           support services towards Software Development of
2000 working professionals across India in the area         Election Department, Government of Tripura and
of Quality Management, ISO 9000, ISO 17025, ISO             providing IT Network Solution to Tripura University
15189 in 2010. All the courses provide practical ready-     and Fishery College, Tripura.
to -use inputs and are aided by CETE’s access to
                                                            Development of SC/STs and Weaker
the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice Manuals,
                                                            sections
Data, Benchmark, Games, Case Studies and
Exercises.                                                     On-the job training to SC candidates with ITI
                                                            qualification as a part of Training cum Employment
     CETE, Pune: Two courses have been conducted
                                                            programme of SC Development Directorate,
as per ISO 15189 for the diagnostic/clinical
                                                            Government of Kerala has been provided by
laboratories. A course on laboratory competence was
                                                            ERTL (S), Thiruvananthapuram.
conducted at Tata Motors, Jamshedpur. Various
courses on lab management, Six sigma,                          Long term job-oriented training programs have
Measurement Uncertainty were conducted in                   been planned for unemployed scheduled caste
collaboration with Quality Council of India. In addition,   youth with the assistance of District Scheduled            61
training provided to students of BITS, Pilani for their     Caste Co-operative Society Andhra Pradesh by
MS programme in Quality Management.                         ETDC, Hyderabad.

Certification Services                                          Computer Awareness Training course is also
                                                            being organized free of cost by ETDC, Guwahati
    Internationally Accredited Certification Services       and ETDC, Agartala for the welfare of Women, SC/
are being offered for Quality Management System             STs, specially enabled, weaker sections of the NE
(ISO 9001), Environmental Management System (ISO            Region.
14001) and Product Safety Certification to customers
in India and abroad. It also offers International           Growth in Revenue Earning
Certification services for safety of electrical products
                                                                 During the financial Year, a major initiative taken
under IECEE-CB.
                                                            was to strengthen STQC IT services to keep pace
Initiatives in Computer Education & IT in                   with the Policies and Programs of the Department.
North East region                                           These services included certification and training in
                                                            the area of Website Quality Certification, Information
    Towards generating IT educated manpower in              Security Management System, Software Quality
the NE Region, ETDC, Guwahati and ETDC, Agartala            Assurance and Information Technology Service
have taken special initiatives by running DOEACC            Management. At the same time conventional STQC
Accredited “O” & “A” Level computer courses for             services like testing, calibration, certification and
the benefit of the educated unemployed youth                training were also consolidated and expanded. Due
resulting into qualitative improvement of the IT            to these initiatives, revenue earning still shows a
manpower resources.                                         healthy trend. STQC is expected to earn more than
                                                              40 crore during the year.
     Skill development training for Nurses in the field
of Information Technology are also being conducted          Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
in the State of Tripura.
                                                                Seven Internet Exchange Nodes are functional
    Initiatives have been taken towards creating            at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi (Noida),
     Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai The Internet               to seek employment and earn livelihood. The
     Exchange nodes have ensured peering of ISPs              infrastructure at schools is connected to LAN and
     among themselves for routing domestic Internet           Internet. In the Phase II, 50 additional ICT centers
     traffic within India, resulting in better quality of     have already been identified in consultation with
     service (reduced latency, reduced bandwidth              States/UTs and are under implementation through
     charges for ISPs) by saving on international             ERNET India.
     bandwidth. Maximum volume of Internet traffic being
                                                              Setting up of ICT and Satellite based distant
     handled by NIXI is 12Gbps.
                                                              training facility for Mentally Retarded Children:
         NIXI nodes located at Bengaluru, Chennai,            For providing distance training to the special
     Mumbai and Noida are IPv6 ready with all its             educators, parents and teachers of children affected
     functional operations available online to the member     with mental retardation, a project has been initiated.
     ISPs. Two Data Centers have been established in          The main objective is for creating infrastructural
     Delhi and Chennai towards disaster management            facilities for imparting distance training to the
     with an uptime of maximum 5 minutes. NIXI also           Teachers and other rehabilitation professionals in the
     undertakes training and workshop for network             field of special education using the EDUSAT. 8
     managers and other engineers in cooperation with         Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) have already
     Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).         been set up.

          Since 2005 NIXI is also managing the .IN            Establishment of Knowledge Data Center at Anna
     Registry (www.registry.in). Presently, 80 Registrars     University, Chennai: Knowledge Data Centre project
     have been accredited to offer .IN domain name            is proposed jointly by Anna University, Sun
     registration worldwide to customers. It has helped       Microsystems and Government of Tamil Nadu. The
     in proliferation of Web hosting in the country and       main objective of this data center is host e-content
     enhancement of Indian language content in the            developed at various place and deliver the same for
     Internet. Approx. 8.50 lakhs .IN Domain Names have       the benefit of students of the affiliated colleges in
     been registered till February 2011. Activity related     the tier II and tier III colleges. The installation of the
     to domain name registration in Indian Languages is       equipment, namely, Blade Servers, SAN storage
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     in process.                                              servers have been completed. The installation of ten
                                                              workstations is in progress. About 400 courses of e-
     E-Infrastructure                                         content from NPTEL have been obtained and porting
                                                              of the same is in progress.
          E-Infrastructure comprises tools, facilities and
     resources that are needed for advanced collaboration     National Knowledge Network (NKN)
     and includes integration of various technologies such
     as Internet and broadband technologies, computing            The Government’s decision to set up National
     power, bandwidth provisioning, data storage, grid        Knowledge Network was announced in the Budget
     based resource sharing, cloud computing etc.             Speech, 2008-09. A High Level Committee (HLC) was
                                                              set up under the Chairmanship of Principal Scientific
     Achievements during 2010-11                              Adviser to the Government of India to coordinate
                                                              and monitor the establishment of the NKN.
     Establishment of Bio IT facility: Bio –IT Research
     & training facilities at Institute of Bio-Informatics        On 25th March 2010 the Government approved
     Applied Bio-technology (IBAB), Bengaluru is funded       the establishment of the National Knowledge Network
     by the Department. The project objective is creation     (NKN) at an outlay of 5990 crore, to be implemented
     of Professional manpower in Bio IT field, R&D in         by NIC over a period of 10 years.
     Bio-IT area and Knowledge sharing with national &
     international companies. The work related to setting     Objective
     up of lab is in advance stage.                                The objective of the National Knowledge Network
                                                              is to bring together all the stakeholders in Science,
     ICT Vocational Centers for Skill Creation for the
                                                              Technology, Higher Education, Research &
     Children with Disabilities in the area of Information
                                                              Development, and Governance.
     Technology: 50 ICT Vocational Centers for training
     the physically challenged children have been set              The output of the project will be a high capacity
     up in addition to 20 ICT Vocational Centres set up in    countrywide infrastructure at education & research
     Phase-I. The less privileged children in the proximity   Institute level, which will be available 24x7 to support
     of these centers have learnt ICT skills enabling them    education and research applications, and other
applications as envisaged by
these institutions which                                                          NKN Topology
require very high bandwidth.
A    high     speed    data
communication network would
be established which would
interconnect Institutions of
higher learning, research &
Governance.

    The NKN will facilitate the
knowledge           sharing,
collaborative research,
countrywide classrooms
(CWCR) etc., and help the
country to evolve as
Knowledge Society.

    Health, Education, Grid
Computing, Agriculture and e-
Governance are the main
applications identified for
implementation and delivery
on NKN.

Features of the NKN
    Network will consist of an
ultra-high speed Core                         Multiple 10G Connecting all the State Capitals                   63
(multiples of 10Gbps and                       & Gigabit Connectivity covering all Districts
upwards), and over 1500                                                           Indicative Locational Map
nodes. It is scalable to higher                                                                 Not to Scale
speed and more nodes also.

    The Core shall be complemented with a                      Trans Eurasia Information Network (TEIN3)
distribution layer at appropriate speeds. The                  links is integrated with NKN.
participating institutions can directly or through
                                                               Initial set of IP numbers ( /16 and /20) and
distribution layer connect to the NKN at speeds of
                                                               autonomous system numbers from APNIC
100 Mbps /1 Gbps.
                                                               has been obtained.
Achievements during 2010-11                                    MoU has been signed between GLORIAD
                                                               (The Global ring network for advanced
        The logo and website of NKN (www.nkn.in)
                                                               applications development), the National
        has been launched.
                                                               Knowledge Network (NKN) and Tata
        3 Points of Presence (PoPs) have been                  Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
        established with 2.5 Gbps capacity for core
                                                               Local ring to connect NIPGR, NIPFP, ICGEB,
        Backbone (a total of 18 PoPs established
                                                               IUAC, NII, and IIMC with JNU has been
        so far).
                                                               accomplished.
        A total 38 number of Institutions have been
                                                               Network Sanitation Lab is being setup at
        connected to NKN (total 104 Institutions
                                                               IIT Mumbai, for sanitization of network
        connected so far), and 9 virtual classrooms
        were setup (a total of 15 virtual classrooms           equipments to be deployed in NKN.
        were setup so far).                                The five Model projects recommended by Model
        MoU has been signed between (NIC &             Project Evaluation Committee (MPEC) in its first
        NICSI) & the service providers namely          meeting were approved by HLC in its 9th meeting
        BSNL, Railtel, PGCIL & MTNL.                   held on 6th August 2010.
     Societies
     Centre for Development of Advanced                         applications for nation's high performance computing
     Computing (C-DAC)                                          requirements. The activities in HPC area is now being
                                                                focused towards research, design and development
          The Centre for Development of Advanced                of Petaflop computing. During the year, C-DAC
     Computing (C-DAC) has today emerged as a premier           carried out technology developments in the areas of
     Research & Development (R&D) organization of the           interconnect technologies, system software,
                                                                Reconfigurable Computing Systems (RCS), Grid
     nation in ICT&E (Information Communication
                                                                middleware, and various areas of scientific and
     Technologies and Electronics). It focuses on
                                                                engineering applications. It also continued its efforts
     incubating, nurturing, and strengthening national
64                                                              towards building the National Grid Computing
     technological capabilities in context of global            infrastructure and creating awareness among the
     developments in selected areas. In that process, it        potential users of grid technologies.
     continuously works towards realizing nation's policy
     and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in             Significant achievements during the year in this area
     Information Technology (IT). As an institution for high-   include the following:
     end R&D activities, C-DAC has been at the forefront                 PARAM Yuva: The System, with Peak
     of IT revolution, constantly building capacities in                 Performance of 54TF and Sustained
     emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and                   Performance of 37.8 TF (70% peak), (HPL-
     leveraging its expertise, caliber and skill-sets to                 LINPACK) was ranked 182nd in June 2010
                                                                         in the Top 500 Supercomputers List.
     develop and deploy IT products and solutions for
                                                                         Installation of 200 TB storage and tape
     different sectors.
                                                                         library has been completed.
     High Performance Computing (HPC) and                                HPC Facilities commissioned during the last
     Grid Computing                                                      year at :
                                                                         ----   Indian Institute of Science and
         C-DAC's HPC programs are focused towards
                                                                                Education Research (IISER), Pune for
     building capabilities, systems, facilities and
                                                                                promoting supercomputing related
                                                                                domain specific research.
                                                                         ----   Dar-es-salaam Institute for Technology,
                                                                                Tanzania for work in the field of Weather
                                                                                Prediction and ICT.
                                                                         ----   NCMRWF, Noida for high end research
                                                                                in climate modeling.
                                                                         Computational Electromagnetics (CEM)
                                                                         Code has been ported at DRDL Jodhpur for
                                                                         modeling and aerospace applications.
"ONAMA" resource                                        Protein Structure Prediction (PSE4PSP) v1.0
bundle incorporates                                     in February 2010 released.
a set of parallel and
                                                        Security Assessment System developed on
serial applications &
                                                        test bed.
tools for engineering
disciplines such as                             Multilingual Computing and Heritage
Computer Science,                               Computing
Mechanical, Electronics & Communication,
Electrical, Civil, Chemical Engineering, etc.       C-DAC's language technology products and
                                                solutions cover a wide range of applications such
Location specific Weather Forecast for 50000
                                                as publishing and printing, word processing in
locations in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh,
                                                Indian languages, office application suites with
Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka and
                                                language interfaces, information retrieval, speech
Maharashtra made accessible through India
                                                technologies, language learning, video and
Development Gateway Portal.
                                                television and multimedia content in Indian
                                                languages for subtitling, newsroom automation, multi
                                                prompter systems and online titling. Several of these
                                                have been developed and marketed not only for
                                                Indian languages but also for foreign languages like
                                                Tibetan, Bhutanese, Thai, Perso-Arabic and so on.

                                                Significant achievements during the year in this area
                                                include the following:

                                                        National Roll Out of Indian Language Tools
                                                        and Technologies : Single CD containing
Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics                     localised version of Open office along with
(REMD) has been simulated on PARAM                      relevant fonts and keyboard drivers in 22
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Yuva. Total simulation time of 18µs has been            official languages has been developed and
achieved.                                               handed over to Manufacturers Association
                                                        for Information Technology (MAIT) for further
In the area of Bioinformatics, C-DAC has                evaluation and distribution.
collaborations with IIT Madras,
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences                   Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
                                                        Registration: Work on 15 languages has
Research Council (UK), Oregon Health &
                                                        been completed. Awareness raising
Science University (USA), University of
                                                        national workshops on IDNs for Indian
Surrey (UK); Institute of Animal Health (UK),
                                                        languages were organized.
caBIG (NIH) for various applications like
genome annotation, protein folding and                  Learning Indian Languages through Artificial
cancer care through cancer Grid.                        intelligence (LILA) Hindi Prabodh, Praveen
                                                        and Pragya converted and migrated to
Foundation Phase of Garuda completed;
                                                        Unicode Standard representation for
Operational Phase of Garuda in progress;
                                                        English and 14 Indian Languages.
Garuda migration to NKN at 30 sites
completed.                                              A web based Bilingual and Bidirectional
                                                        Hindi-English Dictionary e-Mahashabdkosh
Indian Grid Certification Authority (IGCA)
                                                        with pronunciations developed and
has issued more than 218 grid certificates.
                                                        deployed in
Initiated new collaboration with Open Source            the domains of
Drug Discovery (OSDD), National Institute               Information
of Disaster Management (NIDM) and Indian                Technology,
National Centre for Ocean Information                   Banking      &
Services (INCOIS).                                      Finance,
                                                        Healthcare,
Automatic Grid Service Generator (AGSG)                 Industry and
v1.0 and Problem Solving Environment for                Agriculture.
              Manner Based Lexically Driven (MBLD)                      deployed at Naval Under Water Range
              model based Automatic Speech                              (NUWR), Goa for navigating Ships and
              Recognition system for Bangla developed.                  submarines.
              Sutra: Web based translation assistance tool              Sonic Ultrasonic NDT System (SOUNDS)
              for software localization.                                d e s i g n e d
                                                                        specifically for
                                                                        non-destructive
                                                                        testing       of
                                                                        materials used
                                                                        on rockets and
                                                                        spacecrafts

                                                                        TETRA Technology Baseband Solutions:

                                                                        'Automated dial 100 system' deployed in
                                                                        Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode,
                                                                        Thalessary, and Shillong.
              Information Extraction & Retrieval (IE&IR)
              based intelligent office automation system                GSM-based Distress Call Response
              with Natural Language Processing (NLP)                    Management System for Kolkata, Bhopal
              has been deployed at TDIL data centre.                    and Indore Police.

              Self-learning package for Sanskrit, Swa-                  Advanced Power Electronics Labs
              Adhyaya (Teach Yourself Sanskrit)                         established at 11 academic institutes in
              completed.                                                India as part of the NaMPET mission.
              LIPS Live : Language Independent                          Hazardous Object Removal System: A six
              Programme Subtitling solution implemented                 wheeled mobile platform to pick up and
              for Star TV Network to display subtitles on               remove potentially
66            their channels - Star Movies & Star World.                hazardous objects
              This is for the first time in India that the              has been developed.
              subtitles are displayed on-the-fly using                  It is a high mobility
              completely automated play-out system.                     platform equipped
                                                                        with video cameras to
     Professional Electronics including VLSI and
                                                                        enable a human operator to operate it from
     Embedded Systems
                                                                        a distance and control a robotic pickup arm.
         In the area of Power Electronics, the technology               E-Nose, E-Tongue, E-Vision for Tea industry:
     development efforts are focused towards designing
                                                                        Installed 17 Systems at Tea Gardens/
     of tools and components for power quality
                                                                        Research Institutes including North East
     improvement, power supply modules, energy meters,
                                                                        States and Finlays, Kenya.
     distribution automation, remote inspection devices,
     etc. On the other hand, in the area of agro-electronics,           Body-worn Digital Programmable Hearing
     the technology development efforts are focused                     Aid has been developed using prototype
     towards development of tools for online, real-time                 ASIC. Field trials and mass production being
     quality estimation for food and agro products and                  initiated.
     automation of post-harvest processing of these
                                                                        Smart Parking (SPARK) deployed at Greater
     products. Other initiatives in the areas of Real-time
     Systems, Embedded Systems and VLSI Design                          Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
     include sensors and sensor networks, embedded                      parking complex at Hyderabad; Bagged
     systems for industrial applications and next-                      Special Jury Choice Award and achieved
     generation controllers. Many Academic, R&D and                     3rd position in the people choice award in
     Industry collaborations have been set up under these.              'ICT Enabled Municipal IT Initiative of the
                                                                        year' during e-India 2010.
     Significant achievements during the year in this area
     include the following:                                     Software Technologies including FOSS
              Vessel Tracking System, VETRA, a multi               C-DAC's initiatives in this area includes Free &
              rover DGPS system with radio link is              Open Source Software (FOSS), software tools and
applications, software products for addressing digital   solutions against various types of threats. Solutions
divide, software products and solutions for e-           already developed in this direction are Cyber
Governance.                                              Forensics tools, Adaptive Intrusion Detection
                                                         System, End systems security solution, document
Significant achievements during the year in this area    security solutions, Steganographic tools etc. C-DAC
include the following:                                   continues to explore delivering the need of the hour
        BOSS Proliferation: BOSS Linux 3.1               Cyber Security Solutions.
        deployed in Chhattisgarh Online Information      Significant achievements made during the year in
        System for Citizen Empowerment (CHOICE)          this area include the following:
        project. EduBOSS, a BOSS Linux
        distribution                                             Three Cyber Forensics Labs set up for
        specialized for                                          Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) at
        education                                                Delhi and Mumbai. Training Lab with
        released. It is                                          interactive learning facilities for Kerala
        bundled with                                             Police has been setup.
        BharateeyaOO                                             Prototype Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
        (in 19 Indian                                            has been deployed at Weapons and
        languages) comprising word processor,                    Electronics Systems Engineering
        Presentation tool, spreadsheet, etc.;                    Establishment (WESEE) of Indian Navy.
        Deployment of EduBOSS in all schools of                  Flow analyzer component of IPS is pilot
        Haryana (approx. 5000 machines) is in                    deployed at NKN-NOC at Delhi. IPS of
        progress.                                                1Gbps Throughput is being evaluated.
        India Development Gateway (InDG):                        Stegocheck ver 4.0.3 and StatAnalyst ver
        Developed 3 multimedia products                          1.0 for steganography developed.
        (Production & Marketing of Medicinal,
                                                                 Three endpoint
        Aromatic and Dye-Yielding Crops; Nutrition
                                                                 security products
        and Health; Sustainable Agriculture) for                                                                 67
                                                                 Malware Resist,
        public use; 18304 registered farmers are                 NAYAN (Network
        getting market information through SMS and               A b h i g h a m
        e-mail.                                                  niYantrAN) and
        State Services Delivery Gateway (SSDG):                  USB Pratirodh
        State-level counterpart of National Service              were developed.
        Delivery Gateway (NSDG); Awareness                       Deployed Distributed Honeynet node at
        program conducted in 16 States                           CERT-in and Cyber Security Research Lab
        Analysis of Lunar data of Chandryaan                     of Punjab Engineering College,
        Mission for                                              Chandigarh.

        ----   Digital Elevation Model (DEM) / 3D                Information Security and Education
               Generation for Lunar Surface using                Awareness (ISEA): Awareness training
               Chandrayaan-1 Data                                conducted through workshops (198) for
                                                                 Teachers & Parents (6856 Nos), Students
        ----   Morphometric analysis of Lunar Crater
                                                                 (2479 Nos) and School Children (22256 Nos)
        Cloud Computing test bed using 4TF                       in 39 cities across 22 States.
        computing facility with BOSS Linux OS has
                                                                 PKI Outreach Programme: conducted 30
        been setup at C-DAC Chennai; Feasibility
                                                                 workshops across the nation for creating
        study and analysis of Cloud middleware
                                                                 awareness.
        components is completed
        M-Computing Lab was inaugurated at               Health Informatics
        Bengaluru on October 28, 2010                        C-DAC has developed a range of products and
Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics                       solutions for better health care services. These
                                                         include Hospital Information System (HIS), Systems
   Cyber Security is one of the priority areas and       and Solutions for Telemedicine and Tele-education,
proposes to deliver multilevel/multilayered security     Decision Support Systems (DSS) for Oncology and
     Ayurveda, and Software Libraries for Medical                     Corporate Training Programmes
     Systems and Standards.
                                                                      International Training Programmes
     Significant achievements during the year in this area            ERP Training Programmes
     include the following:
                                                                      ICT Training to students belonging to
             Mobile Tele-oncology System: Cancer                      Minority Community across India in 15
             detection, cervical cancer treatment, follow             States,
             up consultation and palliative care for rural
                                                                      27 cities at 32 centres.
             people. Handed over to Malabar Cancer
             Care Society, Kannur on 10th October 2009                Education and Training in specialized IT
             for serving the five northern districts of               areas: Over 10000 students trained.
             Kerala. Between January-September 2010:
                                                                      e-Learning: Walk in Labs for Open Source
             ----   43 camps conducted in rural Kerala                e-Learning Tools, Personalized instruction
             ----   4242 people attended                              Deliver y, Content Quality assurance
                                                                      Framework are in progress.
             ----   106 pre cancerous cases detected
             ----   35 patients cured in the Van                      Tech Sangam: C-DAC - Academia
                                                                      Collaboration Initiative, covers 300
             Mobile based Healthcare Information                      engineering colleges across the country.
             service - Mcare: Strengthening health care
                                                                      Prepare Future (Faculty Updation
             services at grass root level; Implemented
                                                                      Programme): 631 faculty members from 19
             at 14 PHCs, 86 Sub-Centres in 2 blocks of
                                                                      States and 220 engineering colleges in India
             Tirur Taluka in Malappuram Dist, Kerala.
                                                                      were trained under this programme.
             A live 'eSanjeevani' tele-medicine
                                                                      Signed MoU with National Institute of
             demonstration between Kanpura village,
                                                                      Technology, Agartala for collaboration in
             Rajasthan and Post Graduate Institute of
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             Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
                                                                      East initiative.
             Chandigarh was shown to a high level
             delegation from the White House,                         Signed MoU with Computer Society of India
             Washington DC, USA. 'Sanjeevani' was also                (CSI) for joint educational programmes.
             implemented at 11 locations in Tanzania.
                                                             Special Initiatives for North-East India
             The project Pulse Analyzer in collaboration
             with BARC and IIT Bombay has been                    Number of vital projects have been initiated by
             completed.                                      C-DAC in partnership with various stakeholders.
                                                             These North East projects are an integral part of the
             Cure@home: Implemented in 10 villages of        initiative to proliferate the benefits of information and
             Arunachal Pradesh. Deployment at Gram           communication technologies to the society and
             Panchayat Level in Tripura. Web-enabled         effectively bridge the digital divide. These projects
             version of Cure@Home has been                   cover a bouquet of advanced technologies ranging
             developed.                                      from High Performance Computing (HPC),
                                                             multilingual technologies, health informatics,
     Education & Training
                                                             geomatics, agri-electronics etc., which will play a
         C-DAC's education and training programs are         key role in the upliftment of the region, as well as
     based on finishing school model. Various courses        create new opportunities for the local populace to
     offered under these programs are designed to            exploit the benefits of IT in terms of infrastructure
     produce industry-ready professionals for the IT         and employability.
     industry.
                                                             C-DAC has completed a few development projects
     Significant achievements and courses launched           during the year, which include:
     during the year are:
                                                                      Cure@Home, an Integrative Medical
             Formal Education Programmes (MCA,
                                                                      Informatics Solutions for A Common Man,
             M.Tech., MBA)
                                                                      deployed at 11 model e-villages in Arunachal
             Tie up with existing Universities                        Pradesh.
         Early Warning System for Dissemination of         objective to implement STP/EHTP Scheme, set-up
         Scientific Data to Publicize hazard related       and manage infrastructure facilities and provide other
         information on a Real - Time Basis (NEIST):       services like technology assessment and
         Workshop on Parallel Computing and Multi-         professional training.
         core Programming has been conducted
                                                           Objectives of the Society
         Developed and installed Five ENV systems
         in the following North East Tea Industries /      The objectives of the Software Technology Parks of
         Organizations:                                    India are:

         ----   Central Tea Processing Factory under               To promote the development and export of
                Tripura Tea Development Corporation                software and software services including
                Ltd. at Durgabari, Agartala, Tripura               Information Technology (IT) enabled
                (1 No.)                                            services/ Bio-IT.

