CHENNAI: The State government changed the name of Information Technology (IT) department into Information Technology and Digital Services department. A Government Order (GO) was issued to give effect to the change of name.
"In order to strengthen the growth of emerging technologies and digital technology services, it is hereby ordered to change the name of Information Technology department in the Tamil Nadu Secretariat as Information Technology and Digital Services department,” said Secretary of the department, Neeraj Mittal, in the GO.
The announcement to change the name of the department was made by IT Minister T Mano Thangaraj in the State Assembly. The IT department was setup by former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in 1998 with the "aim of providing support to the growth of IT industry of the state as well as ensuring the development of e-Governance", said Neeraj Mittal, who also added that to achieve an integrated approach, proactive integrated policy approach is required.