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April 18th, 2012
Dept of IT Renamed Department of Electronics and Information Technology

New Delhi:The Department of Information Technology, DIT (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology) has been renamed Department of Electronics and Information Technology, DeitY.

It is expected that this move will send a positive signal to domestic as well as foreign investors in the sector. Moreover, within Government and within the Department, it will help provide higher priority to policy initiatives relating to electronics.

The rechristening of the Department of Information Technology (DIT) as Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) would be ceremonially formalized at the hands of Sh Kapil Sibal , Minister of Communications and Information Technology) at an event on 19th April 2012 ( Thursday) at Electronics Niketan, New Delhi .

Recently, the Cabinet Secretariat amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 and renamed the Department of Information Technology as Department of Electronics and Information Technology.