         ----   Tea Research Association, Tocklai,                 To provide statutory and other promotional
                Jorhat, Assam (2 Nos.)                             services to the exporters by implementing
         ----   Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam (1 No.)           Software Technology Parks (STP)/
                                                                   Electronics and Hardware Technology Parks
         ----   Dhalai Tea Processing Co-op. Society               (EHTP) Schemes and other such schemes
                Ltd., Kamalpur, Dhalai, Tripura (1 No.)            which may be formulated and entrusted by
Post installation training (Operation, Data Collection,            the Government from time to time.
Correlations, Data Back up process, Maintenance,                   To provide data communication services
etc.) has been imparted.                                           including value added services to IT/IT
         PARAM based High Perfor mance                             enabled Services (ITeS) related industries.
         Computing Facility at North - Eastern Hill                To promote micro, small and medium
         University, Shillong (NEHU):                              entrepreneurs by creating conducive
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         ----   Ported scientific & engineering                    environment for entrepreneurship in the field
                applications across atmospheric                    of IT-ITeS.
                sciences, oceanography, bio-
                                                           Achievements during 2010-11
                informatics, materials science,
                mathematics, etc. Installation of          Promotion of Development of Software and
                visualization tools required by the        Software Services
                applications for these domains.
                                                              The exports made by STP registered units have
         ----   Customized deployment of CHReME            grown manifold over the years. Up to the year 2009-
                (C-DAC HPC Resource Management             10 more than 10,000 units were registered under
                Engine) Portal.                            STP scheme. As on 31st March 2010, 7007 units
         Awards/Recognition                                were operative out of which 5814 units were
                                                           exporting. During the year from April to December,
     "Excellence Award" of Government of Sikkim            2010, 170 new units were registered under the
was received by C-DAC, Kolkata for the pioneering          scheme.
initiatives in using "IT for Poverty Alleviation Program
for Handicrafts and Handloom section development"              As of now a total of 52 STPI centres/Sub-centres
                                                           are operational across the country, out of which 45
for the year 2010 during the Sikitex 2010 event.
                                                           centres are in Tier II and Tier III cities.
Software Technology Parks of India
                                   Provision of Data Communication Services
(STPI)
                                                                One of STPI's remarkable contributions to the
Background                                                 software-exporting sector is provision of High-Speed
    Software Technology Parks (STP) of India was           Data Communication (HSDC) services. SoftNET,
established and registered as an Autonomous                state-of-the-art HSDC network, designed and
Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860,         developed by STPI is available to software exporters
under the Department on 5th June 1991 with an              at internationally competitive prices at all centres.
                                                                          Indicative Locational
                                                                                   Map
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          STPI provides through its network, the Shared      networks using Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint
     Internet Services, VSAT Services, Value added           microwave networks, which cater to the primary
     services and collocation services. Following services   needs of the customers. With the addition of Point-
     fall under the data communication services.             to-Point radio networks, the network was further
                                                             strengthened enabling the delivery of 2 Mbps, NxE1
     SoftPOINT                                               links over the last mile under the STPI's overall
         The SoftPOINT service is the provisioning of        control.
     "International Private Leased Circuit" (IPLC). IPLC's   Project Management and Consultancy
     are digital circuits available for international data
                                                             Services
     communications, which are used for data
     transmission, communication etc. Secure and                 STPI is also providing project management
     exclusive to the user, IPLC's are ideal for companies   consultancy services to the Central/State
     that have high volume of International data             Governments and their organizations. Currently major
     transmission.                                           consultancy projects undertaken are MP SWAN,
                                                             Chhattisgarh SWAN, J & K SWAN, computerization
     SoftLINK                                                of Employment Exchanges for Government of Assam
         SoftLink is a service offering Internet access on   and IT Park Imphal project for Government of Manipur.
     a shared and dedicated basis. The service was
                                                             Promotion of small and medium
     launched to cater to the rising demands of the
     industry for better quality and committed services.
                                                             entrepreneurs by creating a conducive
     Today SoftLink services enjoy a large customer base
                                                             environment in the field of information
     amongst STPI's datacom services.                        technology

     Last Mile Connectivity (Local Loop)                         Historically STPI has been promoting SMEs and
                                                             their cause by offering incubation services,
         STPI has set up its own digital Microwave           organizing events, sponsoring/co-sponsoring events,
participation in events, human resource development                  India Telecom 2010 from 9 th to 11 th
and export promotion efforts as follows:                             December, 2010 at New Delhi.

Incubation Services                                          Society for Applied Microwave
    STPI has been providing incubation facilities to
                                                             Electronics Engineering and Research
start-up units at its various centres. This has been
                                                             (SAMEER)
of immense help to start up companies and                         Society for Applied Microwave Electronics
entrepreneurs.                                               Engineering and Research is a Society of the
                                                             Department with a broad mandate to undertake R&D
Organization of events
                                                             work in the areas of RF/Microwave electronics,
        STPI Co-Hosted Bangalore IT.Biz from                 Electromagnetics and Millimeter wave technologies.
        28-30 October, 2010 at Bengaluru.                    It has centres at Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

        STPI Co-Hosted E-revolution 2010 from                Achievements during 2010-11
        29-30 September, 2010 at Chandigarh.
                                                                 SAMEER continues to contribute to the health
Sponsorship/co-sponsorship of events                         care programme of the Government of India under
                                                             the Jai Vigyan Programme by developing and
        Sponsored TiE Entrepreneurship Summit
                                                             building Medical Linear Accelerators for cancer
        (TES), December 21-23, 2010 at New Delhi.
                                                             treatment. In phase II, four medical Linac machines
        Sponsored "Connect 2010" from 8 th to                are to be installed in Hospitals. The system
        9th September, 2010 at Chennai.                      integration and testing of the Linacs is in progress.
                                                             SAMEER is interacting with the hospitals for site
        Sponsored "TiECon-2010 on 24th November
                                                             preparation of the machines. SAMEER has invited
        2010" at Chennai.
                                                             Expression of Interest (EOI) from industries for the
        Co-sponsored 14 th National Expo from                batch production and subsequent Transfer of
        3rd to 8th September, 2010 at Kolkata.               Technology (TOT) of the 6 MV Medical Linac. The
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        Co-sponsored ICT East 2010 conference                Linac tubes and linac system is being established
        from 3rd to 4th August, 2010 at Kolkata.             at SAMEER, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. This facility
        S p o n s o r e d N I C T 2 0 1 0 f r o m 2 nd t o   includes the radiation shielded rooms for test and
        3rd September, 2010 at Guwahati.                     evaluation of the medical Linac machines and the
                                                             process equipments to fabricate the linear
Participation in events                                      accelerator tubes.
        ICT 2010 at Brussels, Belgium for facilitating           SAMEER has taken up the development of dual
        the IT Export business growth.                       photon and multiple electron energy integrated
                                                             oncology system. This is an advanced version of
        e-India 2010 from 4-6 August, 2010 at
                                                             linear accelerator used for cancer therapy. The system
        Hyderabad.
                                                             design and development activity is in progress.
        NASSCOM Emerge Forum on 5th May 2010
        at Bhubaneswar.                                          SAMEER also has a strong presence in
                                                             atmospheric instrumentations. A 1680MHz Radio
        National workshop on recent trend in object          Theodolite for tracking radiosonde for regular upper
        oriented (R-Toost), NIT-RKL from 12th to             air monitoring has been designed and developed.
        14th April, 2010 at Rourkela.                        The system has been installed at RSRW station at
                                                             Santacruz, Mumbai for field trials and performance
        Seminar by NASSCOM on challenge & risk
                                                             evaluation.
        faced by IT-ITeS SME Units on 6th May, 2010
        at Rourkela.                                             SAMEER has designed and developed mobile
        CII, ICT Jharkhand 2010 creating ICT                 SODARs used for Atmospheric boundary layer
        opportunities on 25 th April, 2010 at                studies and environmental applications. It measures
        Jamshedpur.                                          wind velocity in three directions up to a height of
                                                             1000 meters with 20 meter resolution. This unit was
        India International Trade Fair, 2010 from            custom built for environmental monitoring application
        14th to 27th November, 2010 at New Delhi.            and being used by BARC, VSSC ISRO, IGCAR etc.
          SAMEER has made advances in the area of               SAMEER has taken up a number of challenging
     Communication systems. A two way communication         R&D activities in the millimeter wave and microwave
     link for telemetry of air-borne platforms has been     frequency ranges. A project has been undertaken
     designed, developed and supplied for secured           for indigenous design and development of a
     strategic application. Telemetry, tracking and         millimeter wave radar front-end. Different
                                                            subsystems such as frequency multiplier, Injection
     control transponders in C and S bands were
                                                            locked amplifier, power combiner, switches, mixers,
     developed and supplied to ISRO for their
                                                            pulsed oscillators, hybrids, filters to be used in the
     communication and remote sensing program.
                                                            radar have been designed and developed. Research
     Additionally, projects like design and supply of
                                                            work on LHM (Left Handed Maxwell) material (also
     Circularly polarized transmit and receive antennas     known as metamaterial) in the microwave and
     with better isolation in C band for distance           millimeter wave frequency bands for novel
     measurement application & development and              applications in different fields has been undertaken..
     supply of sleeve monopole antennas for silencing       A Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) facility has
     explosive devices were completed.                      been established and is being used for providing a
                                                            number of testing services to Government and
                                                            private industries.

                                                                 In the field of EMI/EMC, a Project has been
                                                            completed for design, development and validation
                                                            of time domain based Electromagnetic Interference
                                                            (EMI) measurements for the impulsive noise emitters
                                                            in the conducted mode. Second Phase of the project
                                                            development for radiated noise emission
                                                            measurements in the frequency range 30MHz to
                                                            1000MHz is in progress.

                                                                 SAMEER has provided state-of-the-art services
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                                                            in the area of EMI/EMC test, measurement and
                                                            consultancy. Its facilities are accredited by several
         Several communication projects like (a)            national and international bodies. During this period
     Development of Adaptive Orthogonal Frequency           it has provided EMI/EMC services to more than 400
     multiplexing (AOFDM) (b) Development of fire control   industries through several hundreds of assignments
     system (FCS) and (c) Development of Front-end for      to qualify their products for national and international
     wireless data link at 60GHz for secured                markets.
     communication have been taken up and these are
     in progress.
                                                            DOEACC Society
                                                                DOEACC Society, an Autonomous Scientific
          Distributed Data acquisition and control system
                                                            Society under the administrative control of the
     for RIB facility at VECC, Kolkata has been designed
                                                            Department was set up to carry out Human Resource
     and developed. Establishment of Electronic Design      Development and related activities in the area of
     centre has been completed.                             Information Electronics & Communications
                                                            Technology (IECT). The Society has 15 Centres at
                                                            RIELIT Agartala, Aizawl, Aurangabad, Calicut (with
                                                            Southern Regional Office at Pudukkottai),
                                                            Chandigarh (with 3 branches at Shimla, Lucknow &
                                                            New Delhi), Chennai, Gangtok, Gorakhpur (with
                                                            Eastern Regional Office at Patna), Imphal, Itanagar,
                                                            Srinagar/Jammu, RIELIT Kohima (with extension
                                                            Centre at Chuchuyimlang), Kolkata, Shillong and
                                                            Tezpur/Guwahati with its Headquarter at New Delhi.
                                                            The Department has also approved setting up of
                                                            RIELIT at Ajmer.

                                                               The Society is engaged both in the Formal &
                                                            Non- Formal Education in the area of IECT besides
development of Industry oriented quality education           Level (designed to be at M.Tech Level) are being
and training in the state-of-the-art areas and to            offered. O/A/B Level courses are recognized by
establish standards to be the country's premier              MHRD for the purpose of employment. Since
institution for Examination and Certification in the field   introduction of the Scheme more than 8.1 lakhs
of IECT. It is also a National Examination Body, which       candidates have been registered and about 1.53
accredits institutes/organizations for conducting            lakh candidates have qualified the various DOEACC
courses in the non-formal sector of IT Education &           Computer Courses at O/A/B & C Levels.
Training.
                                                             IT Literacy Programme - Course on
     DOEACC Centres are conducting long-term                 Computer Concepts (CCC)
courses at Post-Graduate level (M.Tech) in
Electronics Design & Technology, Embedded                         DOEACC Society has been conducting Courses
Systems etc., which are normally not offered by              on Computer Concepts (CCC) since the year 1999.
Universities/Institutions in the formal sector. Other        The course is designed to aim at imparting a basic
long term courses conducted by the Centres are               level computer appreciation programme for the
Diploma Level courses in Electronics Production &            common man. Owing to the quality of the course
Maintenance, Electronic Engineering, Computer                and centralized examination system, the course has
Science & Engineering, Masters in Computer                   been recognised by State Governments of Gujarat,
Application and Bachelor in Computer Applications            Maharashtra and also by various other Government
etc., which are affiliated to respective State               Departments for new appointments/ promotions. The
Universities/Technical Boards. As for non-formal             CCC examination is currently being conducted online
Sector, the Centres are conducting various long term         thrice in a year. Approximately 4.35 lakh candidates
courses offered under DOEACC Scheme for O/A/B/               have appeared for the examination through online
C level IT courses, O & A level Courses in Computer          as well as offline mode (CD based) and more than
Hardware & Maintenance and O/A/B level courses               3.14 lakhs have been certified. CCC course content
in Bio-informatics, Entrepreneurship development,            has been made available in 10 Indian Languages
etc., depending upon the demand in respective                through a dedicated web portal for free access to
areas. The DOEACC Centres are also imparting                 the candidates.                                        73
training in Short Term Courses in the areas of
Information Technology, Electronics Design &                 IT Literacy Programme - Basic Computer
Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Maintenance            Course (BCC)
Engineering ITES-BPO etc. Besides the training
                                                                 DOEACC has launched a new IT Literacy
activities, DOEACC Centres are offering consultancy
                                                             Programme namely, Basic Computer Course (BCC),
services and undertaking software development
                                                             in view of the demand for such a course from
projects in addition to Government sponsored
                                                             Ministry of Labour & Employment for introducing IT
projects in the area of Education & Training, R&D,
                                                             Literacy programme to the ITI/ITC candidates and
etc.
                                                             also from Government of Sikkim.
    The Centres are also undertaking government
sponsored projects in the field of ICT & related             Courses offered by DOEACC Centres are
activities and also embarking upon training                  given below:-
programme to develop entrepreneurs and provide               Formal Courses
ICT based services to users.
                                                             M.Tech in Electronics Design & Technology (2 years
DOEACC Scheme on Computer Courses                            duration at Aurangabad, & Gorakhpur Centres)
      In the Non-Formal Sector, the Society is               M.Tech in Embedded Systems (2 years duration at
implementing the DOEACC Scheme on Computer                   Calicut Centre)
Courses, a joint scheme of the then Department of
Electronics (DoE), now Department of Information             MCA (3 years duration at Calicut, Srinagar, Aizawl
Technology and AICTE at the National Level by                & Imphal Centres)
utilizing the facilities and infrastructure available with   BCA (3 years duration at Aizawl, Imphal, Kohima
the institutions/organizations in the non-formal sector.     Centres)
Under the Scheme, 'O' Level (equivalent to
Foundation Level), 'A' Level (equivalent to Advanced         Diploma in Electronics Production & Maintenance
Diploma), 'B' Level (equivalent to MCA level) and 'C'        (3 years duration at Aurangabad Centre)
     Diploma in Electronic Engineering (3 years duration      Entrepreneurship Development Programme
     at Imphal Centre)
                                                              New Initiatives
     Diploma in Computer Science & Engineering (3 years
     duration at Imphal, Aizawl Centres)                          Development of CCC course contents in
                                                                  Regional Languages
     Diploma in Electronic Engineering &
     Telecommunication Engineering (3 years duration at           The CCC course contents in Ten Indian
     Aizawl Centre)                                           languages namely; Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam,
                                                              Bengali, Mizo, Urdu, Assamese, Manipuri and
     Non-Formal Courses                                       Punjabi in addition to English language have been
                                                              developed and made available in a dedicated
     DOEACC 'O' / 'A' / 'B' / 'C' level IT Courses
                                                              e-learning portal for free access to the candidates.
     DOEACC 'CHM-O' / 'CHM-A' level H/W course
                                                                  Introduction of Basic Computer Course
     Bio-Informatics 'O' / 'A' / 'B' level                        (BCC)

     Certification Scheme in Information Security (Level 1)       M/o Labour & Employment has made IT literacy
                                                              certificate mandatory for the students of ITI/ITC from
     ITES-BPO customer care / Banking
                                                              August, 2011 onwards. In view of the specific
     Course on Computer Concepts (CCC)                        demand for an IT literacy course from M/o Labour &
                                                              Employment and also from a few State Governments,
     Short-Term Courses on the following topics:              DOEACC Society has launched a new course viz.,
                                                              Basic Computer Course (BCC). The syllabus for the
     Electronics Design Technology
                                                              BCC course has been approved by Standing
              Embedded System                                 Syllabus Committee.

              VLSI Design                                         Launching of Certification Scheme in
                                                                  Information Security
              PCB Design and Fabrication
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                                                                  As part of launching a National Level
              Surface Mounted Device Technologies
                                                              Certification Scheme in Information Security under
              Fiber Optics                                    the ISEA Project of the Department, the training for
                                                              Level 1-Certified System Security Analyst (CSSA)
              VHDL Programming
                                                              has been commenced from July, 2010. The
                                                              examination for the first batch was completed in
     Information Technology
                                                              December, 2010.
              Computer Science and Applications
                                                                  MoU with ERNET
              Computer Hardware & Networking
                                                                   An MoU has been signed with ERNET India for
              C, C++, Core JAVA & VB programming              setting up of Intranet and Video Conferencing facility
                                                              among DOEACC Centres and Headquarters.
              Internet & Web Page Designing

              Basic Multimedia                                    MoU with Computer Society of India (CSI)

              Cyber Law                                            An MoU has been signed with Computer Society
                                                              of India (CSI) for using the CSI Chapters as study
     Manufacturing Technologies                               centres for the direct candidates of DOEACC 'O'
                                                              Level course and to conduct the training/ examination
              CAD and 3D Modelling                            for students of CCC course.

              CAM / CAE Tools                                     Project for 'Establishment of Computer
                                                                  Forensic Lab and Training Facility in the J&K
              Maintenance Engineering
                                                                  State
              Consumer Electronics
                                                                  DOEACC Centre, Srinagar/Jammu is
              Telecom and Office Automation                   implementing a project to establish Computer
                                                              Forensic Lab & Training Facility in J&K State with
              Process Control etc.                            the financial assistance of the Department.
   Project for Capacity Building for improving               DOEACC Centre, Calicut and DOEACC Regional
   the Employability of Women in ICT area at                 Office (South) at Pudukkottai for the students
   Cuttack and Puri in Orissa                                belonging to minority communities, with funding of
                                                             Rs.16.69 Lakh from Ministry of Minority Affairs,
    DOEACC Centre, Gorakhkpur is implementing                Government of India. Total 71 students were trained
a project for Capacity Building for improving the            under this scheme.
Employability of Women in ICT area at Cuttack and
Puri in Orissa. Under the project, a total of 1380           Training to SC/ST job seekers
women candidates are targeted for training in
                                                                  DOEACC Society is continuing to provide
Elementary Computer Education (Computer
                                                             training to SC/ST job seekers registered with
Applications and Office Practices) and DOEACC 'O'
                                                             employment exchanges for DOEACC 'O' Level
Level.
                                                             course to increase their employability with the
   Project for Course on Computer Education                  financial assistance of DGE&T. The third batch of
   in Rural India                                            training programme for about 1000 candidates is
                                                             being offered at 20 locations throughout the country.
    DOEACC Society is implementing a project for
Training and Certification of 1 lakh Common Service          DOEACC Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST/
Centre (CSC) Operators/ Village Level Entrepreneurs          Female/Physically Handicapped candidates
(VLE) in Course on Computer Concepts (CCC) of
DOEACC.                                                           The DOEACC Society has got a large number
                                                             of enrollment of candidates belonging to the SC/
   Digitisation of National Population Register              ST/Physically Handicapped including female
                                                             candidates. Keeping in view the demand of the
DOEACC Society is the Nodal Implementing Agency
                                                             courses among the weaker sections of the society,
on behalf of the Department for executing the
                                                             DOEACC Society has a Scholarship Scheme for SC/
National Population Register (NPR) in both urban and
                                                             ST/Physically Handicapped and female students
rural areas of the 21 assigned States and UTs.
                                                             who are pursuing O/A/B/C level courses of the
   Opening of New DOEACC Centres                             DOEACC Society as a full time course through an         75
                                                             Accredited Institute authorized to conduct the
        Setting up of DOEACC Centre, Itanagar                DOEACC Courses. As per the scheme, the
        (Arunachal Pradesh) with financial                   candidates shall have to clear all the papers in the
        support of the Department: The                       first attempt and the income of the parents of the
        Department has approved setting up of                students should not be more than 1 lakh per year
        DOEACC Centre, Itanagar at a total                   from all sources.
        estimated cost of       836.15 lakh with
        Department’s contribution of 747.43 lakhs            Details of SC/ST and female candidates registered
        over a period of 4 years. Building space             for DOEACC IT Software Scheme during 2010-11
        has been hired on rent and renovation is             are as under:-
        going on. The Centre is expected to start
                                                              Total Registered                  =        27546
        its academic activities shortly.
                                                              No. of Female Students            =        10705
        Setting up of RIELIT, Ajmer: The                      No. of SC Students                =          490
        Department has approved setting up of
                                                              No. of ST Students                =          234
        RIELIT, Ajmer at a total estimated cost of
            3544.32 lakhs with Department’s                      During 2010-11, a total of 560 candidates have
        contribution of 3224.52 lakh over a period           been provided scholarship in respect of January
        of 4 years in October, 2010. The State               2009 & July 2009 exam. Scholarship applications
        Government has allotted about 40 acres of            for another 312 candidates of January 2010 exam
        land in Ajmer District. Action has been              are under process.
        initiated for hiring of built-up area for starting
        the academic activities.                             Refund of Examination fee to the SC/ ST
                                                             candidates
Programmes for SC/ST and other
                                                                 DOEACC Society is also providing examination
Economically Weaker Sections of the Society
                                                             fee refund to the SC/ST candidates on successful
   Various training programmes were conducted at             completion of DOEACC O/A/B/C level.
     Achievements during 2010-11
      Sl.   Activities                                    Target              Achievements during the year
      No.                                                 (2010-11)           2010-11 (upto 30.12.2010)
                                                          No. of Students     No. of students
                                                          to be trained       (Trained / Undergoing training)

            DOEACC Scheme

      1.    O/A/B & C Levels (Non-formal Sector           20,000              5,823 (July, 2010 exam)
            of IT Education & Training) Half Yearly
            Examinations
            DOEACC Centres
      2.    To Conduct Training for formal sector         1,700               1,748
            Long Term Courses (M. Tech, MCA,
            BCA, PGDCA, Diploma, Diploma in
            Electronics Engg. & Computer
            Science etc.)
      3.    To conduct training for non-formal Sector     13,500              3,876
            Long Term Courses O/A/B Level Course,
            Bio-informatics O/A Level Courses,
            Hardware Courses O/A Level
      4.    Training under Short Term Courses of          11,500              7,946
            less than 1 year duration
      5.    IT Literacy Programme (CCC course)            90,000              91,869 (appeared)
                                                                              68,527 (qualified)
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     Other Major Achievements                                      Certification programmes through E-
                                                                   Learning mode:
            DOEACC Centre, Calicut has conducted
                                                                   ----   Certificate Course         in   VHDL
            Staff Development Programme on "Digital
                                                                          Programming
            System Design using Verilog HDL" from
            19 to 30 April 2010, under the sponsorship             ----   Certificate Course in VB.Net
            of AICTE.                                              ----   Certificate Course in Embedded
                                                                          System Design
            Started new PG Diploma program in
            Embedded Wireless & Mobile Applications                ----   Certificate Course in Bioinformatics
            at DOEACC Centre, Calicut, in addition to 4            ----   Certificate Course in C#
            other PG Diploma programmes.
                                                                   Virtual Training Environment (VTE) facility for
            Approval received from State Government                imparting hands on training in Information
            and AICTE for starting M.Tech program in               Security was setup by DOEACC Centre
            Electronics Design & Technology at                     Gorakhpur at ISEA Lab. A t r a i n i n g
            DOEACC Centre, Calicut.                                programme on Information Security was
                                                                   conducted for a batch of 18 candidates
            Online Courses in .NET Technologies and
                                                                   in the ISEA Lab.
            J2ME started at DOEACC Centre, Calicut.
                                                                   Workshops on Information Security Awareness
            Computerization of more than 30 temples
                                                                   were conducted by DOEACC Centre,
            in the Malabar Region, Kerala.
                                                                   Gorakhpur at Gorakhpur, Patna and Puri.
            DOEACC Centre, Calicut has got ISO
            9001:2008 Certification from June 2010.       Centre for Materials for Electronics
                                                          Technology (C-MET)
            DOEACC Society, Gorakhpur has launched
            web site http://eshiksha.edu.in for web          Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology
            based education and launched following        (C-MET) has been set up as a Registered Scientific
Society in March 1990 under Department of                      Prepared samples of sheet type NTC
Information Technology as a unique concept for                 thermal sensors
development of viable technologies in the area of
                                                               25-30 nm sized Bi2S3 doped phosphate and
electronics materials. C-MET is operating with its
                                                               silicate based glass nanocomposite has
laboratories with well carved out programs at Pune,
                                                               been optimized.
Hyderabad and Thrissur.
                                                               Phosphate based composition was found
The main objectives of C-MET are:
                                                               to be unstable hence silicate based
        To establish technology up to pilot scale for          composition was used for further testing of
        a range of electronics materials and transfer          X-ray absorption measurements.
        the same to the industry for
                                                               Polymer nanocomposite with 50-60 nm
        commercialization.
                                                               sized spherical BaSO4 particles have been
        To establish routine characterization                  synthesized and optimized. The
        facilities.                                            nanocomposite film showed good X-ray
        To undertake applied research activities in            absorption( tested by using Dentist's X-ray
        the areas of operation.                                source).

