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         NICSI Celebrates its Silver    Jubilee Year

             ational Informatics Centre Services Inc (NICSI) celebrated its Silver Jubilee on   the way government departments perceive digital, use digital, and in the way
             28 Jan 2021 at a formal event at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,   citizens and businesses can use that interface for availing services. DG NIC, Dr.
         NHon’ble Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics   Neeta Verma, in her speech, remembered Dr. Sheshagiri who was the founder
          & IT  was the chief guest and the esteemed dignitaries at the dais were Shri Ajay   of NICSI, and also highlighted how NICSI has transformed its business model
          Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY, Shri C. P. Gurnani, CEO, Tech Mahindra India, Ms. Debjani   from Desktop and Servers to Cloud-based Products and Services.
          Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, Dr.  Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC, Dr.   She also mentioned “Tejas”, a product that will give “Data
          Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY and Chairman, NICSI,    Analytics as a Service” over the cloud. Shri Prashant Kumar
          Shri Prashant Kumar Mittal, MD, NICSI. Delegates from government,     Mittal, addressing the gathering mentioned the role of
          industry and academia participated in the event. The silver jubilee    private and government industries behind the great
          celebration was made live for the public and other stakeholders         success achieved by NICSI. C. P. Gurnani presented
          in government.
                                                                                  his views on the role of IT in India’s new Innovation
                                                                                  System. Ms. Debjani Ghosh, in her address over
            NICSI was established in 1995 under NIC, MeitY, GoI for               video conferencing highlighted the role of IT in
          providing and procuring IT solutions for various e-governance           enabling Atmanirbhar Bharat.
          projects undertaken by NIC, MeitY, other central ministries
          and government organizations such as the public sector
          undertakings.                                                            A short film on NICSI’s achievements and journey
                                                                                in the past 25 years was viewed. The software products
            Hon’ble Union Minister in his inaugural address highlighted Digital   launched on the occasion were  Tejas (Visualization
          India as a movement to empower the ordinary Indians with the power   Intelligence Tool),  e-Auction (generic open, public, and
          of technology. He urged NICSI and NIC to develop India as a leader in the Data   commodity auction platform) and Work from Anywhere platform,
          Economy. Shri Ajay Sawhney, in his address emphasized the need for  harmonizing the   which facilitiates government officials to access the applications enabling the
          stand-alone government products and services and looked forward to making these   official work activities seamlessly from anywhere. A brochure on NIC product
          into single products that will be available for the public with ease. Dr. Rajendra Kumar,   portfolio  including  e-office,  ServicePlus,  e-Hospital,  BhuNaksha,  e-Prison,
          in his speech highlighted the two key elements “Ease of Living for citizens” and “Ease   e-Courts and  Darpan  was released by the Hon’ble Union Minister. These
          of Doing Business for the businesses” which can bring a complete transformation in   software products are for International offering.

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