Dept. of Information Technology is committed to making best use of modern
technology within the govt. to help improve quality of service for the ordinary
man. It is also providing guidance on technical matters to departments and
supporting them along the IT Road Map.
Information Technology department has received its mandate from the State Govt.
of Bihar as summarised here:
IT Infrastructure: To create a world class IT
infrastructure and connectivity for e-Governance in the state linking its
offices from the State HQs down to districts and blocks, to ensure connectivity
for panchayati raj institutions, to facilitate setting up of broadband digital
networks and encourage National Long Distance Operators (NLDOs) to build robust
fiber optic network in the State.
e-Governance: To use e-Governance to implement Government's
agenda of Good Governance, to improve the internal processes of the government
through deployment of Information Technology, administrative reforms,
re-engineering and modernization with a view to providing an efficient,
responsive, transparent and cost effective Government; to take all necessary
steps to gain the maximum advantage under the National e-Governance Plan and the
resources available therein for ushering in e-Governance in the State.
Citizen Services: To use IT to bring various services to the
people at minimum cost on, anywhere, anytime basis, to bridge the digital divide
between urban and rural areas by implementing the schemes of Common Services
Centres (CSC) to provide G2C and B2C services to the citizens at their doorstep,
to undertake computerization of government offices to enable them to respond to
citizen's electronic requests for services and information.
e-Literacy and IT Education: To promote measures for in
government offices as well as among the masses, to ensure IT education in
schools and colleges, to set up dedicated institutions for IT education in
public and private sector.
IT Industry: To create a favorable climate in the State for
investments in the IT, ITES and knowledge-based industries with a view to
generating employment, earning income through exports and encouraging
e-Commerce, thereby significantly increasing the contribution of the IT sector
to the State GDP. Regulatory Issues: To devise appropriate legal and regulatory
framework for efficient administration of IT and ITES; to prevent misuse of ICT
and protect intellectual property rights, patents and trademarks.
Implementation and Monitoring: To bTo bTo build appropriate
administrative framework for implementation and monitoring of IT activities in