        To establish National Data Base on                     Initial trials for hydrogen generation were
        Electronics Materials.                                 performed using nanostructured marigold
                                                               shaped CdIn2S4 as a Photocatalyst.
     The mission of C-MET is to develop knowledge
                                                               Quantitative X-ray absorption study of
base in the electronic materials and their processing
                                                               BaBi2S4 coated apron was carried out.
technology for the Indian industry and become a
source of critical electronic materials, know-how and          Three types of Chip thermistors of five
technical services for the industry and other sectors          different B-values were made and samples
of the economy.                                                submitted to Sowparnika Thermistors,
                                                               Kerala for testing and evaluation.
Achievements during 2010-11                                                                                  77
Integrated Electronics Packaging                        Ultra high purity materials
                                                               1.5 Kg/batch, vacuum refined gallium was
        Optimization of photolithography process
                                                               zone refined by using horizontal rotating
        is in progress
                                                               type zone refining system.
        Several batches of three types of ferrites
                                                               6N pure Zn was prepared by vacuum
        were prepared and characterized for their
                                                               distillation.
        dielectric properties, VSM studies, Squid
        and XRD analysis.                                      One Kg of 4N pure Bi was zone refined.
        Optimization of soldering process was done             Ti-Sn oxide composite nano powder
        for connecting/ soldering the kovar pins and           prepared by chemical route. XRD and SEM
        the seal ring to the conductor pads of the             analysis was carried out.
        LTCC package
                                                               Annealing done in nitrogen atmosphere and
Nanomaterials and devices                                      in vacuum at 6000C for FePt nano particles
                                                               and Nickel nano particles with different
        Al nano particles were synthesized by                  compositions synthesized.
        varying the quench conditions and reactor
        pressure and characterized by using SEM,               Received NABL accreditation certificate(No:
        AFM and XRD.                                           T-1780)      for  Atomic     absorption
                                                               spectrophotometer received from NABL
        The development of CdSe QDs has been                   Secretariat, New Delhi.
        completed
        A small scale process for preparation of
                                                        Materials for Renewable Energy
        Ag2Se and its characterization by IR, XRD,             Fabricated active electrodes for
        TEM has been completed.                                supercapacitors using carbon aerogel .
        Fabricated p type copper aluminium oxide               Fabricated       prototype        aerogel
        transparent films by dip coating technique             supercapacitors.
     Piezo sensors and Actuators                           Promotion Council (ESC) is mandated to promote
                                                           India's exports of Electronics, Telecom, Computer
             Fabricated bender actuators.
                                                           Software and IT Enabled Services. ESC offers a
             Fabricated PZT 5H thin film unimorph and      varied set of services to its members for accelerating
             evaluated its piezoelectric properties.
                                                           exports.
     Research Performance Indicator during year            Some of the services of ESC are as follows:
     2010-11
                                                                    Facilitates participation in Global Trade
     S.No.          Activity                    Status
                                                                    Shows / Expositions and Conferences.
      1      Research publications in             35
             journals                                               Undertakes Market Research / Studies and
                                                                    publicity Campaigns in overseas markets.
      2      Conference presentations             55
      3      Invited talks                        25                ESC facilitates business interface
      4      Fellowships/visits (Abroad)          05                between Indian and foreign companies
                                                                    through Buyers - Seller Meets, and
      5      International/ National              04
                                                                    locates new business partners for Indian
             conferences organized
                                                                    electronics, computer software and IT
     Electronics and Computer Software                              companies.
     Export Promotion Council                                       For facilitating foreign trade, ESC provides
          Electronics and Computer Software Export                  on-line facility for Data Search.


     Target & Achievements during the year 2010-11
      Targets                                                  Achievements
78    Participation in Global              The council has organised participation of Indian Companies in the
      Expositions                          following major international events abroad. They are:-
                                               ICT EXPO 13-16 April, 2010, Hong Kong.
                                               COMMUNIC ASIA, 2010 15 - 18, June, 2010 Singapore.
                                               World BPO Forum 28-29 July, 2010, New Jersey - USA.
                                               Costa Rica IT Alliance and Services Summit, July 7-8, 2010,
                                               Costa Rica.
                                               The Internet Show 25-26 September, 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
                                               Outsource World, New York, 13-14, October, 2010, New York,
                                               US.
                                               GITEX DUBAI, 18-22 October, 2010, Dubai.
                                               ELECTRONICA 2010, 9-12, November, 2010, Germany.
                                               CeBIT 2010, 1-5 March, 2011, Hannover, Germany.
                                               Electronic Americas 28th March - 1st April, 2011, Sao Paulo,
                                               Brazil.
      Buyer Seller Meets : Abroad              Delegation visit to Egypt and Ethiopia 29 th November -
                                               5th December, 2010.
                                               Delegation visit to Malaysia and Indonesia, 29th November -
                                               2nd December 2010.

      Buyer Seller Meets: INDIA                Exclusive Buyer Seller Meet with Japanese Delegation,
                                               7 - 8 July, 2010.
      Incoming Delegations                     Argentina, 29th October, 2010
  Interactive Meetings                      The Council organized an interactive meeting with the Secretary,
                                            Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 16th August 2010 in New Delhi.
                                            The Council briefed the Chief Guest regarding the challenges,
                                            exports pertaining to ICT sector. The meeting was attended
                                            by several COA & other ESC members and several senior
                                            Government officials.
                                            The Council organised a meeting of Eastern Region Member
                                            exporters on 15th December 2011 in Kolkata, which was graced
                                            by the Principal Secretary, Department of IT, Government of
                                            West Bengal. The Executive Director, ESC gave a brief
                                            presentation on the status of ICT exports from India to global
                                            markets and highlighted the efforts needed to mobilize further
                                            impetus in exports growth. The meeting was attended by
                                            several members.
  Seminars / Colloquiums                    ESC organized a seminar on ICT Export Opportunities in
                                            Calicut, Kerala with the assistance of Cyber Park, Calicut
                                            Information Technology Industry Association (CITI) on 27th
                                            November 2010.
  Honours & Awards                          The Council's trade promotion efforts have been continuously
                                            recognized by the Federation of Indian Export Organisation
                                            (FIEO). The Council has already been awarded Exports Gold
                                            Trophy consecutively by FIEO for 8 times. ESC has been
                                            awarded again the "Niryat Bandhu" awards for the year
                                            2008-09 for achieving excellence in ICT export promotion for
                                            the 9th time.
  Publications                              ELSOFTEX, the monthly newsletter of ESC contains features
                                            of market surveys, developments in the international trade,           79
                                            business opportunities, changes in Government policies and
                                            procedures.
                                            ESC publishes annual Statistical Year Book which gives details
                                            of India's exports in the Electronics, Telecom and Software
                                            services sector.
                                            ESC brings out reports of market surveys, importers' listings,
                                            directories, country reports, etc., for the benefit of its members.


  ESC is a member of World Electronics Forum              relevant information to their users. Research and
  (WEF) and South East Asia Information                   Development and Training are integral parts of
  Technology Organization (SITO). ESC has                 ERNET activities.
  extensive network of counterpart organizations
  world over to leverage member companies                 Network Infrastructure & Services
  export interests in these markets. In the ESC
                                                               The ERNET network is a judicious mix of
  network, there are over 50 world trade
                                                          terrestrial and satellite based wide area network.
  development bodies.
                                                          ERNET India provides services through its 15 Points
ERNET India                                               of Presence (PoPs) located across the country.
                                                          ERNET network supports IPv4 and IPv6 Internet
     ERNET India is serving academic and research         Protocol in native mode – dual stack, unicast and
institutions in the country by innovatively connecting    multicast. IPv6 routing protocol OSPFv3, end-to-end
them on Intranet and Internet using appropriate state-    Ethernet services, QoS (DiffServ), video
of-the-art technologies. Institutions anywhere in the     conferencing, authentication and authorization have
country can be connected to ERNET network. Focus
                                                          also been implemented on ERNET Network.
of ERNET is not limited to just providing connectivity,
but to meet the entire needs of the educational and          ERNET provide four types of services, namely,
research institutions by hosting and providing            Network Access Services, Network Applications
     Services, Hosting Services and Operations Support          Networks (NREN) in 18 countries in Asia Pacific
     Services. ERNET, over a period of a decade, has            region are connected with Pan-European research
     completed the four stages in the development,              network GEANT.
     namely, initiation, growth, control and maturity. It
                                                                     TEIN3 Point of Presence (PoP) has been co-
     has grown in size, range and quality of service and
                                                                located at ERNET PoP at Mumbai. Two high speed
     is connected to the educational and research
                                                                links of 2.5 Gbps each have been commissioned to
     networks worldwide.
                                                                Europe and Singapore providing direct connectivity
           A key mandate of ERNET India is to provide a         to India to GEANT in Europe and TEIN3 PoP at
     reliable and robust network infrastructure to facilitate   Singapore.
     the target user community to develop and
                                                                EU-India Grid2-Sustainable e-Infrastructures
     disseminate related applications and contents. To
     meet the aspirations and demands of the users, the
                                                                across Europe and India
     network infrastructure is being upgraded both in                This two year project was initiated with a kick-
     terms of technology and capacity. ERNET India has          off meeting in January, 2010 at New Delhi. There are
     initiated the process of upgrading select Points-of-       six European partners and 10 Indian partners in this
     Presence (PoPs) with high-end servers, routers,            new project. The role of ERNET India in the project
     switches and other appliances with anti-spamming,          is to provide network infrastructure support using
     antivirus and security features. The aggregate             ERNET-GEANT link and subsequently provide
     internet bandwidth was upgraded to more than 600           network infrastructure support using TEIN3.
     Mbps. More than 1300 user institutions covering
     diverse application domains are now connected to           BELIEF II - Bringing Europe's eLectronics
     ERNET network. A total of 5610 '.in' domains under         Infrastructures to Expanding Frontiers
     edu.in, ac.in and res.in have been registered. It has
                                                                     BELIEF2 is an EU project spanning over 25
     also been hosting websites for the academic and
                                                                months, (starting April 2008), with the aim of
     research community.
                                                                supporting the goals of e-Infrastructure projects to
80   Research Activities and ICT Projects                       maximise synergies in specific application areas
                                                                between research, scientific and industrial
     Connectivity with European Research                        communities. It is a consortium project of 7
     Network GEANT                                              institutions including ERNET India; Metaware SpA,
                                                                Italy; CNR- ISTI, Italy; University of Athens, Greece;
          Under the Indo-European Collaboration in the          Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo
     area of ICT, ERNET is connected with the European          (PUSP), Brazil; Brunel University, UK and Meraka
     Research Network GEANT through a dedicated IPLC            Institute, South Africa. BELIEF-II coordinated the
     link on 175 Mbps in July, 2009. This connectivity          efforts of many e-Infrastructure projects to further
     has facilitated Indian Universities, Colleges and other    enlarge the e-Infrastructure Community.
     educational institutions connected to ERNET India
     to collaborate with their counterparts in Europe to        6 CHOICE - India Europe Cooperation to
     share information and also undertake collaborative         promote IPv6 adoption
     research and development.
                                                                     European Commission has sanctioned a
          For participation in the Large Hydron Collider        consortium project titled “6 Choice- India Europe
     (LHC) experiment through the International                 Cooperation to promote IPv6 adoption” comprising
                                                                of eight members including ERNET India. The aim
     Connectivity, ERNET India has provided layer 3 VPN
                                                                of the project is to promote close cooperation
     connectivity from TIFR to Punjab University, Delhi
                                                                between the Indian research network ERNET,
     University, Aligarh Muslim University, University of
                                                                European research network GEANT as well as
     Rajasthan, Jammu University and Viswa Bharti
                                                                between Indian grid initiative GARUDA and
     Shanti Niketan. The connectivity to GEANT is used
                                                                European Grid initiative EGEE. 6 CHOICE project
     by researchers for high speed data transfer between
                                                                supports the cooperation through joint network
     Tier 2 centres in India and Tier 1 centre outside India
                                                                interconnection, service planning and experiments
     Trans Eurasia Information Network - TEIN3                  with the middleware jointly developed in the project.
                                                                ERNET India has established IPv6 peering with SIFY
        Under phase 3 of Trans-Eurasia Information              and is carrying out various tests on IPv6. It has also
     Network (TEIN3), National Education and Research           set up IPv6 test bed to host IPv6 applications.
Mobile IPv6 Test bed - Mobility between                envisages imparting high quality computer forensics
heterogeneous access networks                          training to the CBI Officials.

