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Punjab Information Technology Board
2012 to 2017: Interventions and Impact

Foreword

    This report is a comprehensive              have enabled the Government to strength-       been guided by the goal of transforming
compilation of cross-sectoral initiatives       en preventive health care mechanisms as        public infrastructure as well as citizen-
pioneered by the Punjab Information             well as to improve allocation of scarce hu-    government interface.
Technology Board (PITB) to modernise            man and financial resources. IT-enabled
governance processes since its restruc-         solutions have helped make a foolproof             The e-Stamping and e-Khidmat Markaz
turing in 2011.                                 national programme for immunisation            projects pioneered by the PITB have made
                                                against preventable diseases like polio.       available online as well as under a single
    It lists down sector-specific projects      The successful campaign against vector-        roof multiple government agencies respon-
as well as cross-sectoral initiatives. The      borne dengue fever has culminated into         sible for issuance and certification of docu-
latter have been pioneered with a holistic      a comprehensive disease surveillance sys-      ments needed by citizens on a regular basis.
approach towards modernisation of gov-          tem in the province.                           The e-Rozgaar project serves as a unique
ernance infrastructure and transformation                                                      solution to the needs of unemployed and
of citizen-government interface in the pub-         In Law and Order, the PITB has             self-employed youth of the province.
lic sector of the province. The subsections     helped the Police and Prisons depart-
explain the need for individual projects,       ments strengthen their information man-            A flagship Citizens Feedback Moni-
the interventions enabled by the PITB and       agement systems. The policing culture          toring programme is bridging the physi-
the impact of those interventions.              at the police station level has undergone      cal divide between the citizenry and
                                                a transformation. With large amount of         government departments. It has laid the
    The bulk of the sector-specific initia-     crime data now gathered and stored in          foundation for transparent and efficient
tives have been implemented in Educa-           digital form, the department has docu-         delivery of municipal services.
tion, Public Health and Law and Order           mented improvements in its crime pre-
- three sectors crucial to the Sustainable      vention and investigation capabilities.            PITB has also successfully deployed
Development Goals (SDGs) set for coun-                                                         IT-enabled solutions for longstanding is-
tries across the globe.                             Two other sectors benefiting from          sues in a range of other public services.
                                                PITB’s IT-enabled solutions are Agricul-       Automated systems have streamlined the
    In Education, the PITB has developed        ture and Food. An unprecedented restau-        government’s Hajj programme, Lahore
Information Technology-enabled solutions        rant information management system is          High Court’s operations, and driving li-
to longstanding problems concerning moni-       helping the Food Department monitor and        cence issuance and management of ve-
toring and evaluation of staff and enrollment   assure quality of food available at restau-    hicular traffic on national highways.
and retention of children at education insti-   rants and hotels in the province. Similarly,
tutes. These solutions have not only served     interventions in the Agriculture sector are        As an autonomous body serving under
to improve quantitative indicators in public    enabling collation of essential crops data to  the Planning and Development Depart-
education sector but have also been deployed    be used for better planning and enhanced       ment of the province, PITB’s approach
to attain qualitative changes in learning out-  food security in the province.                 remains guided by the need for constant
comes of enrolled students.                                                                    evolution of the public sector through
                                                    The cross-sectoral initiatives have        application of innovative and IT-enabled
    Interventions in the Health sector                                                         governance techniques.
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