Assam is a thinly populated hilly tract lying on the eastern part of India. It comprises an area of 78,438 Sq km with a population of 26,655,528 (As per 2001 census). Popularly called as the land of the red river and blue hills, Assam is the gateway to the northeastern part of India. Assam is a mixed ethnic society with diversified culture.

Assam has committed to utilize Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools for facilitating the delivery of Government and non-government amenities and to serve the people.  The Government of Assam is building the excellent infrastructure and human resources with the mission to create the Information Society, in line with the Millennium Development Goals. The Vision of Assam lays down to promote use of ICT in all sectors of the Economy for transparency, good governance, and efficiency. Some of the key e-Governenece initiatives of Assam are e-Suvidha, Dharitree and Asha etc.