Starting as a small programme under an external stimulus
by an UNDP project in early 1970s, NIC started functioning in 1977 and since then
it has grown incrementally and later exponentially as one of
’s major S&T Organisations promoting Informatics-led Development, which has helped to usher
in the required transformation to cope
with the trends in the new millennium.
NIC has played an important role of an
active catalyst and facilitator
development programme in Governments at the national, state and district
levels, during the last 26 years which made them take policy decisions to create
knowledge societies – societies that can exploit knowledge to derive competitive
advantage using the opportunities provided by digital technology. NIC has been instrumental
in adopting Information Technology and Communication Technology to reach out into
i.e. by implementing IT
applications in Social and Public Administrations.
Source : http://home.nic.in