Agartala, Aug 05, 2022, TRIPURATIMES Desk
The Tripura government has initiated a process to appoint one Cyber Auditor and one Cyber Security Expert to combat cyber threats and audit critical infrastructure like State Data Centre (SDC) and State Wide Area Network (SWAN) etc., an official said on Friday.
Addressing a press conference on the achievements and future plans of the IT department, Principal Secretary Puneet Agarwal said, the IT Department is in the process of upgrading the Video Conferencing (VC) facility in 12 jails for virtual trials of Under Trial Prisoners.
Under the Capacity Building project, the State Government has recently imparted Specialized Training on Procurement in e-Governance and Social Media and mobile-Governance to about 74 Government officials during the first week of August, to acquaint the official with the components of DPR, EoI and RFP as well as understanding of Social media landscape, social reference framework etc., he told the reporters.
He also spoke on the Chief Minister’s Helpline- 1905 that started its journey on September 6 last year. He said, total 17,051 calls have been received in CM Helpline till date, among these 12,645 calls are enquiry based which are closed with information, emergency service has been provided against 309 calls, 4,097 calls have been registered, 4,321 grievance cases have been dispatched to concerned departments for resolution (some calls have been forwarded to multiple Departments for taking necessary actions) and 3,669 cases have been resolved by the concerned departments.
An official press release said, out of the total 1176 GPs/VCs in Tripura, 1153 GPs/VCs have already been covered with Common Service Centers. These Centres have become the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare etc. for the citizens in the rural and remote areas. Besides, a process to launch 27 mobile CSC vans is underway to cover the remaining GPs/VCs/Hamlets soon.
With the objective to create an ecosystem to promote innovation in technical institutions and to bring them within the start-up ecosystem, a New Generation Innovation Network (NGIN) Scheme has been introduced.
Incubation centers have already been set up in 4 technical institutions (NIT, TIT, Techno College and ICFAI) for implementing this scheme. Under this scheme, the Government has provided Rs. 40 lakhs for infrastructure support and Rs. 20 lakh has been released for 20 students’ project (Rs.1 lakh per project) in FY 2021-22. Four new technical institutions would be covered during this financial year, the press statement said.
Meanwhile, the Tripura Government has already signed a MoU with NIXI-CSC Data Services Ltd for establishment of a commercial Data Center at IT Bhawan, Indranagar in April 2022 to set up the state-of-the-art Data Centre in the State.
The Tripura Government is developing quality infrastructure across the state to establish high speed internet connectivity. Under the State Wide Area Network (SWAN), all Districts, TTAADC HQ, Sub-Divisions upto Block Offices have been connected with high speed internet connectivity. The Bandwidth has been upgraded from 2/4 Mbps to 10 mbps in 73 SWAN sites to enhanced internet connectivity. Under the HSWAN project, 450 offices have been connected with high speed internet.
The press release said, for the development and maintenance of departmental/ organizational websites including State Portal and different application software of the Government, an in-house Website Development Team has been formed with one website Administrator, 4 Software Developers and 2 content developers.
The Directorate of Information Technology is currently maintaining 117 Departmental/ Organizational websites of the State Government including State Portal and 27 application software for State Government.
Director of IT department Naresh Babu was also present in the press conference.
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