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About the SDC Scheme
State Data Centre (SDC) has been identified as one of the important element of the core infrastructure for supporting e-Governance initiatives of National eGovernance Plan (NeGP).
Under NeGP, it is proposed to create State Data Centres for the States to consolidate services, applications and infrastructure to provide efficient electronic delivery of G2G, G2C and G2B services. These services can be rendered by the States through common delivery platform seamlessly supported by core Connectivity Infrastructure such as State Wide Area Network (SWAN) and Common Service Centre (CSC) connectivity extended up to village level. State Data Centre would provide many functionalities and some of the key functionalities are Central Repository of the State, Secure Data Storage, Online Delivery of Services, Citizen Information/Services Portal, State Intranet Portal, Disaster Recovery, Remote Management and Service Integration etc. SDCs would also provide better operation & management control and minimize overall cost of Data Management, IT Resource Management, Deployment and other costs.
Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has formulated the Guidelines to provide Technical and Financial assistance to the States for setting up State Data Centre. These Guidelines also include the implementation options that can be exercised by the State to establish the SDC.
SDC scheme has been approved by Government with an outlay of Rs. 1623.20 Crores over a period of 5 years.
It is expected that the State Data Centres shall be set-up and operationalised in all the States/UTs by March 2011.
State Specific Information
- Classification of States for State Data Centre (SDC) & State Implementing Agency (SIA) & State Consultant
SDC Implementation Status
Since the approval of the SDC Scheme by the Government, the Empowered Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology has approved the proposals received from 31 States/UTs for a total outlay of Rs. 1378.50 Crores (DeitY Share as GIA: Rs. 455.64 Crores, Additional Central Assistance (ACA): Rs. 922.86 Crores). As on 2nd September 2011, SDCs in 14 States have been operational (Gujarat, Tripura, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Manipur, Orissa, Sikkim, Haryana, and Kerala). SDCs in 4 States are under implementation (Nagaland, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Andaman & Nicobar). LoI has been issued to the successful bidder in Jharkhand and Mizoram. Bid process is in progress in 5 States (Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh). The RFP for Chhattisgarh & Lakshadweep SDCs have been published by the state. RFP of 2 States (Assam and Punjab) are under review by the States. RFP is under preparation by the State of Goa. DeitY has also empanelled TPA agencies for the SDCs & intimated the States / UTs accordingly.
GI Cloud Initiative (Meghraj)
In order to utilise and harness the benefits of Cloud Computing, Government of India has embarked upon a very ambitious and important initiative – “GI Cloud” which has been coined as ‘Meghraj’. The focus of this initiative is to evolve a Strategy and implement various components including governance mechanism to ensure proliferation of Cloud in government. Formulation of the Cloud Policy is one of the primary steps that will facilitate large scale adoption of cloud by government.
In order to drive this initiative a Task Force was constituted by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeiTY) under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (eGov) with a focus to bring out the strategic direction and implementation roadmap of GI Cloud leveraging the existing or new infrastructure.
Based on various discussions and inputs provided by the Task Force and subsequent industry consultations, the following two reports have been prepared by DeitY:
1. GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper
2. GI Cloud Adoption and Implementation Roadmap
These reports have been approved by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology and are available for download.
A separate Working Group at DeitY headed by Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan is also working on enabling cloud services in India covering aspects like jurisdiction, cross-border data flow, data security, data location etc
GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper (855 KB)
Smt Renu Budhiraja,
Department of Electronics and Information Technology(DeitY)
e-mail : renu AT gov.in
Address: Department of Electronics and Information Technology(DeitY),
GoI, Electronics Niketan, 6 CGO Complex, New Delhi