Nagaland is the number one state in implementing the e governance and Information Technology (IT) initiatives, declared the The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland, the first and largest NGO of IT professionals in India.
“Nagaland is the only state in India where the state is acting as service centre agency without engaging private companies for running Common Service Centres (CSC). It is also the first state in India in the e-district mission mode project,” said K D Vizo, Commissioner and Secretary, Information Technology and Communication, Nagaland.
Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are the other states which have ranked high in the ranking of CSI.
Their are two award categories namely Project and State. The award under the Project Category is given for innovations while in the state category it given to the state for the exemplary work done in the field of e governance and IT.
“Nagaland is not ranked too well in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the country, however the state IT Department has created a portal for the industries and commerce department and expects the state’s ranking to improve,” said Pankaj Sharma, Chief Secretary of Nagaland.
Nagaland is the first state in the country to commission the pilot project for National Information Infrastructure (NII).
CSI has 72 chapters, 511 student branches, and about 100,000 members across India.