     The Department has funded ERNET India and         e-Linkage of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
Indian Institute of Science, beginning November 2009
                                                           ERNET India has provided Broadband VSAT
for duration of 18 months, to establish Mobile IPv6
                                                       connectivity of 128Kbps to 101 Navodaya
test bed and to study Network Layer mobility
                                                       Vidyalayas in Phase I and connectivity of 256Kbps
management issues between heterogeneous access
                                                       to 200 Vidyalayas in Phase II & phase III.
networks. The initial phase would involve design and
simulation of different mobility scenarios in hybrid   MoU with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan
network platform. The test bed comprising WiMAX,
                                                           ERNET India has established Broadband VSAT
WiFi and cellular networks will be deployed and the
                                                       Internet connectivity of 128 Kbps to 25 remote
mobility scenarios will be tested on real test bed.
                                                       Kendriya Vidyalayas spread throughout the country.
Considering the IPv6 support in ERNET backbone,
                                                       Connectivity to the other remote Vidyalayas is in
the mobility demonstration between IPv4 and IPv6
                                                       progress.
networks will also be carried out.
                                        ICT Vocational Centres for Children with
6 LoWPAN - Management and Monitoring of Disabilities-Phase II
Wireless Sensor Networks
                                                            50 ICT Vocational centres have been setup
     6LoWPAN is a joint project between ERNET India    across the country for the disabled students with
and IISc, funded by the Department for a duration      special IT assistive tools and technologies. Further
of 24 months from January 2010. IEEE 802.15.4 Low-     50 more schools are identified and setting up of
rate Wireless Personal Area Network (LoWPAN)           ICT infrastructure is in progress.
standard supports wireless connectivity in low-cost
devices that operate with limited battery power.           Each Centre is being equipped with computer
LoWPAN networks enable emerging application            furniture, uninterruptible power supply, LAN
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functions such as agricultural field measurements,     environment, desktop computers, servers and
                                                       assistive tools for the disabled children. The schools
monitoring structural health of buildings, patient
                                                       are also bring provided with internet and intranet
health monitoring and home/industrial automation.
                                                       access, applications, contents and instructors for
The support for IPv6 over 802.15.4 links enables
                                                       imparting training to the disabled children. Special
integration of LoWPANs into the existing IP
                                                       courses including models on computers, usage of
infrastructure. Also, the large IPv6 address space
                                                       assistive devices, English language, personality
will meet the requirements of numerous LoWPAN
                                                       development and skill development on job oriented
nodes with address assignment using auto-              applications are being designed.
configuration protocols. The 6LoWPAN layer
performs header compression, fragmentation and         e-Linkage of Krishi Vigyan Kendras under
layer 2 forwarding functions to adapt IPv6 packets     Indian Council of Agricultural Research
to the resource constrained LoWPAN networks.
                                                            ERNET India has established a captive VSAT
Hi-tech Cyber Crime Investigation Centre at            Network for ICAR and deployed Information
CBI Academy                                            Technology Infrastructure with Broadband at 200
                                                       Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)/ Zonal Project
      The global dependency on technology combined     Directorates (ZPDs) under ICAR to develop them
with the expanding presence of Internet has            into Information Hubs. E-Linkage of the remote 200
increased the threat of cyber attacks. To prepare      KVKs/ZPDs has been established with the VSAT
ourselves to meet these cyber threats, the             Hub at ICAR Headquarters in New Delhi. The facility
Department has funded ERNET India to establish a       is being used for scheduling talks and lectures
first-of-its-kind Cyber Forensic Lab equipped with     delivered from the Hub by domain experts on weekly
advanced forensic tools at CBI Academy. The project    basis for officials of the KVKs/ZPDs.
     National Informatics Centre
          National Informatics Centre (NIC), an attached        service for sending alerts and updates, e-tendering,
     office of the Department, is at the forefront for active   e-office, web based counseling for admission into
     promotion and implementation of Information and            professional courses are some such activities.
     Communication Technology (ICT) solutions in the
     Government. NIC has spearheaded the e-
                                                                E-Governance Infrastructure
     Governance drive in the country for the last few           NICNET – E- Governance Network Backbone
     decades. As a major step in ushering e-Governance,
     NIC has been involved in supporting the                         NICNET, a nationwide computer and
     Government in areas of Internet/Intranet                   communication network of NIC, utilizes state-of-the
82   Infrastructure and IT empowerment of officers at all       art network technologies to provide connectivity to
     levels, preparing IT Plans for Sectoral Development        Central Government Ministries/Departments and all
     and developing IT based Services including G2G,            35 States and 616 Districts of India.
     G2B, G2C and G2E portals.
                                                                    NICNET utilizes variety of technologies
         NICNET, the Pan India, computer                        including terrestrial, wireless and VSAT networking
     communication network of NIC has been the                  to provide connectivity across the country and is
     backbone for e-Governance applications. The                now extending to the grassroots level. Mode of
     network operations incorporate Cyber Security, Data        connectivity is decided based on suitability
     Centres, Disaster Recovery Centres, Network                depending on factors such as user requirement and
     Operations facility, Certifying Authority, Video-          terrain. State Wide Area Networks (SWAN) in a
     Conferencing and capacity building set up across           number of States are also being integrated with
     the country. ICT support in terms of planning,             NICNET. Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
     software design, development and roll out is               (WMANs) and Local Area Networks (LANs) have
     provided to all Central Government Ministries,             also been established in various Government
     Departments, State Governments and District                organizations to access NICNET services.
     Administrations. NIC has also been designated as
                                                                     State Government secretariats are connected
     the Implementing Agency for National Knowledge
                                                                to the Central Government by very high speed links
     Network (NKN) which aims at connecting institutions/
                                                                on Optical Fibre Cable (OFC). Districts are
     organizations in Science & Technology, Higher
                                                                connected to respective State capitals through
     Education, Research & Development and
                                                                leased lines. 550 Districts have 34 mbps WAN
     Governance with speed of the order of multi Gigabits
                                                                connectivity from their respective State capitals.
     per second.
                                                                These are also equipped with Channelised STM-1
        A number of major initiatives have been                 for aggregating various other departments/
     undertaken for strengthening backend automation            organizations at district level. Leased circuit
     and implementation of citizen centric services. E-         connectivity has been provided to 1318 Post Offices
     payment for various government services, SMS               across the country. Over 50,000 nodes of Local Area
Networks in Central Government offices and State         centre is connected to NICNET and Internet through
Government Secretariats are operational including        Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad using 2.5 gbps
6500 nodes in NE States. The Integrated Network          links. National Data Centre at Hyderabad acts as a
Operations Centre (INOC) at Delhi manages and            Disaster Recovery site for IDC, Delhi and some of
monitors all NIC Centres in States, Districts &          the State Centres, apart from hosting large number
Bhavans. INOC has been equipped with a Video             of critical applications. It is also the DR site for the
Wall for effective monitoring of the network services.   Messaging Services offered by NIC. The storage
Facility Management Services are provided at NIC         capacity at this centre was upgraded during the
H.Qrs., States, Districts and Bhavans.                   current year by adding additional 350 TB SAN
                                                         storage. The power and cooling infrastructure have
    NICNET is providing data services through 900
                                                         also been upgraded by installing additional high
DVB VSATs at various NIC districts, and blocks of
                                                         capacity Generators, Precision AC Units and a
North East and Jammu and Kashmir for running the
                                                         Transformer unit. The facilities at most of the NIC
e-Governance applications and transfering their
                                                         Mini Data centres at State Centres were also
State data. It also provides video, voice & data
                                                         augmented during this year with the addition of new
services through 560 SCPC DAMA VSATs at various
                                                         Automatic Tape Libraries and SAN storage units.
NIC districts. NICNET is providing data services
through 231 DVB VSATs at blocks of Chhattisgarh          National Knowledge Network
and through 359 DVB VSATs at the block level in
                                                              In the initial phase of implementation, a core
Orissa for running e-governance applications.
                                                         Backbone consisting of 18 Points of Presence
NICNET is providing uninterrupted VSAT services
                                                         has been established with 2.5 Gbps capacity.
from the Disaster Recovery Centre established at
                                                         104 Institutes have been connected to NKN and 15
NIC Hyderabad when there is service disruption from
                                                         virtual classrooms have been setup at mentoring
main VSAT HUB at Delhi.
                                                         and mentored IITs. MoU has been signed with
National Data Centres                                    service providers i.e. BSNL, Railtel, PGCIL & MTNL
                                                         to ensure connectivity for the high speed backbone
     NIC has setup National Data Centres at Delhi,                                                                  83
                                                         within the country. Trans Eurasia Information Network
Hyderabad and Pune which provide shared hosting
                                                         link (TEIN3) has been integrated with NKN for
and co-location facilities to the Government across
                                                         providing international connectivity for global
India. Besides this, mini Data Centres are also
                                                         collaborative research. MoU has been signed
operational in all NIC State Centres to cater to the
                                                         between GLORIAD (The Global Ring network for
e-Governance requirements at the State level. The
                                                         advanced Applications Development), the National
Internet Data Centre (IDC) at Delhi is equipped with
                                                         Knowledge Network (NKN) and Tata Institute of
more than 450 servers, state of art storage
                                                         Fundamental Research (TIFR). A local ring
infrastructure and high speed network connectivity.
                                                         connecting NIPGR, NIPFP, ICGEB, IUAC, NII, and
The Data Centre has got ISO/ IEC 27001:2005 ISMS
                                                         IIMC with JNU has been established. Network
(Information Security Management System)
                                                         Sanitation Lab is being setup at IIT Bombay, for
certification for Web Hosting Service, Database
                                                         sanitization of network equipment to be deployed
Hosting Service, Co-location Service, Storage
                                                         in NKN.
Service, Backup Service and Webcast Service. The
Storage Capacity has been upgraded from 260TB            Cyber Security
to 500TB during the current financial year. Server
virtualization has been implemented for some of the           NIC provides necessary security for network,
web applications. Remote management devices              servers, applications and client systems by
have been installed to provide remote administration     introducing security appliances at the critical
of Servers collocated in IDC. New generation LAN         network segments of NICNET using network
switches have been commissioned in IDC. The              firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems/Intrusion
National Data Centre at Pune built over 1000 square      Prevention Systems, Application Firewalls, etc.
feet was commissioned in March 2010 and is now           Additionally, work is being done in the areas of
fully operational with 137 Server Racks and 150 TB       Formulation of NICNET Security Policies,
of storage. The centre offers a virtualized              Restructuring of the network, Patch Management,
environment for hosting application systems. This        Anti-virus Services, Secure Communication
centre is also acting as Disaster recovery site for      Establishment using VPN/ SSL, Scanning of servers
some of the State Centers and organizations. The         for vulnerabilities and hardening, Security Auditing
     of networks and applications, Log analysis, Security      Control Units on NICNET and approximately 8500
     Incident monitoring, Analysis and Response,               multisite conferences with total of more than
     Development of PKI enabled applications, etc. NIC         1,50,000 site hours of VC Services were
     has formulated and circulated Cyber Security              decentralized by providing Multipoint Control Units
     Policies, guidelines and SOPs for Government              to all States. Web based VC services were launched
     Offices/Ministries.                                       in January-2011. Any user connected over NICNET
                                                               or Internet can conduct high definition quality VC in
     Certifying Authority                                      point to point or multipoint conference using their
          The NIC CA infrastructure has issued about           Laptop/PCs. Virtual Class Room was setup over
     17,000 Digital Signature Certificates during this year.   National Knowledge Network (NKN). Total 43 Virtual
                                                               Class Rooms are being constructed with latest state-
     The Disaster Recovery (DR) system is operational
                                                               of-art technology at 15 IITs and 5 NIC Centres.
     which enables NICCA to recover and renew all critical
                                                               Similar facilities are being setup at 13 NITs, 5
     business processes using the Disaster Recovery
                                                               IISERs, IISc, Chennai Mathematical Institute and
     site at Hyderabad. Three new Registration Authorities
                                                               TIFR. Executive VC Systems (EVCS) network has
     have been established at NIC State Centres in
                                                               been extended to the office of Director General of
     Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
                                                               Police (DGP) of all States.
     Web Services
                                                               Capacity Building
        NIC is extending comprehensive World Wide
                                                                    Training Division at NIC Headquar ters
     Web services to Central and State Governments’
                                                               conducted update training programmes in
     Ministries & Departments in the areas of
                                                               PostgresSQL clustering & Replication, Ms Visual
     consultancy, web design and development, web
                                                               Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008, Windows Axure, SQL
     hosting, value added web services for promotion of
                                                               Azure, Version Control (Subversion), Change
     websites, enhancement of web sites & training.
                                                               Management (Mantis) Web Hosting Services using
     Hosting infrastructure is being provided to a large
                                                               Virtual Classroom technology, in which over 225 NIC
84   number of large scale e-Governance projects like
                                                               officers from all over India participated. A series of
     CGHS, Panchayat Portal, Government accounting,
                                                               Training Programmes on Software Engineering with
     Exam Results Portal, Online Counseling for                emphasis on Requirements and Design were
     Admission to various professional courses across          conducted which were attended by over 240 NIC
     the country. Live webcast services are being              Officers. The programme focused on skill building
     provided for various programmes, events and               in creating good quality Requirement and Design
     conferences.                                              Documents using IEEE Standards. Management
                                                               Development Programmes on Leadership
     NIC Messaging Services
                                                               development, Organisational Behaviour Project
         A comprehensive web based Messaging                   management were conducted at IIM Indore, IIM
     Service has been extended to all the Ministries and       Lucknow and LBSNAA Mussoorie which were
     Departments of the Government. A Disaster                 attended by 90 NIC Middle and Senior level officers.
     Recovery site has been set up for this service at         Sponsored programmes included workshops on
     National Data Centre, Hyderabad. All the NIC              e-Governance and Trainers Training programme in
     messaging domains across India have been                  Hindi. Various components for eForm technology
     consolidated into a single domain i.e userid@nic.in.      like Code Generator, digital signature and
     Today the service gives messaging cover to over           application with workflow have also been
     450 virtual domains. An SMS gateway has been              developed.
     setup to integrate the various applications hosted
                                                                    NIC Training Unit (NICTU), Lal Bahadur Shastri
     by NIC for sending alerts and updates. Since its
                                                               National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie
     launch in May 2010, over 80 applications have been
                                                               provides ICT related training to the officers of
     integrated with the gateway.
                                                               All India Services during all the training programmes
     Video Conferencing (VC) Services                          conducted at the Academy. During year 2010,
                                                               seven courses conducted for officers of IAS and
         Multipoint Video Conferencing (VC) services are       other services in which more than 300 sessions of
     provided over NICNET from 631 existing studios            training were conducted and training was imparted
     spread across India. NIC has deployed 41 Multipoint       to about 900 officials.
    The NIC eLearning services over NICNET has          established in various educational institutions.
been upgraded to higher version with better video       CollabCAD Marketing and Support centres have also
quality with bigger size and stabilized across NIC.     been set up in different centres for the promotion of
Over 1500 Live Sessions have been conducted over        CollabCAD to educational institutions and industry
the NIC Web Connect E-learning Services.                including SMEs. CBSE has introduced CollabCAD
                                                        in the course curriculum of the Engineering Graphics
Products and Services                                   course for XII from the 2010-2011 session onwards.
Analytics & Modeling                                    Master Training Workshops were conducted for the
                                                        CBSE faculty at New Delhi, Chennai and Ranchi in
    Services using Business Intelligence systems        March/ April 2010.
are being provided at Central and State level. A
Business Intelligence (BI) System on Foreign Tourists   Digital Archiving and Management
Arrival and Departure has been developed and
                                                            NIC is providing Digital Archiving services using
implemented for Ministry of Tourism. Proof of
                                                        DSpace, a tool which captures, stores, indexes,
Concept was developed and demonstrated to
                                                        preserves and redistributes content in digital
Planning Commission for Bharat Nirman Projects
                                                        formats. This tool is being used to develop
catering to the Left Wing Extremists affected
                                                        repositories of digital records for several Government
districts. Proof of Concept was also developed on
                                                        Departments/Agencies. 2,21,000 records of debates
Mother and Child Tracking system for the Ministry
                                                        from 1992 to 2008 have been uploaded. Users can
of Health and Family Welfare.
                                                        conduct multilingual full text search on these
Cooperative Core Banking                                records. NIC has set up Digital Herbarium (DH) for
                                                        Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Also, an Indian
     An integrated web based Cooperative Core           Virtual Herbarium (IVH) has been developed at a
Banking Solution (CCBS) has been developed to           central location with high speed Internet
provide core banking facilities to State                connectivity. Knowledge Repository of Inter-State
Cooperative Banks (SCBs), District Central              Council of India contains the Report on Centre-State
Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) and about 1 lakh              Relations of the Sarkaria Commission. The                85
Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS)       Judgments Information System comprising the
across the Country as per NABARD and RBI                Judgments of the Supreme Court of India, several
Guidelines. The CCBS caters to the need of all          High Courts and district courts of India and a digital
the three tier of cooperative structure and will also   archive of the same has been created. A digital
provide monitoring mechanism for State                  repository for India Code Information System
Cooperative Departments and NABARD. The                 containing all Central Acts of Parliament right from
application has been implemented on pilot basis         1836 onwards has been developed.
at Hathoj PACS of Jaipur district of Rajasthan and
MoU has been signed between NICSI, NABARD               e-Governance Standards
and Sikkim State Cooperative Bank for CCBS
                                                             Policy on Open Standards was released by the
implementation in SISCO Bank, its branches and
                                                        Department in November 2010. The Metadata and
village level cooperative societies.
                                                        Data Standards in Person Identification and Land
CollabCAD                                               Region Codification Version 1.0 have been notified
                                                        and released by the Department. The documents
    As a process of inducting CollabCAD in the          on Face Image data standards and Fingerprint
design process at VSSC, advanced training,              Image and Minutiae Data Standards for Indian
benchmarking and testing have been conducted            e-Governance applications have been released and
during November- December 2010. Three major             published in November 2010. Phase I report on
CollabCAD releases have been made during this           identified Technical Standards as per the Policy on
year. An Enterprise Edition of CollabCAD along with     Open Standards has been prepared for the areas
a quantitative tracking system has also been            identified by the Department. It is web published
implemented. The 64 bit version of CollabCAD was        for Public review. Two documents were prepared by
released. The extension of CollabCAD to biomedical      Expert Committee as base documents. Using them,
applications has been accepted as a model project       CCA, the Department issued the following
for demonstrating the capability of the NKN.            documents for use by e-Governance applications:
CollabCAD Support and Training Centres have been        (i) Interoperability Guidelines for Digital Signature
     Certificates issued under Information Technology         Ministries/Departments and Apex organizations are
     Act and (ii) Guidelines for Usage of Digital             participating in e-Service Book project. Basic
     Signatures in e-Governance for Information Security.     employee details in respect of about 26,500
     A tool has been designed for uploading, managing         employees at Delhi have been created. MIS has
     and version controls of e-forms at server using          been generated to help in retirement, recruitment
     xforms as standard. The task force has developed         planning, policy compliance and other HR policy
     sample e-forms using x-forms technology, and             planning.
     working on evaluation of available latest technology
     tools in this area. Quality Assurance Framework
                                                              GIS and Remote Sensing Services
     (QAF) and Conformity Assessment Requirements                  National GIS Web Portal has emerged as single
     (CARE) documents were prepared and released.             window system for delivering of Spatial Data
                                                              Infrastructure & Services. Activities include
     e-Hospital
                                                              leveraging Framework Spatial Data Infrastructure
         e-Hospital@NIC consists of more than 14 core         to States. GIS Services Roll-out in States include
     modules that cover major functional areas of the         Transformation of Spatial Data from Everest Datum
     Hospital viz., Out Patient Department, In Patient        to WGS 84 Datum for bringing data in Open Series
     Department, Casualty, Ward Management,                   Map format for citizen/public services,
     Operation Theatre Management, Clinic Information,        Enhancement of Ground Verified Village Boundaries
     Path Laboratories, Radiology, Blood Bank, MRD,           and village/habitation location, Spatial Data
     Stores & Inventory Control Management, Accounts,         procurement, enhancement, updates, development
     Personnel Management, etc. The product is available      and building re-usable GIS products for deployment
     for roll out through NICSI. This has been                in application services. State Spatial Data
     implemented in 12 major hospitals including RML          Infrastructure Initiatives have been undertaken in
     Hospital, Delhi and State Referral Hospital, Agartala.   Bihar, U.P., M.P., Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. GIS
                                                              services have been deployed at National, State and
     e-Office                                                 District Level using spatial and non-spatial data
86                                                            available with NIC for e-Governance and planning
          e-Office has been developed as a standard
     reusable product amenable to replication across the      purpose for critical sectors such as Telecom (OFC
     Governments, both at the Central and the State           Mapping), GIS mapping of Rural Post Offices and
     levels. Transforming the paper based office              Pin Code Area Mapping, education, Election, water,
     processes into electronic processes to minimize and      soil, agriculture and environment. Ground Water
     eventually eliminate paper forms and manual              Information System from CGWB and Sports
     forwarding is an important aspect in e-Office. The       Infrastructure Mapping for Common Wealth Games
     main services offered through e-Office, which is an      are some significant achievements. Telecom
     Open architecture based product, are e-File,             Infrastructure has been mapped to facilitate high
                                                              speed broadband connectivity to Panchayats in
     Knowledge Management System(KMS), e-Leave,
                                                              Rural Areas.
     e-Tour, Personnel Information System, Collaboration
     and Messaging Services, etc. e-Office MMP pilots         Government e-Procurement Solution of NIC
     in Department of Administrative Reforms & Public         (GePNIC)
     Grievances(DARPG), e-Governance Division of the
     Department and Department of Personnel & Training            GePNIC provides secure online tender creation,
     (Training Division) are under implementation. e-Office   publishing, Bid Submission, Bid Opening, Technical
     has been implemented in Planning Commission,             Evaluation (Offline), SOR Based Financial
     Ministry of Finance, Ministry of HRD, Lal Bahadur        Evaluation, Communication and Publication of
     Shastri National Academy of Administration               Award of Contract Information. The solution is
     (LBSNAA), Ministry of Rural Development, etc. File       generic in nature and has been adopted for all kinds
     tracking system based on the Central Secretariat         of procurement by government offices, particularly
     Manual of Office Procedures has been implemented         for works related tenders. Since the inception of
     in more than 25 Ministries/Departments.                  the system, 48,294 tenders worth 66,864.79 Crore
                                                              have been processed. The new users during this
         e-Service Book has been implemented in               year include Government of UT, Chandigarh,
     collaboration with Department of Personnel & Training    PWD, Punjab and Government of Jharkhand.
     for Central Government employees. 78 Central             e-Procurement for PMGSY was extended to
cover 21 States during the current year. New features    data, compiled earlier and located at the central map
added during the year were provision for Multi-          server, to overlay their utility network such as water,
Currency, SMS integration for Orissa GepNIC,             sewage, electricity, telephone on the digital base
publishing of first e-auction in Tamil Nadu              map using location identification. Linking of assets
Government from Ambttur Municipality.                    data of Chennai Corporation is completed. Under
                                                         the Computer Aided Digital Mapping Project (Delhi),
Smart Card                                               base map updating for south-west Delhi and 30%
    Smart Card based applications are implemented        of central Delhi has been completed from aerial
for a number of National and State level projects.       photography of the year 2002. The digital base map
Driving License & Vehicle Registration Certificate       is being accessed by Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Police
(DL/RC), Multi-Purpose National Identity Card            and Delhi Traffic Police on 24 X 7 basis.
(MNIC), Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY),
                                                         Web based Admission Counseling
e-Passport and PDS respectively are some of the
major projects implemented across the country. Key           NIC is undertaking web based counseling for
Management System (KMS) of DL/RC for the States          admission into professional courses for Central and
of Goa, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and        State counseling Boards across the country under
Uttar Pradesh have been done this year and               the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
approximately 1182 number of authority cards were        National Projects undertaken during the current year
issued to the State nodal offices. MNIC                  include AIEEE based counseling for Central
(Multipurpose National Identity Card) is an initiative   Counseling Board for admission to B.E./B.Arch, and
of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Office of            admissions for National Council for Hotel
Registrar General, India to create a national ID for     Management & Catering Technology. Similarly,
every Indian citizen with the objective of obviating     counseling for Andhra Pradesh, Delhi (Polytechnic
the need for multiple documentary proofs. It is          & NSIT), Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab (DTE & PTU),
desired to allow multiple applications integrated onto   Chandigarh (PEC), Orissa (DTE & OJEE), Uttar
a single smart card. Ministry of Labour and              Pradesh (Engineering, Medical, Diploma & B.Ed.),
Employment has entrusted NIC to design and               Uttarakhand (B.E. & Diploma) was also carried out.        87
develop KMS software for the Rashtriya Swasthya          In all, for 82,91,730 eligible candidates, 11,43,689
Bima Yojana (RSBY) project. The System should            seats were offered. Around 3,700 Centres have been
provide the mechanism, so that only authorized           established which acted as Admission/Help/
agencies are able to perform the card data               Counseling Centres helping the candidates for
modification to complete the field transactions.         smooth counseling process.
Software for implementing these requirements has
been developed. Maintenance and upgradation in
                                                         Website Guidelines
the applications for SCOSTA-CL cards has been                Guidelines for Indian Government Websites
carried out for the year 2010-11. e-Passport, a          (GIGW) have been created for Consistency in
biometric passport uses contactless smart card           navigation, Identity issue, Layout, Content structure,
technology, embedded in the back cover for Indian        Document formats, Copyright, Privacy and
passport. Under Public Distribution System Project,      Management policies etc. The GIGW has been
existing Paper based Ration Cards have been              mandated by the Government and become an
replaced with Smart Cards having all biometric,          integral part of the CSMOP. Initiatives such as
demographic and personal information details of          empanelment of vendors for providing GIGW
people. The pilot project for PDS is running in          compliant website development services & demand
Haryana and Chandigarh.
                                                         based training are being conducted.
Utility Mapping                                          Major National Level Projects
      Under the Computer Aided Digital Mapping
                                                         Common Integrated Police Application
Project for Six Cities, the map compilation and
                                                         (CIPA)
attribute data collection in the field and its linkage
to the corresponding base map features for                   CIPA Software, developed in Java and deployed
Bengaluru and Kolkata has been completed. The            using Open Source Software tools viz. , Linux,
utility agencies of Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad        PostGreSQL, OpenOffice etc., has been rollout at
and Mumbai city are able to access the base map          4000+ Police Stations across all the States/UTs.
     CIPA Software also provides Indian languages              Government were reviewed & redesigned to make
     support by facilitating the users to enter the            them compliant with Guidelines for Government
     contents, and also displaying the GUI, in local           websites. These included Ministry of Finance, NIC
     languages. Consolidation of the Police Stations           Home portal, Department of Information Technology,
     databases at the State level has been implemented         Department of Social Justice etc.
     by Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, besides Delhi. Web-
     based software interfaces based on the consolidated
                                                               Immigration, Visa, Foreigner’s Registration
     State Database for use by the higher authorities have
                                                               & Tracking (IVFRT)
     also been developed by these States.                            The project aims at developing an integrated
                                                               system across the functions of immigration, visa
     Commercial Tax Computerisation
                                                               and foreigner’s registration and tracking as part of
          The Value Added Tax (VAT) system has been            a broader emphasis on immigration control. IT
     introduced from 1st of April 2005 and most of the         infrastructure and services are being set up at 77
     States have computerized it to provide better             immigration check posts, 170 Indian Missions
     services to the business community efficiently with       abroad, 7 FRROs and about 600 FROs. During the
     greater transparency. NIC has been implementing           first phase of implementation, NIC has implemented
     VAT computerization in 12 States for the last few         the project “Indian Visa online”. NIC has completed
     years; providing eServices like e-filing of VAT           implementation at Bangladesh, United Kingdom
     returns, e-filing of CST returns, e-Payment of Challan    and Pakistan.
     amount, etc. During this year, NIC was asked to
     implement the same in all North Eastern States.
                                                               Land Records Computerization Project
     Accordingly, Gap Analysis between the existing and             The basic service of distributing computerized
     proposed systems has been carried out. The NE             Record of Rights (RoR) is operational in around
     States have approved the proposal and are in the          4000 tehsils of the country. The Bhunakha software
     process of releasing funds to NICSI.                      for integration of Record of Rights (RoR) and Maps
                                                               has also been implemented in the States of
88   Courts Information Systems (COURTIS)
                                                               Chhattisgarh and Haryana where RoR and map
          Site preparation activity has been completed at      abstract are being distributed from computers. The
     755 district and subordinate court complexes. Local       training on Bhunakha System has been given to
     Area Network has been established at 142 district         officials of Tripura and pilot run is being done for
     and subordinate court complexes. Computer                 one Revenue Circle. The customization of system
     hardware has been installed at 376 district and           is being done for Orissa and Himachal Pradesh.
     subordinate court complexes. Application software         NLRMP training of trainers has been given to 621
     has been deployed at 783 district and subordinate         Revenue Officials at 31 locations. This has been
     court complexes in the current financial year,            instrumental to prepare trained manpower to further
     including the court complexes where computer              train field level survey and revenue officials.
     hardware had been procured through previous
     schemes. As Technical manpower, 9 System Officers
                                                               National Portal of India
     and 192 Systems Assistants have been deployed                  National Portal of India, provides one stop source
     at judicial districts in this year. Generator Sets have   of Government information & services both in
     been procured to provide power backup at 228              English and Hindi and it acts as a Gateway to over
     district and subordinate court complexes. Laptops         6700 Indian Government websites. National Portal
     have been procured and delivered to 945 Judicial          Coordinators (NPCs) at the level of Joint Secretary
     Officers of district and subordinate courts.              have been nominated in each State & CSPs are
                                                               engaged at the local level to further strengthen the
     India Image
                                                               NPCs with content contribution. Portal Content
        India Image Programme is aimed at establishing         Framework developed to ensure that the
     Government presence on the web. NIC offers                contributors, belonging to any constituent of the
     Design, Development and Consultancy on                    Government at any level, contribute content in a
     Government Websites and Portals. Consultancy and          pre-set standardized format through a CMS.
     support is given to Government Departments in             Institutionalization of Web Ratna Awards to promote
     designing new sites as well as enhancing existing         exemplary e-Gov Initiative, undertaken by
     websites. Number of existing websites of the              Ministries/ Departments/ States instituted under the
categories of Citizen Centric Service, Public             functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency,
Participation Initiatives, Outstanding Web Content,       maintainability & portability, Website Quality
Innovative Use of Technology etc. The portal is           Certificate Level 1, complies with priority 2 (level
Compliant to National & International standards with      AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
ISO certification against Quality Characteristics-        (WCAG) 2.0 laid down by the W3C.




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National Consumer Call Preference (NCCP)                  language enabled MIS has been developed for
Portal                                                    MGNREGA. NREGAsoft has introduced the concept
                                                          ICT for masses, transparent system, exchange of
     In order to enforce the mechanism to stop            data among various other applications etc. The
Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC) to            system provides G2G, G2B, G2C, C2G services
telecom subscribers, Telecom Regulatory Authority         through the portal. Presently e-system has around
of India (TRAI) has brought in new UCC Regulation         11 crore job cards having names of around 24 crore
to enforce stringent penalties and blacklisting of Tele   workers and the details of when they demand jobs,
Marketers (TMs) making UCC calls. The provisions          when and which worksite is allocated to them and
of the regulation are implemented through National        when they have actually worked on the worksite and
Commercial Communications Customer Preference             the amount they earned. The system has been
in place of existing National Do Not Call Registry        designed to overcome the barriers of internet
(NDNC) Portal. The presently registered 95 million        connectivity, language and illiteracy.
customers in the NDNC Registry database have been
migrated to the new registry. The customer can now        OncoNET India
register to receive calls only on his/her preferred
                                                              This project envisages connecting of 27
services and block rest of the telemarketing calls/
                                                          Regional Cancer Centres with associated Peripheral
SMSes. The TMs can now register with TRAI online
                                                          Cancer Centres to provide early cancer diagnosis/
by paying registration fee through payment gateway.
                                                          detection, treatment and follow up for cancer
NREGAsoft                                                 patients. The project has been implemented in 4
                                                          Regional Cancer Centres and 4 Peripheral Cancer
    Workflow based, transaction level, local              Centres at present till date.
     Postal Life Insurance                                    implemented. “POMS” is operational in Kolkata
                                                              Dock System and Ennore Port Limited, Chennai.
          Web based Postal Life Insurance software has        The same is being initiated for Chennai Port
     been implemented to automate the workflow for            Trust.
     issuance of policies and managing the accounts
     for each policy holder starting from acceptance of       SMART Card based Public Distribution
     proposal till exit of the policy. This system is being   System
     used by 23 circles, 45 regions, 450 divisions and
     850 Head Post offices across the country. Various              A pilot project has been initiated to replace
     modules incorporated in the software during the          paper based Ration Cards with SCbPDS in Haryana
     current year are Proposal entry and incentive            and Chandigarh. Generic software has been
     calculation for agents, SMS integration for sending      developed by NIC and tested by the respective
     alerts/ acknowledgements to policy holders,              State Governments. The project envisages
     Premium payment by insurant any where in the             Introduction of SCOSTA compliant Smart Cards for
     country, Instant transfer of policy, Assignment,         all the stakeholders, Web enabled, role and workflow
     conversion and Lapse policy, etc. Online fund            based Application Software on Open Source
     position is provided to the PLI Directorate on a daily   platform and Distribution of commodities at FPS
     basis so that it can be invested in the market.          through PoS terminals using biometric
     Presently there are more than 51 lakh and 146 lakh       authentication to check genuineness of beneficiary.
     active policies in the Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and
                                                              NIC Services to Central Ministries and
     Rural Postal Life Insurance respectively (RPLI).
                                                              Departments
     Property Registration
                                                              Accounts Informatics
         The property registration has been computerized
                                                                   A website has been developed to work as a
     in around 3000 sub-registrar offices of the country
                                                              middleware to facilitate electronic payments and
     enabling better citizen services and generation of
                                                              act as a gateway between PAOs, Pr AOs and
     various statistical reports for departments purpose.
90                                                            Accredited Banks. Already 195 PAOs of Civil
     e-Stamping system has been implemented in the
                                                              Accounts Organization have been extended
     States of Assam, Gujarat and Delhi. The property
                                                              NICNET connectivity to form an Intra-CGA VPN.
     registration system has been further integrated with
                                                              About another 100 PAOs are also going to be
     land records mutation process in the States of
                                                              covered. A File Movement System has been
     Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh.
                                                              developed for CBDT to facilitate movement of
     Transport                                                Challans, Error Challans, Refunds and Bank Scrolls
                                                              electronically from different bank locations to the
         VAHAN and SARATHI software services were             Central Server and Interface with the Revenue Zonal
     extended through RTOs/DTOs at various States.            Account Offices. The CompDDO package has been
     Smart Card based Driving Licenses (DLs) and RCs          implemented in number of Government offices. NIC
     are being issued. Creation of State and National         has developed Central Plan Scheme Monitoring
     Registers is in progress. The National Permit portal     System (CPSMS), a web enabled application, to
     is now operational and is being used by a number         track the fund disbursement from Government to
     of States. Workshops have been arranged to               various levels down below under Plan Schemes till
     increase awareness in various regions.                   the last level of utilization on a real time basis. This
                                                              portal is operational in States of Madhya Pradesh,
     Sea Port Project                                         Punjab, Bihar and Mizoram for 4 major schemes
         An Enterprise-wide Port Business Applications        viz. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Rural Health
     system for Indian Sea Ports supporting G2B and           Mission, Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana and
     G2G e-Governance mission has been developed              Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
     by NIC. Port Operations Management System                Guarantee Scheme. The system is interfaced with
     (POMS) for sea-ports, a product supporting Vessel,       Core Banking Server of 10 major banks.
     Cargo, Container, Berth, Railway, CFS & Billing
                                                              Agriculture
     operations having seamless integration with
     respective Customs as well as Port Business                  With the expanding reach of the AGMARKNET
     Stakeholder (Agents) message through Port                portal to over 3000+ Agricultural Produce Wholesale
     Community System Portal of IPA has been                  Markets (APWMs) spread across the country, a gap
                                                                        Disease Information System are
                                                                        operational.

                                                                        Audit
                                                                            Augmentation of application
                                                                        software for On-line submission of
                                                                        application of Chartered Accountant
                                                                        Firms, Empanelment of CA Firms and
                                                                        Allotment of PSU Audit for the year
                                                                        2011-12. Development of Draft Audit
                                                                        Para (DAP)/Action Taken Notes (ATN)
                                                                        Monitoring System for Indirect Tax
                                                                        Wing of CAG Office, Guest House
                                                                        Management System for the CAG
                                                                        office, Uploading and watching of
                                                                        Circulars on web has been developed
                                                                        and implemented for Commercial Wing
                                                                        of CAG Office.
analysis has been performed in consultation with           Cabinet Secretariat
internal and external stakeholders. An e-Alert system
has been introduced to keep informed the registered            The Results Framework Management System
users about the prices to general public and               has been developed for the Cabinet Secretariat. The
anomalous price to project implementers for                system allows the 62 Departments of the Central
corrective measures. Prices are also being                 Government to enter the RFD and Sevottam
disseminated through SMS for the use of internal           Compliant Citizen Charter. The system allows the
users. NIC is executing the computerization of             achievements to be updated for the performance          91
Agricultural Census 2005-06 and Input Survey               monitoring. MIS and Analysis Reports, Graphical
2006-07 in 3 phases. The data processing of                Analysis, role based privileges and calculation of
characteristics             of
operational holdings like
tenancy, land use, irrigation
status,     sources         of
irrigation, area under
different crops (irrigated
and unirrigated) etc., has
been completed in all the
States/UTs except the
State of Madhya Pradesh.
The National Food Security
Mission (NFSM) Portal
giving information base for
scheme         monitoring,
decision-support and also
database on Area, Production and Yield (APY),              Composite Scores and Trend Values are some of
Baseline survey, NFSM Crop varieties, NFSM Crop            the salient features of the application.
calendar, etc., was developed and Seednet India
Portal, a national initiative for information on Quality
                                                           Civil Aviation
seeds, was further enriched. MIS for various national          Crisis Management Plan has been prepared for
level schemes have been developed for effective            Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Ministry of Civil Aviation
monitoring, implementation, and generation of              dealing with cyber related incidents. Necessary
baseline data for further enrichment of schemes.           remedial actions to mitigate & recover from malicious
The Retail Prices Monitoring System and Pest               cyber related incidents impacting critical
     organization processes. It also includes Business       in providing support for pre-election and post-
     Impact Analysis (BIA), Disaster Recovery Solution       election activities. Video Streaming of Online poll
     (DRS) & Business Continuity Solution (BCS). IT Plan     day activities from sensitive polling booths during
     has been formulated for Bureau of Civil Aviation        Bihar Assembly Election was carried out using
     Security. A website has been designed for Airport       NICNET for ECI. Coordinating for Composite Payroll
     Economic Regulatory Authority.                          System implemented at ECI.

