In the era of information society,
many developing countries have looked at ICT as a major tool to solve problems
of poverty, inefficient governance, and sluggish economic growth. While the
developed countries have been able to benefit greatly from the wide use of ICT,
many developing countries are still holding to consider carefully how ICT fits
into their problems. e-Governance has been an issue in Bangladesh; some
government offices have taken innovative steps on certain e-Government
The Government of Bangladesh has
been actively adopting e-Governance in order to improve public services through
improved decision-making processes, as well as promoting transparency and
accountability of the government’s course of action. Various legal and policy
frameworks have been developed to expedite the adoption of e-Governance in
Bangladesh. Other than the legal and policy frameworks, successfully e-supports
the connectivity between all government agencies with a centralized data
management system, which can support data processing, sharing and coordination.
The infrastructure must also provide adequate security features to protect the
integrity of government data from various vulnerabilities.
The Government of Bangladesh is
also getting substantial foreign cooperation in terms of financial assistance
and technical collaboration for realization of e-Governance at a national
In the background of increasing
demand for the improvement of government’s efficiency and transparency, a
Feasibility Study Report was prepared in the name of the Project “National
Intra-Network Project for Bangladesh Government Phase-II (Info-Sarker)”
This project is an extension of
the BanglaGovNet project being implemented by BCC through Korean EXIM Bank
Credit. Where all the Ministries/Divisions major Departments, 64 Deputy
Commissioner’s offices and 64 Upazilla will be connected under a ICT Backbone
Network. This network will be administered and managed through the
establishment of NICTC (National ICT Centre) at BCC; 64 DICTC (District ICT
Centre) at DC offices out of which there will be 7 DHQ. 64 UICTC (Upazilla ICT
Centre) at UNO offices.
The Phase II of the project
pursues major improvements in Bangladesh government’s efficiency, transparency,
effectiveness, and quality of services through expansion of the network and
other facilities established in Phase I BanglaGovNet project.
will be promoted under the Preferential Concessional Loan from the government
of The People’s Republic of China.
To expand the government wide network to be established under Phase-I BanglaGovNet Project to all the District and Upazilla level offices throughout the country. To improve government efficiency and promote interaction between ministries/divisions, departments, districts and upazillas by construction of government ICT network infrastructure. To use ICT system within the public administration to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency, reduce wastage of resources, enhance planning and raise the quality of services. To maximize the automation of work processes through integrated information management system utilizing National E-Service System (NESS).
The Government of Bangladesh is actively adopting E-governance. E-governance would
· Increase the quality of public services
· Improve decision-making processes and
· Promote transparency and accountability in the business process of governance.
However, to successfully deliver e-services, the following are required:
· Connectivity between all government agencies
· A centralized data management system, which can support data processing, sharing and coordination.
· Adequate security features to protect the integrity of government data from various vulnerabilities.
· Info-sarker project is the second phase of an effort to meet the above requirement. Bangla-GovNet project being implemented by BCC builds the ICT Backbone Network up to the district headquarters. Info-Sarker extends this network up to the upazilla level, connects the government offices at district and upazilla level. Its scope also includes expansion of National Data Center, establishing Disaster Recovery Center, Wifi Network , distribution of Tablet PCs etc.
· Without the proper implementation of this project efforts to render E-services at the door-steps of our people would be difficult – if not impossible.
(1) The Government IP network
· Connect all government offices at the district level (on an average 55 offices for each District).
· Connect all government offices at the upazilla level(on an average 30 offices for each Upazilla).
· Backbone Connectivity from 64 Districts to 421 Upazillas (except those 64 Upazillas which have already been covered in Bangla GovNet project).