Launch Of “Revamped” District Websites of District Srinagar and Baramulla
Using Secure, Scalable & Sugamya Website As A Service(S3WASS) Framework Designed, Developed, Hosted and Maintained by NATIONAL INFORMATICS CENTRE(NIC),Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India on 23/01/2020 by Union Minister of Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad .
In his key address during the inaugural event he said that Districts are the key entities in the government structure where actual execution of schemes and programmes take place and district level websites is an implicit cyber space and an important link between the administration and citizen. S3Waas has been envisaged to bridge this gap and built with an objective to empower the District administrations to generate, configure, deploy and manage secure, scalable and accessible websites for publishing district specific information and services without much effort and technical knowhow. Hon’ble Minister stressed that tagline for website of district Baramulla should be “district Baramulla is Only place in the world where three hundred different varieties of apple are grown”.
State Informatics Officer NIC J&K Mr. Abhay Kumar appraised the Hon’ble Minister that after the suspension of internet in J&K, NIC Srinagar has established 15 Internet Facilitation Centres (IFC’s) in District Srinagar in collaboration with District Administration Srinagar, so far these Internet Facilitation Centres (IFC’s) provided internet services to more than two lakh users. These include students and faculty members of various schools, colleges and universities, Doctors, Paramedics and faculty members of associated hospitals of Govt Medical College Srinagar, Businessmen, Tourists, hoteliers, Contractors etc. All the District and Divisional level officers/officials used the Internet facility at these centres for day-to-day activities like uploading / downloading of data regarding centrally sponsored schemes, Tendering, Budgetary allocation, GST Returns, Income Tax filing, mail service etc. NIC Srinagar has also coordinated and provided Internet and other logistical support to National Testing Authority (NTA) for the conduct of various National Level Entrance Examinations like JEE Main, NEET PG, CSIR, UGC-NET, GATE 2020 etc at various examination centres established at District Srinagar by National Testing Authority. NIC district centre Baramulla also provided internet services to more than one lakh users.