Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration was established and made functional in March, 2000 with a view to cater to the IT needs of all the Departments / Offices under Chandigarh Administration. The main objective is to implement I.T. Policy for Chandigarh Administration in addition to implementation and management of various e-governance initiatives of the Government of India. Another mandate of the Department of IT is to provide policy level direction to Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) for implementing various plans of the Administration for promoting the IT industry in Chandigarh besides, implementation and management of various e-governance initiatives of the Administration. The Chairperson of the Society is the Adviser to the Administrator while Secretary IT is the President of the Executive Body of SPIC.