DIT renamed DEITY in a function presided by Kapil Sibal

Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has presided over the function to rename Department of Information Technology (DIT) as the Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY).

The renaming has been done to reflect the increasing focus of the government on the electronics sector.

Yesterday, an official statement had said that the Cabinet Secretariat has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 and renamed the DIT as DEITY and ‘Electroniki aur Soochana Praudyogiki Vibhag’ in Hindi.

In the early days, DIT was called Department of Electronics. In October, 1999, it was initially made Ministry of Information Technology. But with the merger of Departments of Telecommunications and Posts in the Ministry, in December, 2001, the Department acquired its current name.