About DoIT

Much before the era when IT became a buzzword in 1987, the State Government established a Directorate of Computers, headed by an officer from the Indian Administrative Services cadre, with objectives ranging from formulating the policies & creating awareness to provide technical consultancy to the State Government Departments for computerization. A separate cadre comprising computer professionals System Analysts, Analyst-cum-Programmers, Programmers, Computer Operators and Data Entry Operators was specially created to implement computerization projects.

Thereafter in the year 1992, the Department was renamed as Department of Information Technology. In the year 2001, the Department was rechristened as Department of Information Technology & Communication. The mandate of the department, now, is as under:

1. Act as a Nodal Agency for computerization in Rajasthan.

2. Formulate Policy and guiding principles regarding computerization and monitor their implementation.

3. Develop new areas for computerization.

4. Create awareness, promote and propagate use of computers and modern office equipment’s in Government Departments and Organizations. Arrange and co-ordinate for this purpose Refresher Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Trainings. Publish important literature and manuals and distribute them.

5. Co-ordinate between State Government, Semi-Government and Government of India agencies concerned with computerization.

6. Co-ordinate computerization projects taken up in the State Government agencies.

7. Provide technical advice to State agencies for preparation of feasibility report.

8. Provide technical advice for selection, procurement, installation and implementation of customized and standard hardware and application software.

9. Recruitment and cadre management of computer professionals under the control of the department.

10. Co-ordinate development of standards and Codes for data collection, compilation and dissemination.

11. Take up other jobs as may be appropriate in the interest of computerization in the State.

12. All establishment matters relating to officers and staff under the administrative control of the Computer Department other than the matters allotted to the Departments of personnel, General Administration and Finance Department.

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