National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Department of Information Technology is providing network backbone and e-Governance support to Central Government, State Governments, UT Administrations, Districts and other Government bodies. It offers a wide range of ICT services including Nationwide Communication Network for decentralised planning, improvement in Government services and wider transparency of national and local Governments.
NIC assists in implementing Information Technology Projects, in close collaboration with Central and State Governments, in the areas of (a) Centrally sponsored schemes and Central sector schemes, (b) State sector and State sponsored projects, and (c) District Administration sponsored projects. NIC endeavors to ensure that the latest technology in all areas of IT is available to its users.
National Informatics Centre (NIC), started its State Centre (NIC-APSC) at Hyderabad in 1986. It has entered into an MOU with Government of AP and is actively involved in the computerisation activities of State/Central Government Departments, Public Sector Enterprises and other Autonomous organisations. The broad range of service include system study, design, coding, testing, training, implementation, software maintenance and handholding support.
By establishing NICNET covering majority of the Departments in Government of AP at Hyderabad and in the districts, it has enabled 'district- state date flow' and thus compiled database on most of the socio-economic sectors of development, delivering critical information at each of the 23 districts and the state as a whole. It has provided state-of-the-art solutions to the information management and decision support requirements of the State and Central Government departments.
NIC-APSC is equipped with the most recent technological equipment like SAN (Storage Area Network) having one terra byte of disk space with nine servers of heterogeneous operating systems and RDBMS. In addition, it is also equipped with SUN SPARC and Ultra servers, P-IV Systems, Multimedia Systems, Routers, Bridges/Hubs, VSATs in Ku-band, RF network, IP Advantage network, ISDN nodes, Desktop and studio based multisite video conference systems, connecting all metros and major cities in the country, form the communication infrastructure.
VSAT technology for WAN and RF Link for MAN have been in use to interconnect District NIC centres, Secretariat and many other Government Departments like Education, High Court of AP, Agriculture, Industry and so on.