Bhubaneswar becomes the fourth National data center of National Informatics Centre after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. The new cloud-enabled National Data Centre aims to offer round-the-clock operations with secure hosting for various e-governance applications of Central and State Governments and has the ability to support 35,000 virtual servers. NIC provides technology support to all government services and hosts nearly 10,000 websites of the Government. NIC currently has 4,500 people across India in its various operations and will hire 800 professionals in the next one year.

NIC already has existing data centers in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Pune, which are already reached 75-80% of their capacity. The server will cater to demand not just from the national projects but also from the state governments. It is also being looked at a disaster recovery zone for projects which are run out of centers in Delhi, Pune, and Hyderabad since it will be in a different seismic zone. NIC which currently has 4500 people is also planning to hire another 800 across various levels of the organization with 350 dedicated specifically for Cybersecurity.

  • Bhubaneswar becomes the fourth National data center of National Informatics Centre.
  • The new cloud-enabled National Data Centre aims to offer round-the-clock operations with secure hosting for various e-governance applications of Central and State Governments.
  • It has the ability to support 35,000 virtual servers.
  • It supports all government services and hosts nearly 10,000 websites of the Government.
  • NIC currently has 4,500 people across India in its various operations.

NIC is the premier science & technology organization of Government of India in informatics services and information and communication technology applications. The NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s Department of Electronics & Information Technology. It plays a pivotal role in steering e-governance applications in the governmental departments at national, state and district levels, enabling the improvement in, and a wider transparency of, government services. Almost all Indian-government websites are developed and managed by NIC.