GUWAHATI: The new state-of-the-art office complex of the Assam State Centre of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) was inaugurated by Chief Secretary Alok Kumar at Dispur Last Gate on Friday.
Speaking on the programme, Alok Kumar said, “If any Central Government organization has come close to the State Government and worked shoulder-to-shoulder with it, it is NIC. NIC with its centre’s in the State capital and each of the districts has been working as one of our own, and that is the real reason for its success. It has been the champion and pioneer of computerization in the state, and has been instrumental in raising the level of work in the government, improving productivity, service delivery and interaction with the public.”
Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia, Director General, North East Zone, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, who was also present in the inauguration programme on Friday, said that towards NIC for their support in making the office of the Director General, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Guwahati equipped with Internet and Video Conference facility. He also said that six states of the Northeast with the help of NIC are already connected through video conferencing from Guwahati.
Addressing on the occasion Niraj Verma, Principal Secretary, IT Department, and Government of Assam said, “NIC has always been playing a very important role in the IT sector and e-governance from grassroots level onwards. This new office campus will definitely help grow the contribution of NIC, as it is equally important to have a very good office for effective performance. We look forward to continuous association with it.” Also M Angamuthu, Commissioner and Secretary, GAD & SAD appreciated the role and excellent support of NIC in providing e-governance solutions which have been implemented in the Assam Secretariat, such as e-Office, e-Prastuti, Unified State Portal, e-Pass and the state of the art Secretariat LAN, to name a few.
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