Union minister for electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the National Informatics Center, which is the government’s IT backbone to take the lead in making India low cost cyber security hub. Speaking at the second National Meet on Grassroot Informatics – VIVID: Weaving a Digital India” Prasad said that the NIC should not only innovate new products for betterment of their own states/districts but also hand hold the local citizens in becoming familiar with new technology. He said this would supplement government effort for making citizens literate in technology and expedites process of making digital economy reach one trillion dollar mark in five years time.
“I would like my NIC district officers to start innovative thinking and to develop new products at the district levels. NIC should be more pro-active and should support other countries in their endeavor to move towards Digital based economy”, said Prasad.
He added that NIC officers should get more exposure in the emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, IoT, Data Analytics, etc. and can be further innovated by NIC people. NIC today also introduced two new portals – ‘Centre of Excellence for Application Security’ (CoEAS) and ‘Secure, Scalable & Sugamya Website as a Service'(S3WaaS)