NIC DG Dr Neeta Verma gets one-year extension

Dr Neeta Verma, Director General of National Informatics Centre got an extension for a year.

Special Correspondent | June 2, 2021


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Dr Neeta Verma, Director General of National Informatics Centre, a premier technology organization of the government of India, got an extension for a year.
 
The appointments committee of the cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, for extension in service of Dr Neeta Verma for one year from the date of superannuation which was 31.05.2021.
 
With a career spanning over three and a half decades, she has been instrumental in implementing high impact digital initiatives across the country. In her current role as DG NIC, she is spearheading the digital transformation agenda of the government through the development of digital platforms for various initiatives of the government in different sectors of development. With the mobile revolution in the country, she is also ensuring a Mobile-First Strategy by focusing on delivering government services through mobile phones in ICT solutions built by NIC.
 
She has aggressively worked towards the adoption of cloud by the government departments through a cloud-first Strategy to provide scalability, agility, reduce time to commission and attain high order of efficiency in ICT initiatives of the government. To leverage emerging technologies in governance, she led the establishment of one of its kind Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in Blockchain, application security, artificial intelligence, microservices and data analytics. These CoEs are working towards exploring the applications of emerging technologies for agility in governance and delivery of services to citizens.
 
She has also played a key role in setting up of NIC CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) in 2017. With her continuous contribution in the field of information and communication technology, in 2019, She was featured amongst the top 55 inspiring women around the world who have showcased the prowess of technology in the government sector.
 
During the COVID-19 crisis, under her leadership, NIC was entrusted with a wide range of responsibilities right from the seamless provision of the network, cloud to messaging and video conferencing services to design, development and implementation of various technology- solutions to help the government and its citizens during the times of distress. She was also entrusted by the government to manage a mobile application, ‘AarogyaSetu’, which is enabled with the latest technology for contact tracing to provide safety of citizens from the pandemic.

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