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Civil Service Academy IT project approved

ISLAMABAD, April 24,2005: The information technology ministry on April 23 approved a project worth Rs39.458 million for IT-enablement of Civil Services Academy (CSA) in Lahore. Prepared by the Electronic Government Department (EGD) of the Ministry of information Technology as part of the ongoing electronic governance programme, the project would be executed within two years.

“We are working aggressively to execute the e-governance programme in the government and this project would have a significant impact on the promotion of e-governance as a whole,” Information Technology Minister Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari said.

Giving details about the initiative, he said his ministry had provided 11 civil services academies with necessary infrastructure to impart IT training to government officers of grade 15 and above.“IT training of government officers of grade 20 and above is being imparted at the Pakistan Administrative Staff College (PASC) as well,” he said.Mr Leghari said the main objective of this project was to train probationary officers to work in a paperless office environment.

This will be done through extension of the IT infrastructure at both campuses of the Civil Services Academy (CSA), Lahore. Computer laboratories have already been established in both campuses (two labs at Walton and one at DMG campus) through another project funded by the IT ministry.

Under the current project, IT facilities will be provided to hostels and library. A network environment will be created and both campuses will be connected through a wireless connection.

In addition to upgradation of IT infrastructure of the two campuses, the scope and quality of training at the CSA will also be enhanced with the help of IT tools.
The minister said once this project was completed the capacity of different government departments would be enhanced significantly.
Source: Dawn