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. Gujarat has successfully rolled out its SWAN project since 2001 with the vision of providing quality

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connectivity for facilitating implementation of e-Governance applications and improving overall administrative efficiency and it has reached to a mature stage today. Today, Gujarat provides a large pool of bandwidth which can facilitate future requirement of service on demand. GSWAN connects all 33 Districts, 247 Talukas ultimately interconnecting more than 5070 GoG offices for secure digital communication. From 1st May, 2011 onwards GSWAN bandwidth has been increased

from 4 Mbps to 34 Mbps (750% increased) at all District Centers to State Center and from 2 Mbps to 10 Mbps

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(400% increased) in Taluka Centers, along with from 4 Mbps to 34 Mbps (750% increased) in clusters -27 links at District leading almost 100% uptime performance of the network. GSWAN has 32746 users which show 118.30% increase in no. of users utilizing GSWAN connectivity compared to situation before 2 years. On GSWAN more than 45000 mails get processed on daily bases that show 80% increase in mail processing capacity. More than 7 All districts use daily average of 55% of bandwidth of GSWAN for data processing

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There has been 44% increase in logging complain calls for GSWAN issues in last 2 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 150+ WC/VC combined together hence leading to total 500 VC/WCs till date. GSWAN intranet provides secure access to various applications such as - Public Distribution

Year All VC WC Total
2009 144 7 151
2010 142 19 161
2011 104 18 122
2012 (May) 50 8 58
Total 440 52 492

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, GSBTM-Guj State Bio-Tech Mission, GAD-General Administration Dept., XPLORA – Entry Card Swipe, Agriculture Soil Health Card Application, SWAGAT

Grievances Redressal to Hon'ble CM, Commodity Price Monitoring, Agriculture Census Gujarat, Ration Card, Intra FOREST, RoR at Village, Janseva, 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 260 different departmental websites which gives access to common citizens for information. Moreover, applications like ATVT hosted on GSWAN has ultimately provided 34.7 Lacs Certificates, Public Distribution System provided 4.24 Lacs bar-coded ration card, e-Mamta registered 99 Lacs families; 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

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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.

GSWAN Future Plans:

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