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CICs to don new name in NE

Posted by egovindia on July 30, 2006

CICs to don new name in NE

NET News Network

Aizawl Jul 14: The Northeast region which is blessed with Centre-funded Community Information Centers (CICs) will now have to learn to stand on its own two feet.

Sooner or later spoon-feeding days need to be over. D.S Mathur, Secy DIT, GOI said, “The CIC will soon be called Community Service Centers (CSCs). They will have to go the entrepreneur way and stand on their own.” In the task force meeting of the CIC held on Tuesday at Gangtok, Sikkim, the Secretary said, “Every six villages will have one CSC but will have to go the entrepreneur way.”

Sources said Mizoram now has 26 CIC units and will have an additional 10 units soon.

The question that needs an answer is how the Planning department of Mizoram would take care of these new units even as the workers have problems in receiving their salary while under the care of the Government of India. Moreover sources said that the present Deputy Secretary, IT Mizoram, did not know that the STPI units were to be set up and did not even have knowledge that the Government of Mizoram had already given consent in giving land for the STPI.

CSCs in will be privatised and tenders will be floated for this purpose. While at first the Centre had envisaged CICs to be handed over to state governments after five years of funding by the Centre, plans have now changed and CICs will be renamed CSCs while the establishments will be looked after by the highest bidder from the private sector.


6 Responses to “CICs to don new name in NE”

  1. egovindia said

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am very much grateful to you for your active co-operation for the
    greater interst of North_East people and its CICs…..But I would aslo
    like to inform you hereby that the decession of the DELHI is not favour of
    North-Eastern People……Earlier it was told you that no one can take
    true decession for Nort-East sitting in AC room far from its
    corner…….So, I hereby request all the NGOs who are trying to take up
    the good infrastructures of CICs in favour of their Businnes not to keep
    open their eyes to wards CICs…..They have to pay much for it……We
    demand the concern state government to provincialise the Job of CIC
    Operators and implement more and more services in CICs so that we may
    bring CICs as revenue department….heard Assam government will take up
    the matter seriously…, you need not to think for CICians…..drop
    your energy on other corner of country….better to think about to keep
    CICs own identity…….CICs will be always CIC……CSC is the other

    Debendra Hazarika
    Organising Secretary
    All Assam CIC Employees Association…..

  2. egovindia said

    Dear Sir,

    It is seen that some people and NGOs trying to tackle the CIC’s
    infrastructures because it has more potentials for community developments.
    But for the last four year of services the softwares developed by NIC for
    e-governance work under developing……CIC Operators the few time argued
    the commanding authority to implement G2C, C2G services through CICs that
    it can be facilitates the 100% of rural people…..But some person in the
    top level goining to merged CIC with some NGOs only…..Mr. Gogoi I think
    you need to pressurise the authority to boost the CICs in their own

    Debendra Hazarika
    a dedicated CICians & responsible Indian

  3. egovindia said

    Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 10:03:59 +0530 (IST)
    Subject: request to clear your stand on cic

    Respected Sir,

    With due respect I would like to inform you that we are reading many
    mails which are written by you on different topics and the link forwarded by
    you. As you are aware of the fact that CIC is approaching on its last
    stage, although the CIC operators has done some great job of IT in the
    North East. now a days we are awaring about CSC. And we know it very
    well that if CSC come into existence than CIC will die.

    Now I am requesting you to please clear your stand on CIC. As your are very much interested in

    And also requesting to clear your stand that what can you do to save
    the CIC in the NE. I hope you will respond soon.

    Thanking you.

    With regards,

    Vaskar N.Misra
    CIC, Lakhipur Dev. Block,
    Cachar, Assam.
    E-mail Id:
    Ph.No.- 03842-284624

  4. egovindia said

    I appeal on behalf of all the 1244 CIC Operators, families and greater rural communities to continue funding by MCIT to CICs make a permanent shape. The DIT also may consider to re-structure CICs as a block level NIC unit under the same ministry and they share fund with the other rural development departments like Panchayat, Rural development, MoNERD, Humar resource developments etc….

