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National Informatics Centre
National Informatics Centre Logo.svg
Abbreviation NIC
Formation 1976[1]
Headquarters New Delhi
  • Offices Spread All Over India
Region served India
Director General Dr. Ajay Kumar
Parent organization Department of Electronics and Information Technology
Staff Around 6000
Website NIC.IN

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय सूचना विज्ञान केंद्र) is the premier science & technology organisation of India's Union Government in informatics services and information-and-communication- technology (ICT) applications. The NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology.

It has played a pivotal role in steering e-governance applications in the governmental departments at national, state and district levels, enabling the improvement in, and a wider transparency of, government services. Almost all Indian-government websites are developed / managed by NIC.

Field of work[edit]

NIC offers telecommunications-networking services including Ku band (TDMA, FDMA, SCPC & satellite broadband) VSATs, wireless metropolitan-area networks (MANs) and local-area networks (LANs) with gateways for Internet- and Intranet-resource sharing.

It is the network infrastructure and e-governance support to India's central government and state governments, union-territory administrations, administrative divisions and other government bodies. The NIC assists in implementing information-technology projects, in collaboration with central and state governments, in the areas of: Communication & Information Technology.


NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Communications & Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology and is headquartered in New Delhi. It has offices in all 28 state capitals and 7 union-territory headquarters and almost all districts. At New Delhi Headquarters, Mean Head a large number of Application Divisions exist which provide total Informatics Support to the Ministries and Departments of the Central Government. To cater to the ICT needs at the grassroots level, the NIC has also opened offices in almost all district collectorates. NIC Extends Technical Coordianation and IT support to District Administration.

NIC computer cells are located in almost all Ministry bhawans (buildings) of the central government and Apex[clarification needed] offices including the Indian Prime Minister’s office, the Indian Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India's Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan).It also provide support to grass root level administration.


The NIC offers a host of services including:


NIC publishes an E-Governance quarterly entitled "Informatics" in both print and PDF format. The current Chief Editor is Neeta Verma, Deputy Director General of NIC. The publication is made available at Informatics Website. Current issue is April 2014 edition.


On July 2, 2014, the Google Security team became aware of fake Google certificates issued by the National Informatics Centre of India.[2][3][4] Google immediately notified the Indian NIC and Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) as well as Microsoft. Microsoft revoked the NIC's certificate and published Security Advisory 2982792.[5]

A July 9, 2014 update to the Google Online Security Blog stated that misissued certificates included Yahoo, and the full scope of the breach was unknown:

They [CCA] reported that NIC’s issuance process was compromised and that only four certificates were misissued; the first on June 25. The four certificates provided included three for Google domains (one of which we were previously aware of) and one for Yahoo domains. However, we are also aware of misissued certificates not included in that set of four and can only conclude that the scope of the breach is unknown.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NIC, the premier ICT organisation of Govt of India
  2. ^ a b Langley, Adam (July 8, 2014). "Maintaining digital certificate security". Google Online Security Blog. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Larry, Seltzer (July 9, 2014). "Indian government agency issues fake Google certificates". ZDNet. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jeremy, Kirk (July 9, 2014). "Google blocks bogus digital certificates that could make fake websites appear legit". IDG News Service. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Improperly Issued Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing". Microsoft. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 

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Economic Times
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:18:45 -0700

It accredits registrars to carry out registrations through an open process that also includes the National Informatics Centre (NIC) as the registrar for gov.in domains. "We are hoping to register 2.5 million dot In domain names by 2015," NIXI chief ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:40:23 -0700

In the 24-odd central laws or notifications that are being studied by PMG, Infosys and the government's National Informatics Centre (NIC) are the software developers, while other companies have been roped in by government agencies. Although states such ...

Times of India

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700

"Certain SSL certificates have been issued through National Informatics Centre-CA (NIC-CA) without authorisation. These certificates could be exploited by remote attackers to spoof content, perform phishing attacks or perform man-in-the-middle attacks ...
Assam Tribune
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

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The New Indian Express
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:31:32 -0700

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:30 -0700

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:56:15 -0700

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:22:30 -0700

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