West Bengal  

West Bengal is on the eastern part of India, stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. The state of West Bengal has an area of 88,752 sq. km and a population of 80.18 million (As per 2001 census). The culture of West Bengal has its roots in Bengali music, drama, and Bengali literature.

The Government of West Bengal is committed to build a citizen-centric, inclusive and information-driven welfare Society which strives to make available all the services and facilities offered by the Government with minimum bureaucratic and procedural formalities. As part of the goal for adopting ICT in Government, West Bengal has introduced several e-Governance initiatives at various levels in several Government Departments and Directorates. These include Finance, Labour, Transport, Panchayat & Rural Development, Higher Education, and Housing etc. The key initiatives of West Bengal are Gram Panchayat Management System, Tele medicine, Smart Card and Drishti etc.