About Us

National Informatics Centre

The National Informatics centre (NIC) was set up in March 1977 by the Government of India. From the genesis of the concept of NIC in 1973 to its nucleation by 1975 and followed by commissioning of NICNET in 1977, it has been a phase of innovation penetrating through the barriers of conservatism in Govt. Organizations for Computer based Information System.

With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with all the State Governments and with their active support in implementing the computer-communication network, NICNET, the National Informatics Centre has become a bridge between the State Governments and the Central Government on the one hand and the State Governments and their District administrations on the other. In NIC's approach to National Informatics, therefore, the State Government becomes a focal point with downward coordination with the District Administrations and upward coordination with the Central Government Departments. The greatest asset of NIC, today, is its pool of about 3000 well trained and motivated computer personnel, specialized in informatics, working with dedication and quietly catalyzing the transformation of work culture in the Ministries/Departments. The principal objectives of NIC include:

  • Development of computer-based information systems in various sectors of the economy for planning, project monitoring and decision support.

  • Promotion of informatics culture at District. State and NationaI IeveI.

  • Improvement of the analytical capability and presentation of information utilised for National, State and District level planning.

  • Development of modelling, forecasting and simulation techniques'  that are required for planning and decision support.

  • Establishment of a computer-communication network lor ensuring ready access of information across the nation and enabling optimal use of resources.

  • Evolving standards for data collection, compilation and dissemination, with the cooperation of related agencies at District, State and Central levels.

The need for reliable information for decision making requires no emphasis. Already there exist information sources in sectors like agriculture, power, health, family welfare, industries, education, employment, labour, transport, communication, forest, roads, etc., at the district level. Information gets manually validated and consolidated progressively at the Districts, States and the Centre. This manual process has inherent delays. Moreover, completeness and accuracy of data is another drawback acknowledged by the policy/ decision makers. This problem is being overcome by capturing data at the source by establishing District Informatics Centre.

Services Provided by the District Informatics Centre Lucknow 

District Centre of NIC has been providing IT support to District administration and departments of Central and State Governments at district level. We are also imparting training to the staff of user departments. Our role during general elections become vital as we involve ourselves in building huge databases of polling personnels, polling centres and stations, route charts, vehicle movements, counting personnels. Online data entry, analysis and transmission of round-wise figures of votes secured by individual candidates. Now we are taking lead in developing web enabled software for Government departments. Several projects running at District Unit are as follows :
  • Land Records Computerization  
  • Recovery Certificates Monitoring System
  • District & Divisional level Plan monitoring and data transmission system
  • District & Divisional level 20-Point Programme monitoring and data transmission system
  • District Treasury Computerization
  • District Courts Computerization
  • District & Divisional level yearly Statistical Book
  • Payroll system of all the sections of collectorate and other departments directly under control of the District Magistrate
  • Monitoring of Main & Misc. Dues Collection
  • Pending References of State Govt., Board of Revenue & Divisional Commissioner
  • MIS of District Supply Office
  • Computerization of District Industries Centre.
  • Website Develeopment
  • General Elections (Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha, Panchayat, & Municipal Corporation)
Contact Us at :  NIC District Unit,
                          Room No.26, Collectorate,  
                          Lucknow, U.P.
                          E-mail   -  upluc[at]nic[dot]in