Following the formation of NABARD on 12th July 1982, the need for robust IT Infrastructure and Services was acknowledged by the formation of Computer Services Division (CSD). Formerly a part of the Economic Analysis and Publication Division, it was renamed as Department of Information Technology (DIT) in 1998, to devote exclusive attention to IT-related activities of the Bank and effectively channelize Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
The modernization of IT systems, networks, and platforms is imperative for the organisation to remain relevant and develop effective and efficient solutions. The key objective of the department is to provide such Robust, Secure and Agile IT Systems and Services to the bank in consonance with the latest available technology.
3. Core functions of the Department
Design IT and IT-related policies for the Bank
The department is responsible for the broad formulation of IT policies relating to procurement of hardware and software within the bank, to ensure that IT operations of bank are in sync with IT Act, 2000/RBI/ NCIIP/ Cert-In guidelines. Other policies relating to the IT domain viz. Information Security Policy, Email Policy, Cyber Security Policy etc. are also articulated by DIT.
Provision, augmentation and replacement of IT infrastructure on regular basis
The department oversees the installation and maintenance of computer network systems within the bank. All server-level hardware and software are maintained by DIT whereby ensuring round the clock availability to all users of banks.
Anchor implementation and maintenance of Enterprise level Applications
DIT oversees the implementation and maintenance of Enterprise level Applications that serve the business, development and administrative needs of the bank by engaging best-in-class technology service providers. The bank also has a corporate intranet developed in-house.
Improve secure mobile and remote access to appropriate Department resources
Mobility and secure remote access to systems has gained momentum in recent times. Moving towards paperless organisation and adoption of cloud-based collaborative tools are some important steps in this direction