ITG has ongoing projects like IT Knowledge Center, Last mile Connectivity through Gap infrastructure Project (Gap-II) etc. The Government has already initiated the work of setting up of an Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) for the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) at Tuem and IT Park at the Kadamba Plateau to attract the IT Investment through ITG and intends to take up development of other IT park and other projects like WiFi to Institutes /Schools, GBBN Connectivity for the remaining Government Offices / Locations, M-Governance, etc Through ITG in the coming years.Following are the Components of Infrastructure Development implemented by ITG:
- Last Mile GBBN Connectivity
ITG has completed the Phase-II of Gap Infrastructure project for extending the Goa Broad band Network (GBBN) connectivity to various Government Departments, PSUs, Educational institutes and corporations from the nearest GBBN L3 switch located in the office buildings/locations and which were not covered in Phase-I of the Gap Infrastructure. As per the initial purchase order the actual number of locations to be provided with LAN & extended GBBN connectivity was approximately 572 locations, however as on March 31st 2013, ITG completed approximately a total of 734 location connected with GBBN connectivity. The project is under warranty till October, 2015 and thereafter will be under extended warranty period of 4 years.
The present services availed over GBBN network are Intranet for e-Governance, Internet, video conferencing, IP telephony etc. The GBBN in partnership with ITG has also launched a cloud based health application for the District Hospital, Mapusa on pilot basis.
- Wi-Fi Connectivity and Surveillance solution to schools
With the growth in technology in e- Education, there is a need to cover/provide the schools/institutions with Wi-Fi connectivity for internet, e-content, etc. which will also enhance the usage of the GBBN. ITG has already completed the GAP-II project of providing GBBN connectivity to all schools/institutions, Government Departments, etc and has forwarded the proposal of taking up of the project to implementation and maintenance of WIFI connectivity. Wi-Fi connectivity is required in the educational institutes so that the students along with teachers can access the outside world for information in the educational domain. This will also enable efficient usage of Laptop, e-Tablets given to student under Cyberage / Cyber student schemes and also to improve quality of education by upgrading skills of teaching staff by using Wi-Fi connectivity. ITG will also take up the Surveillance solution to monitor the school premises thereby increasing the security of the school.
- GBBN Connectivity under Phase 3
ITG has initiated a proposal to provide GBBN connectivity to few remaining Government offices and middle schools to make the GBBN coverage 100 %.
- IT Knowledge Centers
Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited (ITG) with the help of Government of Goa has established 40 IT Knowledge Centres across 36 census Towns and 4 major Towns. The vision of the project is to give computer training to at least one member of every family till the village level on ICT which will help the Citizens to be IT literate. This training would cater them to get jobs in IT Software's/IT Enabled Services including BPOs. Till date, training for around 16562 students has been completed from these training centers. ITG aims at modernizing and removal of the obsolescence of the ICT equipments in the ITKC's in the state to keep pace with the recent trends and technologies.
Scheme for IT Mass Literacy: Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India, has launched a Scheme for IT Mass Literacy with the objective of providing IT training to 10 lakh persons in every village in selected blocks in each State/UT. This is keeping in view the objective of the National Policy on IT 2012 to make one person in every household IT literate. Government has identified M/s ITG as the State Implementation Agency (IA) for the scheme. The implementation of the scheme has started by IA in liaison with CSC- SPV to ensure that the targets of the scheme are achieved in a time bound manner. Currently house survey is going on in four Talukas namely Sanguem, Cancona, Valpoi and Bardez.
Delivering timely and accurate information to citizens and an established system of two-way communication between the Government and people is one of the key benefits of m-Governance. By utilizing wireless& mobile technology the state has taken a step forward from e-Governance to m-Governance in a big way in improving the delivery of Government information and services thus benefitting the citizens.
m-Governance in Goa is a comprehensive Mobile Governance project aimed at m-enabling the 48+ Government Departments and m-powering the people. The vision is to build/showcase solutions and applications which will benchmark in m-Governance services across the world by using latest technologies (Voice Applications, Applications using signaling channel and data service based Applications)
ITG has set up mobile gateway as the first set towards m-Governance. ITG is providing various services like SMS, Push & pull SMS services, Voice gateway, USSD gateway, Location based services, billing gateway etc. ITG has been appointed as the nodal agency for implementing Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) and the same is fully functional.
- Investment in the IT sector for the State of Goa
The State of Goa is characterized by the availability of good infrastructure facilities, better quality of life, relatively high optical fiber connectivity, adequate availability of power, high rate of literacy and a 'higher than national average' coverage of the education and healthcare system. Goa has all the pre-requisites to emerge as a software paradise. Goa has one of the highest literacy rates in the country and a very large percentage of the population is conversant in English, thus making Goa a front runner in setting up IT Industry, call centre and other IT enabling service operations. Goa has an atmosphere conducive for a good quality of life for the software professionals.
The Government of Goa with an objective to serve as the Enabler for Promotion of Information Technology Industry in Goa and to bring Investments to the State has taken up the following through ITG:
- Setting up of Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) for the Electronic System Design manufacturing (ESDM) at Tuem, Pernem, Goa over an area of around 4,00,000 SqMts under the EMC scheme of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), GOI.
- Setting up of IT Park at the at Kadamba Plateau, Tiswadi, Goa over an area of around 4,00,000Sq Mts.
The focus is to promote employment for Goan youth by bring IT industry in the State. The proposed IT Park / EMC shall include all types of businesses from IT and ITES sector. Viz. Software Development, BPO, KPO, Hardware Manufacturing, IT Training Institutes.