NIC is planning to hire 800 professionals including 355 cyber security experts in the next 12 months.
Speaking a the launch of Bhubaneswar cloud data centre, Neeta Verma, Director General of NIC said, “NIC currently has 4,500 people across India in its various operations and will hire 800 professionals in the next one year, including 355 cyber security experts.
Presently, NIC provides technology support to all governance services and hosts nearly 10,000 websites of both state as well as central government.
Bhubaneswar becomes the fourth National data centre of National Informatics Centre (NIC) after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. The new cloud-enabled National Data Centre aims to offer round-the-clock operations with secure hosting for various e-governance applications of central and state governments and has ability to support 35,000 virtual servers.
Unveiling the data centre, Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Data centre is important because data sanctity is important and in the IT ecosystem, data centre adds to the digital clout of a state or location and raises its global profile.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan was also present on the occasion.
The new cloud-enabled National Data Centre will provide benefits like on-demand access to ICT (Information and Communication Technology) infrastructure for easy availability and quick deployment of applications and standardized platforms of deployment.