ABOUT US

The National Information and Communication Technology Company Limited (NICTCL) branded iGovTT is an award winning company based in Trinidad and Tobago whose primary business is the provision of ICT consulting and support services for Government, as well as the provision of value-added ICT support services to Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The company also establishes policies and guidelines to prescribe the integration of Government-wide systems into a common ICT architecture leading to a connected Government.

Under the purview of the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications, iGovTT acts as the implementation arm in the execution and administration of Government’s enterprise-wide ICT strategies and programmes. The Company is resolutely guided by its vision: "To be the optimal vehicle for ICT revolution to facilitate the transformation of Trinidad and Tobago’s socio economic and competitive landscape, improve quality of life for citizens and accelerate national development.”

The company focuses on both small and large-scale government ICT projects that support the movement toward e-Government and Trinidad and Tobago's overall ICT development. Two major platforms, ttconnect and GovNeTT,  are also managed by iGovTT. ttconnect is an integrative model for government service delivery comprising six channels through which citizens can access government information and services. These channels are ttconnect online, ttconnect service centres, ttconnect self-service kiosks, ttconnect mobile, ttconnect express buses and the ttconnect toll free number - 800-TTCN.

GovNeTT is a secure wide area communication network which also allows Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies access to a host of applications such as messaging services and internet access.

 

Our History

The management of ICT matters within Government has been transitioned to several agencies throughout the years before coming to rest at iGovTT.  During the period 1989 to 1998, the office of the Prime Minister was charged with primary responsibility for Telecommunications. This was then shifted to the Ministry of Information, Communications, Training and Distance Learning until the year 1999. Within this year, an ICT Policy, Planning and Research Unit was created at the Office of the Prime Minister but shortly thereafter in 2000, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was set up and an e-Government Unit was established.

An e-Commerce Secretariat was also initiated at the Ministry of Trade. In 2002, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology merged with the Ministry of Human Development to form the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education. This year also saw the reassignment of the Telecommunication Policy Unit from the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education to the Ministry of Public Administration and Information where the ICT Planning Secretariat was eventually founded and work began on the National ICT Strategy, fastforward.

In 2003, the e-Government Unit; the e-Commerce Secretariat; ICT Policy, Planning and Research Unit were all merged and the Telecommunication Policy Unit was initiated. One year later, Cabinet approved the creation of the Information Communication Technology Division which was formally launched in September. In March of 2008, the ICT Division merged with the National Information Systems Centre (NISC) to form the National ICT Centre (NICTC). Finally, in 2009, Cabinet approved the transition of the NICTC to the state-owned company today trading as iGovTT.

The Evolution of iGovTT

Timeline

1989 - 1998
Office of the Prime Minister charged with primary responsibility for Telecommunications.

1998 - 1999
Telecommunications development shifted to the Ministry of Information, Communications, Training and Distance Learning.

1999 - 2000
The creation of the ICT Policy, Planning and Research Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister.

2000 - 2002
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology created under Minister Ralph Maraj and an e-Government Unit established.                 e-Commerce Secretariat established at the Ministry of Trade.

2002
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology merged with the Ministry of Human Development to form the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (STTE) Telecommunication Policy Unit reassigned from the Ministry of STTE to the Ministry of Public Administration and Information in October Founding of the ICT Planning Secretariat at the Min of PAI Work begins on the National ICT Strategy, fastforward.

2003
Merging of the e-Government Unit, the e-Commerce Secretariat, ICT Policy, Planning and Research Unit and Telecommunication Policy Unit initiated fastforward finalized in December.

2004
Cabinet approves the creation of the Information Communication Technology Division and it is formally launched in September.

2008
ICT Division merges with the National Information Systems Centre (NISC) to form the National ICT Centre (NICTC) in March.

2009
Cabinet approves the transition of the NICTC to the state-owned company iGovTT in May.

Our Organisational Structure