Objective of the Department of Information Technology
To make India ,a Global Information Technology Super Power and a front-runner in the age of Information revolution.
To bring the benefits of electronics to every walk of life and to develop the Indian electronics industry as a global player.
To make India an IT Super Power by the Year 2008. The Vision objectives are:
Creation of Wealth Employment Generation IT led Economic Growth
Role of the Department of IT
Pro-active facilitator Pro-active motivator Pro-active promoter Spread of IT to masses and Ensure speedy IT led development
Thrust Areas To facilitate and catalyze adoption of E-governance packages in the Central and State Governments. Evolve and implement policy packages to propel growth of electronics and hardware manufacturing Increase PC penetration in the country
Increase utilization of internet in the country
Growth of domestic software market Development of local languages in Information Technology
To encourage use of IT to increase productivity
To explore use of IT as a means of generating employment
In addition, the Ministry is implementing the following 10 Point Agenda Shall aim at achieving convergence of Information, Communication and Media Technologies. The Department focus would be on PC penetration and thereby bringing Cyber Connectivity to every citizen.
To bring about transparency in administration and make government functioning more citizen-centric, the Department would stress on expeditious implementation of the National E-governance Plan.
Broadband Connectivity: Providing broadband connectivity to all, at the most reasonable prices.
Next Generation Mobile Wireless Technologies: D evelop 4G technology for mobile telephony.
National Internet Exchange and Indian Domain Name: To promote for enabling reduced bandwidth cost and better security for internet traffic which originates in India and has destination in India .
Migration to New Internet Protocol IPv6: To provide policy framework and promotional measures in the country to enable network providers to migrate to IPv6.
Security & Digital Signature: To concentrate on Cyber Infrastructure Protection and to promote the use of Digital Signatures in the financial sector, judiciary and education.
Media Lab Asia
Language Computing: To enable wide proliferation of ICT in Indian languages.
Outsourcing Skilled Manpower and R&D
The Citizen's Charter embodies the commitment of the Department of Information Technology to introduce a greater measure of transparency, responsiveness and accountability in functioning of the department. DIT is committed to provide easier and faster access to the latest on Communications and Information Technology, like information regarding research and development activities, Indian electronics and IT industry, eGovernance, human resource development, international cooperation, language technologies, security initiatives, and so on. Since most of its services are provided through its attached organizations, DIT's citizens' charter is a reflection of their commitment towards the nation. To know more about the attached organizations, please follow the links below: