Rs. 509.442 million allocated for IT

ISLAMABAD: In the budget 2011-12 which was presented in the National Assembly an amount of Rs. 509.442 million has been allocated for Information and Technology for its ongoing and new projects.

According to details, Under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) the estimated cost of 53 ongoing projects is Rs. 3830.763 million. The expenditure of the projects upto June 2011 is Rs. 2348.688 million while the total allocation for these projects is Rs. 464.192 million.

The new schemes introduced in the budget are Strengthening of Pakistan IT Industry on CMMI Phase II, Establishment of Pakistan Urdu Internet Registry (ccTCL), Centre of Excellence in Advanced Software Technologies and Open Source (COEASTOS), Islamabad, Campus Management System and Installation of Server Infrastructure for National Defence University, Islamabad, Professional Excellence of Pakistan Computer Bureau and IT Human Resource Support to Ministries/Department (Phase II) Islamabad.

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