We Request Hon’ble Minister and DONER on behalf of all CIC’s of Northeast to FUND 487 CIC’s for FIVE more years and Regularise the Employment of working at these 487 CIC’s of Northeast
Posted by egovindia on June 29, 2006
|Date:||Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:18:38 +0530 (IST)|
|Subject:||[eGovNORTHEAST] All employees at 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST need to respond to this|
|From:||“Amguri Dev. Block CIC” <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|To:||“Venkat Kumaraswamy” <email@example.com>|
|CC:||“eGov Northeast” firstname.lastname@example.org,
“egov Assam” email@example.com
The location in difficult hilly terrain and remoteness are the main reasons for the North East being
less developed as compared to other parts of India. The lack of a strong communication infrastructure
is also a drawback.
In today’s era where information is available at the click of a button, an efficient communication
infrastructure is a must for sustained growth and development.
Thus, CICs are playing a vital role in facilitating communication and information exchange.
They are using technology to its best capacity to improve the lives of the people here and now CIC is
going to be so called FRIENDS (Fast, Reliable, Instant, Efficient, and Network for Disbursement of Services)
for North Eastern India.
CIC is a Project under Ministry of Information Technology, GOI, was set up with an aim to provide
IT enable services through online and offline systems in the year 2002 and it has already completed 4 years.
CIC is located in every Block HQ. of each District.
CIC is almost success without any parent department. But to make CIC 100% successful,
the project period must be extended. Our first priority is to make the rural people Computer literate.
Then only they will be able to understand the use of CIC and what its benefits and what
services they can avail from CIC.
During the last 4 years CIC Project is emerging as a most successful one and gets overwhelming
response from all sorts of people. People from remotest part of north-east India specially the people living in
high hilly terrain, Char Areas, and other geographically isolated areas get the benefit of ICT services.
CIC familiarized those people with many facets of ICT and now the needs for such services
are growing among them.
Regarding the completion of CIC Project I would like state that according to MOU between the Central and
State Govt. after the completion of 5 years every State Govt. has to take over the charges of CIC.
Now at this stage when the ICT services becoming an indispensable part of our life it will be the
responsibility of State Govt. to continue the existence of CIC as there is no other alternative
possible for our rural people.
At present CIC project funded by Central Govt. are running smoothly and are providing ICT services
to rural masses. It will be really painful and injustice if CIC will be stopped only because of its
maintenance headache and shortage of fund.
As we all know that Education is a never ending process and Government has yet to achieve the 100%
success on literacy. Same in the case of Computer literacy. To make the rural mass Computer Literate
CIC Project should be extended like Sarba Siksha Abhijan Project etc.
I also request the Central Ministry of Rural Development of GOI please undertake the CIC project
under the Panchayat & Rural Development Department. Most of the Central fund is released under
this department and maximum amount is misused. The CIC infrastructure was set up by the GOI for the rural
people of the North East therefore the P&RD department will undertake the project.
Government is going to implement the E-Governance in ASSAM.
On behalf of all the CIC Operators I am requesting all the concerned authorities please include the
CIC project under E-governance.
Regarding job permanency, I request the Hon'able Govt. of India and
All state Govt. through this mail to permanent our job. Because all the 487 CIC’s operators are under
great dilemma and also will be the case age bar after the completion of the project.
We all the operators are feeling insecurity regarding our job.
Sirumoni Dutta CICO,
Amguri CIC Amguri Dev.
Block CIC A.H.D.H.S.
School Campus P.O.