UP Creates Separate IT Cadre of Officers

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to constitute an Information Technology(IT) cadre of its own.

IT cadre officers will also have to ensure improvement in internal proceedings, file movement, process re-engineering of service delivery and management of their respective departments.

These officers will also work for capacity development for successful implementation of e-governance initiatives along with monitoring of government policies, standards and orders.

Head of the departments have also been asked to constitute a virtual IT cadre, nominate two IT expert officers of the rank of special secretary and joint secretary in all government departments.

Officials selected in the virtual IT cadre will be given incentive of 10 per cent of their basic pay and grade pay.

Selected officials will also be given support of the Information and Public Relations Department in publicity of state government schemes through social media.

The Information Technology and Electronics Department has been nominated as nodal agency for constitution of virtual IT cadre and a committee headed by the Chief Secretary formed for monitoring of constitution process of virtual IT cadre.