What is the full form of NIC?
NIC: National Informatics Centre
NIC stands for National Informatics Centre. It is a reputed scientific & technical govt. institution. It was established in 1976 to create the infrastructure to support the delivery of govt. IT services and the initiatives of Digital India. It works under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the Indian government. The director-general of NIC as of Nov. 2020 is Neeta Verma.
It has been successfully providing e-Governance support to the govt. of India for the last four decades and supporting the digital India movement. It has played a great role in promoting digital opportunities for sustainable development.
The major activities of NIC are as follows:
NIC services are listed below:
A large number of govt. initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Mission, e-Hospital, e-Courts, e-Transport, e-Counselling, Jeevan Pramaan (Digital Life Certificate), National Scholarships Portal, NREGASoft, etc., are managed by using the digital platforms developed by NIC.
Furthermore, NIC makes use of emerging technologies. It studies new technology and experiments and their use in their work. It has established Centres of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.