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Meghalaya State Wide Area Network

            The SWAN Scheme for 29 States & 6 Union Territories was approved by Govt. of India in March 2005. SWAN interconnects each State/UT Head Quarter with District Head Quarter and below each District Head Quarter with the Block Head Quarters with minimum 2 Mbps leased line. The objective of the scheme is to create a secure close user group (CUG) Government network for the purpose of delivering G2G and G2C services. The SWAN acts as the backbone for effective communications providing a converged network that allows not only better information exchange between various government departments but also improves the delivery of citizen services.

            MSWAN (Meghalaya State Wide Area Network) was launched on the 17th of August, 2011, by the Honorable Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma in the presence of Shri A.L. Hek, IT Minister and Shri. W.M.S. Pariat, Chief Secretary, to support the various e-Governance initiatives being planned by the State as well as the Central Government. The MSWAN has been implemented on Build-Own-Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model, spread over a period of five years to provide Data, Voice and Video services to various offices of the Government of Meghalaya (GoM) and other locations as identified by GOM. It has been designed to establish a reliable horizontal and vertical communication corridor. The Meghalaya Information Technology (MITS) had been nominated by the Information Technology Department, GOM, as the nodal agency for setting up and operating the Meghalaya State Wide Area Network (MSWAN). Tata Consultancy Services Limited was selected from amongst the competitive bidders to implement Meghalaya State wide Area Network.