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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Identify the politician

Herewith, I am going for most debated personality of India, it is better you go first by following para and identify him. In later part I have given reason why he is that much famous and successful.

First Case: Highly Educated Class

Have you ever imagine IAS/IPS officers (more than 40) to give honour to politician every 10th minute of his one and half hour speech by standing and clapping. He is giving speech on the topic of teamwork, proactive governance, power delegation with relevant examples.

Some of junior ones can do that for some specific reason, but senior IAS officers also did the same. So there must something extraordinary in that politician.

Second Case: Middle class

Have you ever imagined full pack hall, people are standing in the passage, some are watching him in the lawn outside the auditorium/hall. He was giving speech for changes required in Society, encouraging social activities, support to Govt initiatives etc.

All people come to hear him only. They are not interested in others, and when he starts there is a pin drop silence in the hall. Clapping becomes full stop of his speech.

Third Case: Village Level

Have you ever imagined free flow of villagers to hear a single person, and special thing is that more than 95 % villagers comes without any provocations like free money, breakfast, saree etc. They all come by themselves. He was delivering speech for encouraging villagers to start taking maximum advantage of rural schemes, ensure them for better life etc.

Almost all give reply in single word or phrase when they are asked by him. Rallies become live when he delivers the speech.

I think you all have single guess for the person, yes it is right. The name of politician cum motivational speaker cum village level leader is “Narendra Modi”.

You will not find same kind of personality in any of the politician in India today. So what is the driving force of this man, why there is undisputed support from every part of society. There are so many but to list some 2-3 major points, here it is;

1) His rock hard Intentions and his true Nationalistic approach, ……..which he derives from RSS, 3 years living in Himalayas, Saint like life for more than 35 years and regular yoga at 5 am.
2) He does what he says by delegating power to officers and encourages them to perform at their best. Set practical timeline and complete before that.
3) His belief in PPP model, involve mass, give them feeling like they are the stakeholders.

If you want to hear his speech given at Chintan bethak of IAS/IPS and Ministers meet, go here. It is in Gujarati

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Articles about SICN project officially and from media


The idea of GSWAN was conceived as early as 2000 and the bulk of the network became operational by 2002. In addition, the Secretariat Integrated Communication Network (SICN), which connects all the offices of the Secretariat through dedicated leased lines for telephony applications, has been integrated with GSWAN. SICN connects nearly 5,500 offices and the daily call flow on the network exceeds 1.25 lakh.

Gujarat Govt Sites

Gujarat IT POLICY(2006-2011) SICN EXCERT:
10.2.2 Sachivalaya Integrated Communication Network (SICN) – SICN is the
voice communication network for Government offices at Gandhinagar, which is
connecting almost all the government offices like Krishi Bhavan, Police Bhavan,
Udyog Bhavan, MS Building, Civil Hospital etc. At present with 6800 voice
connections, the project has enabled faster & better communication within the
network at no extra cost to the Government. This facility handles about 1,25,000
internal calls and a further 70,000 calls outside the network each day.
Sachivalaya Integrated Communication Network (SICN)
8.5 SICN is a voice communication net work for various Govt. offices in Gandhinagar.
Currently this net work connects a large number of Govt. offices including the
residence of Hon. Ministers, Krushi Bhavan, Police Bhavan, Udyog Bhavan, MS
Building, Civil Hospital, etc. For this purpose SICN utilizes Optical Fiber Cables
(OFC), jelly field cables, CAT cables, etc. Currently there are 7532 voice
connections provided under SICN. For this purpose, 380 outgoing and 120 incoming
lines have been provided. This project has rendered quality communication services
to the Sachivalaya and various HoDs in Gandhinagar. In addition, SICN has
provided telecommunication services to various Govt. offices in Gandhinagar in an
economical manner

Central Govt Sites:

SICN Sachivalaya Integrated Communication Network
State-of-the-art EPABX of 5100 subscribers, CCTV, Inmersat telephones for disaster communication, video conference facility attached with EPABX with multi conference unit, and data communication back bone. Some of the points kept into consideration were number of users and the coverage area.
Has been completed and very much in operation with high traffic figures of
Average 1,25,000 calls are made within the network every day;
Average 60-70,000 calls made out side the network every day and
Average 40,000 calls are incoming every day.
Secretariat Integrated Communication Network (SICN) has more than 7,500 voice connections.

