improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralized planning and
      Relevant Website:
      Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification
            Standardization, Testing, Quality and Certification (STQC) Directorate is an attached office
      of this Ministry providing quality assurance services in the area of electronics and information
      technology (IT) through countrywide network of laboratories and centre(s). The services include
      testing, calibration, IT and e governance, training and certification to public and private
      National Internet Exchange
            NIXI is a not for profit organization set up under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956
      (now Section 8 under Companies Act, 2013) for peering of ISPs among themselves and routing
      the domestic traffic within the country. NIXI is performing the following three activities: (i)
      internet exchanges; (ii) IN registry and internationalized domain names (IDNs); (iii) National
      Internet Registry (NIR).
      National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology
            National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) a scientific society
      of the MeitY, is actively engaged in capacity building and skill development in Information
      Technology (IT); electronics; communication technologies; hardware; cyber law; cyber security;
      IPR; GIS; cloud computing; ESDM; e-waste; IoT; e-governance and related verticals. NIELIT
      offers courses both in the formal as well as the non-formal and is also the preferred agency for
      many state governments for rolling out IT literacy programmes for its employees and the masses.
      Software Technology Parks
            Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) was set up in 1991 as an autonomous society
      under the MeitY. STPI’s main objective has been the promotion of software exports from the
      country. It acts as single-window in providing services to the software exporters. STPI is
      responsible for implementation of the Software Technology Parks (STP) scheme and the
      Electronics Hardware Technology Parks (EHTP) scheme.
      Media Lab Asia
            Media Lab Asia has been promoted by this Ministry as a not-for-profit company. The
      objective of the company was set to bring the benefits of ICT to the common man. The
      functional activity includes application areas such as ICT for healthcare, education, livelihood
      and empowerment of disabled.
      National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated
            National Informatics Centre Services Inc. (NICSI) was set up by National Informatics
      Centre (NIC) in 1995 as its extended arm for providing total ICT solutions to the central and
      state government departments and organizations. Its services include state-of-the-art hardware,
      software, consulting, technical support, design and development, operations and management,
      quality check, as well as end-to-end ICT solutions and services.