    The arguments of exist permanent existence of CICs is –

    1) CIC is only the public (government) run ICT infrastructure in block area.
    2) It helps concern state government’s works to prepare plan & policies.
    3) It is is the only knowledge based platform for all group of rural communities.
    4) Through this CICs public involves in all governments activities either directly or indirectly.
    5) CICs extending computer literacy to the various groups of rural community in a ease mode.
    6) The cost-effective services in CICs helping the poor rural people to test the test of IT.
    7) Helping rural poor people by its e-services like e-marketing, e-share trading, weather information, News, job portals, e-ticketing and other web enabled services to uplift their economic conditions.
    8) Directly 1244 nos. of family getting employment support from government and indirectly CIC’s may assist to more than 5-10 lacs of educated youth as well as livelihoods to set up their own business model.
    9) CICs and its manpower may be uses in all developmental activities of the nations.
    10) As the SWAN will be implemented in every sub-division HQ and state HQ CICs also may keep closer to it. CICs may be utilized by government in the single window systems of e-governance.
    11) The dream of Rajiv Gandhi to netting North-Eastern states by modern technology will be transferred into reality if CICs become block IT hub in NE states.

    This is hereby request to the concern authority to implement more and more ICT enabled services in CICs and extend the infrastructures to other states of the nations. So that, India become IT super power and substantial development will be swifter.

    The Union government should continue funding for CICs and support CICs to permanent existence. The traditional blame of negligence for N-E states by centre is as old as its independence. So, centre should deeply consider this emotional matter for the human resource engaged in it and the future of communities of greater backward area. Because no one can denied that ICT is only the tool for rapid over all growth of a civilized community.

    Tip: TRUE= yet to test the actual Gandhian Panchayati Raj services in India.

    Debendra Hazarika, DETE, MISTE (Ex), PGDIT
    CIC Telahi, Lakhimpur

  5. egovindia said

    To, Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.

    Respected Sir,

    with reference for various mails regarding regularisation the

    job all the CIC operators

    North East including Sikkim & J & K .

    We are also so happy for your kind anticipation regarding these matter .

    We would inform State Govt & Local MLA for the infrastructure of CIC .

    In this running 4 yrs Govt Nothing handed over any specific works at CIC .

    But Govt utilized all CIC operator in emergency works like BPL, Election ,PMRY ,

    Flood works data computerisation & DRM Etc .

    Regarding all the works done at CIC a Memorundum also submitted in

    State Govt & Local MLA also.

    But nothing any positive results getting from the State Govt. till now.

    That Sir, we would claim to Stae Govt or Central Govt please

    thinks a positive

    attitute featurisation about CIC operator jobs and also inform Govt .

    a specific works handed over at CIC how can succeed rural people .

    With Reg,

    Ajit Kalita.

    CIC Operator.

    Bezera Dev. Block.

  6. jkcica said

    Hello all
    Time has come for our top level Politicans and baurocrats to think how the keep on changing there promises and sayings.
    THIS IS ALL OBOUT CIC’S as why conversion from CIC to CSC is required, when there performence is far more better than other departments and still they have not started there job truly as per the guidelines.
    The CIC OPERATORS employed in jammu and Kashmir for the project(CIC) have qulifications of B.E Electrical,Electronics,MCA and if one compares these qulifications with the already recuruited NIC officials DIO ,we will say CIC OOPERATORS have the edge .
    Why cannot CIC OPERATORS used in SWAN Project.

    It will be a murder of CIC Operators if they are not regularised and if SWAN is not implemented through them.

    Hello Govt. think of people who are tecnocrats and on contract since last 4 years maxium of them have crossed the age limit ,where they will go when there is no private sector in jammu and kashmir.It is the sole responsibility of Central and State Govt to think on it and regularise there jobs and make them the bacbones of IT department in J & K.

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