Centre, Mizoram State Centre
Perched on the high hills of
north-eastern India, Mizoram is a storehouse of natural beauty with
its picturesque landscape, hilly terrains, meandering streams, deep
gorges as well as rich wealth of flora and fauna. Flanked by
Bangladesh on the west and Myanmar on the east and south, Mizoram
occupies an important strategic position having a long international
boundary of 722 Kms. As per 2001 census, the total population of the
state is 8,91,058, with a high literacy rate of 88.49 %. Agriculture
is the main occupation and most people in Mizoram speak Mizo, the
The State has been divided into eight Districts, 23 Rural
Development Blocks, 24 Sub-Divisions and 3 Autonomous District
Councils. Total number of villages as per 2001 census is 817 and
there are 40 Assembly Constituencies.
Recognizing IT as the fastest and the most advanced vehicle of
change for all-round progress and development of the State, Mizoram
advocates widespread proliferation of IT in the state and supports
promotion of IT in the fields of e-Governance, empowerment of
people, education, industry, health, rural development, agriculture,
tourism and IT enabled services.
With a vision to ‘improve the quality of life of every citizen of
Mizoram and transforming Mizoram into a knowledge based state’, the
Government of Mizoram and NIC Mizoram are working together for an
effective e-government in the state with a well defined action plan
Strategy and Approach Plan
• Adopting enterprise approach i.e. identify, fund and
implement cross-departmental, cross-tier e-Government interoperable
• Developing generic core applications which can be ‘built
once, but used many times’
• Set ambitious electronic service delivery targets.
• Adopting an intention based approach.
• Strive for skill upgradation, high reliability of ICT components,
• Adoption of Open Source System.
What have been done/achieved?
Ever since its inception in 1989, the continuous and tireless
efforts of NIC Mizoram have resulted in spreading of IT culture in
the state. NIC along with the Government of Mizoram has taken up
many initiatives in facilitating and promoting e-government in
various sectors such as Transport, Land Record, Public Health
Engineering, Accounts and Treasuries, etc.
‘Sarathi’ and ‘Vahan’ provide a complete solution for the District
Transport Office computerization including Registration, Licensing,
Permit and Enforcement, Tax & Fee collection, etc. NIC Mizoram took
up the challenge in the year 2004 and till now it has implemented
the system in five DTOs at Aizwal, Lunglei, Champhai, Saiha and
Various training programmes have been organized by NIC, Mizoram on
Vahan and Sarathi for the officials of the Transport Department to
acquaint them with the different modules of the software. A website has
been designed and hosted, which gives detailed information about the
transport department and provides necessary registration and tax
details of the vehicle in an online mode.
A Vehicle Statistics Information Systems has been developed that
helps in collection of various reports required annually by State
Transport Authority, Government of Mizoram.
NIC is also planning to start the SMART card based Vahan and Sarathi
implementation from the year 2006. This will not only provide
impetus to the project but will also revolutionize the licensing and
registration system of the transport sector in the state.
Community Information Centres
The CIC project was launched in the north-eastern region in the year
2000 with a vision to extend the benefits of global connectivity
through Internet and to bring the region closer to the national
mainstream by enabling more efficient and faster information flow
amongst the people. CICs also help the State Government in
implementing IT-based citizen-centric applications.
In Mizoram, 26 CICs have been established till now. All are equipped
with Computers, VSAT, TV, web cameras, printers, UPS, etc. Two
qualified operators manage these CICs, which provide the following
services to the people in the far-flung and remote areas of the
• E-mail, web browsing and document printing.
• Imparting IT training to the villagers, school students, staff of
BDOs, etc on computer fundamentals and IGNOU/DOECC courses.
• ICT support to district and block administration for office
• G2C services such as support for BPL Survey, Village Council
Elections, publication of tenders, notifications, etc.
• Providing entertainment to the local people through telecast
of TV programmes.
