Punjab to have specialised IT cadre, hiring begins

Punjab to have specialised IT cadre, hiring begins

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 26

To transform the state into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, the Department of Governance Reforms and Public Grievances has been mandated to undertake the recruitment of a state-level IT cadre to execute various IT and e-governance projects in the state.

Two-phase exercise

  • The recruitment process for 324 IT cadre officials has been started and 26 officials have already joined who will soon be deputed to various departments. The second phase of hiring senior system managers, system managers, assistant managers and technical assistants will be initiated soon.

A press release said the personnel recruited under the IT cadre would be deputed to various state government departments for the purpose of extending technical guidance and support for e-governance programme/initiatives.

The recruitment process for 324 IT cadre officials had been started and 26 officials had already joined who will soon be deputed to various departments, it said.

The second phase of hiring senior system managers, system managers, assistant managers and technical assistants will be initiated soon.

The release said the cadre would provide technical assistance to the departments involved in the execution of various e-governance/m-governance projects by ensuring their timely implementation, as well as support in government process re-engineering and simplification of the processes. The move will also help foster the state’s IT capabilities by building a cadre of IT professionals to be recruited through a well-structured process.

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