Implementation of IT in State Govt. of Bihar

Information Technology

The Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 has been enforced and rules  of important

sections notified in October 2009 addressing national cyber security. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT- 1n) has been designated as the nodal agency for coordinating the matters relating to cyber security and emergency response,  which published a crisis management plan for countering cyber attacks and cyber terrorism.

Bihar has been catching up fast in the field of IT and related services in recent years. Several initiatives have been made to promote IT and allied projects to facilitate e-governance in the state.To make Bihar one of the top five e-governed, IT enabled and e-literate states by 2012, the state government has formulated its Information Technology Policy in 2008. With a view to making Bihar a preferred destination for IT business and industry, the state government has also decided to offer a special package of incentives to attract them to the state and another Draft Information Technology Policy is under consideration. The importance of IT may also be gauged from the fact that the total plan outlay for IT department, which was Rs. 5952 lakh in  2009-10 has been increased to more than three times in 2010-11.


Under the Secretariat Local Area Scheme, all secretariat offices and Chief Minister’s residence are

connected in a fiber optic Local Area Network (LAN). An outlay of Rs. 1000 lakh has been planned for the project in 2010-11. All the planned 3300 Data Points have been completed successfully.


Under this scheme, there are a total of 533 points of presence (PoPs)-I in the state, 37 at the district and 495 at block levels. The total project outlay is Rs. 256.24 crore, with the state share of Rs. 97.17 crore, towards bandwidth cost and site preparation for PoPs and horizontal offices. In 2010-11, an outlay of Rs. 900 lakh has been earmarked for BSWAN. During 2010-11, out of 533 PoPs, 484 have been established till October 2010. The remaining 49 PoPs will be completed during this financial year.

Common Service Centre (CSC)

The state government has already taken action to create a network  of Common Service Centre christened ‘ Vasudha’ in all 8,463 Panchayats of the state as outlets for various services. Of these,

5538 Vasudha Kendras have so far been established


The project is wholly sponsored by the central government. A total of 94  Common Facilities Centre (CFC) under e-district plan are to be established, out of which 67 CFCs have been established and the remaining 27 will be established during the financial year 2010-11.


During the financial year 2010-11, the total outlay for the e-governance  is Rs. 1400 lakh. The Department of Information Technology is executing GIS mapping through NIC, Beltron, IWDMS,

Regional Institute of e-learning and Information Technology for DOEACC Society.


The state government has decided to launch e-Procurement system to purchase goods and services

through open tenders so that the value of money is ensured. Initially, e-Procurement project has

been started as a pilot project for schemes above Rs. 25 lakh in certain departments like Road

Construction, Bridge Construction, PHED, Building Construction and the Department of Information Technology and Beltron. During the financial year 2010-11, a total of 1008 tenders has been put up for disposal, whereas 636 have been disposed.

State Data Centre

year 2010-11, for IT fairs and conferences and other capacity building measures, an outlay of Rs.

580.00 lakh has been made.






  • I request the information of upcoming new projects like Big Hotels, Hospitals, Shopping Malls, Engineering & medical colleges and also info on the capacity expansions on existing establishments of such kind.


    • Biharprabha Admin


      We do not have yet compiled such list.
      But we do have this in mind


  • Anand Kumar

    Hi Sir,thanks for initiating BITA,but the most essential thing to bring MNCs to bihar is to provide ample skilled resources for that you need to promote startup of private engineering colleges in the state.Its very essential for the state to form one technical university which will provide easy affiliation to private colleges and manage them well.Like Punjab Technical University(PTU),Biju Pattnaik University of Technical Edication(BPUT),VTU Karnataka and many more…In Bihar there are negligible amount of private institutions are there even they too are facing the problem of affiliation from university and getting closed.If the State will have private technical colleges at least people will not come out state to persue education and degree so that they will have degree and find job some where outside into MNCs.
    Please improve the english education curriculum in Bihar board as well in order to compete in the international market.

  • sonu

    Biharies r lacking oppurtunity to have technical degree.There r lakhs of IT companies in BANGALORE,HYDRABAD AND TAMIL NADU.where biharies r nt getting oppurtunity becoz they dont have technical degrees more over they r poor in english communication.Please improve English education in accadamic curriculum and open as more as engieneering colleges in state so that at least people can get job outside.Its high time to start technical university in Bihatr which will provide easy affiliation like PTU,VTU,BPUT etc.