Information Technology (IT)

Management Information System is one of the branches of the Information Technology Wing and is maintained by the MIS centre at the Head office at Chennai. It has five main functionaries:

  • Computerization, Networking & maintenance
  • Website development and maintenance
  • Software development and maintenance
  • Video Conferencing
  • TNSWAN & wifi

Computerization & Maintenance

Head  office and other offices under control up to Range level have been computerized since 2001.   New computers (with all the necessary accessories) purchased  under various schemes, are being distributed to all the offices under control. 

                        Local Area Networking facility has been established at the Head office.  There are four servers available.  Two numbers of MIS servers for installation and running of MIS related software and the remaining   two numbers of GIS servers for installation and running of GIS related software.  A software with two main modules FMAS and GIS has been installed and are being run.

Website development and maintenance

A website with url: have been developed and launched through National Informatics Centre by the year 2007.  Now the existing website is being  revamped/redesigned for the following reasons:

  • To be compatible with variety of internet enabled devices like mobile phones, a tablet, laptop, desktop and may be even through an HD-TV
  • For creating a new look
  • For enhancing the functionalities of the current website so as to make it much more “feature rich” and user friendly
  • For making the website easier / faster to website.

The revamped website will be launched shortly.

Software development and maintenance:

Management Information System software with 5 modules has been developed as follows:

Sno Module Name Description
1 Stores and Infrastructure Management System The objectives of the Stores and Infrastructure
Management System being a part of the integrated administrative system to automate stores and Infrastructure Management.
Stores and Infrastructure Management System has following sub modules
  • Vehicles Purchase and Distribution.
  • Arms And Ammunition Purchase and Distribution.
  • Articles Purchase and Distribution.
2 Plantation Management System A plantation is a large artificially established forest,farm or estate, where crops are grown for sale. often in distant markets rather than for local on-site consumption. Crops grown on plantations include fast-growing trees(often conifers), cotton, coffee, tobacco, sugar.
cane, sisal ,some oil seeds (notably oil palms) and rubber trees. A plantation is always a monoculture over a large area and does not include extensive naturally occurring stands of plants that have economic value.
3 Natural Forest Management
Natural forest originates from the original forest cover, i.e. a forest reproduced naturally. Natural forest is thus a forest which has spontaneously generated itself on the location and which consists of naturally immigrant tree species. Natural forests can be more or less influenced by culture, e.g. by logging or regeneration techniques, but the forests must not have been subject to regeneration by sowing or planting.
4 Forest Working Plan Management System There has been a long tradition of documented planning. These plan documents are called "Working Plans". Working plans are prepared for management of natural forest areas. Normally, a forest Division is the unit for preparation of Working Plan. A Working Plan is prepared for a period of ten years after which it is revised.`
5 Forest Vigilance Information System This module is significant in the conservation of forests, especially with reference to the encroachment and fire protection issues.The module will also have the details to the working  and status of Forest Protection Squads. Monitoring of petitions related to protection issues from receipt of tapal to completion report after enquiry on the petition.

Video Conferencing

A Multi-point / Concurrent Video conferencing system facility has been established at 24 locations in the state and the same has already commenced working to connect with Head office and vice versa. It has been planned to connect almost all the offices in the state upto the division level.


The Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network has been established at 26 locations in the state. Wi-Fi facility through TNSWAN has been established at the Head office for access of internet through Wi-Fi enabled devices with wireless LAN controller with 28 access points.

Future endeavours

  • Establishing Intranet facility through Website
  • Development of software for
    • Number Statement
    • Financial Management System
    • Wildlife Management System
    • Progress Report Management system
    • Forest Dwellers and Rights Management System
  • Enhancement of TNSWAN bandwidth from 2 MBPS to 8 MBPS for faster access of internet services
  • Increasing the video conferencing locations by supplying VC equipments to the remaining locations where VC facilities have to be established
  • Integration of MIS and GIS
  • Paperless office.