     Commerce and Industry                                   Energy, Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals
         The revised Wholesale Price Index (WPI) series          Websites for the newly established Department
     (base year 2004-05) was implemented and released.       of Pharmaceuticals and Jan Aushadhi Scheme were
     First time, on-line WPI prices are being collected      developed. Portals for Rajiv Gandhi Grameen
     amongst Developing Countries.                           Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), Jawaharlal Nehru
                                                             National Solar Mission (JNNSM) were enhanced.
     Customs and Central Excise                              Online Systems were developed for directory of
                                                             generic medicines and branded medicines. e-
         Indian Customs EDI system is a workflow
                                                             Declarations System for online submission of
     automation system for processing of documents
                                                             various declarations under Chemical Weapons
     submitted for clearance of cargo meant for
                                                             Convention Act for Department of Chemicals and
     inter national trade. ICES Version 1.5 was
                                                             Petrochemicals, Development of Work-flow based
     implemented in more than 80 customs location.
                                                             Integrated MIS to automate work processes for
     Centralised Directory Management module was
                                                             National Pharmaceutical & Pricing Authority (NPPA).
     designed and developed. New modules like
                                                             Development of a web enabled system for
     baggage, transhipment were designed/developed
                                                             Department of Chemicals & Petro-Chemicals to
     and integrated with ICES 1.5. Centralized Port
                                                             facilitate online capturing of production data of
     Community System (PCS) is an initiative by Indian
                                                             various chemicals and petrochemical products,
     Ports Association (IPA) intended to provide a single
                                                             Development and implementation of a web based
92   window system for the Port communities in India to
                                                             application of Overseas Projects Information
     securely exchange the documents and information
                                                             System (OPIS) for monitoring of physical and
     electronically.
                                                             financial progress of overseas projects taken up
     Doordarshan                                             by the Oil Sector PSUs.

