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Govt Officials Are Reluctant to Use Secure Email Addresses: NITB

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The National Information Technology Council (NITB) has revealed that some civil servants are reluctant to use email accounts that have the secure communication domain (.gov.pk), which makes it difficult. the entire implementation process.

Currently, 3363 e-mail identifiers are created that cover 26 ministries / departments and are expected to reach this figure at 10,000 in December, when all 42 ministries / divisions will be covered.

Govt Officials Are Reluctant to Use Secure Email Addresses: NITB

Govt Officials Are Reluctant to Use Secure Email Addresses: NITB
Govt Officials Are Reluctant to Use Secure Email Addresses: NITB

According to a report prepared for the committee, NITB said the task was properly completed. The summary is as shown below;

The Council created 3363 email addresses for federal employees. Additional special email requirements include secretaries 42, federal minister 32, state 4 minister, special adviser 4 and special assistant of the prime minister 9.

The Permanent Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee of Senate (MoITT) ordered the Ministry to design a viable plan for the implementation of domain email accounts (.gov.pk) for all governmental communications agencies for secure communication.

Regarding the NITB vacancy recruitment rules, the committee was informed that several meetings were held between NITB and the branch office.

Recruitment rules depend on the status of NITB as an additional department, while the majority of the hierarchy is composed of “MP scale” positions. In this regard, MoITT summarized the Cabinet to change the NITB status of a department linked to that of an autonomous body approved by the Cabinet. It would now be proclaimed by Parliament’s law.

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The Committee instructed the Ministry to write a letter to all ministries under the leadership of the Committee that all professional / official correspondence in government offices should be done with the official email address.

During the deliberations on the Key Performance Indicators (CPIs) of the National Information Technology Council, Senator Engr.

Rukhsana Zuberi asked about the details of the services to government departments. She said electronic management in the current scenario should be a priority. He asked for details of all PSDP projects, consultants provided by NITB and other relevant information as soon as possible.

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