NIC is providing Video Conferencing services since 1995. Presently services are available from about 1800 (NICNET + NON NICNET) existing studios spread across the country including state capitals, districts & union territories. Video Conferencing facilities are being upgraded with state of art technology in all locations by providing High Definition Video Conferencing systems. NIC - VC Services were decentralized by enabling each state Unit to handle its own Multipoint Videoconferencing sessions to meet local and state government requirements. This is one of the largest video conferencing networks in the country.
Videoconferencing services are being used for monitoring of various Government Projects, Schemes, Public Grievances, Monitoring of Law and Order, Hearings of RTI cases, Distance Education, Tele-Medicine, monitoring of Election processes, Launching of new schemes and so on. NIC's VC services are regularly being used by Hon'ble President of India, Hon'ble Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of various states, Cabinet Secretary and Chief Secretaries, Chief Information commissioner, Central and State Government Ministers and department Officials across country at all levels. In 2017 about 25000 multisite conferences with more than 5,00,000 site hours of Video Conferencing sessions have been used.
Web Based High Definition VC services have been launched in January'2011 for point to point and multipoint conference over desktops. This can seamlessly integrate with laptops, desktops, tablets, smart phones, room systems and legacy equipment. It can provide true-to-life audio and video synchronization even in low bandwidth environments including Wi-Fi and 4G public network.
The strength of any organization lies on the people behind it. Videoconferencing team comprise of following members:
V.T.V. Ramana (HOG)
Dayanand Saha (HOD)
B. K. Sharma
Ashok Kumar Madwal
Vivek Kumar Mittal
Scientific Technical Assistant- A