         Booking cum Information Office activities web       Employees Provident Fund Organization
     portal for Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 was
                                                                 NIC is involved in design, development and
     completed for Doordarshan. The Bihar Assembly
                                                             implementation of the EPFO (Employees Provident
     election Result analysis Program for Doordarshan        Fund Organization) Modernization project under
     News to publish online data directly coming from        Ministry of Labour. This system was implemented
     the counting centres on 24th November, 2010 was         at SRO Karnal and rolled out at over 80 offices
     provided. All the News Bulletins for Doordarshan        during the year. The new software automates the
     are prepared, telecast and archived using the           service area of EPFO for speedy claim settlement,
     Newsroom Automation System.                             timely issue of annual accounts and disbursement
                                                             of pension to pensioners. Members have been
     Election Commission
                                                             provided with facility of payment through ECS/ NEFT.
          Dissemination of election results to public/       During the year Tatkal service counter was also
     citizens during General Election to Bihar Legislative   started at one of the EPFO office at EPFO,
     Assembly, 2010 was carried out using NICs               Faridabad.
     Integrated Data Centre, Delhi and Disaster Recovery
                                                             Environment and Forests
     Centre, Hyderabad. Communication Plan for Election
     Tracking (ComET) for State Legislative Assembly             GIS Based Emergency Planning and Response
     of Bihar was designed and developed by NIC. GIS         System (GEPR) completed for fourteen States of
     based thematic maps were prepared for election          the country. Phase-III of the project has been
     planning to visualize the field parameters. During      implemented in Gujarat and Maharashtra with
     the year, all the ECIs websites were audited and        enhanced features. Chemical Accident Information
     hosted at NDC, Pune. NIC field units were involved      and Reporting System (CAIRS) facilitates faster
reporting of chemical accidents and trend analysis       System was developed to capture the data in respect
of the accidents. National Hazardous Waste               of SBEs of various Ministries/Departments and
Information System (Phase-II) keeps the inventory        compile the same for generation of Expenditure
of more than 36,000 various hazardous waste              Budget Volume I & II, Demands for Grants, Receipt
generating industries. It also monitors and reports      Budget and Annual Financial Statement. The web
their compliance status to State/Centre Pollution        site of Ministry of Finance was redeveloped to
Control Board and Ministry of Environment & Forests      comply with the guidelines of DARPG and make it
Officials. GIS for National River Conservation Plan      universally accessible. SRS was completed and
(NRCP) covers the major seven States of Ganga            submitted to the Central Bureau of Narcotics
river basin viz., Uttrakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar      (Department of Revenue) for development of
Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and            monitoring system on usage of Psychotropic
the major five rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Gomti,              Substances.
Damodar and Hugli. GIS Analysis tool uses various
GIS Layers for spatial analysis and can generate
                                                         Food Processing
static/dynamic thematic maps. Analysis through               Database on Food Technology & related courses
Satellite Imagery is also possible.                      being run in around 250 institutions all over India
                                                         has been developed and made available to the
External Affairs
                                                         public through the Ministry of Food Processing
    Missions Support centre was started for giving       Industries Website. For effective implementation of
support to RPO, Missions and Headquarters for            various plan schemes of the Ministry of Food
Information Technology related issues of Passport,       Processing Industries (MoFPI), web based systems
Visa, Overseas Citizen of India card and Emergency       are being evolved for the benefit of various
certificates. Indian Council of World Affairs has been   stakeholders.
computerized and digitization of newspapers and
rare books is being done. A new GUI based
                                                         Food, Public Distribution and Consumer
Passport Management system has been
                                                         Affairs
implemented in Passport Offices at Mumbai.                                                                        93
                                                              A pilot project has been initiated to replace
Outsourcing of Passport and Visa applications were       paper based Ration Cards with Smart Card in
computerized at Indian Missions at Dhaka.                Haryana and Chandigarh. Integrated Information
Emergency certificate module was implemented in          System for Foodgrains Management (G2G) for Food
Kuala Lumpur. Online Visa application registration       Corporation of India (FCI) is a flagship project which
system developed and implemented on pilot basis          operates through a country-wide network of 5 Zonal
at London, Edinburg, Birmigham, Dhaka, Rajshahi.         Offices, 23 Regional Offices and 170 District Offices.
A web site for online registration of the yatris         It captures stock position of grains stored in around
applications for Kailash Manasarvor Yatra was            1700 depots managed by FCI. Through this, the
created and selection of Yatris was done through         latest stock position and trend analysis on off take
computerized random selection. Integrated Mission        and availability of grains etc., is made available to
Accounting System software was implemented in            the planners and decision makers over the web.
130 Missions. The official Web Site of Ministry of
External Affairs was modified and maintained.            Health and Family Welfare
Fertilizers                                                  An online Mother and Child Tracking System
                                                         (MCTS) has been made operational for all the States
    ICT Based Enterprise wide Solution for Fertilizer    and UTs. An offline version of the MCTS system
Management [G2G, G2C] has been formulated in             has also been developed for Primary Health Care
consultation with Department of Fertilizers to ensure    centres which do not have internet connectivity. All
timely fertilizer availability and management of         India roll out is in progress. Computerization of all
subsidy payments. A DPR to undertake this is being       functions of the dispensary under the Central
prepared.                                                Government Health Scheme (CGHS) has been
                                                         implemented in all the 24 CGHS cities including
Finance
                                                         Delhi/NCR covering 248 allopathic Wellness Centres
    e-Office was implemented in Ministry of Finance      (WCs). The introduction of plastic cards for every
during April, 2010 alongwith the migration to the        individual CGHS beneficiary with the barcoded
new FTS of NIC. Web based Budget Information             number has been implemented in Delhi/NCR. A web
     based Inventory management system for Medical         Human Resource Development
     Stores Organization (MSO) and General Medical
                                                                Online Entrance Test has been conducted for
     Stores Depots (GMSDs) has been developed and
                                                           MCA, B.E. & B.Pharm for Haryana State Counseling
     implemented at all locations in India. Under the
                                                           Society, in which 10,646 candidates have appeared.
     system for Online allotment and Display System of
                                                           Web Counseling for admission for under graduate
     Central Quota of UG/PG Medical/Dental seats, VC
     based on-line allotment is being done at Delhi,       and post graduate technical courses was carried
     Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai, through NICNET.          out across the country. National Portal for Sarva
     More than 2250 MBBS and around 200 BDS Seats          Shiksha Abhiyan has been developed and launched
     are allotted at the undergraduate level in 127        and is being updated regularly by a majority of
     colleges across India. At post graduate level 4250    districts. Intranet portal for the Ministry has been
     MD/MS/Diploma in 106 disciplines and 154 PG           customized and implemented for more than 300
     Dental seats in 28 Dental Colleges across India are   officials of the Ministry, having file tracking system,
     being allotted.                                       document management and personal management
                                                           system etc.
     Home Affairs
                                                           Information Technology
         The first phase of the Immigration, Visa and
     Foreigners Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) has been        An enhanced version of the Intra-DIT portal for
     completed at Bangladesh, United Kingdom and           the G2G and G2E services was implemented in
     Pakistan. Under the first phase, NIC has              the Department with new features and applications.
     implemented the project “Indian Visa online”. MIS     A new application for generating Security pass for
     for Border Area Development Programme (BADP)          all contractual employees and Visitor pass for the
     for Baseline survey, Annual action and progress of    visitors has been implemented. An upgraded
     BADP has been implemented for MHA. It covers          version of the File Tracking System (FTS) in the open
     387 border blocks, which are located along            source technology was implemented. Some of the
     international border and come under 96 border         useful applications implemented are Record
94   districts of 17 States and 28000 villages. This       Management, online work flow based Leave
     system helps for monitoring, fund-release and         Application, Project Monitoring, Expenditure
     communication between MHA, States, districts and      Monitoring, Parliament question and answer,
     executing agencies. NIC has developed and             Knowledge Management (Library, E-magazine,
     implemented the Indian Citizenship online             Newspaper/News), Online Complain Monitoring
     application software based on the provisions of       System, On line IT Proforma and IT calculation
     various sections of Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.     sheet, e-Profile containing the complete details of
                                                           the employee, EDB system, work flow application
     Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation                 for the Inventory of Consumable and Non-
                                                           consumable items in the store, UC Report, Payment
         JNNURM MIS was developed for monitoring the
                                                           Details, Telephone Bill, etc.
     projects of BSUP & IHSDP for the JNNURM scheme.
     SJSRY Monitoring Information System is developed      Information & Broadcasting
     to monitor the five different major components,
     namely: Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP);            NIC has developed and implemented software
     Urban Women Self-help Programme (UWSP); Skill         for DAVP for Automatic Media list generation and
     Training for Employment Promotion amongst poor        for Audio Visual Billing. The Newsonair Portal was
     (STEP-UP); Urban Wage Employment Programme            modified and two new features of Podcasting and
     (UWEP); and Urban Community Development               News on mobile were introduced. The PIB website
     Network (UCDN). MoHUPA Website was                    was revamped. From this year the process of
     redesigned. Several Videoconference sessions          accreditation and renewal of the same for all the
     had been arranged to monitor the progress of          eligible Indian and foreign journalists based in Delhi
     various schemes of the Ministry. Direct Fibre         and its vicinity is now completely automated from
     connectivity has been provided to the JNNURM          receiving application to printing card. The databank
     Mission Directorate from the NIC Data centre,         thus created also used to facilitate accreditation
     Nirman Bhavan and with back up line from the          for special events like election, Parvasi Bhartiya
     MoUD computer centre, Nirman Bhavan to eliminate      Divas etc. MIS software was designed, developed
     the cascading.                                        & implemented for TV Channels, TV Teleports, FM
Channels & Community Radio Station, Main               Commission, Bhubaneshwar. The NHRC has
Secretariat and Ministry of Information and            extended its reach by accepting the complaints
Broadcasting. This software facilitates tracking of    through internet. The CMS has been converted into
application during granting permission to new          a web based system for SHRCs.
channels, recovery of revenue in the form of annual
license fee, generates automatic reminders for the
                                                       North East Projects
defaulters etc. SMS gateway has been setup                 The tele-education service in the senior
through which bulk SMSs are being sent to the          secondary schools of North East States started last
corresponding media.                                   year is being continued. Specially designed Crash
                                                       Course is being delivered in virtual mode for two
Library Services
                                                       hours a day and five days a week. Over 2100
    e-Granthalaya, a low cost Library Management       students from 49 schools have registered for this
Software has been developed by NIC for                 service. SMS alerts on sessions, Study Skills,
automation and networking of libraries. Installation   Examination strategies are being sent on daily basis
base has gone upto 2000 by December 2010, which        to students and their parents. The subject-wise
includes Police and Prison Libraries, Schools          recorded sessions are also available over website
Libraries, Universities/ Colleges Libraries, Public    (as well as on CDs for offline access by schools/
and Government Libraries. NIC Library has              students.
subscribed to e-Books collection from renowned
publishers. NIC Library also provides Current
                                                       Official Language
Awareness, SDI, document lending, Inter Library            A web-based Hindi enabled Office Procedure
Loan, and Reference services. Online services like     Automation (OPA) package for Document and File
Research Reports, Newspaper Clippings Service-         Tracking has been implemented. Regular technical
NEWSNIC, and Web browser access to Books               support has been provided for Quarterly Progress
Catalogue, Articles database, Journals holdings        Report Monitoring Systems to monitor the progress
are provided.                                          of use of Hindi in Ministries/Departments,             95
                                                       computerized result processing of various
Labour and Employment
                                                       examinations, implementation of IntraGOV for Central
    Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) has been      Hindi Training Institute, implementation of CompDDO
launched to provide health insurance coverage for      package in Central Translation Bureau and in
Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. NIC is providing    development of Hindi related software systems.
total IT solution for Smart Card Standardization
(SCOSTA Compliance), designing, maintenance and
                                                       Parliament
hosting of dynamic RSBY, database management               For Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Web accessibility
of enrollment, transactions of BPL data, software      features in English and Hindi website of Rajya Sabha
development and management of various activities.      have been incorporated. Online Digital Archives of
                                                       Rajya Sabha Debates since 1952 using DSpace
Minority Affairs
                                                       application. Flash webcasting for Lok Sabha TV and
   Web based Monitoring System for Schemes             Rajya Sabha Proceedings undertaken. Digital Audio
under Multi-sectoral Development Plan (MsDP) has       Recording of Rajya Sabha Proceedings, MIS for
been developed. The DPR for computerization of         Media and AV Unit of Rajya Sabha Secretariat and
WAKF Records was prepared.                             Webpage of Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
                                                       are some of the other Projects. For Lok Sabha
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)                Secretariat, Development of new website for
     National Human Rights Institutions [NHRIs] web    Speaker, Lok Sabha in Hindi, Website of Bureau of
site was launched. The hardware and other logistics    Parliamentary Studies and Training, Website of
for Human Rights Complaint Network [HRCNet] were       Parliament Library, Website of CPA, for Ministry of
procured, commissioned and made operational at         Parliamentary Affairs Enhancement of MPA’s website
four SHRCs namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya                for accessibility features has been done. For Vice
Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam. Complaint              President’s Secretariat Enhancement of Bilingual
Management System (CMS) was also customised            Website of Hon’ble Vice President of India has been
and installed at Orissa State Human Rights             done and Intranet application has been developed
     to keep record of Representations received by HVP         Pensioners Portal, CPGRAMS, RTI-MIS,
     for grievances.                                           Recruitment Rules Formulation and Amendments
                                                               Management System (RRFAMS) and Annual
     Panchayat Informatics                                     Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) Monitoring
          PlanPlus, an e-Governance solution designed          System were conducted. Applications/websites
     to facilitate decentralized planning, is already online   such as Pensioners Portal, IntraMOP portal, RTI
     and fully functional for the past two years in all the    Portal, RTI-MIS, AVMS, ACR Digitization of IAS
     27 BRGF States (and 250 BRGF districts) of the            officers, Service and Cadre Allocation Decision
     country. State level workshops and a National             Support System were enhanced and maintained.
     workshop were conducted to assess the needs of            VC facilities were setup in the chambers of all
     the end users. PRIASoft, an accounting software,          Information Commissioners and Court Room of CIC
     was launched this year. Training is under way in many     and over 2000 VC-based hearings for CIC were
     States. The software is being used by many States         carried out.
     including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Madhya
                                                               Planning Commission
     Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
     Computer-Based Tutorials for PlanPlus and PRIASoft            MIS for Central Plan (MIS-CPLAN), a web-based
     are being prepared in 10 languages. Under                 Monitoring Information System being used for
     ePanchayat Software Development, SRS preparation          online-data entry/updation by 71 Ministries/
     for all 12 Software applications has been completed.      Departments for their Annual Plan 2011-12 has been
                                                               implemented. Web-based applications to facilitate
     Pension and Pensioners welfare                            online monitoring of various programmes i.e. MIS
         CPAO Website restructured to provide single           on Left Wing Extremism Districts (MIS-LWE) and
     window interface for pensioners of Central Civil          MIS for Integrated Action Plan for selected Tribal
     Government. It has G2G, G2C and G2B Interfaces            and Backward Districts (IAP-MIS) are implemented.
     with PAOs/Ministries, Pensioners and Banks. Its           An application has been designed and developed
     data is updated on a daily basis including all            to implement the Strategy Matrix, an innovative
96                                                             tool to prepare approach Paper for 12th Five Year
     circulars issued by CPAO and DPPW. Web based
     Grievance Monitoring System designed, developed           Plan in a collaborative environment for Project
     and implemented. A pilot project on e-Scrolls with 3      Monitoring of 340 Cells. Implemented CDDO
     banks, State Bank of India, Axis Bank and Bank of         Package and Payment gateway through ECS
     Baroda has been undertaken. The SRS of a new              System. A web-based application Payroll Package
     project NPS-AR (New Pension Fund Additional               for Consultants/Members of the Planning
     Relief) is under preparation.                             Commission was developed. E-office has been
                                                               implemented as a step towards less paper office
     Personnel and Administrative Reforms                      system. Non-Government Organization Partnership
                                                               System is a web-based portal for Voluntary
          Version 4.0 for Centralized Public Grievances
                                                               Organizations & NGOs. As on date, about 34,000
     Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) which
                                                               NGOs have registered with the portal.
     is being used by more than 1500 organizations has
     been released. State versions of CPGRAMS for              Posts
     Haryana and Orissa were launched. Telecom
     Consumer Grievance Monitoring System (TCGMS)                  The web based Project Arrow Monitoring System
     for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and      has been extended to cover 10,000 post offices.
     SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES) for               Besides online data entry by the Arrow Post Offices,
     Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) have been       transaction details are also captured from Meghdoot
     developed. e-Service Book facility has been               through data extraction tool and consolidated at
     extended to 78 Ministries / Departments (H.Qrs.) to       central server. Online Dashboard and Key
     facilitate electronic maintenance of service books        Performance Indicator data is available to Project
     of over 26,000 Delhi-based employees. Centralized         Arrow project offices. A portal has been developed
     Circular Management Information System, Court             for Central Statistical Organisation through which
     Cases Monitoring System, Delhi Official Directory         prices and dwelling units data from around 310
     (DOD) and a system for online submission of               towns across the country are being collected. Online
     applications for Domestic Funding of Foreign Training     Logistics system has been implemented to monitor
     (DFFT) was developed. Workshops/training on               movement of Census 2010 material. Instant Money
Order (iMO) services have been extended to more           proposals can be submitted and processed online
than 5000 post offices. Corporate ePost service           by the various sections. AWAASsoft, Management
has been extended to Life Insurance Corporation           Information System was designed for rural housing
and HFL in Tamil Nadu circle for sending premium          scheme of the Ministry. Disksha has been
notices to the insurants. Pin code areas in Rural         developed as a training portal. Training institutes
India have been delineated based on village               register themselves on the portal and can prepare
boundaries. As a pilot project, boundaries of all         their training calendar, upload training material like
divisions and Pin Codes of all post offices in Delhi      CBTs, e-Books, Videos, etc. Various organizations/
and Kolkata Municipality have been mapped. Web            institutions at State, District, Block and Panchayat
based Philately Inventory Management system has           level can use this portal to nominate persons for
been implemented in all Head Post offices, Circle         training. The system generates a Gap Analysis
& Regional Stamp Depots across the country.    .          report in terms of persons requiring training, faculty
Prisons                                                   required by various institutes and new courses
                                                          required.
     The Prisons Management System [PMS] has
been security audited for implementation at Tihar              NIC has developed the National Rural Drinking
Jail. The application software was replicated at 24       Water (NRDWP) online Integrated MIS. The database
Central & District jails of West Bengal and at West       contains the latest position of water supply status
Bengal Institute of Correctional Administration after     and the quality of drinking water in 16,00,000 rural
customization. The system has been rolled out in          habitations of the country. Total Sanitation Campaign
Central Jail, Ludhiana as a pilot for final               (TSC) online MIS enables monitoring of sanitation
implementation in all jails in Punjab. Information        coverage at the gram panchayat level. The system
Kiosk was installed in Central Jail-2, Tihar to provide   enables monitoring of coverage of rural schools with
information to prisoners about their Remission            stand alone water purification systems. Habitation
earned / revoked, Parole, Punishment details and          wise installation of water purification system is
Probable Date of Release. New website of Tihar            available in this system. Key Resource Centres
Prisons department to showcase products                   (KRC) is a software for uploading of Training            97
manufactured at Tihar was launched.                       calendars by the State Departments and the Key
                                                          Resources Centres, which are institutes for imparting
Programme Implementation and Statistics                   training to officers/staff of State line departments,
     The GDPWAN for strengthening necessary ICT           NGOs, PRIs etc. Online acceptance, registration
infrastructure and connecting all the 35 State/ UT        and rejection of nominations is facilitated by this
Directorates of Economics & Statistics as part of         software.
NICNET was completed. The Member of Parliament            Science and Technology, Biotechnology and
Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)                    Ocean Development
Automated System was revamped for Fund Release
and distribution of MPLADS Fund. Various project              Project Management System of Nano mission
monitoring systems such as Infrastructure                 was implemented which captures, manages and
Monitoring System, Twenty Point Programme                 monitors the complete life cycle of proposals and
Monitoring System were enhanced for capturing             approved projects. It provides workflow capabilities
targetable/non-targetable items for monitoring            in order to process all project related tasks through
various performance indicators including the              the organization hierarchy. The S&T Division, Ministry
generation of regular reports.                            of Earth Sciences had developed Online Quiz Gallery
                                                          application to test the knowledge of people in the
Rural Development                                         area of Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Science and
    The Internet portal of the Ministry is continuously   Ocean Science, which encourages and brings
being updated and acts as a single point of access        awareness amongst school children.
for around 150 websites in the rural domain. The
                                                          Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
portal host Rural household survey BPL Census
2002 up to individual level. File tracking and                Regional Offices (ROs) of the Roads Wing,
biometric attendance system has been introduced           Ministry of Road Transport and Highways were
and implemented within the Department. Ministry           integrated with the Ministry at Transport Bhavan on
has Grant remittance system through which                 NICNET. Monitoring system was tested and
     implemented at 4 ROs on pilot basis. Intra-office        SSC System for Online Application Processing
     Portal for BRO covering all Directorates was             (SOAP) was developed for data capture where
     implemented. Officials of the Ministries of Shipping     applicants can submit the application online for the
     as well as Road Transport & Highways were trained        14 scheduled examinations of UPSC.
     on various aspects of IT including CAD. New
     Bilingual website of Ministry of Shipping was
                                                              Water Resources Informatics
     designed. SRS was carried out for development of             NIC is executing 4th Minor Irrigation Census
     Integrated Inland Waterways Portal.                      Project for 20 Million Minor Irrigation structures in
                                                              the country. An e-Governance application for
     Social Justice and Empowerment
                                                              monitoring of physical and financial progress of
         Website for the Ministry having accessibility        Command Area Development & Water
     features has been developed and being updated            Management (CADWM) program has been
     on a regular basis. NGO Grant-in-Aid Monitoring          developed. A GIS based application has been
     System for tracking the schemes including                developed for Ground water development in India.
     implementation of e-Scholarship has been taken up.       The Ground Water Information System provides
                                                              access to various thematic layers as well as the
     Telecommunications                                       nationwide database on ground water level and
         Web based claim settlement management                water quality monitoring by CGWB. Hydrological
     system for Universal Service Obligation Fund             Observation Information System has been
     (USOF), has been developed. USOF web site has            developed for the implementation of the Indus
     also been developed. Software for the Licensing          Water Treaty between India & Pakistan
                                                              Governments. There are six common rivers and
     Finance (LF) Branch is developed and operational.
                                                              around 290 sites for data observations. The system
     A workflow based Software is developed for Other
                                                              generates reports as per Indus Water Treaty
     Service Providers (OSPs) on-line registration,
                                                              agreement and also generates a water year book.
     enhancement of facilities, updation of registration
                                                              The various graphical views are generated to aid to
     details, etc.
98                                                            the analysis of the discharge data.
     Textiles
                                                              Women and Child Development
         Online Export Registration of Cotton was
                                                                   National Portal on e-Awedan was launched for
     launched for issuing Export Authorization
                                                              tracking and monitoring of NGO proposals
     Registration Certificate (EARC) for cotton exporters.
                                                              supporting online submission, uploading of
     About 1400 applications were registered within a
                                                              essential documents, backend processing at
     period of 45 days for 55 lakh bales. System Study
                                                              various sections for scrutiny, approval, sanction and
     and design of e-Shilp, an on-line system for
                                                              release of budget etc. National Portal on Missing
     Handicrafts Schemes has been completed.
                                                              Children was implemented for West Bengal State
     Monitoring System for Integrated Handloom
                                                              unit covering Police Stations, Child Welfare Homes,
     Development Scheme is designed and developed
                                                              NGOs etc. and is being customized for National
     for Handloom Sector.
                                                              roll out.
     Tribal Affairs                                           Youth Affairs and Sports
         The system is being effectively used by 16
                                                                   National Portal on PRIMES has been developed
     States to enter the details of claimants, approval
                                                              to cover performances of Sports persons in National
     process and printing of title certificates for
                                                              and International events and in training and coaching
     distribution to the Schedule Tribes and other forest
                                                              camps vis-a-vis National and World Records. This
     dwellers. Details of around 6 lakhs titles, location
                                                              was launched during training for Common Wealth
     details and title holders are available on the online    Games. GIS based interface for searching and
     system.                                                  locating the sports facilities across the country has
     Union Public Service Commission                          been developed and launched. A national portal
                                                              on flagship programme “Panchayat Yuva Krida and
         Online Recruitment Application (ORA) was             Khel Abhiyan” (PYKKA), has been developed and
     developed for applying online for different vacancies/   launched for monitoring the creation of sports
     recruitment cases advertised by UPSC. UPSC and           infrastructure facilities at village level and the
conduct of sports competitions from Block level        based complaints on PDS and SMS based indenting
onwards, which includes tracking of financial          system for Women & Child Welfare was
releases and utilization thereon.                      implemented. Workflow Automation of Judicial
                                                       Registry Case information of AP High Court has been
NIC Services to State and Union Territories            provided through the Website. SMS and IVRS
Andaman and Nicobar Islands                            services are available to the public. Computerization
                                                       of Service cases has been completed for AP
     The “e-Tehsil” project comprising Electronic      Administrative Tribunal. Seeds production
Citizens Services (ECS), Kiosk based dissemination     monitoring has been implemented for Seeds
and website for online delivery of services has been   Development Corporation and ReALcraft was
launched. The Kiosk based public dissemination         implemented for Department of Fisheries.
systems were launched for Tourism Department and
Cellular Jail. The web enabled database of widow       Arunachal Pradesh
pension beneficiaries of Social Welfare Department          Jansuvidha software, a single window certificate
was computerized with work flow automation and         issuance system has been implemented in 4
published in the internet. The BIRDS project for web   additional districts. Sarathi and Vahan Software have
based registration of births, deaths and issuance      been extended to 12 sites and State Registrar has
of certificates through internet was implemented       also been established. The TreasuryNet-Arunachal
across A & N Islands achieving 100 percent             Pradesh software has been implemented at Itanagar
coverage of project. The website for Industries        treasury office, on pilot basis. The IDSP project has
Department was revamped. The website for Planned       been implemented at 17 locations in the State.
Family Trust of Health Department with beneficiary     Training has been given on GePNIC to the department
level database was launched. The web based             officers and potential bidders of PMGSY works under
system allotment of Government Guest Houses to         e-Procurement project. Tele-Education Project is
applicants was launched at Protocol Section,           implemented for Class-XII students in 3 Government
Secretariat.                                           Higher Secondary Schools. The present student
                                                       enrollment is 150. The software for School Education     99
Andhra Pradesh
                                                       Survey Project has been developed. CIPA Project
     Network facilities under NKN Project were         has been implemented in 41 Police Stations in various
extended to University of Hyderabad. A Web based       districts.
counseling for admission of students to various
Engineering, MCA, MBA and Polytechnics, Medical
                                                       Assam
(PG) colleges was conducted covering about 4.8             Modules for initial conversion of Electoral Roll
lakhs of students. Issue of Pattadar Pass Books        Data (font-based) to Unicode and its subsequent
and Title Deeds was tested in 56 Tehsils. Issuance     editing and printing implemented in all districts have
of all Land related Certificates have started from     been developed. Workshop was conducted on the
Mandals of Warrangal district. Pilot implementation    Electoral Roll Management System software. Four
of e-Court software was completed in Guntur. Online    training programmes on land records software
scholarship management system was developed            (Dharitree) were conducted to train sixty Circle
for Welfare Department. Some important applications    Officers. The modifications proposed by the
implemented were web based GIS School Mapping          stakeholders have been incorporated in Dharitree
tool for Rajiv Vidya Mission, web based Works          in the Assamese and the Bengali versions Data
Monitoring system for Rural Water and Sanitation       porting services from Jamabandi to Chitha have
Department, Financial Accounting System for Civil      been provided to districts. Dharitree was rolled out
Supplies Corporation and Tribal Welfare Girl child     at circle-level in Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh, Kamrup,
protection scheme for Women & Child Welfare.           Jorhat, Sivasagar ,Nagaon and Nalbari Districts and
Workflow system was implemented for Horticultural      roadmap was prepared in collaboration with the
Department. In Pension settlement package for AG       Revenue Department for roll out in all 76 Sub-
office inward and outward sections are covered and     Registrar Offices (SRO) within the current year.
6 CPC recommendations incorporated. Karmika            Database of more than 68000 small tea growers was
Samkshem Nidhi Paryavekshana for AP Labour             prepared. District Court software was installed at a
Welfare Board covering approx 1.6 lakh                 number of locations. VAHAN & SARTHI was
establishments was developed and hosted. SMS           extended to DTOs of Karimganj, Karbi Anglong,
      Dibrugarh, NC Hills, Chirang, Sonitpur & Udalguri.        Register and National register has been completed.
      NE Regional Workshop arranged on National Permit          National Permit Portal has also been deployed.
      module. State and National Registers have been            Integration of Budget MIS with Treasury systems
      created. National-level Workshop organized at             was done. Around 54 websites of various
      Guwahati for all major NIC State Centres on National      Departments/Boards/Corporations/Offices are being
      Knowledge Network. Eucalyptus-based Cloud                 maintained and development of new websites has
      Computing infrastructure implemented at NIC,              been undertaken.
      Guwahati. Websites were designed, developed and
      hosted for Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati and
                                                                Chhattisgarh
      National Institute of Rural Development.                       e-Courts project has been implemented along
                                                                with District judge entry level computerization.
      Bihar
                                                                Applications have been developed for clerical
           Advocate-on-Record Information System was            recruitment computerization and Cooperative bank
      developed and implemented for Patna High Court.           computerization. A module was added for
      e-Lokayukta System (Computerized Lokayukta                generating weekly and monthly reports in passport
      Information Management System) has also been              office and Police Verification Report (PVR) searching
      implemented. E-Certificates e.g., caste, income,          facility. Government officials visits to people in the
      residential, land ownership are being delivered           rural areas have been computerised and portal
      through Block Infor matics Centre. G-FACTS                launched. E-return software for commercial Tax
      (Government Financial Accounting System) has              Department for filing of quarterly, annual returns by
      been in implementation at DRDAs and Block level           dealers was launched. Paddy procurement in Kharif
      for financial transactions. All districts of Bihar have   Marketing Season 2009-10 has been completed
      Computerized Registration of Vehicle and Driving          through computerised system added to Food
      license facilities and Dealer-point-Registration.         Inspector module of PDS computerisation. Online
      Biometric based Attendance system was                     works sanctioning/allocation system for Department
      implemented in two Government Colleges. Chanakya          of Urban Administration was developed and
100   (Registration & Examination Module) has been              implemented. Online works accounting system for
      implemented in Patna University and Maulana               Public Works Department was implemented.
      Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University. The         e-Payment system implemented through online
      software solution ELECON 9.0 was used by all              payroll software. Computerized Draw of lots
      districts of Bihar for Bihar Legislative Assembly         software for Excise Department was implemented.
      General Election 2010. Web GIS module generated
      Districtwise, Blockwise and assembly constituency
                                                                Delhi
      wise maps; Naxal Affected Areas mapping, Election              Web Based Counseling System was
      Phases with timing, Mapping of Polling stations,          implemented for Netaji Subhas Institute of
      linking maps with communication plan etc. Training        Technology for admission to B.E programme and
      to Bidders on e-Procurement for PMGSY was                 for Board of Technical Education, Government of
      organized. 79 e-Tenders have been published. NIC          NCT of Delhi for admission to diploma level
      District Centres are extending technical support in       programme. Service Level Agreement system for
      the implementation of projects of the various             monitoring of delivery of citizen centric services of
      Departments.                                              Delhi Government was developed and under
                                                                implementation. Support provided for Pulse Polio
      Chandigarh
                                                                Immunisation programme of Delhi Government
           Chandigarh Administration implemented                through software, which helped in deployment of
      GePNIC (eProcurement solution from NIC) in all its        manpower across 70 Assembly segments and
      departments for tenders over 10 lakh. Around 500          approximately 25,000 booths. e-pramanpatra (Issue
      tenders have so far been floated and processed            of certificates) was implemented in SDM Office-
      using this solution. Smart Card based PDS was also        Najafgarh. File Monitoring System & Letter
      rolled out this year. Horizontal connectivity was         Monitoring System implemented in Lt. Governors
      extended under Chandigarh State Wide Area                 office. LAN of Delhi Secretariat restructured with
      Network (CSWAN). National Knowledge Network with          optical fibre as backbone and Delhi Government
      6 nodes has been commissioned. The process of             SWAN Connectivity increased to 79 locations with
      creation of State Consolidation Register, State           2 Mbps Leased lines. Delhi Government has been
provided connectivity with secured and                   Project for Admission to professional courses of
authenticated broadband (Tri Band-DG) facility           Haryana received software product quality
(increased to 730 locations).                            certification from STQC. HALRIS - Dynamically
                                                         Integrated system of Property Registration and Land
Goa                                                      Records Management was implemented across
     File Management System implemented in               Haryana, and integrated with Cadastral Maps. This
Secretariat and 20 Departments. Implemented Real         was declared as the best practice and a national
Craft System, Vahan & Sarathi in all the 7 RTOs in       role model under NLRMP by DoLR, Ministry of Rural
Goa, e-Services module(for payment of Taxes and          Development. Smart Card based Public Distribution
filing of Returns) of VATSoft., Crop Survey, ECS         System (e-PDS) Project was launched for 3 Fair Price
payment in respect of Salary, Institution and            Shops in Panchkula district as a sub-pilot. Under
Contractor payments. Software for e-Ticketing was        Government electronic Procurement (GePNIC)
developed and implemented for International Film         System more than 450 live tenders of Supply and
Festival of India 2010. Software to deliver 43           Disposal Department were processed for more than
e-Services was implemented.                                5000 crore. e-Court Project was implemented at
                                                         High Court of Punjab, Haryana and District Court
Gujarat                                                  Complex. Under e-Transport - VAHAN and SARATHI
                                                         are now operational at 71 and 65 offices and all
    XGN – Xtended Green Node is a web enabled
                                                         authorities are issuing National Permits through
software developed in consultation with GPCB for
                                                         Portal. More than 32500 National Permits were
the day to day operations of any State Pollution
                                                         issued from Haryana. Harsamadhan -Centralized
Control Boards in India. XGN has been replicated
                                                         Public Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System
in 3 States namely H.P, Uttaranchal & Goa in last
                                                         of Haryana was launched. Web enabled Treasuries
one year and requests have been received from 3
                                                         Workflow Integration: Web enabled Budget
more States to have XGN implemented. Online Job
                                                         Allocation System for all DDOs and EPS (Electronic
Application System (OJAS) offers end-to-end
                                                         Payment System) for all Government payments
candidate selection process using ICT. e-Jamin
                                                         implemented. On-line Reservation and e-Ticketing       101
Centralized system for Land Records and Property
                                                         web portal for booking of tickets of Volvo buses in
Registration is operational in 200 talukas. State Data
                                                         Haryana Roadways was launched. Property Dealers
Centre made operational with e-Jamin application.
                                                         Registration Certificate Issuance System was
FDCA Manufacturing Licenses & Certificate with
                                                         launched.
products and technical manpower details have been
implemented. Ration Card module is implemented           Himachal Pradesh
across the state. Ration cards entered
approximately 1.2 crores covering approximately 5            e-Procurement solution was implemented for
crores population. SWAGAT (State Wide Attention          PWD, I&PH and Controller of Stores. e-Samadhan
on Grievances by Application of Technology) is now       Services were extended through CSCs i.e. LokMitra
being made available at Taluka & Village level.          Kendras. RoR were also made available through
e-Mamta (Name based Mother and Child Tracking            these centres. 65 Employment exchanges were
System) is in the process of being replicated in all     made online. Preparation of Sarthi & Vahan State
the other States of India. Other useful applications     and National Register is in progress. PathKar (Time
implemented are Gujarat State Counseling (BE/            Table and SRT Calculation) has been implemented
Pharmacy /MBA /MCA / Diploma Engg.), CRS (Civil          in all RTOs. Unified Payment Gateway has been
Registration System), School Health Program (SHP)        developed for all payment related to e-Governance
and Provisional Data of Urban BPL Families               Services. A Web Enabled System has been
                                                         implemented for distribution of all types of
Haryana                                                  certificates for the Department of Revenue, Home
     e-Tourism has been implemented with payment         and Personnel. Workflow system has been
gateway. Haryana was the first State to implement        developed for PWD Department. eSamkeesha for
IntraGov Haryana Portal with Integrated e-Office Suite   online monitoring of all plan/non-plan schemes has
for the Secretariat. All ICT enabled processes of        been implemented.
General Elections 2010 were implemented at               Jammu and Kashmir
Municipalities and Panchayats. Integrated On-line
Entrance Exam and On-line Off-Campus Counseling             Single Window system e-Sahauliyat was
      implemented at Kathua District. At present               scaled up for delivering services from 5000
      8 different types of services are being given to         additional CSCs. The VATSoft application for the
      citizens of Kathua. Software for computerization of      Commercial Taxes Department has been enhanced
      State Vigilance Organization was developed. Under        to deliver E-Services to the dealers. The return filing
      Transport Project Vahan & Sarathi software               has been made mandatory and more than 2 lakh
      implemented at 2 additional locations; State Register    dealers are filing the returns on-line. The E-Payment
      was completed for Vahan and Sarathi. Electoral Rolls     and way Bill, C-Form etc., have been implemented.
      were prepared for conduct of Panchayat and Urban         The Double Entry accounting for Gram Panchayats
      Local Bodies elections. Under the e-Courts project,      to cover more than 2000 Gram Panchayats has been
      20 out of 22 District & Sessions courts have been        started and many of the Gram Panchayats have
      provided with hardware, software and LAN                 started generating the annual balance sheets from
      infrastructure. Training has been conducted for          this system. The software developed for the
      judicial officers. Under project for automation/         Bengaluru city corporation has been enhanced to
      networking of 140 Public Libraries in J&K, 4 main        handle the on-line payment for property taxes. Birth
      libraries are being computerized in the pilot phase.     registration including digitally signed certificates
      Challan monitoring system as a part of Traffic Police    being issued through the counters, Trade licence
      Management Information System was implemented            system etc., have been made operational. The
      at 6 locations. Software implemented for Jammu           Sarathi and Vahan software for delivery of Driving
      Municipal Corporation include receipt and payment        Licence and Registration Certificate along with ODI
      module of Double Entry Accounting System and             replication for State Level and National Registry has
      Public Grievances Monitoring. JKRACE has been            been completed and more than 11 lakh smart card
      implemented in 75 Sub Divisions of PDD J&K.              based DLs and 11 lakh smart card RCs have been
      e-Procurement Implementation training was                issued during the year. The Permit Management
      imparted to officers of PMGSY and PWD. Plan Plus,        System is being used for issue of permits for
      a decentralization software tool facilitating PRIs has   transportation of minerals from the mines.
      been implemented and development plan and                Establishment of LAN at High Court of Karnataka
102   capacity building plans up to year 2012 have been        and in 6 districts has been completed. The
      uploaded and approved.                                   judgments for the last 8 years i.e. approximately
                                                               4.5 lakh have been hosted using digital library
      Jharkhand                                                software D-space. The newly developed High Court
           e-Procurement services were made operational        Litigant Management System is being extensively
      for PMGSY-Road sector of Jharkhand and are also          used for all the activities of High Court. The letter
      being implemented for 18 major Departments. The          tracking and file tracking software viz., Sachivalaya
      Integrated Treasury Computerization has been             Vahini has been replaced with state-of-art LPO
      enriched with significant value additions like AG        system and more than 3 lakh files are monitored in
      interface, several new MIS features, Budget interface    the State Secretariat using this system and hosted
      for the Departments etc. Online GPF has been             in the data server.
      integrated with Treasury system and is under pilot
                                                               Kerala
      run in 5 districts. Under VAT Computerisation project,
      E-filing module for CSCs is completed. Module for             Websites for State Excise Department,
      posting of the payment transactions to the cyber         Thiruvananthapuram district court were developed
      treasury and Commercial taxes database is                and hosted. School, Engineering/Medical entrance
      completed. State level workshop on AGMARKNET,            exams results were published through web and
      Organisation of Common Wealth Train- IT Exhibition       mobile. National level rollout of FISHNET Real Craft
      in August, 2010 at Ranchi & Dhanbad, and                 application was carried out and 400 officials were
      Workshop on the Guidelines for the Government of         trained at State level. SMART transport is an SMS
      India website (GIGW) were conducted.                     based service to public and to empower the
                                                               enforcement officers. EMLI is a web based
      Karnataka                                                application developed for Finance Department for
          NEMMADI application for delivering Rural Digital     automating the Issuance of Letter of Credit (LoC).
      Services to the citizens on an average handles more      Under Service and Payroll Administrative Repository
      than 40,000 transactions per day from 800                for Kerala (SPARK), 4.25 lakh employees’ data has
      telecentres in the State. The application is being       been digitised so far. Other applications
implemented are Integrated Service Delivery for            Departments. 50 Forest locations, 69 Post Offices,
Revenue and Registration, IDEALS, a software to            Commissioners, High Court of M.P., National Judicial
computerize the Field Register prepared by the             Academy amongst others. CIPA was implemented
Survey Department at the time of resurvey,                 in around 355 police stations in 18 Districts. About
Examination Management System for 2827 schools             25 websites were hosted for Government
for SSLC/DHSE/ VHSE/TTC exams candidate                    Departments/Directorates/Institutions/
registration and result tabulation, e-Services of ration   Organisations.
cards, Online scholarship, etc. E-Courts has been
implemented in all district courts. eDROP for posting
                                                           Maharashtra
of polling personnel and TREND for result                      NLRMP was implemented in 6 Pilot districts.
dissemination were used by all the districts for the       Computerised Driving licence system was rolled out
local body elections held in the State in October          in 45 RTOs in Maharashtra. Consumer Forum
2010. Revenue Recovery Online project has been             Networking was carried out in 43 locations of
implemented in all the districts during the year.          Maharashtra. Allotment of food grains project was
Using this, requisition authorities like banks,            implemented. Some important projects include Web
Government Departments are able to file the request        services for State and Central Government
online to the district collector. NKN links were           Departments (State Secretariat and 35 districts),
commissioned for VSSC, RCC and CDAC.                       Mumbai Utility mapping project, Digital Signature
                                                           Certificate Services, Tender Account creation for
Lakshadweep
                                                           Publishing Government tenders, Website
    SMS services were launched for voyage alert            Development, Hosting and e-mail creation services,
and ticket cancellation on the ship ticketing software.    VC services to State and Central Government
Plan Monitoring Information System (PLAN MIS)              Departments. e-file software was implemented along
generates monthly progress report and other                with Panchayat accounting system & Library
statistical report for various Departments involved        Information System (E-Granthalaya). NICNET
in PLAN implementation. State Wide Area Network            connectivity was extended to CGHS, Department
(SWAN) of Lakshadweep is being implemented.                of Posts, PAO and passport and immigration              103
Online Tapal Management Solution (OTMS) is                 networks. Technical support was extended to State
developed with LAMP architecture. The application          Government for CCTNS in Police stations of
facilitates the management of Tapals and provides          Maharashtra. Computerisation of Land records in
options to forward, process and upload the tapals          357 Tehsils and display of Record of Rights on the
in soft copy. Web-based Birth and Death MIS is             central Website was carried out.
used for registering birth and death and to generate
certificates. The Registration Cum Membership
                                                           Meghalaya
Certificate System (RCMC) and e-Pension was                    Online services implemented in the State include
launched during 2010.                                      ST/SC Certificates, Domicile Certificates, PRC,
                                                           Senior Citizen Certificate, application for inclusion
Madhya Pradesh
                                                           in the electoral rolls, correction of voters details,
    Computerisation of district and sub-ordinate           e-Payment, e-Waybill etc. E-payment of Taxes and
Courts under e-Court Project is in progress.               SMS service has been launched and hosted. The
Integrated Forest Financial & Works Management             online Treasury Computerisation (TreasuryNET) has
System (iFFWMS) for Forest Department, Bank                been implemented in all Treasuries and Sub-
Recovery Incentive Schemes for Institution of              Treasuries in Meghalaya. The Pension Payment
Finance, ePrashna a workflow based system for              system has also been implemented. E-learning
Vidhan Sabha are some of the services available.           services have been extended to 10 schools in
Support was provided for Mantralaya                        Shillong and Tura. Land record & Land Registration
Computerisation comprising of Samadhan Online,             computerisation projects were implemented on a
Parakh, Samadhan Ek Din and other applications.            pilot basis at East Khasi Hills District. IFMS, a
Horticulture Schemes Progress Monitoring System            Financial Management & Information Portal has been
(e-HSPMIS) was implemented. Extension of NICNET            further improved to meet the requirement of HODs,
internet services to around 1500 users of various          DDOs, Finance Department etc. Personal Leave
Government Departments Network Support Services            Attendance Salary Management Application
provided for around 4000 clients including various         (PLASMA) has been implemented in Personal
      Department, Agriculture Department etc. Technical         commissioned and implemented in all the sites.
      support is provided to the Shillong Bench of              Smart Card DL and RC are being issued. State
      Guwahati High Court in the implementation of              Consolidated Register and State Register have been
      e-Court project. Website of the Shillong Bench and        set up and data of Vahan (Registration of Vehicle)
      the e-Kiosk was launched. The Court information           has been completed. Official Website of the Guwahati
      System has been implemented. The implementation           High Court, Kohima bench was launched; CIS
      of Schedule of Rate (SoR) for East Khasi Hills District   Software deployed and Court Information Kiosk
      to automate the estimate preparation of schemes           made functional. The 4th Minor Irrigation Census
      and programmes have been implemented. VAHAN               (2006-07): Data entry work completed. Tele
      and SARATHI have been implemented in all DTO              Education project was implemented in seven
      offices in the State. The consolidation of data of the    districts.
      Registers and State Register from 5 districts has
      also been completed. The Energy Billing System            Orissa
      has been rolled out at six sites viz. Cherrapunji,
                                                                     Under GePNIC e-Procurement System of NIC,
      Khliehriat, Nongstoin, Tura, Williamnagar and
                                                                implemented for Government of Orissa, 10070
      Baghmara. Hospital Management System (HMIS)
                                                                tenders of 7925.32 crore have been hosted in the
      has been implemented in Ganesh Das Hospital,
                                                                year. 1697 tenders of 2187.74 Crore have been
      Shillong.
                                                                hosted by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited for Works,
      Manipur                                                   Services & Goods. Chief Minister’s Grievance
                                                                Redressal Monitoring System has been rolled out
          The applications implemented in the year were
                                                                across the State. ONLINE off Campus Counselling
      e-Tendering for PMGSY works, File Tracking System
                                                                for admissions to DET-2010 & OJEE-2010 including
      (FTS) for Manipur Secretariat covering 60
                                                                Diploma, Engineering, Medical seats have been
      Departments with more than 400 nodes, VAHAN &
                                                                conducted. e-Advertisement for Information &
      SARATHI software in all 6 RTOs of Transport
                                                                Public Relations Department has been implemented
      Department, Exam Processing in the Council of
104                                                             for online monitoring of the flow of advertisements
      Higher Secondary Education, Computerisation of
                                                                to various local/national newspapers. e-
      Land Records in 6 SDC Circles of Manipur,
                                                                Bhabisyanidhi is implemented to deal with provident
      Computerisation of Registration of Documents
                                                                fund issues of around 2 lakh teachers. Paddy
      (CORD) in 4 Sub-Registrar Office, Tele-education in
                                                                Procurement System to provide information for
      5 Higher Secondary Schools, computerisation of
                                                                planning and monitoring the activities of the same
      Personnel Information Systems in Finance
      Department, computerisation of 3 Employment               in the State has been implemented by OSCSC,
      Exchanges. IAY Activities of Department of RD,            NAFED, FCI. Monitoring for Rural Infrastructure
      BRGF, Wakf Board, Old Age Pension of Social               Development Fund, Plan & Expenditure, MP & MLA
      Welfare Departments, were computerized. SMS               LAD etc., have been rolled out. Under Forest Rights
      services were provided to pensioners.                     Act project 2,30,304 cases have been processed
                                                                & Patta have been handed over to beneficiaries in
      Mizoram                                                   regional language.