• Information services such as online news paper reading, railway
reservation enquiry, airline enquiry, hospital enquiry, etc.
CICs have evoked a great interest in the people, especially
youngsters, as it is one of the main medium of communication and is
being effectively used as:
Rural Postal Service – using e-mail as the mode of communication.
Labs - Computer Practical Classes are held for schools that lack
Centre for Assembly and Lok Sabha Elections for transmission of data
and providing support to the local authorities.
The AGMARKNET (Agricultural Marketing Information System Network)
project utilizes ICT facilities for the betterment of the
Agriculture Sector. It seeks to provide the farmers with prompt and
reliable market information thereby improving their decision making
capability and strengthening their bargaining power. NIC Mizoram has
already provided training to a number of marketing personnel and
state-level-officers on the AGMARKNET phase IV market software.
Computer hardware and software has been provided to 10 Agriculture
Produce Market Committees (APMCs) of the state, which are now
connected to the nationwide agriculture information network.
Management Information System for PHED
Web based MIS for PHED is one of the major IT initiatives of the
Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India for effective
planning, monitoring and implementation of various activities under
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector. The software design and
development work has already been started at Mizoram and the SRS has
been prepared using the latest UML tools. Mizoram has also decided
to customize and implement the software that has been developed for
Arunachal Pradesh. This will avoid duplication of efforts and will
also save valuable time.
The project deliverables include Revenue Collection, Complaint
Monitoring, Contractor and Supplier Information, Personnel and
Payroll, Water Source and Asset Management, Water Quality
Management, Material and Stores Management, Equipment Information
System, Finance and Work Accounting, etc.
Seventh All India School Educational Survey
This was a joint project of NCERT, State Education Department and
NIC. The project included collection of various information
pertaining to schools - enrollment, amenities, teachers, etc.
collected through six different forms from the block/village level
and data-entry of these forms, processing, master-list creation,
validation etc. The project at Mizoram has been completed and the
data has been handed over to the national agencies for final report
GPF Monitoring System
NIC Mizoram developed a GPF Monitoring System to benefit more than
36000 GPF subscribers of the State. The system implemented at
Directorate of Accounts & Treasury, Aizawl has been developed with
SQL Server at the back-end and Visual Basic as front-end. The
software has features to generate various reports for the department
such as broad sheets, annual ledger, annual GPF statement, and is
used to maintain the up-to-date GPF accounts, which includes monthly
subscription, advances, refunds, withdrawals, interest calculations
and final payments.
Land Record Computerization
NIC Mizoram developed a data management and land allotment system
for the State Government. The Unix based system is successfully
running at the Land Revenue and Settlement Department and more than
2.21 lakh records of different districts have already been entered.
The system allows data entry of land allotment and mutation.
However, with the advancement of GIS technology the need has now
been felt to digitize the existing cadastral maps and correlate them
with the attribute data already available in the digital format.
The State Government, in consultation with NIC, is in process of
implementing a new system where all the cadastral maps will be
digitized and the RoR along with map will be issued to the
farmers/land owner by means of information kiosks. The mutations
will also be carried out from the digitized cadastral maps.This will
usher in a new era of e-Governance in the state as more than 70% of
the Mizo population is directly or indirectly connected with
Support of NIC and CIC during elections
NIC Mizoram provides active support to the office of Chief Electoral
Officer (CEO) of the state. All the CICs, NIC District Centres and
State Centre act as 24 hours State Control Room during the
Legislative Assembly Election and the Lok Sabha Election. Some of
the major activities carried out by NIC and CIC’s during election
Software Development – A randomisation software of polling stations
and polling parties was developed by NIC Aizawl. The software
incorporated all the checks necessary for fixing of election duties
of polling parties. All districts extensively use this software at
the time of elections.
Data Transmission - Collection and transmission of election related
data to election server at Delhi is carried out on 24x7 basis from
all the stations.
