1. What is NISG?
NISG is a not-for-profit company incorporated in 2002 (under section 25 of the Companies Act) with NASSCOM, Government of India and Government of Andhra Pradesh being its initial promoters. As per its constitution, 51% of the equity is held by private sector and 49% by the public sector. Our other stakeholders are IL&FS, Government of Chattisgarh, Government of Meghalya and Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. To read our corporate information, click here
2. What does NISG do?
We help Governments solve complex problems that have no easy answers. Backed by a team drawn from public as well as private sector, we combine our knowledge of Government processes with functional expertise to deliver innovative and long-lasting solutions. We are extensively involved in advising and assisting central and state Governments in designing e-Government projects of national importance. We provide consulting services in the key areas of strategic planning of e-Government programs, project development and capacity building. To know more about our Service Offerings, click here
3. In addition to end to end e-Gov project lifecycle development, in which other areas can you assist us?
In addition to providing project development services which comprises of conceptualization, design, development and support, NISG is well positioned to service requests such as:
- Bid Process management
- Evaluation of technology/products/solutions
- IT Audit of systems and applications
- Business process re-engineering exercise for department/ministry.
- Building business model for e-gov Projects using PPP principles.
- Identifying training needs and conducting training and workshops on specific subjects such as e-Procurement, government process re-engineering as well as projects for various levels of participants.
- Building institutional partnerships with private sector, academia and other research bodies for capacity building
- Research and assessment services involving assessment and documentation of projects in case studies.
The above list is indicative and not exhaustive. Please feel free to contact NISG for your requirements.
4. Can you highlight some of your key assignments which showcase your work?
Listed below are some of the typical instances, where NISG has provided its consulting services to Government clients.
- Government of Karnataka wanted to design a project that would provide different citizen services under one roof and thus significantly improve the quality and speed of service delivery. NISG established an enhanced and efficient service delivery mechanism by designing the physical and IT infrastructure of the Bangalore One project.
- Ministry of Company Affairs, Govt of India wanted to provide more efficient services to companies over the entire life-cycle of a company - from start-up to liquidation. Another requirement was to build a digital data repository of all companies registered with it. NISG assisted the ministry by undertaking process re-engineering and designing a countrywide physical as well as IT infrastructure for efficient delivery of the services, and for creation of a national database.
- Different state governments were looking for a strategy for state-wide e-Governance implementation, which should enable them in identifying and prioritizing e-Gov projects. NISG helped the clients by formulating an exhaustive e-Government Roadmap (EGRM) for different states.
- Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India wanted to design various funding models for implementing e-Government in municipalities across various states. NISG responded by suggesting various PPP models for the Ministry.
- Realising the importance of building human capital various state governments approached NISG to identify the training and infrastructure requirements for employee capacity building. NISG responded by preparing Capacity Building Roadmaps for the state governments.
To browse complete list of NISG's projects, click here
5. What is the value proposition offered by NISG?
One of the causes of failure of e-Government initiatives is the inadequate attention given to the crucial aspects of project development, which includes studying best practices, setting clear goals, defining and prioritizing services and defining a performance measurement strategy against the service levels, designing appropriate implementation and program management models and above all designing and implementing suitable training and change management plans.
NISG gives focused attention to all these areas while conceptualizing the design of the project through its 4-stage CADS (Conceptualize - Architect - Define - Support) methodology for project development. CADS methodology ensures that all these important areas gets adequate attention and a wholesome design emerges in the form of Request for Proposal document. Click here to know more about NISG's CADS methodology of project development.
Since NISG works at the national level, it is able to ensure that the project of each individual department/ministry fits in with the larger vision of NeGP. It also ensures that the projects adhere to national architecture, standards, guidelines, etc. This ensures interoperability, avoids duplication of effort and building information silos, and leverages state-wide infrastructure like SWAN, State Data Centre, etc for the project thus bringing down cost and ensuring optimization of resources.
NISG has been engaged by more than 50 ministries and departments of the central and state Governments during the last 4 years. Click here to read more about why you should engage NISG for success oriented design and implementation of e-Government projects.
6. How can we engage NISG?
As a matter of policy, NISG does not participate in the bidding process of any Government department or public sector organization to secure consulting assignments. All the consulting assignments have been awarded to NISG on nomination basis by central ministries and state government departments. Click here to know more about how to engage NISG.
7. Is NISG covered under Right to Information Act, 2005?
NISG is construed a public authority under Section 2 (h) of RTI Act 2005. To see the mandatory disclosure for NISG under RTI 2005 Act, click here.