A. The Particlars of organisation, functions and duties: 

Creation of Department

Department of IT was created in the year 1999 vide notification No. GAD (CC)-5-2/71 dated 18th November, 1999 and was merged in Industries Department in the year 2002. IT Department was delinked from Industries Department & merged in Science & Technology Department including Bio-Technology in the year 2004. The subjects of Biotechnology and Science & Technology were delinked from IT on 13th April 2007 and IT Department came into existence.

Information Technology in Himachal Pradesh

Technology (DoIT) has been created in January, 2004 to ensure the process of furthering the development of IT in the State. Secretary (IT) is the head of the Department at Government level and Director (IT) is the head at the Department level. The Department would strive for: 

  • Encouraging investments in the IT sector industries in the State.
  • Facilitating the establishment of IT institutes and improving the quality of IT education in the State.
  • Using IT tools to ensure a SMART (Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsive and Transparent) Government.
  • The Secretary (Information Technology) is the functional Head of the DoIT.


Sr. No.

Designation of the Post Number of Posts Sanctioned Number of Posts Filled Number of Posts Vacant Remarks
1. Joint Director 1 1 0  
2. Deputy Director 1 1 0  
3. Manager 2 0 2  
4. Deputy Manager 2 1 1  
5. Data Entry Operator/Steno 5 2 3  
6. Assistants 3 3 -  
7. Peons 3 3 -  
8. Peon-cum-Chowkidar 1 1 -  
9. Peon-cum-Sweeper 1 - 1  
10. Driver 2 2 -  
  Total 21 14 7  
Departmental functions

As per the allocation of Business Rules for the Department, following functions are being carried out:

1.      Formulation and Implementation of the Information Technology Policy in the state.
2.      Introduction of automation and cybernation control systems so as to ensure faster information processing within Government, including projects and activities relating to e-Governance.
3.      Promotion of investment in Information Technology Sector (hardware, software and services-particularly ITES and BPO) and related activities and creation and upgradation of Information Technology infrastructure in the State.
4.      Assistance in development and implantation of software packages for monitoring of key parameters and computerization of thrust areas in different departments and semi Government organizations.
5.      Creation of Government-Public Interface through unified service delivery channel by using Information Technology and Information Technology enabled infrastructure and also to launch awareness campaigns on the advantages of the use of Information Technology and related technologies in enhancing the standard of living and improving quality of life.
6.      Standardization of hardware/software platforms for the departments/organization and to ensure dynamic monitoring of their prices and minimization of wasteful expenditure.
7.      Administrative control of Himachal Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation.
8.      Formulation of strategy for a State wide Internet.
9.      Development of Information Technology related communication infrastructure.
10.  Assistance to the departments/semi government organizations in creating and updating websites.
11.  Promotion of Information Technology Education and training in educational institutions and government departments/semi-government organizations and facilitation of development/dissemination of educational software and promoting programs in Information Technology enabled education.
12.  Organization of various promotional activities like national/international conferences/seminars and participation in the same.
13.  Follow up of Information Technology related projects/schemes posed to government of India and its agencies and also other players in this field in India as well as abroad.
14.  Facilitating establishment of Venture Capital Fund by financial institutions for growth of Information Technology industry in the state.
15.  Maintenance of database for all Information Technology related material and human resources available in the state.
16.  Identification of laws and rules which need to be modified or enacted to enable legal validation for transaction and also to develop specific Cyber-Coding for ensuring and maintaining secrecy and also to act as nodal agency/authority on behalf of the State Government for matters relating to Information Technology Act and similar other central and state legislations.
17.      Establishment of Software Technology Park/IT Park Habitats various e-Governance Project. Formulation of IT Projects, Formulations and implementation of IT Policy in the States & Rules/Acts, NeGP (Capacity Building) i-COSC and Community Service Centres. Implementation of special projects (like Telemedicine, HMIS, Administrative Tribunal, HP Sectt., MC, Treasuries, Local Bodies). Technical advice to various departments etc.


The Gazetter of India Extraordinary   
Right to information and obligations of public authorities  Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information:

i       the particulars of its organization, functions and duties.

ii      the powers and duties of its officers and employees.

iii     the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

iv     the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.

v      the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

vi     a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.

vii    the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

viii    a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

ix             a directory of its officers and employees;

x     the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided is its regulations;

xi      the budget allocated to each of its agency, indication particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;

xii     the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

xiii    particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it;

xiv   details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

xv   the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, in maintained for public use;

xvi    the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; xvi   such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year.


Various Awards received by the State:

  • Year 2004 : Official Website of Himachal Government – Silver Icon Award (>80 sites with exhaustive G2C Interface) and Lokmitra (Bronze Icon, DQ Hot Project)
  • Year 2005 : Silver Icon Award REFNIC with LAN of 600 nodes and Gold Icon Award for e-Vikas
  • Year 2006 : Gold Icon Awards for HIMRIS and e-Pension (top honours in 2 categories out of 8)
  • Year 2006 : Himbhoomi : Stockholm Challenge Finalist
  • Year 2007 : Double Entry accounting System
  • Year 2007 : HRTC online Ticket Booking was selected as Finalist in Microsoft e-Governance awards
  • Year 2008: Received Ist prize at ELITEX 2008 held  at New Delhi, from January 17-18, 2008
  • Department of Information Technology has received India-Tech Excellence Award for being one of the most progressive States in the field of Application of IT in State Administration on 8th November, 2008.
  •  Himachal Pradesh has been ranked second after Tamil Nadu in an independent survey conducted by Dataquest-IDC for using IT in delivering Government to Citizen Services during the year 2008.

B. (i) The Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees. Click to VIEW !  

    (ii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountibility. Click to VIEW !  

    (iii) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Click to VIEW !  

C. The Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records, held by it or under its control or used by employees for discharging its functions. Click to View !

D. A Statement of the catagories of documents that are held by it or under its control. Click to View !


The Projects funded by Government of India required creation of an implementing agency within the structure of the department and in compliance the HP Society for Promotion of IT and e-Governance (SITEG) has been created under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble CM. The Society has been designated as the implementing agency on behalf of the department. Society for Promotion of IT and E-Governance (SITEG) has been registered under the Act XXI of 1860 for the promotion of IT and e-Governance based activities by Department of Information Technology, Government of Himachal Pradesh.


Sr. No.

Name of  Public Information Officer Designation Complete Office Address Telephone No. e-Mail ID Jurisdiction /Units under his control for which he will rendering information to applicants 
   Sh. Ashwini Ramesh       Additional Director (IT) Department of Information Technology, IT Bhawan, Mehli, Shimla-13. 0177-2622502         Department of Information Technology, HP State as a whole
Name of Appellate Authority          
   Sh.Sandeep Kumar Director(IT)  Department of Information Technology, IT Bhawan, Mehli, Shimla-13. 0177-2628914 dirit-hp@nic.in Department of Information Technology, HP State as a whole