Islamabad: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has formally decided to establish the National Information Technology Board (NITB) for transparent governance, and cost-effective implementation of e-office, according to news sources.
In the first phase, the ministry will appoint a chief executive officer (CEO) and a private member before the project’s formal launch. The decision came following the bill’s signing by President Dr Arif Alvi. As per the aforementioned bill, the board will have 9 members, 8 members, including the CEO, and one private member. The Chairman of the Board will be Federal Minister MoITT, while the Secretary of the Board will be the CEO of NITB. Ex-officio members of the Board shall include Federal Secretary MoITT, Federal Secretary of the division to which the business of science and technology is assigned, Member IT, DG (Technical) ISI, and Secretary NITB. The board will work on the same pattern as the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in streamlining the government’s procedures and providing technical support for e-governance.
The board will guide and facilitate the federal government, ministries, and organizations in promoting efficient and transparent governance and cost-effective implementation of the e-office.