Himachal Pradesh on 5 June 2016 became the first Indian state to have a State Data Centre (SDC). The centre was launched by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Shimla.
The SDC is designed using green data centre concept. The centre will offer 101 people-oriented service online through an integrated data base.
CM Virbhadra Singh directed all government departments to make use of SDC for hosting e-Governance applications instead of creating their own infrastructure.
Now, departmental applications can be hosted centrally in SDC free of cost and HIMSWAN connectivity could be provided in field offices to access departmental applications.
Key highlights of the State Data Centre
• The SDC was launched at an expenditure of 58-crore rupees.
• The centre will integrate the websites of various departments.
• All services could be accessible through the integrated data base. It will save time and money spent on creation of infrastructure.
• The centre will help in reducing the burden on state exchequer and at the same time help in the integration of online databases of various departments.
• It will further help the departments to roll out more government-to-citizen-services and people can avail them from anywhere and anytime.
• It has been set up by IT Department using state-of-the-art technology.
• It is the first SDC in the country which has been designed using green data centre concept to minimise power requirement and increase power utilisation efficiency.
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Who: Himachal Pradesh
When: 5 June 2016
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