State Wide Area Network (SWAN)

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The Nation wide SWAN Scheme for 29 States & 6 Union Territories, at an estimated of Rs. 3334 Crores was approved by Govt. of India in March 2005 to set up State Wide Area Networks (SWAN) interconnecting each State/UT Head Quarter with District Headquarter and below each District Headquarter with the block Headquarter with minimum 2Mbps Lease Line.

The objective of the scheme is to create a secure close user group (CUG) Govt. network for the purpose of delivering G2G and G2C services.

The duration of project of 5 years has been completed and now the project has been handed over to State Govt. Therefore now, ITDA has been nominated as the implementing agency for the project by the State Govt. From 1 July 2015 onwards all the project activities are being carried out by ITDA.

Current Status

UKSWAN network is operational through 133 Point of Presence (PoPs) as vertical connectivity upto Block / Tehsil level. Presently approx. 1515offices have been connected through horizontal SWAN connectivity. Apart from this, National Knowledge Network (NKN) has also been integrated with UKSWAN upto district level. State Government has approved Bandwidth upgradation from 10 Mbps/34 Mbps at 113 THQ/BHQ PoP and order has been placed on BSNL for the same and 113 sites have been upgraded by BSNL. Bandwidth at DHQ Dehradun has been upgraded to 100 Mbps.

The tender has been finalized for UKSWAN upgradation and M/s CCS Computers Pvt. Ltd. is the L1 bidder. Accordingly, the Contract has been signed with respective firm. The major security components of SHQ has been delivered by the firm and installation of the devices has been completed. Components at DHQ and THQ/BHQ are shipped and installation work has completed. The FAT activity has been completed.

NKN link has also been terminated at ITDA by NIC.NOC shifting from secretariat to ITDA has been completed.

DPR for UKSWAN upgradation phase-II covering 8 district has been submitted to state government and TAC has been completed.

RFP for UKSWAN FMS manpower has been submitted to state government for approval.

DPR for UKSWAN TPA has been submitted to state government for approval.