GSWAN (Gujarat State Wide Area Network) at Glance

Connectivity creates foundation for rolling out any service electronically hence it is one of the cardinal factors in e-governance.

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Gujarat has successfully rolled out its SWAN project since 2001 with the vision of providing quality connectivity for facilitating implementation of e-Governance applications and improving overall administrative efficiency and it has reached to a mature stage today.

The Diagram of Network Components

Today, Gujarat provides a large pool of bandwidth which can facilitate future requirement of service on demand. GSWAN connects all 33 Districts, 248 Talukas ultimately interconnecting more than 5070 GoG offices for secure digital communication. From July, 2016 onwards GSWAN bandwidth has been increased from 34 Mbps to 250 Mbps at all District Centers to State Center and from 10 Mbps to 200 Mbps in Taluka Centers, along with from 34 Mbps to 250 Mbps in clusters 33 links at District leading almost 100% uptime performance of the network. GSWAN has 60,000 users which show 20% increase in no. of users utilizing GSWAN connectivity compared to the situation before 3 years.

On GSWAN more than 1,10,000 mails get processed on daily bases that show 60% increase in mail processing capacity. More than 7 districts use daily average of 65% of bandwidth of GSWAN for data processing.

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There has been 3% increase in logging complain calls for GSWAN issues in last 1 years which shows vital awareness of using the Network by end users and efficient administration has managed to solve 100% of them. GSWAN facilitates webcasting (WC) and video conferencing (VC) for G2G and G2C communication with yearly average 850+ WC/VC combined together hence leading to total 5000 VC/WCs till date.

Year All VC WC Total
2015 376 266 642
2016 490 279 769
2017 760 212 972
2018 997 180 1177
2019 885 170 1055
Total 3508 1107 4615

GSWAN intranet provides secure access to various applications such as – CM Dashboard, Digital Gujarat, Public Distribution System(PDS), Garvi (Registration of Documents), Land Record Information System (E-dhara), Electoral Roll Management System (ERMS), e-Mamta, IWDMS-Integrated Workflow & Document Management System, IFMS-Integrated Financial Management System, HMIS-Hospital Management & Information System, SATHI (HRMS), XPLORA – Entry Card Swipe, Agriculture Soil Health Card Application, SWAGAT-Grievances Redressal to Hon'ble CM, eNaM-Commodity Price Monitoring, Intra FOREST, anyRoR.

GSWAN has thus caters several offices like Janseva kendra, ATVT center, Development Support Agency – Tribal, Media Response System, City Survey – Gujarat, Jantry – Land Registration, Gujarat Information Commission, Directorate of Animal Husbandry, FDCA – Foods & Drugs Controller Administration, & Drugs Manufacturing License Allocation, Directorate of Pension & Provident Funds etc.

GSWAN hosts more than 300 different departmental websites and 140+ web applications which gives access to common citizens for information as well as services. Moreover, applications like ATVT hosted on GSWAN provides various type of Certificates like income certificate, cast certificate etc., Public Distribution System provides bar-coded ration card, change in ration card, e-Mamta registered 99 Lacs families for mother and child tracking for vaccination and other health related benefits; SWAGAT processed 2.62 Lacs grievances till date and much more.

In a nutshell, GSWAN has not only created role model for connectivity and efficient management of Asia’s one of the largest Government network but also given business model to earn revenue for Government. Considering all such growth, Government of India has also recommended bandwidth enhancement to all states stating Gujarat as Role Model. In view of the above and high performance of GSWAN, Gujarat has shown rapid growth in e-Governance through stronger backbone support by its connectivity & has established a unique benchmark for other states for better digital governance.

The Diagram of Network Components

GSWAN Future Plans:

  • Creation on of more PoPs, Up-gradation of existing PoPs, up-gradation to high speed / high range
  • wireless radios for last mile connectivity, All horizontal offices to be connected
  • Rolling out of more applications on GSWAN
  • Integrating municipal corporations and nagarpalikas
  • Unified Communication
  • eGram integration with GSWAN
  • IPv6 implementation