Govt Cuts IT Development Budget for 2020-2021
The government has slashed the improvement price range for Information Technology and Telecom Division and has allocated Rs. 6.672 billion for it in the price range for 2020-21 as compared to Rs. 7.34 billion in 2019-20 beneath the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).
According to budget documents, the government has allotted Rs. 6.672 billion under the PSDP 2020-21 together with Rs. 1.25 billion foreign resources and Rs. 5.forty two billion local components.
The government has allocated Rs. 4.78 billion for 13 ongoing and Rs. 1.892 billion 15 new improvement schemes of Information Technology and Telecom Division.
According to the document,
For ongoing schemes a sum of Rs. 535 million for enlargement of Broadband Services through MSAN Technology and Upgradation of IP Core & Access Network in AJ&K and GB,
Rs. 750 million for expansion of Cellular Services in AJ&K and GB Phase-III,
Rs. 709 million for growth and Upgradation of NGMS (3G/4G) Services and Seamless Coverage along KKH (in support of CPEC) in GB,
Rs. 230 million for E-Office Replication in any respect Divisions of the Federal Government (Revised),
Rs. ninety million for Crime Analytics & Smart Policing in Pakistan,
Rs. one hundred fifty million for National Expansion Plan of NIC’s All over Pakistan,
Rs. 1747.480 million for Technology Parks Development Project (TDP) at Islamabad (Phase-I) (EDCF Loan Exim Bank Korea)
Rs. 70 million for Project Monitoring and Digital Transformation Cell.
Among the brand new projects, the government has allocated:
Rs. 300 million for Blended Virtual Education,
Rs. 50 million for creation of SCO Education and Accommodation Complex for Employees Families at Rawalpindi (Phase-I),
Rs. two hundred million for expansion of Broadband Services in Cities / Towns of AJ&K and GB,
Rs. 235 million for implementation of PECA, 2016 and S.R.O 904(I)/2017 for DIRBS AJ&K and GB,
Rs. 250 million for Protection and Upgradation of Pak-China Phase-I OFC Project for Establishment of Cross Border Connectivity Project,
Rs. 2 hundred million for Upgradation of Existing TDM Based Backhaul microwave with IP Based Backhaul Microwave network in AJ&K and GB
Rs. 250 million for up-gradation of Transmission Network and Replacement of Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) in AJ&K and GB.