राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ,गुवाहाटी
National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology,Guwahati
11 August 2018
On 11th August, 2018, the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ was released by Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice at Hotel Radisson Blu, Guwahati, Assam. The Vision Document was released in the august presence of Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North East States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER and officials from State Governments of NE States.
Before the main event, Hon’ble MEIT and Chief Minister of Assam laid the foundation stone for Common Facilitation Centre and Smart Meter Manufacturing facility in Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Tech City, Bongara Village, Assam for promotion of electronics manufacturing in NE Region.
Three parallel sessions were held on 11th August in the forenoon, preceding the event for release of the Vision 2022. These comprised a Networking Workshop on Hub and Spoke Model for BPOs, a session on expanding the role and reach of Common Services Centre and another session on Government eMarket Place (GeM). These sessions/workshop exposed the participants to the implementation and the role of these initiatives in providing employment opportunities, delivery of various services digitally to rural population and enhancing efficiency of governance.
During the event for release of Digital North East Vision 2022, several projects were launched covering all NE States. Foundation stone was laid for four NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology) permanent centres in Guwahati, Shillong, Lunglei and Gangtok. NIC (National Informatics Centre) launched the Secure, Scalable and Sugamya Website as a Service (SwaaS) websites for Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. To take participative governance to last mile citizen, State MyGov portals were launched for Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura. STPI (Software Technology Park of India) incubation facility was inaugurated in Agartala, Aizawl and Shillong. A BPO centre under the North East BPO Promotion Scheme (NEBPS) was inaugurated in Majuli, Assam. Manipur State Data Centre (SDC) was migrated to the Cloud Platform. ERNET (National Research and Education Network) India is enabling virtual classroom facility in Tripura. Digital Locker was being integrated with Secondary Education Board Assam and with Nagaland e-District. A comprehensive GIS based Decision Support System for North East States and North Eastern District Resource Plan Geo-Portal (NEDRP) was also launched.
The Digital North East Vision 2022 was released by Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura, IT Ministers of NE States and Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and senior officers from Government of India and State Governments of NE States.
As part of the Digital North East Vision 2022, a cloud hub for north east will be created at Guwahati. Capacity building for 50,000 State Government employees will be taken up in use of digital technologies including GST and digital payments. The number of seats planned for BPOs in North East States will be doubled from 5,000 to 10,000. Network of Common Service Centers (CSCs) will be expanded to cover all villages. High speed broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats or equivalent bodies and mobile connectivity in all uncovered villages in the North Eastern Region shall be provided.
‘Digital North East’ is envisioned as an integral part of the Digital India programme. The Vision Document emphasizes leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of the north east and enhance the ease of living. The Document identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Digital empowerment, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Promotion of IT and ITes including BPOs, Digital Payments, Innovation & Startups and Cybersecurity. State-wise roadmaps for implementing digital initiatives in the North East States have been developed. Through these, the Vision Document aims to empower the people of North Eastern region. It would help in leveraging the power of Information Technology to leapfrog the overall development of the north east region and realize its full potential.