Hon'ble Union Minister of Electronics and IT Appreciates NIC Himachal's SWaaS Websites Migration of all Districts of the State
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Law and Justice visited Shimla on 2nd July 2018 to lay the foundation stone of the new building of the Software Technology Parks of India. During the inaugural function, he highlighted various ICT activities which can be adopted by the State of Himachal Pradesh to become a role model for the Digital India program.
Sh. Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, in his speech, mentioned the achievement of the State in migrating all District Administration websites to the SWaaS platform in a record time of just one month, with the help of NIC State and District officers. Himachal became the 1st State in India to migrate all the District Websites to SWaaS in May 2018. Hon’ble Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh has conveyed this fact to the Hon’ble Union Minister in a DO letter.
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad praised the role of State Government and NIC Himachal Pradesh, for achieving this feat of SWaaS migration. A movie prepared by NIC HP on SWaaS migration of all District websites was played in the STPI inauguration program.Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, Hon’ble Minister of IT, Sh. Kishan Kapoor, Hon’ble Minister of Food & Civil Supplies, Sh. Suresh Bhardwaj, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Sh. Onkar Rai, Director General STPI, Sh. Rajiv Kumar, Joint Secretary MeitY, Dr. Shrikant Baldi, ACS to CM, Sh. J.C. Sharma, Principal Secretary IT, HP Government were present on the occasion.
SWaaS helps to create amazing websites for districts with minimal efforts. It provides a tool to design latest industry standard websites. DIO Hamirpur & Sirmaur played very important role in migration to SWaaS. NIC Himachal Pradesh is also assisting Districts of other States to migrate their websites on SWaaS.
The two DIOs of Hamirpur and Sirmaur, namely, Sh. Vinod Kumar and Sh. Vijay Kumar were presented appreciation certificates. The NIC SWaaS team provided complete technical support to NIC HP team in this endeavour. All DIOs and ADIOs took this activity as a challenge and completed the task. Sh. Sanjay Sharma, TD coordinated the activity at State level.