          The services implemented in the State were            Puducherry
      e-Tendering for PMGSY works, Birth and Death
      Registration for Economic & Statistics Department.            Mission Mode Projects like Sarathi, Vahan, CIPA,
      Old age pension for Social Welfare Department,            Fisheries, etc., were implemented. Monitoring
      e-Mamta for Health Ministry, Vahan, Sarathi and           systems for welfare schemes like IGNOAPS,
      smart card under Transport Project, NREGA, JSY,           IGNWPS, IAY and NREGA were implemented.
      IAY, E-court and .CONFONET.                               Under PDS system citizen centric services like
                                                                issue of new ration cards, alteration of existing
      Nagaland                                                  cards, and the allied activities have been
          Online Inventory Management was developed.            automated. An on-line expenditure monitoring
      Online registration system has been implemented at        system is available for Puducherry UT. Additional
      Regional Employment Exchange. All 8 Transport             modules to the VAT system in 2010 include online
      Registering Authorities sites of Nagaland have been       renewal of registration facility, Online filing of returns
      computerized. Sarathi and Vahan have been                 (VAT, Non VAT and CST dealer) and Online issue of
Statutory forms to the registered dealers. SARATHI         Assembly Questions. Online Election Management
and VAHAN are implemented in all the four RTO              system was used in all districts during elections of
offices and the data is replicated to the State            Local bodies. Web based application for Sarva
Consolidation Register and then to State Register          Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) project & Child Tracking
and subsequently to National Register. A web               Survey has been implemented in the State. Web
enabled application was developed for Puducherry           based system for B.Ed Entrance 2010 (PTET-2010)
Pollution Control Committee (PPCC). A centralized          was used for more than 700 institutions. Pseudo
admission process has been developed for                   Core Banking solution has been implemented at
admission to Higher Secondary Course based on              three Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies of
the marks and categories. Through this system              District Central Cooperative Bank. Pregnancy, Child
software counseling was done for 5800 students in          Tracking and Health services management system
about 2 weeks. PSWAN is now operational.                   has been used for more than 13000 Government
                                                           health institutions. Digital signatures have been
Punjab                                                     issued to more than 400 users. High speed 1Gbps
     GePNIC has been initiated for Public Works            connectivity has been extended to University of
Department (PWD). Tenders for more than 1000               Rajasthan at Jaipur under NKN (National Knowledge
crore floated. Result Framework Document (RFD)             Network) project. Video conference was extensively
Management system was implemented across all               used by all Departments. Budget Estimation (Non
Departments. CCMS (Court Cases Monitoring                  Plan) module was implemented as part of Integrated
System) which facilitates Departments in                   Financial Management System.
maintaining and monitoring court cases pending in          Sikkim
different courts has been implemented in more than
15 Departments. e-File in NIC Punjab State Unit and            The SWAN project has been extended to 38
district centres has been implemented. Under               blocks. The SISCO cooperative bank
VAHAN project, data has been consolidated into             computerisation has been implemented at the
State and National Register for 24 sites (17 DTOs          headquarters and at one branch. Online Property
and 7 SDMs). Under SARTHI project, data                    Registration Information System has been                   105
consolidation into State and National Register was         implemented in all subdivisions. VAHAN and
completed for three sites. Web-based Off-Campus            SARATHI have been implemented in all the RTOs
Counseling for Boards/Universities has been                of Sikkim.
implemented for the admissions in all the Diploma/
Engineering streams. An integrated web application
                                                           Tamil Nadu
was developed for Department of Water Supply and               On-line filing of VAT Return and e-payment
Sanitation. File Tracking System was implemented           through SBI has been implemented for Dealers of
in six locations of Department of Local Government         Department of Commercial Taxes. More than 197000
and all branches of Punjab Police Headquarters. A          dealers are filing return monthly and 1454 Crore of
data generator module for treasury database was            taxes is being collected through e-Payment.
replicated in all district treasuries of Punjab. A web     e-Request of saleable forms issue is also
based application, Pregnant Mother and Child               implemented. eDistrict Scholarship System for
Tracking System (MCTS) has been implemented.               application and issue of scholarships for the BC ,
Plan Plus, a decentralization software tool facilitating   MBC and Adi Dravidar students has been
PRIs has been implemented. Website for Punjab              implemented. More than 3.7 lakhs students applied
Census Department was developed and hosted.                in 1100 Institutions. Under eDistrict project for Social
                                                           Welfare the 5 Marriage Assistance schemes have
Rajasthan
                                                           been implemented. e-District Revenue facilitates
    The US President, during his visit to India,           submission of application through CSC. VVT
interacted through VC with local villagers from the        Kalaignar Housing Scheme online services helped
e-Panchayat established at Kanpura Village in Ajmer        in allocating around 22 lakh houses. Government
district. High level delegation from US visited Gram       e-Procurement system implemented in 9 States and
Panchayat Kanpura, Rajasthan and was given                 2 PSUs and under 18 States in PMGSY. Online filing
demonstration about the IT Services provided at            of Applications for New Vehicle Registration by
Panchayat level. Answering Information System was          Dealers, Learners Licence applications by citizens
launched on pilot basis for 15 Departments for             & e-payment facility through National Permit Portal
      has also been implemented. Besides these, an online          Uttar Pradesh
      system for arriving at monthly PDS Allotments for
      all Fair Price Shops in the State has been                        e-District Services were extended through CSC
      implemented. The system is used by all 232 Taluk             & Lokvani centres. More than 15 lakh digitally
      Supply Offices. e-Pension a system covering all the          signed certificates/ services were delivered to the
      steps from receipt of PPO from AGs office till the           citizens from the e-District centres, tehsil computer
      sanction of pension has been implemented.                    centres & CSCs established right up to the village
                                                                   level. In addition to the 23 plus services being
      Tripura                                                      provided through the e-District, 70 more services
                                                                   have been identified by the State Government for
           A workflow based backend application
                                                                   electronic delivery. The Commercial Tax
      RuralSoft@Tripura on MNERGA Works Execution has
                                                                   Computerisation (VYAS) was implemented with
      been implemented in West Tripura District. Campus
                                                                   online facility for tax payment and other activities.
      Area Network has been completed and integrated
                                                                   ‘Nivesh Mitra’ – an online application for setting up
      with NICNET. Physically Challenged Persons
                                                                   Industrial Units in the State and online submission
      Information System has been deployed for
                                                                   for UP PSC applications were also implemented.
      differently abled persons helping in application,
                                                                   The Jhansi Jan Soochna Kendra model for handling
      identification and online issue of disability certificate.
                                                                   public grievances using a simple telephone was
      Vahan and Sarathi Statewide Rollout has been
                                                                   re-modeled into a web based system and is under
      completed. State Registers on Driving license and
                                                                   roll out in all the districts of the State. Another
      Vehicle Registration are completed & operational.
                                                                   significant achievement was the digitization of more
      Common software interface is implemented for
                                                                   than 5 crore beneficiaries of the Ration Card System.
      delivery of SMS based services across various
                                                                   The data was collected from the districts and is
      e-Governance applications namely Complaint
                                                                   available on the web. e-Scholarship for electronic
      Monitoring System of Tripura Police, Weather
                                                                   disbursement of scholarship directly to the bank
      Forecasting and Energy Billing System.
                                                                   account of beneficiaries, e-Procurement, Pension
106   Uttarakhand                                                  System (old age, widow, handicap etc.), transport
                                                                   computerisation etc., are some of the other IT based
           Under e-District, 7 services rolled out in Kotdwar      initiatives which were implemented. Many projects
      Tehsil of District Pauri as a pilot. UK-SWAN was             were also carried out in areas of Infrastructure
      completed in the State covering all Tehsils/Blocks,          improvement, change management, Government
      Districts/State Headquarters. 29 Treasuries and 14           Process Re-engineering & simplifying the delivery
      offices of Commercial Tax Department connected               channels of Government Services.
      horizontally. Under UKPSC project, 140 nodes LAN/
      internet connectivity was setup for office automation,       West Bengal
      online processing of applications for various exams.
                                                                       Under BHUCHITRA project, integration of land
      CIPA was implemented in 38 Police Stations. Ekosh
                                                                   data and land map, RoR containing plot details and
      web portal was deployed connecting all the 29
                                                                   plot map was delivered. Query based market value
      treasuries across the State. SMS alerts of Pay/
                                                                   service and same day delivery of registration deeds
      Pension disbursement are being sent to all
                                                                   is now possible. In VAT Computerization project,
      employees/pensioners every month. GPF Online
                                                                   E-services introduced were e-Registration under
      System implemented for approx. 1 lakh subscribers            VAT/CST Acts, e-Return submission under VAT/CST,
      of State Government. ACTNIC (Automation of                   e-Delivery of dematerilised CST Forms/Waybills &
      Commercial tax by NIC) had been scaled up under              dematerialized Goods Transit Forms. In the
      MMP. e-Tendering under PMGSY project has been                Agriculture Sector, e-Services were launched such
      started. Websites for Investment in Uttarakhand,             as Registration Certificate to Fertilizer
      Doon University, Complaint Redressal System for              Manufacturers & Dealers, Fertilizer Quality Control
      CM Office were developed and hosted. Offline data            System, Registration of Agencies for Seed
      processing module for Water Billing System was               Certification, Seed/Pesticide Testing & Licensing
      developed for Jal Sansthan. ICT support in School            System, Web based Soil Health Card, Project
      Education Department extended in Class rooms,                Management System for Agricultural Projects. In
      SSA, e-learning. X-GEN implemented in UEPPCB,                VAHAN System, State Vehicle Register of 27 lakh
      e-Janadhar in 9 Tehsils of the State for delivery of         vehicles was created, e-Services for National Permit
      different types of certificates online by administration.    were launched and e-Payment of MV taxes launched
for Kolkata and Alipur RTOs. Under Caste Certificate     Signature Implementation using OSS were
(OSCAR) Project, e-Services in the areas of filing       conducted. Special training program on OSS for all
applications, processing /viewing of such                the North Eastern States was conducted at Guwahati.
applications were started. Online education loan
processing system for CS/ST/OBC students was
                                                         Software Development Unit, Pune
introduced. In e-Court Project, infrastructure was            Infrastructural development of 10,000 Sq. ft., a
created in 22 District Courts and operation of e-Court   Data centre, NDC, Pune was completed and
software started; infrastructure also created in 56      services were operational since April 2010.
Taluka/Lower Courts, and application software            Government Receipt Accounting System (GRAS)
deployed in District and Taluka/Lower Courts. A          has been implemented for Finance Department (FD)
Missing Persons Portal launched containing details       to facilitate online payments of all taxes for State
of missing persons, recovered persons, matching          Government through internet banking service.
of missing & recovered persons, details of legal         Regional Transport Department started accepting
proceedings.                                             new vehicle registration fees using this system.
                                                         Dealers can log into this system and prepare the
Open Technology Centre (OTC)
                                                         challan required for registering the vehicle. The
     OTC has assisted development of the CMS &           GRAS system has being integrated with VAHAN
State Portal using Drupal for Tamil Nadu Government      software of RTO offices. 20,000 Challans were
(TN) by NIC-TNSC. Hand holding support was               generated through this system since 24 June 2010
provided on Drupal based projects at NIC-Pune,           and an amount of 30 Crore is being collected using
NIC-Karnataka. OTC developed sample applications         this system. ARTHWAHINI is an Integrated Financial
which can run on Mobile Phones to collect Data and       Management System for the Finance Department,
provide Information which can be retrieved from          Government of Maharashtra. Fiscal TREASURYNET,
backend systems. Under implementation of Re-             a Web based software was developed for the Finance
usable RESTful Web Services/Components for               Department to computerize accounting for accuracy
Service Delivery Platform (SDP), OTC has                 and speed at PAO, Treasury and sub treasuries and
developed services for 2D Barcode, One Time              provide MIS. The software was implemented in            107
Password Authentication, Digital Signature               Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh
Verification and components for SMS-Push, LDAP           treasuries; it was also customised for fiscal
authentication & Digital Signature. XForms was           transaction processing for PWD Department of
implemented for Online /Offline usage in projects        Meghalaya. Court Project Management System
like TN-VAT, TN-V-Serve (Marks verification system       (CPMS) is used as mechanism to support varied
for Marks of 10th & 12th); XForms with Digital           needs of different States. e-Courts application is
Signature has been completed. PoC on mobile based        implemented in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh in this
Offense booking for TN was completed. OTC has            year. Web-portal using open source Drupal CMS is
integrated Digital Signature with Web Applications       designed to create user accounts for Agro-met IMD
by using OSS Librar y. 2D Barcode based                  division for administrator roles, AMFU units
application for issuance of Inner-Land Permit (ILP)      (Agriculture Meteorological Field Units) 130 in
for Arunachal Pradesh was developed. 2D
barcode was used in online Verification of
KVVT (housing scheme of TN). Mobile-OTP
enables strong authentication using
mobile phones and standards based
Protocol Time-based One-time Password
Algorithm (TOTP). Pilot implementation
using Mobile-OTP for WEB Applications
has been done. OTC has created a
e-Learning environment using Open
Source Tool “Moodle”, implemented for
Ordinance Factory Training Institute,
Chennai. Training Programs for XForms,
Drupal CMS-Portal, PostgreSQL,
Applications for Mobile Phones and Digital
      number to upload agro-met bulletins, 23 State IMD          e-Governance at various levels including sub district
      offices to upload weather forecast. Web based              level in many States. National Knowledge Network
      License Management system for Department of                is a core Backbone consisting of 18 Points of
      Agriculture to issue license to Manufacturers and          Presence with 2.5 Gbps capacity. 104 institutes
      Dealers for pesticides, seed and fertilizer. It is in      have been connected to NKN and 15 virtual
      use at 7 districts. Knowledge Management portal is         classrooms have been setup. NIC has setup
      developed for State Resource Centres for Adult             National Data Centres at Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune
      Education Department which facilitates upload and          which provide shared hosting and co-location
      management of all types of training material. Under        facilities to the Government across India.
      project for State and National Register for RTO offices,
      36 out of 45 RTO offices across the State are connected       Multipoint Video Conferencing (VC) services are
      over VPNoBB to the State Data Centre of NIC that in        provided over NICNET from 631 existing studios
      turn is connected to the National Data Centre.             spread across India. For the US President Shri
                                                                 Obama, Video conference between Mumbai and a
      National Informatics Centre Services                       Panchayat of Ajmer district, Rajasthan was
      Incorporated (NICSI)                                       organized.
           National Informatics Centre Services Inc. (NICSI)         An SMS gateway has been setup to integrate
      was set up in 1995 as a section 25 Company under           the various applications hosted by NIC for sending
      National Informatics Centre with an aim to provide         alerts and updates. Over 80 applications at Central
      total IT solutions to Government organizations. NICSI      and State level have been integrated.
      continued its IT services to the whole of the
      Government sectors across India. The emphasis in               e-Office has been implemented in a number of
      the current year progressed from IT enabled services       Departments. File tracking system based on the
      to e-Governance services. NICSI’s turnover                 Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedures has
      increased in terms of value and number of projects.        been implemented in more than 25 Ministries/
      NICSI continued its services to the major projects         Departments. A scheme for maintenance of e-
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      like UP SWAN, Passport Office, computerization of
      CGHS dispensaries and introduction of plastic cards        Government of India Employees has been
      to the CGHS beneficiaries, National Knowledge              formulated by NIC and DoPT.
      Network, mission mode projects like e-Districts in a
                                                                     In the finance sector, Web based budget
      number of States. Comprehensive DDO SW, Office
                                                                 information system for compilation of Union Budget
      Procedure Automation (OPA) SW and File Tracking
                                                                 was developed. Ministry of Finance web site was
      System (FTS) were implemented in a number of
                                                                 made universally accessible as per web guidelines.
      Government Departments.

          Major projects undertaken during the year are              Planning Commission implemented MIS on Left
      Setting-up of high speed data processing centre in         Wing Extremism Districts Portal for monitoring
      the various offices of Registrar General, India for        schemes for 35 LWE districts. Project Management
      Census-2011; Setting up of Lakhadweep SWAN;                Process Tracker (PMPT) developed by NIC used to
      facilitating UIDAI, Community Participation Unit of        finalize the Approach to Twelfth Five Year Plan in a
      UP Jal Nigam for data centre setup; VC networking          collaborative environment.
      in J&K; facilitation for setting up of National
                                                                      There was significant enhancement of National
      Knowledge Network; Integrated Finance
                                                                 GIS services for various sectors such as
      Management System for Government of Rajasthan;
                                                                 environmental planning, election GIS services, post
      Computerisation of Chief Election Office, Prisons in
                                                                 office mapping, Value-added NIC Map Services,
      Punjab; NIC services to Doordarshan for
                                                                 Digital Vulnerability Atlas for disaster management
      Commonwealth Games etc. NICSI’s e-Procurement
                                                                 and Ground Water Information System.
      software hitherto has been provided to Jharkhand,
      Himachal Pradesh and Punjab for implementation.                GePNIC, e-Tendering solution for various
                                                                 Departments was implemented in a number of
      Highlights                                                 States like Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, Orissa,
         NIC has leveraged ICT to provide a robust               Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and
      communication backbone and effective support for           Mizoram.
     As part of NIC’s citizen centric e-governance       and Device Driver Policy are some of the major
initiatives, programmes for citizen service were         projects undertaken by Open Technology Centre.
enhanced in existing districts and new programes
                                                             The Tele-education Project for Schools of North-
launched in a number of districts. District level
                                                         Eastern States, Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010.
applications were rolled out in the States of Uttar
                                                         Booking cum Information offices Web portal, UPSC
Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala (Kannaur and
                                                         Online Recruitment Application (ORA) UPSC/SSC
Palakkad), Haryana and Himachal Pradesh etc. In
                                                         System of Online Application Processing (SOAP)
Andaman & Nicobar Island, e-Tehsil kiosk based
                                                         are some of the major projects implemented by the
ECS for online delivery of services was launched.
                                                         Telematics Division.
    Driving License & Vehicle Registration Certificate
                                                            In Postal sector, Pin Code area mapping for Delhi
(DL/RC), Multi Purpose National Identity Card
                                                         and Kolkata has been done and also mapping for
(MNIC), Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY),
                                                         Rural India have been delineated based on village
e-Passport and PDS respectively are some of the
                                                         boundaries..
major smart card based projects implemented
across the Country.                                          In Telecommunications sector, Online ,
                                                         Registration of Other Service Providers (OSPs) has
    Dissemination of election results during General
                                                         been implemented for DoT to facilitate G2B services.
Election to Bihar Legislative Assembly, 2010 was
                                                         For Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Telecom
carried out. Haryana State Unit implemented ICT
                                                         Commercial Communications Customer Preference
enabled Processes of General Elections to
                                                         Portal has been launched as per the new regulation
Municipalities and Panchayats. A number of other
                                                         brought in by TRAI for strict enforcement of
States like Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and
                                                         stoppage of unsolicited calls and SMS.
Rajasthan were also provided support in elections.
                                                             Cooperative Core Banking Solution application
    NIC facilities were used for web based and VC
                                                         has been developed to provide basic banking
based counseling across the country for engineering
                                                         facilities and payment of Government schemes to
and medical admissions. Online Counseling for                                                                   109
                                                         rural people through State Cooperative Banks
admissions in B-Tech, Diploma courses during 2010-
                                                         (SCBs), District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs)
11 was conducted for UTU and Uttarakhand Board
                                                         and Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies
of Technical Education. Web based counseling for
                                                         (PACS) across the country. Pilot implementation has
admission of 4.8 lakh of students was conducted
                                                         been taken up for Rajasthan and Sikkim.
by Andhra Pradesh. CBSE has introduced
CollabCAD in the course curriculum of the                Awards
Engineering Graphics course for XII from the 2010-
2011 session onwards.                                        A number of NIC Projects at National, State &
                                                         District Level have been given awards for their
    Support for major MMP projects continued.            contribution to e-Governance.
Preparation of Sarthi and Vahan State and National
Register is in progress and completed in many               Online Scholarship Management System of
States. VAT computerization was implemented in a         Andhra Pradesh received National e-Governance
number of States. E-courts project is undertaken         award for Excellence in Government Process
by SDU, Pune and is operational at Maharashtra,          Reengineering 2009-10 and World is Open Award
Kerala, Guajrat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,             2010.
Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh.
                                                             e-India 2010 Award and mBillionth Award south
    Under Land Records Computerisation Project,          Asia 2010 under m-Health category for Dr.SMS was
integrated system for RoR and Maps in the States         received by Kerala while Andhra State Unit received
of Chhattisgarh and Haryana was implemented.             the e-India-2010 jury award and public Choice Award
                                                         for e-MEDLABS – IPM Diagnostic Centre Workflow
   State Portal based on Drupal (TN, Karnataka,
                                                         Automation Solution.
Pune) ,OSS Stack for use in e-Governance projects
and training, Support Provisioning for OSS, 2D               e-India 2010 Award for Best project in
barcode for TN projects, XForms for data capture in      Government to Business Category was received for
e-Gov Projects (TN VAT), Support for Finger Print        e-Procurement implementation at Mahanadi Coalfields.
and Meta-data standards, Open Standards Policy           The Pregnancy, Child Tracking & Health Services
      Management System at Rajasthan also received               SWAGAT at Gujarat was 2nd place winner of
      e-INDIA 2010 award. Water Cess project for             the United Nations Public Service Awards 2010.
      Rajasthan State Pollution Control was ranked 3rd
                                                                 Skoch ICT Awards 2010 were also received for
      in Government to Business Category. The Project
                                                             PlanPlus, e-Post, Open Source Implementation of
      Hospital Management for Mukhya Mantri Jeevan
                                                             GePNIC and HARIS Queue Management.
      Raksha Kosh Rajasthan was ranked 3rd in e-Health
      category.                                                 FISHnet REalCRaft project of Kerala
                                                             received the MANTHAN AWARD 2010 under
          A number of projects received Web Ratna
                                                             best e-Governance category. The Manthan
      awards in various categories. Chandigarh UT
                                                             appreciation award for e-lokshai IVRS was received
      received three awards under Comprehensive Web
                                                             by Maharashtra State Unit.
      Presence, NPC and NCNP categories. Himachal
      Pradesh State Unit received Best Web-Site for              State e-Governance awards were received by
      HimPOL, the police website as well as Best Content     Madhya Pradesh for Scholarship Portal and Kerala
      Provider. Jharkhand received for Video Conferencing    for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race website.
      between Court & Jail. The Government of Tamil Nadu
      won the Web Ratna for Most Comprehensive Web              National e-Governanance awards were received
      Presence. Department of Economic Affairs was           by Madhya Pradesh for Integrated Forest Financial
      awarded the Platinum Icon Web Ratna Award in the       & Works Management System and i-GeoApproach.
      comprehensive web presence category and Best              NREGAsoft received the National award for
      Accessible Web site.                                   e-Governance 2009-10 for Best Government
           Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public   Website.
      Administration was received for Department of Post        NIC Orissa was conferred the Nagar Bandhu
      Project Arrow. Computerisation of Paddy                Samman Award for contribution towards Urban
      Procurement and PDS at Chhattisgarh also received      Governance.
      this award.
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          National Award instituted by the Ministry of       Public Choice award under G2C Category.
      Social Justice and Empowerment was awarded to
      the website of Ministry of Finance.                        Indian Geomatics Award for outstanding
                                                             contribution in Geomatics Applications was
          CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards were              received by GIS & Remote Sensing Services of NIC.
      received for Energy Billing System at Tripura, Land    They also received the Geo-Spatial Excellence
      Records Project at Goa, Police Web Portal at           Award for National GIS Portal at Map World Forum
      Himachal Pradesh and Xtended Green Node of             Conference at Hyderabad.
      Gujarat. Nawanshahr District in Punjab received CSI-
      Nihilent E-Governance award based on the NIC              PCQUEST Best IT Implementation of the Year
      application SUWIDHA which is the centre stage of       was awarded to MIS-LWE developed for Planning
      e-Governance in the district.                          Commission.
Promotional Matters
Client's/Citizen's Charter                                            e-Security: Securing India's cyber space

     In accordance with relevant guidelines, the          (4) Service Standards
Department prepared a Sevottam compliant Client's/
Citizen's Charter and Grievance Redress Mechanism              The Department has identified 19 services with
in February 2011. The Charter has nine sections and       relevant Service Standards whose details are
is hosted in Department's website: - www.mit.gov.in.      available in the website of the Department.
The nine sections of the charter are as under:-
                                                          (5) Public   Grievances                   Redressal
(1) Vision                                                    Mechanism
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     e-Development of India as the engine for                 In the Client's/Citizen's Charter an officer of Joint
transition into a developed nation and an empowered       Secretary level has been identified as Nodal Officer
society                                                   for Grievance Redressal and the Grievance
                                                          Redressal process has also been stipulated.
(2) Mission
                                                                As a part of implementing Public Grievances
     e-Development of India through multi pronged
                                                          Redressal System, the Department has set up
strategy of e-infrastructure creation to facilitate and
                                                          Public Grievances (PG) Cell for Grievances matters.
promote e-governance, promotion of Electronics &
                                                          The Centralized Public Grievances Redress System
Information Technology - Information Technology
                                                          (CPGRAMS) is in operation in the Department. The
enabled Services (IT-ITeS) Industry, enabling creation
                                                          cell is also addressing grievance relating to services
of Innovation/Research & Development (R&D)
                                                          assured by the Department under "Sevottam". A
infrastructure in ICT&E, building Knowledge network
                                                          link of PGPORTAL has been provided on the website
and securing India's cyber space.
                                                          of the Department. The portal also facilitates to
(3) Objectives                                            receive the grievances lodged online through
                                                          Internet by the citizens from any geographical
         e-Government: Providing e-infrastructure for
                                                          location. This system besides providing a faster
         delivery of e-services
                                                          access offer the following facilities to citizens:-
         e-Industry: Promotion of electronics                  ----   Lodging online grievances
         hardware manufacturing and IT-ITeS
                                                               ----   Lodging online reminders
         industry
                                                               ----   Viewing the online current status of the
         e-Innovation/R&D: Enabling creation of                       grievance.
         Innovation/R&D Infrastructure in emerging
         areas of ICT&E                                   The rate of disposal of grievances is 90%.
         e-Learning: Providing support for                (6) Stakeholders / Clients
         development of e-Skills and Knowledge
         network                                               In the Charter the Department has identified the
      stakeholders/clients. They are as under:-               (8) Indicative Expectations from Services
               Autonomous Societies / Companies of the        Recipients
               Department                                     In the Charter indicative Expectations from Services
               NIC and STQC - Attached Offices of the         Recipients have also been identified and they are
               Department                                     as under:-

               Ministries / Departments of Government of               Submission of complete valid DPR/
               India                                                   proposals/requests.
               State Governments/Union Territories, PSUs               Timely submission of UCs in prescribed
               Universities/Academic Institutions, R&D                 format.
               Labs
                                                                       Submission of Electronic copy of project
               Industry / Industry Associations relating to            document for Mission Mode Projects.
               IT, ITeS & Electronics
                                                                       Submission of complete R&D grant
               Common Business Organizations (CBOs)                    proposals in prescribed format including
               Citizens of India.                                      revised proposals.

