National Informatics Centre (N.I.C.), Cooch Behar

National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Department of Information Technology under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (Govt. of India) is providing network backbone and e-Governance support to Central Government, State Governments, Union-Territory Administrations, Districts and other Government bodies. It offers a wide range of ICT services including Nationwide Communication Network for decentralized planning, improvement in Govt. services and wider transparency of national and local Governments.

The Cooch Behar NIC District Centre, ever since its inception in the district administrative setup, has been playing a vital role in creating/ promoting IT awareness/ culture within various government departments/PSUs. The Centre has successfully aided in designing, developing and implementing various ICT projects thus supporting e-governance to the fullest in the district. NIC has augmented the efforts in providing ICT based services to the citizens and has emerged as a major IT solution provider to the district administration. The Office is headed by the District Informatics Officer (DIO) who is assisted by the Additional District Informatics Officer (ADIO).

NIC Cooch Behar Centre facilitated collection, compilation, dissemination and on-line accessibility of information on several sectors of the economy at state level with the timely availability of qualitative information at all possible levels like District, Block, Gram Panchayat or villages. We also facilitate for the building up of databases of district-wise importance through active co-operation of the different departments of Cooch Behar district administration. Assuming an ever increasing importance in the national development process and computer based information systems or databases and computer communication networks are concerned today, and in foreseeable future, a pre-requisite for taking coherent and balanced decisions, we are helping in the development process from the centralized to more of decentralized approach, in order to give due recognition to the micro-level needs and potentials in decision making.

In India, “district” is the basic administrative unit at the sub-state level and also consistent with the decentralized planning process prevailing at the grass-root. With the establishment of NICNET in districts, National Informatics Centre (NIC) launched its “District Information System (DISNIC)” in sectors like agriculture, animal husbandry, education, health, industries, rural development, micro-level planning, etc. The DISNIC Programme was considered as an informatics tool for development planning and responsive administration. This Centre was established in 1989 under the Planning Commission and in the year 2000 it came under the newly formed Ministry of Communication & Information Technology. Need based Software Development and technical support are the main activities of NIC, Cooch Behar.

Postal Address :

National Informatics Centre New District Collectorate Building (2nd Floor),
Sagar Dighi Campus (West bank),
Cooch Behar – 736101,
West Bengal, INDIA
Phone No.: 91-03582-223019
E-mail : wbcch[at]nic.[dot]n, dio-cbr[at]nic[dot]in

District Informatics Officer (DIO)

E-mail : dio-cbr[at]nic[dot]in

Additional District Informatics Officer (ADIO)

– Vacant –
E-mail : adio-cbh[at]nic[dot]in, dia-cbr[at]


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