In order to utilise and harness the benefits of Cloud Computing, Government of India has embarked upon a very ambitious and important initiative – “GI Cloud” which has been coined as ‘Meghraj’. The focus of this initiative is to evolve a Strategy and implement various components including governance mechanism to ensure proliferation of Cloud in government. Formulation of the Cloud Policy is one of the primary steps that will facilitate large scale adoption of cloud by government.
In order to drive this initiative a Task Force was constituted by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeiTY) under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (eGov) with a focus to bring out the strategic direction and implementation roadmap of GI Cloud leveraging the existing or new infrastructure.
Based on various discussions and inputs provided by the Task Force and subsequent industry consultations, the following two reports have been prepared by DeitY:
1. GI Cloud Strategic Direction Paper
2. GI Cloud Adoption and Implementation Roadmap
These reports have been approved by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology and are available for download.
A separate Working Group at DeitY headed by Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan is also working on enabling cloud services in India covering aspects like jurisdiction, cross-border data flow, data security, data location etc