Information Technology sector was started in Lakshadweep on 5th June 1999 with the objective to computerize Govt. offices, create IT infrastructure & culture amongst Government employees, students and citizens and facilitate the development/ maintenance, implementation & support.
e-Development of Lakshadweep as the engine for transition into a developed Union Territory and an empowered society. e-Development of Lakshadweep through multi pronged strategy of sustainable & secure e-Infrastructure creation to facilitate and promote e-governance, promotion of Electronics & Information Technology-Information Technology Enabled Services (IT-ITeS) Industry, providing support for creation of Innovation, building Knowledge network.
The Department of Information Technology has successfully implemented the schemes/projects through its nodal agency Lakshadweep Information Technology Services Society (LITSS) such as Common Service Centre (CSC) for delivery of all Govt. Services to the citizens, e-Procurement for the procurement of goods and product through electronic mode, co-located the Lakshadweep State Data Centre at Trivandrum, hosted the Citizen Application & Material Management System of LBDB to receive applications from citizens for availing building materials for construction. All the citizen centric eGovernance projects are going to be integrated with the Payment gateway with help of NSDL. It had framed and published Lakshadweep Information Technology (Electronics Service Delivery) Rules, 2012. Department of IT had designed & developed websites for Lakshadweep Administration and is maintaining the existing websites, and provided maintenance of ICT equipment under Administration. Data has been digitized for the Public Distribution System. LITSS imparted free computer courses to all citizens of Lakshadweep through Centre for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC) as IT for Masses project. The LITSS has set-up 9 IT training centres in across various islands. It has set-up videoconferencing system in all islands. LITSS developed the Passenger Grievance Registration & Monitoring to register and handle grievances onboard the passenger ships of Lakshadweep Administration. Various departmental applications has been developed such as, online Membership Management of Water Sports Club for Tourism Department, Alerts through SMS on weather warnings can be generated through Weather Warning System. It signed MoU with UIDAI to establish the State Resident Data Hub to build a clean master database of State-specific residents whose details shall be derived from the Aadhaar enrolment data and to facilitate easy incorporation of Aadhaar Authentication Services into various State/UT applications.
Long Term Goals, Results and Outcomes
The progress made so far has set a platform for DIT to define its goals and outcomes for the next five years. These goals and outcomes have been categorized into four broad categories as follows: