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Dhanbad : The IT Initiatives

NIC district center was established in 1988 in the undivided state of Bihar for providing ICT services to the District Administration and to generate computer awareness at the district level. Some of the successes and achievements of NIC-Dhanbad can be listed as follows:

Old Age Pensioners Payment & Monitoring System :  A  web based S/W supported by UNICODE has been developed and implemented for the payment & monitoring of the national old age pensioner beneficiaries scheme like Indira Gandhi Pension, State Pension and Widow Pension . All the block wise details related to the pensioners are available on the web site . Block wise, Bank wise advice are being generated for submission to bank which in turn transfers money into Old Age Pensioners bank account.

e-Swarojgar: A web site has been developed  for on line registration of candidates seeking employment in their desired field so that interested employers can  contact the candidates as per their requirement.

Transport Office Computerisation: NICTRAN was the first major e-governance software implemented in 1991 and continued un-interruptedly till the Hon’ble Chief minister of Jharkhand Shri Arjun Munda and Hon’ble  Transport minister Shri Madhav Lal Singh inaugurated the new VAHAN &  SARATHI s/w developed by NIC on 10.08.2004 on the pilot basis at Dhanbad.


Issue of Registration Certificate Book and Driving License on smart card medium was also started successfully at Dhanbad on Pilot basis.

Online Treasury Information System: District treasury, Dhanbad went online in August’ 1998 with the introduction of Treasury Information System on Unix based system. On 01.11.2004 Dhanbad treasury became the Pilot Treasury in the State of Jharkhand to implement Online Treasury information system of Jharkhand using Client –Server architecture, VB at front–end and Oracle 9i RDBMS at Back-end with tight security, checks and paperless workflow having Govt. Bank connected through LAN.


 Many other districts followed the success story of Dhanbad after that. Since 01-11-2005, Dhanbad treasury became the pilot treasury in implementing 3-tier architecture for TIS with Central Server at Ranchi data centre & VB .Net as front–end.

e-Nagrik Sewa kendra at the Block H.Q., Dhanbad (An e-governance initiative)

On 25th of April 2007, the first “e-Nagrik Sewa kendra” in Jharkhand was inaugurated at the block headquarter, Dhanbad by Shri A.  K.  Basu, then Principal Secretary, I.T., Govt. of Jharkhand.

LTOR: Shri Saheed Ahmad, SIO, Jharkhand, Shri A.K. Basu, then Principal Secretary,IAS,  Dept. of IT, Dr. (Mrs.) Beela Rajesh, IAS, then DC Dhanbad

The web based Nagrik Sewa software, facilitates submission of applications by the citizens for issue of certificates like Caste, Birth, Death, Residential and Income. The citizen interface provides web based monitoring of the status of the applications.

Personnel Information System (PIS) & File Tracker :  Service records of all the employees in the district has been put on NIC Server and are updated for various details. Data available at the server can be tracked by the officials and the employees of various offices.

All the offices in Collectorate has been brought under LAN and File Tracker System is running in all different sections in the collectorate.

A Workshop on District E- Governance  was organised on 27-06-2007 at Dhanbad, by District Administration with the active support of NIC.

The Objective of the workshop was to identify the felt needs of the people, identify the key activities to ensure participation of all stakeholders, to build an interactive G.I.S./ Web based software to involve a module to provide information services in an interactive manner to the people for better Governance.

Topics of discussion were         

A.     Need based assessment & Identification of areas in terms of information, services and Public Grievance Redressal.

B.     Development G.I.S./ Web based Software.

C.    Integration of Software products developed by different agencies.

D.    Revolving Module to provide information, services etc., to the people.

E.   Participation of stakeholder at all level with emphasis on private public partnership.

Lightening of Lamp by Chief Guest, Shri R.S. Sharma, IT Secretary, Govt. of Jharkhand

GPF Computerisation:

GPF accounts of approximately 15,500 employees  in the district are being maintained for their contribution details, loan calculations, preparation of annual GPF slips, calculation of interest year-wise etc.

District Official Website: District website is maintained for its various details on regular basis. Block-wise details of BPL List (Survey 2002-2007), IAY waiting List, PDS Shops, Anganwari centres, RTI, Tenders & recruitments, Result Publication for district level recruitment has been put on the web-site.

Welfare: Pensioners list of about 15,350 pensioners (both Centre & State plan) in the district has been Computerised and a query-based system tracks every pensioner up-to the village level.

Survey for the disabled has also been computerized.

Arm Licence Computerisation:

Total of 5500 arms details are being maintained. The system helps district administration and department of Home as well at the state level. The s/w also helps in keeping the track of surrendered arms police station wise during elections and emergency.

Computerisation of Land Records

A Unicode based application S/W has been developed for Land Record computerization in the State and the same has been implemented in the district.

Integrated Online Commercial Taxes System

All the six circles of the Commercial Tax department has been made online for Registration details, PIN generation & other allied activities through web enabled software VICTORY developed by NIC Jharkhand state unit, Ranchi.

Home Guard Roaster Generation System.

Generates Roaster of about 1200 Rural / Urban/ Women Home Guards of the Dhanbad district. This system has eliminated the various complaints received by district administration. in duty allocation of Home Guards.

Certificate Cases Monitoring System

Web based software generates defaulter list of big defaulters of the district as well as Certificate Officer-wise defaulter list has enabled district administration  to frame strategies for recovery of Govt. money of Certificate Cases in a big way. Record amount of money has been recovered in two months time after start of this system.

Other Applications

An Integrated MIS has been developed and implemented for monitoring of all developmental schemes .

Public Grievances Redressal System is helping the district administration in monitoring of the redressals and pendencies

BPL Survey at block, DRDA and District level has been fully supported and made on-line.


Many in house training programmes were conducted for  the Government officials and staffs on Application softwares and basic  computer awareness. More than  50 officers and 200 staffs were trained on general Computer operations, office automation ,internet and concerned application softwares.

Central Projects

Under Flagship Programme

 National Rural Employement Act (NREGA), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Total Sanitation Compaign (TSC) has been made online with latest reports & figures.

Under Bharat Nirman Components

  • Rural Roads (PMGSY), Rural Housing (IAY), Rural Electrification (RGGVY), Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF), Bazar Samiti Computerisation (Arrivals & Prices Monitoring System), United Nations Disaster Management Programme has been implemented in the district.

  • Successful completion of the 7th All India Education Survey has been done.

  • Regular support for the AGMARKNET system  and  Data uploading on day to day basis has helped farmers & Mandi of the district to determine uptodate prices & arrival of commodities in Bazar Samiti.

  • Technical Supports for DOEACC CAPES on-line tests.  

Other Miscellaneous Services: 

  • Maintenance of  Internet and Network Connectivity to various departments up to the Block level.

  • Management of Regular Video Conferencing sessions including District Jail & District Court Video Conferencing System inaugurated by Chief Justice of Jharkhand on 21st July 2007.

  • Technical Consultancy and Guidance to all Government Departments.

  • Mark dissemination for students of various levels +2, Colleges, Engineering, ITI, Polytechnic, Departmental test results etc .

  • Various kinds of information dissemination through Internet as required by College Students, Research scholars , various officials and public.

  • Support to the Department of Excise for capture of the Union Budget documents.


For further information Contact

NIC District Unit- Dhanbad
DIO –Sunita Tulsyan