Visit of Shri DC Misra, DDG & State Coordinator of Assam to NIC Assam
Deputy Director General NIC Shri D. C. Misra visited Guwahati on August 9-10, 2019. In the evening of August 09, 2019, the DDG along with SIO, NIC Assam and other officials of NIC Assam met the Chief Secretary Shri Alok Kumar and Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Shri Rajiv Bora on August 09, 2019. In the meeting with the CS Assam, he emphasized the need of Integrated Financial Management Systems (IFMS) for Assam. He also informed that IFMS of Haryana or Rajasthan, which are fully matured and successfully implemented Systems, may be adopted by the Finance Department, Government of Assam. He also highlighted that in July 2018, study visits were undertaken by a joint team of officers from State Finance Department and NIC Assam, to Chandigarh and Jaipur to study the IFMS of Haryana and Rajasthan. Sh. Misra thanked the CS for the allotment of land and apprised the CS of the status of the Regional Data Centre.
DDG NIC Shri Misra took a review meeting of all NIC Assam State Centre officials in the morning of August 10, 2019 wherein he took stock of the work and projects of each Division and Group of the State Centre. He gave guidance and advice on different aspects of the work being done, and emphasized that duplication of software development work should be avoided at all cost. He requested all to first try and identify existing NIC software anywhere in the Country and customize and replicate them to meet the requirements of the State. He also suggested the possible customization of the software developed by Himachal Pradesh for filing online applications and conducting of civil services examinations. The DDG underlined the need to realize the value of the data that resides with NIC, and urged all project coordinators to ensure data security and safety. He said that each NIC official should take responsibility of the data related to her/his projects. He recommended the use of data analytics and machine learning to identify new patterns and information which could be useful for user departments.
The DDG advised the Land Records group to work towards creation of Unique IDs based on Lat/Long of the Plot to each Land Parcel of the state. He urged that a proactive approach be taken by NIC officers as far as state departments are concerned. DDG (Sh.Misra ) showed keen interest in the Maternal Mortality project undertaken by the Digital India intern under the support and guidance of NIC Assam team and wished to have a detailed demonstration of the project.