Infrastructure for I.T.


Each Department shall earmark 5% (or as recommended by the GOI from time to time) of its budget for IT applications. Out of this, 50% would normally be spent on software development and training. Priority shall be given to units located in the State for award of software development work.


A Pool fund for e-Governance shall be established with Contribution from the government, profit making state PSUs, co-operative institutions and other public sector organizations. The Pool fund shall be utilised for developing replicable and reusable models of e-Governance, IT innovations in administration, IT supported resource optimization, decision support system, MIS, intranets and other applicable enabling technologies. The fund shall have an initial Corpus of Rs.5 Crores and shall be administered by a Governing body headed by the Industrial Development Commissioner, GoUP. Flagship applications may also be developed from this fund as proof-of-concept applications for building confidence in other Departments, Boards and Corporations. These flagship applications shall be finalized by the I.T. Visions Group.


The State shall establish backbone network UP Wide Area Network (UPNET) for voice, data and video transmission and dissemination. The network shall be utilised for inter department connectivity, multi-user and multi-service facilities, video conferencing, file transfer facility, e-mail, on-line application processing, query and response. UPNET shall enable better communication, information sharing, allowing people to work together more effectively resulting in cohesive administration. The UPNET shall extend to all Government Departments. State Secretariat, Divisions, Districts, Tehsils and Block Head Quarters. The UPNET shall provide multi-user multiservice facility and shall strengthen the current NIC infrastructure and existing intranets.


Measures would be taken to provide strong basic Internet infrastructural support to increase Internet penetration in the State of U.P. The Government will, in co-ordination with the Central Government and private vendors, expand the Internet network to all the districts, towns and villages of the State. Microware link and VSAT facilities of telecom licensees/cellular services operators will be effectively employed in partnership with them for this purpose.


The State will endeavor to create a high speed Telecom Back bone to match the national Telecom back bone. For this the already existing facililties of other National entities will be optimally employed Impetus will be provided for creation of a reliable and cheap communication link between the State headquarters and district headquarters, sub-divisions and blocks.


Appropriate telecom infrastructure will be created in the private/joint sector to provide connectivity to all the 1.12 lakh villages of the State.


NOIDA, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad and Greater NOIDA are proposed to be built into I.T. Cities with special facilities for I.T. enabled services.