The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), in association with Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA has released an initial set of smart cities ICT standards for ensuring well harmonized, secure and sustainable digital infrastructure across smart cities. These standards will act as guidelines for city administration to help them achieve maximum potential from their ICT infrastructure and tackle issues ranging from interoperability, integration, vendor lock-ins, data exchanges, etc.
The standards have been finalised after several rounds of deliberations, public consultations and suitably incorporating the views of all concerned stakeholders. The standardisation will help in developing clear and long term sustainability of smart cities and urban programs as cities advance towards data-driven governance.
The smart cities are encouraged to incorporate these standards while developing ICT RFPs and solution for their cities to improve the quality of infrastructure and citizen services.
These standards are also available on BIS website at https://standardsbis.bsbedge.com
Development work for formulating additional standards is underway and shall be released once ready after consulting relevant stakeholders.
Joint Secretary & Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission
Government of India