Electoral Roll Computerization - The entire voters list of Mizoram -
assembly constituency wise has been put on web. People can log on to
http://ceomizoram.nic.in and check if one has been correctly
listed in electoral rolls or not. Web enabled online request for
name inclusion is also possible through the website.
Robust hardware, software and network infrastructure is a must for
extending IT enabled services to the government and the people. Over
the years, NIC has already established the basic infrastructure and
is continuously upgrading and augmenting it to roll out more
Mizoram already has a state-of-art NIC State Center, 3 District
Centers, 26 Community Information Centres, an e-Governance Centre at
Aizawl and a State Secretariat LAN connected through RF extending
their services to the people of Mizoram. A number of projects are in
the pipeline to enhance these centers and equip them with the latest
technology. Some of the ongoing infrastructure related projects are
Video Conferencing: The plan envisages establishment of VC studios
at nine locations, including all eight districts and the CM Office.
VC equipment has already been installed and commissioned in all
sites, and waiting for formal inauguration.
Sub Division Network: Site preparation is under progress at all the
27 selected sub divisions and autonomous district councils for the
sub division network. Twenty-six sites have already been completed
and the network will be commissioned soon which will provide a boost
to the e-Governance initiatives of the state.
State Data Centre: A data centre consisting of Secured Network
Infrastructure and Storage Area Network (SAN) is being set up in the
Civil Secretariat by NIC. Under the State Data Center, it is
envisaged to have a data repository at state level. The data center
will have high-end Application, Database, Mail and Web servers.
Website is one of the easiest and simplest ways to ensure
transparency in Government functioning. It is considered to be one
of the first building blocks of an e-Governance application. A
website of a department keeps the citizens informed and updated
about the various activities and functions of those departments. NIC
Mizoram has developed a number of websites, which are aesthetic in
nature and rich in content.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
NIC Mizoram has a well-equipped training centre that conducts
regular training courses on different topics for the officers and
the staff of the state and central government organisations located
in Mizoram. In-house training for NIC officials on the latest
technology and tools is also a regular feature.
NIC Mizoram jointly organized and conducted ICT Awareness training
for MLA’s and Ministers of Mizoram during 2nd February to 4th March
2005. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Mizoram, Sh. Zoramthanga distributed
the Training certificates to all Ministers and MLAs who attended the
A five days training programme on ‘ICT tools for e-readiness in
Government’ was conducted jointly by NIC and Science &
Technology Department, Mizoram during April, 2005. The training was
attended by participants from the State Government, who showed keen
interest in the e-Governance initiatives of NIC.
An IT awareness-training programme ‘IT in Journalism’ was specially
designed for the local journalists of Mizoram. This was conducted
recently in two batches and was well appreciated by the
NIC Aizawl District Unit provided comprehensive IT support and data
management during Intensive Integrated Revision of electoral rolls
NIC Mizoram provided Internet connectivity to media personnel during
the visit of Union Home Minister to Mizoram during January 2005.
NIC Mizoram provided comprehensive ICT support during the visit of
His Excellency the President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam to
Mizoram last year.
• Establishment of VC studios in the CM Office and in all the
districts of the state
• Establishment of NIC District Centres at remaining five districts.
• Installation of 10 new CICs
• Implementation of Vahan and Sarathi at the remaining DTOs and
issuance of SMART CARD based Driving License to public
• Increase the number of training programmes to generate awareness
of e-Governance initiatives of the central and the state government.
• Design and Development of Mizoram State Portal and wider
publicity of Intra CIC portal
• Initiation of Rural Intranet- a community owned self- sustainable
and low cost project in line with
• Implementation of the National Rural Employment Gurantee
Programme of Govt of India.
• Implementation of File Monitoring System at Chief
• Faster implementation and rollout of projects such as the PHED
MIS, Civil Court Computerization, etc.
MANPOWER at NIC MIZORAM
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Please contact us at
Communication & Information Technology
Informatics Centre : Mizoram State Centre