      (7) Responsibility Centres                                       Submission of complete applications.

      In the charter the Responsibility Centres are listed             Timely response to deficiencies pointed out
      as below:-                                                       in application forms.

                                                                       Submission of complete Security Incident
               National Informatics Centre (NIC)
                                                                       Reporting form.
               Standardization, Testing and Quality
               Certification (STQC)                           (9) Month and year for next review of the
                                                              Charter
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               Society for Applied Microwave Electronics
               Engineering & Research (SAMEER)                Next Charter review date: 30th November, 2011.

               Centre for Development of Advanced             RTI Matters
               Computing (C-DAC), Pune
                                                                   The Department and its Attached /Subordinate
               Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)      Offices/Societies are separate "Public Authorities
                                                              in terms of Section 2 (h) of RTI Act, 2005. They
               Department of Electronics Accreditation of     have their own websites and each of these Public
               Computer Courses (DOEACC)                      Authorities has its own CPIOs/ AAs. For any
                                                              information relating to these Authorities, applications
               Centre for Materials for Electronics
                                                              need to be submitted to the concerned CPIO of
               Technology (C-MET)
                                                              these organizations as per provisions of RTI Act,
               Education and Research Network (ERNET)         2005. There is an RTI Cell in the Department which
               India                                          is the receiving point for RTI applications and also
                                                              deals with coordination of matters relating to RTI.
               Electronics and Computer Software Export       All Public Authorities have also hosted relevant
               Promotion Council (ESC)                        inputs/documents required under Section 4 of the
                                                              RTI Act. The relevant contents are reviewed and
               Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA)
                                                              updated periodically by the concerned Public
               Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CAT)                 Authorities.

               Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-      International Co-operation and Bilateral
               Design Registry (SICLDR)                       Trade
               Indian Computer Emergency Response                  The Department was actively involved in setting
               Team (ICERT)                                   up of ICT projects in various countries. Some of the
                                                              projects undertaken by the Department include -
               Media Lab Asia (MLAsia).                       Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT at Accra,
Ghana, Cyber City Project at Ebene, Mauritius,            and strengthening partnership to promote
Centre of Excellence in ICT at Dar es Salaam,             international cooperation in the emerging and frontier
Tanzania. Jawaharlal Nehru India Uzbekistan Centre        areas of information technology, explore ways to
for Information Technology (JNIUCIT) at Tashkent,         enhance investment and address the regulatory
Uzbekistan, Bedil India Tajik Centre of Information       mechanism. The Working Groups meetings with US,
Technology at Dushanbe, Tajikistan and IT Centre          Russia, Korea, Bulgaria, Brunei, Darussalam,
for Enhancement of IT Skills (CEITS) in Myanmar.          Taiwan, etc., have witnessed enhanced government-
                                                          to-government and industry-to-industry participation
      The Hole-in-the-Wall (HiWEL) project, developed     from respective sides.
in India, has been deployed in African countries like
Namibia, Zambia and Uganda. The projects depict                The Indo-US ICT Working Group had two
that even uneducated rural children can learn             meetings, during the year, in May and December
information gathering, knowledge acquisition and          2010 in New Delhi and discussed on various issues
skills development.                                       concerning investments, research collaborations and
                                                          security issues in the area of Telecommunications,
In the ICT sector, the Department has active Working      Information Technology and Media. The Working
Groups/G2G cooperation and collaboration with             Group in the IT sector focused on - Cyber Security
countries such as:-                                       and Privacy, Encryption Policy, e-governance, Cloud
    -    US                  -    Philippines             Computing, Recent Legislative Measures on BPO,
    -    EU                  -    Singapore               IT Act, Totalization/Visa issues, etc. In the Telecom
    -    Russia              -    Taiwan                  sector issues focused were - Next Generation
                                                          Network, Telecom Equipment Security, Telecom
    -    Bulgaria            -    Tanzania
                                                          Regulation, etc. In Media and Broadcast sector
    -    France              -    Seychelles              issues pertaining to accessibility to U.S. market and
    -    Uzbekistan          -    Lesotho                 digitalization of Cable sector were discussed. The
    -    Egypt               -    Azerbaijan              sub groups of the Working Group also had a video
    -    Tanzania            -    Armenia                 conferencing meeting on 3rd November 2010 and
                                                          shared information on issues related to cyber and        113
    -    Kazakhstan          -    Ivory Coast
                                                          telecom security.
    -    South Korea         -    Belarus
    -    Malaysia            -    Madagascar                   The US side has representations from Federal
                                                          Communications Commission, Department of
    -    Brunei              -    Turkmenistan
                                                          Commerce, and Office of the U.S. Trade
    -    Saudi Arabia        -    Uzbekistan              Representative as well as U.S. Industry Associations
    -    Vietnam             -    Mauritius               (Telecommunications Industry Association,
    -    Myanmar             -    Ghana                   Information Technology Association of America, and
                                                          the US-India Business Council). The Industry
    -    Bhutan              -    Antigua & Barbuda
                                                          Associations like NASSCOM, CII, FICCI, TEMA,
     The Working Groups broadly deliberate in areas       COAI, MAIT and I&B Media Associations and
like ICT policies and strategies, cyber security,         Government agencies like NSCS, TRAI, MEA, DOC
techno parks, global workforce mobility, research         actively participated in the WG meeting from Indian
collaboration in Free and Open Source Software,           side.
Ubiquitous Computing, RFID, Embedded System,
                                                          The issues of mutual interest and corresponding point
New Generation Network, Smart Cards, e-Governance,
                                                          of contacts both from India and USA were identified
etc., and Telecom and Media related issues for
                                                          in September 2010 under the umbrella of JWG to
continual exchange of information and collaborative
                                                          establish a continuing dialogue on a regular basis in
approach. The ICT industry actively participates in
                                                          the IT, Telecom and Media and Broadcast sectors.
the Working Group meetings.
                                                          Cyber security is an important issue for all countries
During the year 2010, the International cooperation       and similar problems are encountered by them. It
division was engaged in steering many projects            was desired that both the countries should work more
including setting up of IT centres, promoting training    closely in this area. It was stressed that US-CERT
and employment, developing IT based solutions to          and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team
improve socio-economic development, sharing of the        should collaborate and work more closely in matters
best practices, etc. Various collaborative efforts have   relating to sharing of information on cyber incidents
been made to encourage sustainable development            and advance information on cyber threats.
      The US side had offered five days training programme      To enhance bilateral cooperation in Information
      to five Indian officials at USTTR, Washington in May      Technology and Services, MoU with the following
      2010. The Department of Homeland Security of USA          countries were signed during the year:
      facilitated India's participation as "observer" during        ----   Russia on December 21, 2010 during the
      the "Cyber Strom" mock drill held in September 2010                  visit of President of Russian Federation to
      and assured India's participation as full member in                  India. The Principal Secretary to Prime
      the future drills.                                                   Minister has also led a high-level official
                                                                           and IT industry delegation to Russia from
      Taiwan controls a significant portion of the global
                                                                           January 29 - February 1, 2011.
      manufacturing in the area of electronics and IT
                                                                    ----   Malaysia on October 27, 2010 during the
      hardware. A high level composite delegation of
                                                                           visit of Indian Prime Minister to Malaysia.
      government and industry visited Taiwan from 31 May
      to 3 June, 2010 to have direct dialogue with                  ----   Uzbekistan on January 24, 2011.
      Taiwanese electronic hardware manufacturers and           Support for Conferences/Seminars
      creating awareness of Indian infrastructure, policies
      and demand in order to attract and accelerate             The Department provides financial support for
      Taiwanese investment in India. It was projected to        organizing conferences/seminars/workshops/
      the Taiwanese companies that Indian markets size          symposia, etc., at regional/national/international level
      now offers them economies of scale to undertake           to academia, research & development institutes,
      local production in India. It helped in promoting India   registered professional bodies and NGOs registered
      as an important destination for investment in             under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 to
                                                                provide a platform for bringing together experts from
      electronics hardware manufacturing by Taiwanese
                                                                industry/academia/R&D and other user community
      companies.
                                                                to discuss and share their expertise about
      India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Information         technology trends in electronics and ICT sector. The
      Society Working Group is involved in sharing best         information related to events, supported by the
      practices in ICT among the member countries some          Department through Grants-in-aid has been listed
114   of which includes, e-Readiness in IBSA countries,         on the Department’s website.
      IBSA Website, standards in e-Governance and IBSA
                                                                     During the year, about forty three proposals from
      Digital Inclusion Award.                                  various organizations like R&D institutions and
      The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing          academia from all over the country were approved
      (C-DAC) has established an IT centre at Damascus,         under the scheme. Through these events the latest
      Syria. The Centre is equipped to conduct various          information/trends in areas like Computational
      training and quality assurance programmes in IT.          Science, Communication & Networking, Embedded
      The Centre will provide training in IT to students from   Systems, Data Communication, Intelligent
      nearly 18 Universities in and around Damascus. The        Information Retrieval, Medical Imaging, Lexical
                                                                Resources and Applied Computational Techniques,
      Centre can accommodate nearly 90 students at a
                                                                Domain Data Mining, IT for Rural Development,
      time.
                                                                Advances in Computer & Communication
      An MoU was signed between C-DAC & King                    Technology and its Applications, Intelligent
      Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST),          Interactive Techniques and Multimedia, Intelligent
      Saudi Arabia on February 27, 2010 for cooperation         Data Analysis and Image Processing, Fiber Optics
      in Information Technology and Services and setting        and Photonics, Telemedicine, Nanotechnology,
      up of India - Saudi Arabia Centre of Excellence in        Nanomaterials, etc., were shared by the experts and
      ICT at Riyadh. Thereafter, C-DAC & King Abdulaziz         the papers were presented about the latest work
      City for Science & Technology (KACST) had                 being carried out in the related areas by International/
                                                                National experts.
      discussions to identify joint research program in
      information technology.                                   Office Automation
      Similar Centres for skill development have also been          An enhanced version of the Intra-DIT portal for
      taken up for Seychelles, Lesotho, Azerbaijan,             the G2G and G2E services has been implemented
      Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Ivory           in the Department with new features and
      Coast, Belarus, Madagascar, Vietnam, Montenegro           applications as per user requirements. It provides
      and Antigua & Barbuda for which feasibility studies       one-stop access point for integrating all employee-
      have been conducted and work is in progress.              related services like Record Management,
e-HRAdm-online work flow Leave Application, Project               A Microcomputer Based Automation of
Monitoring, Expenditure Monitoring, Parliament                    Electric Mining Shovel
question and answer, Knowledge Management                         Performance Analysis of a PMSM Drive
(Library, E-magazine, Newspaper/News), Online                     Using PID Controllers
Complain Monitoring System, Online IT Proforma                    Green Photonics- A Broad Overview
and IT calculation sheet, e-Profile containing the
                                                                  OECD E-Government Studies Belgium
complete details of the employee, EDB system,
e-AMS (General/Technical Inventory) work flow                     Supporting Reconfigurable Security Policies
application for the Inventory of Consumable and                   for Mobile programs
Non-consumable items in the store, UC Report,                     Making Life Easy for Citizens and Business
Payment Details and Telephone Bills. This portal                  in Portugal (Administrative Simplification
provides more interactive online Government and                   and E-Government), etc.
internal services.
                                                         To streamline the distribution and accounting
     A new application for generating the Security       systems, a computerized data base for the
pass for the contractual employees and visitor's         subscribers is being maintained.
pass (for meetings after office hours in the
Department) has been developed and implemented.          Information and Documentation Centre
Visitor pass system has been hosted on the
                                                               The Department maintains a scientific library
Department's website http://mit.gov.in.
                                                         called Information and Documentation Centre (I&DC)
      A upgraded version of the File Tracking System     with latest books and journals. It uses RFID based
(FTS) in the open source technology has been             Library Information Management System to manage
implemented with additional features like Flagging/      issue and return of books and journals. I&DC is also
Unflagging of Files/Receipts for follow up, Unifies      providing various services like inter-library loan
"Query" for Files/Receipt, Customization of Report       facility to the officials of the Department through
in Files/Receipts and Email subscription.                DELNET (Delhi Library Network). Services are also
                                                         provided to the retired officials of the Department       115
   VLAN has been created. At present Eight
                                                         and trainees who undertake some projects in the
hundred Forty Nodes are operational in the
                                                         Department.
Department.
                                                              Information & Documentation Centre (I&DC)
Electronics Information and Planning
Journal                                                  contains approximately 29,900 books on subjects
                                                         like electronics, computer, IT Network, Computer
The bi-monthly techno-economic journal 'Electronics      languages, Fiction, Hindi Books (Fiction), etc. I&DC
Information and Planning' published by the               is procuring journals on subjects like IT, Electronics,
Department is in its 38th year of publication. The       Network Security, Computers and some general
journal has a wider readership among the Industry        magazines both in Hindi and English. I&DC is
and users. Its coverage in all includes aspects of       procuring around 200 books and approximately 100
promotion of Electronics, including technology           journals per year.
developments, applications, policies and data.
                                                              The Department is spearheading the consortium
During the year, the journal covered in-depth analysis   comprising of the participants from National
reports/articles by professionals, on the latest         Informatics Centre, C-DAC, DOEACC, SAMEER, C-
technology, such as:-
                                                         MET, STQC, STPI, CCA, ERNET India, C-DOT and
         Impact Assessment of Sunset Clause, Sez         Department of Posts.
         Policy and the Global Recession on STP Units
         Guidelines for Indian Government
                                                         Electronics & IT Industry Information
         Websites - Standards for enhancing web          System
         usability                                       The data received from Industries pertaining to
         Self sustained model of Electronic Waste        production, exports, manufacturers and product
         Management and Recycling                        directory and other statistics related to electronic
         eContent Development and Delivery               IT industry are being maintained in an information
         Efficient Co-operative Caching for mobile       system. A monthly summary report on Indian
         ad-hoc networks                                 Economy and IT-ITeS Industry is being compiled.
      IT in Parliament                                             The Annual Reports 2009-10 and Audited
                                                              Accounts of all Societies under the Administrative
          During the year 2010, a number of Parliament        Control of the Department were also laid on the Table
      Questions on various issues in Information              of both the Houses of Parliament during the Winter
      Technology and Electronics Sectors were handled.        Session, 2010 of Parliament.
      They are:-
               Exports in IT Sector
                                                              Use of Hindi and Requisite Technology
                                                              Development
               Setting up of IT STPI Units
               Incentives to registered IT Companies               During the year, the Committee of Parliament
                                                              on Official Language visited the ERNET India, New
               Growth of domestic IT and ITeS Market
                                                              Delhi; DOEACC Centre, Srinagar; Software
               Information Technology Hubs                    Technology Parks of India, Nashik and DOEACC
               Provision of BPO facility                      Society, New Delhi under the administrative control
               Training to IT Professionals                   of the Department, to oversee the progress with
               National e-Governance Plan                     regard to implementation of Official Language Policy
                                                              of the Government. Various suggestions given by
               Community Information Centres
                                                              the Committee are being implemented by the
               National Knowledge Network                     respective organisations. Action taken reports on
               Hardware Industry in the Country               the inspections during the previous years received
               Electronics in Health and Telemedicine         from different organizations were also reviewed and
               Programmes                                     sent to the Committee in respect of Electronics Test
                                                              & Development Centre, Chennai; Standardization
               IT Act, 2000 and its Amendment
                                                              Testing and Quality Cer tification (STQC)
               Check on Software Piracy                       Headquarters, New Delhi and National Informatics
               Cyber Crime in India                           Centre State Unit, Kochi.
               Porn websites
                                                                   After the general elections for the 15th Lok
116            Blocking of Information on Internet            Sabha, action was initiated for reconstitution of the
               Spam Mail                                      Hindi Salahakar Samiti and nominations for its non-
               Satellite Town Programme                       official members were called for from various
                                                              organizations. The Samiti has been re-constituted
               Internet Subscribers
                                                              during the year.
               Internet Surfing Centres
               IT in Education Sector                              Under the scheme of National Awards for original
                                                              books on Electronics & IT in Hindi instituted by the
               Increase in Sale of Computers
                                                              Department, proposals were invited through
           The Department Related Parliamentary Standing      advertisements in newspapers published from
      Committee on Information Technology discussed and       various parts of the country. One proposal for original
      considered the Demands for Grants (2010-11) of the      writing of books on Electronics & IT under the
      Department. The Committee undertook spot visit to       Financial Assistance Scheme was approved and the
      Srinagar, J&K during 21st June to 26th June, 2010       author was requested to complete writing of the
      and visited e-panchyat centre, Community Service        book. The proposals received under the National
      Centres, discussed with the representatives of State    Award Scheme are being evaluated by the experts
      Government of J&K on progress of implementation         of concerned areas.
      of National e-Governance Plan with reference to State
                                                                   MoUs for cooperation in the field of Information
      Wide Area Network (SWAN), State Data Centre             Technology were continued to be signed during the
      (SDC), Community Service Centre(CSC) in the State       year in bilingual/trilingual form with various countries.
      and also had discussion on Cyber Crime, Cyber
      Security Issues, Right to Privacy, Consideration of         Hindi fortnight was organized and various
      IT Act in the State of J&K.                             competitions were also conducted on the occasion
                                                              and prizes awarded.
           The Consultative Committee of Parliament
      attached to the Ministry of Communications and                Subordinate offices of the Department were
      Information Technology discussed the subject: "IT       visited to review the progressive use of Hindi and
      and Electronics Industry" in its meeting held during    guide them on implementation of various provisions
      the year 2010.                                          of Official Language Act/Rules.
                                                                              Appendix I

  Electronics & IT Production (Calendar Year)                                 (    Crore)
  Item                             2005      2006      2007      2008      2009      2010*

  1. Consumer Electronics         17,500    19,500    21,950    24,810    28,140    32,300

  2. Industrial Electronics        8,600    10,100    11,530    12,530    14,560    17,430

  3. Computer Hardware            10,500    12,500    15,100    14,090    14,600    14,970

  4. Communication & Broadcast     6,300     9,200    16,400    24,630    29,900    32,160
     Equipments

  5. Strategic Electronics         3,070     4,500     5,400     6,560     6,950     7,510

  6. Electronic Components         8,530     8,600     9,420    11,440    13,220    14,630

     Sub-Total                    54,500    64,400    79,800   94,060    107,370   119,000

  7. Software for Exports         97,000   132,025   158,550   203,240   231,800   261,470

  8. Domestic Software            27,000    35,150    44,510    56,000    65,600    75,980

         Total                   178,500   231,575   282,860   353,300   404,770   456,450   117


* Estimated
                                                                                    Appendix II

       Electronics & IT Production (Financial Year)                                  ( Crore)

        Item                           2005-06   2006-07   2007-08   2008-09   2009-10 2010-11*

        1. Consumer Electronics         18,000    20,000    22,600    25,550    29,000    33,400


        2. Industrial Electronics        8,800    10,400    11,910    12,740    15,160    18,190

        3. Computer Hardware            10,800    12,800    15,870    13,490    14,970    14,970


        4. Communication & Broadcast     7,000     9,500    18,700    26,600    31,000    32,550
           Equipments


        5. Strategic Electronics         3,200     4,500     5,700     6,840     6,980     7,680

        6. Electronic Components         8,800     8,800     9,630    12,040    13,610    14,970


            Sub-Total                   56,600    66,000    84,410   97,260    110,720   121,760

        7. Software for Exports        104,100   141,000   164,400   216,190   237,000   269,630
118
        8. Domestic Software            29,600    37,000    47,010    59,000    67,800    78,700

            Total                      190,300   244,000   295,820   372,450   415,520   470,090


      * Estimated
                                                                             Appendix III

  Electronics & IT Exports                                                    (    Crore)

  Item                           2005-06   2006-07   2007-08   2008-09   2009-10 2010-11*


  1. Consumer Electronics          2,000     1,500     1,600     2600      3000

  2. Industrial Electronics        2,300     3,000     3,885     4200      3500


  3. Computer Hardware             1,025     1,500      990      1650      1900

  4. Communication & Broadcast      500       650       625     12280      7800
     Equipments

  5. Electronic Components         3,800     5,850     6,100    10500      9700


     Sub-Total                     9,625    12,500    13,200    31,230    25,900    25,900

  6. Computer Software           104,100   141,000   164,400   216,190   237,000   269,630


      Total                      113,725   153,500   177,600   247,420   262,900   295,530
                                                                                             119

* Estimated
                                                                                        Appendix - IV

                                  Summary of Audit Observations

      I.        Summary of important Audit Observations for inclusion in the Annual Report of Financial
                Year 2010-2011 - NIL

      II.       The status of ATNs in respect of Audit Observations included in earlier Annual Reports:

      Sl. No.     Year        No. of Paras/PAC Details of the Paras/PAC reports on which ATNs are
                              reports on which pending
                              ATNs have been      No. of ATNs    No. of ATNs sent    No. of ATNs
                              submitted to PAC    not sent by    but returned with   which have been
                              after vetting by    the Ministry   observations and    finally vetted by
                              Audit               even for the   Audit is awaiting   audit but have
                                                  first time     their resubmission not been
                                                                 by the Ministry    submitted by the
                                                                                    Ministry to PAC

      1.          2002-03     There are NIL           Nil               1                 Nil
      2.          2003-04     PAC reports in          Nil              1                  Nil
      3.          2004-05     respect of DIT on       Nil              --                 Nil
      4.          2005-06     which ATNs are          Nil              1*                 Nil
120   5.          2006-07     to be submitted.        Nil              1                  Nil
      6.          2007-08                             Nil              --                 Nil
      7.          2008-09                             Nil               2                 Nil
      8.          2009-10                             Nil              1$                 Nil


      * Pertains to Commercial
      $ Pertains to Civil
                                                                            Appendix - V
            Department of Information Technology - Annual Plan 2011-12

                                                                                 ( Crore)

   S. No.   SCHEMES                                                   Budgetary Support

            I. R&D PROGRAMMES
   1        SAMEER                                                                42.94
   2        Microelectronics & Nanotechnology Development Programme              100.00
   3        Technology Development Council (incl. ITRA)                           79.00
   4        Convergence, Communications & Strategic Electronics                   25.00
   5        Components & Material Development Programme                           25.00
   6        C-DAC                                                                203.40
   7        Electronics in Health & Telemedicine                                  11.50
   8        Technology Development for Indian Languages                           35.00
   9        IT for Masses ( Gender, SC/ST)                                        16.94
   10       Media Lab Asia                                                        11.30
            R&D Sub-Total                                                        550.08
                                                                                            121
            II. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
   11       STQC                                                                 120.00
   12       STPI & EHTP                                                            2.50
   13       Electronic Governance                                              1087.31*
   14       Cyber Security (including ICERT, IT Act)                              45.20
   15       Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA)                             9.00
   16       ERNET                                                                  0.01
   17       Promotion of Electronics/IT Hardware Manufacturing                     2.83
   18       National Informatics Centre (NIC)                                    754.00
   19       National Knowledge Network                                           250.00
            Infrastructure Sub-Total                                            2270.85
            III. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
   20       DOEACC                                                                11.30
   21       Manpower Development(incl. Skill Development in IT)                  127.69
   22       Facilitation of Setting-up of Integrated Townships                     0.10
            HRD Sub-Total                                                        139.09
   23       Headquarter (Secretariat & Building)                                  39.98

            Grand Total                                                         3000.00


* Includes EAP component of 700.00 crore
                                                                               Appendix – VI

                    Employees Structure (Total and SC/ST) as on 1-1-2011

      (Department of Information Technology including its Attached & Subordinate Offices)
      Group/       Permanent / Temporary Total No. of   SC    %age of     ST     %age of
      Class                              Employees            Total              Total
                                                              Employees          Employees

      GROUP A      Permanent :

                   (i) Other than lowest
                   rung of Class – I         2622       172      6.56      67       2.55

                   (ii) Lowest rung of
                   Class - I                  369        24      6.50      27       7.32

                   Temporary:

                   (i) Other than lowest
                   rung of Class – I            2         0         -      0           -

                   (ii) Lowest rung of
                   Class I                      9         1     11.11      1       11.11

      GROUP B      Permanent                  343        37     10.79      26       7.58
122
      (Gazetted)
                   Temporary                  342        51     14.91      17       4.97

      GROUP B      Permanent                  487        91     18.69      30       6.16
      (Non-
      Gazetted)    Temporary                  109         9      8.26      3        2.75

      GROUP C      Permanent                  511       130     25.44      30       5.87

                   Temporary                   39         7     17.95      1        2.56

      GROUP D      Permanent                  292       138     47.26      21       7.19

      (Excl.
      Sweeper &
      Farash)      Temporary                    4         3     75.00      0           -

      Sweeper      Permanent                   37        34     91.89      3        8.11

                   Temporary                    0         0         -      0           -

      Farash       Permanent                   19         4     21.05      1        5.26

                   Temporary                    0         0         -      0           -

      TOTAL                                  5185       701   13.52%      227      4.38%