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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. PITBâ€™s IT-enabled solutions are Agricul- Automated systems have streamlined the In Education, the PITB has developed ture and Food. An unprecedented restau- governmentâ€™s Hajj programme, Lahore Information Technology-enabled solutions rant information management system is High Courtâ€™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, PITBâ€™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.