National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976, and has rich experience in providing ICT and eGovernance support to the Government for the last 4 decades and bridge the digital divide. It has emerged as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development. NIC spearheaded “Informatics-Led-Development” by implementing ICT applications in social and public administration and facilitates electronic delivery of services to the government (G2G), business (G2B), citizen (G2C) and government employee (G2E). NIC, through its ICT Network, “NICNET”, has institutional linkages with all the Ministries /Departments of the Central Government, State Governments/ Union Territories, and all District Administrations of India
NIC has been closely associated with the Government in different aspects of Governance besides establishing a Nationwide State-of-the-Art ICT Infrastructure, it has also built a large number of digital solutions to support the government at various levels, making the last-mile delivery of government services to the citizens a reality.
Puducherry, formerly known as Pondicherry, is one of the 8 union territories of India. It was formed out of four territories of former French India, namely Pondichéry (Pondicherry; now Puducherry), Karikal (Karaikal), Mahé and Yanaon (Yanam), excluding Chandernagore. It is named after the largest district, Puducherry. Historically known as Pondicherry, the territory changed its official name to Puducherry on 20 September 2006. The Union Territory of Puducherry lies in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula. The areas of Puducherry district and Karaikal district are bound by the state of Tamil Nadu, while Yanam district and Mahé district are enclosed by the states of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala respectively. Puducherry is the 29th most populous and the third most densely populated of the states and union territories of India.
National Informatics Centre started its Unit (NIC-PY) at Puducherry in 1988. NIC is actively involved in the computerization activities of State/Central Government Departments, Public Sector Enterprises and other Autonomous organizations.
National Informatics Centre (NIC) provides nationwide ICT infrastructure to support e-Governance services and various initiatives of Digital India. NIC has been associated with design and development of software for improving delivery of services undertaken by Puducherry government departments at UT and District level.ICT infrastructure of NIC viz. NICNET, NKN, LAN, Mini Data Centre, Video conference studios, messaging service, Webcast facilities are the key constituents of NIC services.
In order to design, development and implementation of various eGovernance initiatives and Digital India programme, NIC Puducherry UT Centre along with their respective District and Regional Centers are continually engaged to automate and accelerate eGovernance processes in close interaction with Government Departments.