Information Technology is not new to the State. Activities of computerisation already started in early 90’s. Till date most of the computerisation activities are being carried out by National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India. Initially District Informatics Centre were established to support activities in Districts for monitoring of schemes. In addition various departments at Headquarter level have been computerized to support day-to-day decision making process. Government has taken all steps to promote IT culture through its e-governance project. Most of the departments are likely to be computerised. Initially public Interface departments such as Treasury, Commercial Taxes, G.P.F, Municipal Taxes, Land Registry, Land Records etc. are being computerized.
State government is also keen to promote IT culture through out State in order to benefit the mass through this technology. Some of the major computerization activities carried out by the State government with the technical support from National Informatics Centre, Bihar State Unit,Patna include :
Commercial Tax Computerization
Besides all these, National Informatics Centre, Bihar State Unit has successfully computerised the elementary education under HRD Department. Created an MIS of 2 lacs of school teachers including Primary and Middle. Completed the 6th All India Census in the record time. There are many other state Govt. projects such as Land Records, Health, Commercial Tax, Science & Technology, Bihar State Electricity Board etc. as well as central Govt. Projects such as Central Excise, ROC, Provident Fund Organisation etc. which as been accepted, maintained and computerisation plan are initiated.