Other News headlines:
Court seeks list of MPs not paying phone, power bills
Counsel also submitted that the agencies have no difficulty in recovering money from sitting MPs but it was a problem in case of those who are no more a MPs and have dues running into millions of rupees.
Counsel for the ITDC said a total of Rs.10 million was pending against 244 MPs and it had initiated proceedings against 37 MPs.
The NDMC’s lawyer informed the court that the unpaid bills of MPs added up to Rs.50 million though he did not mention their number.
The MTNL counsel said MPs owed it Rs.60 million.

Technical and implementation detail of SICN

Name of the project: Sachivalaya Integrated Communication Network (SICN)

SICN is a network owned by Government of Gujarat for their Voice, Data & Video Communication needs. This is Asia’s biggest network of Govt. of its kind. This Network is spread in the periphery of 12 kms. Connecting almost all the Govt. Boards and Corporations offices in capital of Gujarat Gandhinagar...
Department under which the project was taken: Information Technology Department, GAD, Government of Gujarat
Project Description:
SICN is a network owned by Government of Gujarat for their Voice, Data & Video Communication needs. This is Asia’s biggest network of Govt. of its kind. This Network is spread in the periphery of 12 kms. Connecting almost all the Govt. Boards and Corporations offices in capital of Gujarat Gandhinagar.

The core of this network is Lucent make DEFINITY G3r EPABX with the capacity of 7000+ lines and 570 trunks working on E1 R2 MFC and ISDN-PRI, expandable up to 25000 lines.
Through OFC this EPABX is connected to 11 remote units.

As a backbone around 100 Kms. Of Optical Fiber has been laid and 150 Kms. Of JFC has been laid with Structured cabling for Voice & Data nodes. There are 7000+ Voice Nodes and 5000 Data Nodes.

Network Architecture:

This Network is equipped with the DEFINITY Enterprise Communications Server (ECS), which organizes and routes voice transmissions. It can connect to private and public telephone networks, Ethernet LANs, ATM networks, and the Internet.

This network has the following components.
§ Processor Port Network
§ Remote Units.
§ OFC and UTP Backbone
§ MDF and IDF
§ Patch Panels
§ Endpoint (Analog or Digital)

Every DEFINITY ECS has one Processor Port Network (PPN). The PPN houses the Switch Processing Element and Center Stage Switch (CSS). The Switch Processing Element (SPE) contains the central processing unit, which supervises system operation. It also contains a mass storage system for loading system software and saving system translations. The Center Stage Switch (CSS) is a connection hub that provides port network communication to allow for growth. RUs are connected via fiber links to provide the connections required for voice and data information transfer. It provides both circuit-switched and packet-switched connections. Fiber Link Administration creates the translation data defining these links by identifying the endpoint pairs for each link.

OFC has been laid as the back bone for data networking. These OFCs are SMF and MMF both.

Remote Units (RU) are used when the system grows beyond the capacity of a single port network or must serve geographically dispersed offices. (RUs) provide additional ports as needed.
A system can have up to 43 RUs, Subscriber lines are coming from these RUs and these lines are connected at MDF & IDF and then carried by JFC cable to the distribution panel. From Distribution Panel / Patch Panel through CAT-5 Cable (UTP Cabling) it goes to the end subscriber.

Network Diagram


(a) Year. 2000
Project Award on
Project commissioned on
Project Cost
EPABX System
AVAYA make Definity G3r.
Total Remote Unit
Total Voice Connection
Total Data Connection
In coming Lines
Out Going Lines
Average Internal Calls (Daily)
> 90,000 To 1Lac
Average Incoming Calls (Daily)
> 18,000 to 20,000
Average Outgoing Calls (Daily)
> 40,000 to 45,000
Remote Units At
New Sachivalaya, Old Sachivalaya, Vidhansabha, Sector 19, Sector 20, Udyog Bhavan, Police Bhavan & Krishi Bhavan
(b) Year. 2009(Till 15th July)
Expansion At
New Remote Unit at Old Sachivalaya 500 lines & Expansion of Udyog Bhavan Remote Unit 250 Lines.
Total Remote Unit
Total Voice Connection
Total Data Connection
In coming Lines
Out Going Lines
Average Internal Calls (Daily)
1,80,000 Approx.
Average Incoming Calls (Daily)
20,000 Approx.
Average Outgoing Calls (Daily)
1,10,000 Approx.
New Office connected