Major Initiative For Education 2022
‘Smart Goals’ with a future vision ‘Education for All’ is a major Project of the Education Department with its Continuous Education and Literacy Policies geared to promote Literacy, reduce drop out rates, Focus on Girl Education, Teachers’ Training and a series of other Initiatives being implemented.
Girl Education, Infrastructure, Health and Sanitation are the many areas in the process of continuous Education, Literacy, Edu Awareness and on path to enhancement in quality implementation. The Government vision is for SEE (Socio-Economic-Education) growth with primary education, secondary education, higher education, continuous education, literacy education, technical education, pharmacy education etc.
The focus is on Concentration of plan and non-plan provisions and best use of investments made in education sector and the purpose of development. It aims for UEE (universalisation of primary education) for children in age group 6 to 14 years with specific planning, target setting and power initiative key role to 100% male and female literacy by 2010.
The Campaign for ‘Education for All’ is implemented with Literacy initiatives like Training to 9000 teachers, covering all the students of Standards 4 and 7 under student Achievement profile, Extra coaching to girls studying in standards 2,3,4 and 5 in 12,500 schools to upgrade level by 10 to 15% in Gujarati and Arithmetic . It aims for increase in capability by 5 to 10% in writing, reading and calculating by students of standard-3.
Gujarat State Data Centre
|Under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India, State Data Centre (SDC) has been identified as one of the core and critical infrastructure components needed for consolidation and hosting of applications that are essential for the delivery of e-Governance services. SDC would be integrated with the other two core infrastructure components i.e SWAN and CSC/E-Gram.
Government of Gujarat has set up Gujarat State Data Center (GSDC) in Gandhinagar, the State capital. GSDC includes 2600 sq.ft of server & storage area, 600 sq.ft of connectivity zone and 1300 sq.ft of control room & utility area. GSDC has been connected to all the Government offices through GSWAN infrastructure.
Gujarat State Data Centre will act as a mediator and convergence point between open unsecured public domain and sensitive government environment. The GSDC has been equipped to host / co-locate systems such as Web Servers, Application Servers, Database Servers, SAN, and NAS etc.
ICT and e readiness Initiatives
Gujarat is an aspiring leader with e readiness Initiatives with the IT Policy 2006-2011. All departments have prepared their IT Action Plan, which has a one-year focus and a five-year perspective. A fix part of the budget is committed to IT related activities. Each department has Chief Information Officer (CIO) who reports directly to Secretary of the department.
The IT Policy also showcase other features. IT enhances man power skills, collobarations and Business promotions. Mega Projects, IT Parks, SEZ and spaces for IT/ITES promotions. Power exemptions for large units, financial assistance are other areas focused upon. Distance Learning and Education is yet another Initiative that takes a major uplift. Optimum use of existing educational infrastructure, including distance learning through satellite communication facilities is available at Bhaskaracharaya Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG).
SICN (Sachivalya Integrated Communication Network)
The main objective of SICN Project is to providing Safe Voice Communication Services in the Capital of Gujarat Gandhinagar connecting almost all the Govt. offices and Boards & Corporations Offices.
Consists of 1 Core Exchange and 11 Remote Units interconnected through OFC
The core of this network is Lucent make DEFINITY G3r EPABX with the capacity of 9432 port and (8912 active ports+ 520 free ports), and 660 trunk lines working on E1 R2 MFC and ISDN-PRI, expandable up to 25000 lines.
As a backbone around 100 Kms. Of Optical Fiber has been laid and 150 Kms. Of JFC has been laid with Structured cabling for Voice & Data nodes. There are 8900+ active Voice ports and 5000 Data Nodes.
e-Procurement system introduced for all the purchases and procurements in all the Government departments, Nigams and Societies under the administrative control of the State Government and which are funded by Government. Roll out of e-Procurement carried out in a phase manner starting from few works / items for limited Departments to multiple items for many departments.
e-Procurement is Online bidding system wherein the physical tendering activity is carried out online using the Internet and associated technologies. This system enables the user to introduce ease and efficiency without compromising the required procedures of the department and also provides transparency, results in savings of time and money, shortening of procurement cycle, ease of operation to the implementing department and to the bidders / suppliers / vendors.
Through www.nprocure.com portal any organization can avail of e-procurement services. The portal is enabled with end to end e-procurement software. The portal can handle all the activities from the notice inviting tender to the publishing of the complete tender in the electronic form to corrigendum to filing, encryption for security, and digital signing of online tenders, to multistage evaluation and final conclusions. The portal can handle multi currency situations, multistage evaluations, reverse and forward auctions, catalogue management and so on.
VAT (Value Added Tax)
The project was initiated to ensure prompt capturing of data at its origination in digitized form so that the VAT administration could be more informed and controlled. As the VAT implementation process involving VAT returns, scrutiny, assessment and refunds get streamlined, it was envisaged that the data also gets digitized to help the administration have an in-depth analysis of information for better decision support w.r.t. strategizing the tax administration processes.
IWDMS (Integrated Workflow and Document Management System)
Government of Gujarat (GoG) wants to use e-Governance as the tool to improve the Accountability, Transparency & Effectiveness in Government administration. The Integrated Workflow and Document Management System (IWDMS) project has been implemented for the same through automating the government functions and processes at all levels of the administrative hierarchy. GoG has given stress to Change Management and Top-down approach for successful implementation of IWDMS project.
Established in the year 1950, the Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) grew from an area of 52.49 Sq.Km. (in 1950) to 190.84 Sq.Km. (in 1991) over 43 wards. The urban agglomeration is spread over 259.63 Sq.Km.
Health Management Information System
HMIS is to build trust and confidence for the general hospitals in the hearts of the citizen of the state by providing efficient and quality health services through IT application. They streamline the Operations with improved Patient care and effective Administration and Control. HMIS project was conceptualized by the department of health & family welfare to ensure the quality health care by IT application to provide standard clinical & diagnostic tools, hospital management tools and integration of management information at the state level so as to ensure online review & monitoring. The Project is undertaken by Department of Health and Family welfare.
After digitizing all land records, e-Dhara Kendras(e-DK) have been setup at Taluka Mamlatdar offices to take up day to day activities of land records such as mutations and issue of Record of Rights (RoR). Workflow based software (BhuLekh Soft) has been implemented since 2004-2005.
E Gram – Vishvagram
Since 2004-05, Government of Gujarat under the e-GRAM Project has decided to equip all the 3 tiers of Panchayats (Local self governments in rural areas) and in particular, each and every Village Panchayat (VP) with computer hardware & software and other necessary peripherals in a phased manner. By the end of 2008, all the VPs have been computerized and provided with broad band connectivity through VSAT.
SWAGAT Online (State Wide Attention on Grievances through Application of Technology)
On the 4th Thursday of every month applicants arrive at the Chief Minister’s Office in the morning. Grievances are scrutinized, registered and instantly transmitted online to the concerned authorities at the Secretariat level, District level and Sub-District level, whereupon the authorities input their replies by afternoon on the same day. From 3.00pm on the same day, the Chief Minister personally listens to the applicants one-by-one. The grievances as well as the replies of the concerned authorities are available through the system on a screen. The concerned secretaries are present along with the Chief Minister, for direct interaction with the aggrieved citizen, and district authorities are connected through video-conferencing.
GSWAN (Gujarat State Wide Area Network)
Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN) is one of the largest IP based Multi Service (Voice, Data and Video) IT infrastructure connecting 26 Districts, 225 Talukas to State capital Gandhinagar.
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