Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics inaugurated in Delhi

The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) was inaugurated by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi on September 28, 2018. The centre has been set up by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in a joint initiative with National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI). Speaking on the occasion, the IT Minister said that this is the age of data and data is power and information highway is equally important as national highways. Unveiling the potential that data analytics has in transforming the way the government schemes are run, the Minister also released a white paper on ‘Data Analytics in Government’ that brings to the front the need for a data-driven decision making and policy formulation in government across the entire spectrum of its activities.