Introduction

System failures and natural disaster are a constant concern, and the worst possible situation for any organization like ours. Therefore, having a backup location with servers and IT infrastructures and disaster recovery plan for business continuity is significantly important. Disaster recovery is best implemented when an alternate location with high-availability and security is brought into the mix. So whether a natural disaster such as fires or floods occurs or malicious intent is used to interrupt or completely halt the operations of any organizations, one can rest assured that the records and data are well preserved and in working order. Our disaster recovery center is constructed in Hetauda for the above-mentioned purpose and completed one year of operation today with the help of KOICA.

Objective

  • Make information technology accessible to the general public and increase.
  • Employment through this means.
  • Build a knowledge-based society.
  • Establish knowledge-based industries.
  • Implementation of E-governance in Nepal.
  • Minimize the economic impact of the interruption.
  • To establish alternative means of operation in advance.
  • Provide for smooth and rapid restoration of service.

Mission

  • Common Infrastructure for Seamless Network Backbone up to village level.
  • Providing seem less ICT consultation service.
  • Ensure the smooth integration of new technologies.
  • Improve information knowledge capacity.
  • Determine the likely impact of ICT on economy & society through payment gateway, e- licensing.

Strategy

The information technology strategies adopted to accomplish the above-mentioned objectives of rapid development and expansion of information technology in a fair and competitive environment shall be the following:

  • ICT Infrastructure creation for e-Governance like
  • - Government Integrated secured network
  • - GIDC with DRC and multiple load balancers
  • - Government integrated mail, CMS & payment gateway system
  • Implementation of e-Governance Applications
  • Technology Exploration and Deployment
  • Technology assessment & forecasting(providing environment for responsive information system)
  • Capability Building for faster, cost-effective, quality delivery of e-Governance services
  • Carry on research, develop and expand information technology with a high priority to participation of the private sector.
  • Prepare capable manpower with the involvement of both public and private sectors for sustainable development and expansion of information technology.
  • Encourage native and foreign investment for the development of information technology and infrastructure pertaining to information technology. Legalize and promote e-commerce.
  • Assist in e-governance by using information technology. Utilize information technology in the development of rural areas. Promote information technology industries.
  • Enhance professional efficiency through the use of information technology.
  • Enhance professional efficiency through the use of information technology.
  • Expand the information technology network to the rural areas.
  • Establish Nepal in the international market in information technology.

Features of DRC

  • High-End Computing Infrastructure
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • High-Speed Local Area Network
  • Multi-Tier Security
  • High-Speed Internet Connectivity
  • 24*7*365 Help Desk
  • Multi-level redundant power back-up
  • Air Conditioning Management
  • Fire Detection & Control System

Officials

Sunil Paudel

Executive Director (National Information Technology Center)

Safal Shrestha

Director (Disaster Recovery Center)