The Department of Information and Communication Technology was, in its nascent stage, functioning under the Department of Industry and the Industry Department acted as a Nodal Department till the month of October, 2004 with Deputy Secretary on deputation. The Nodal Department was changed to Planning & Programme Implementation Department and on 8th November, 2004 a new post of PIO (Principal Informatics Officer) was created for the department and the Deputy Secretary held the newly created post and worked as PIO-cum-Deputy Secretary of the department. On 10th July, 2008 a separate Directorate of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) , again on 20th November 2012 the Principal Informatics Officer was promoted to Chief Informatics Officer and held the position of head of this Department, and till to-day, the Department has been actively working to make Mizoram one of the most IT literate state in the country and providing ICT-enabled citizen-centric services for the welfare and development of the society.
The department has undertaken various projects since its inception to materialize the objective and vision set forth by the Government of Mizoram to bring about economic growth and sustainable development in the State through the adoption of ICT tools. The Department of ICT has been established as a separate Directorate from October 2008 for framing policy, planning, implementation and monitoring of Information & Communication Technologies and e-Governance projects. The Department has a vision to use Information & Communication technology to make available information and government services related to basic needs of common persons accessible to them near their locality throughout their lives through minimum procedural formalities thereby pursuing economic development.