ITC Services role dates back to August 22 1966 when it was then known as the Electronic Data Processing Centre (EDPC) for the Fijian Government. Back in those days programming was done via punched cards and ran on mainframes with clients using dumb terminals.
The data entry and processing for all computerized Fijian Government systems was carried out at that time by the EDPC staff. The role and responsibilities of EDPC back then was;
- Suva City Council – Payroll
- Post and Telecommunications – Billing & Payroll
- Water Rates – Billing
- Fiji Electricity Authority – Billing and Payroll
- BNZ – Payroll
- Revenue & Customs – Income Tax and Customs
- VAT System – VAT processing
- Education – External Examination Results
- Registrar General – Civil Registry System
- Department of Immigration – Immigration System
In the year 2000, EDP Centre's roles expanded, with EDPC becoming Information Technology & Computing Services (ITCS). By this time the roles of ITCS had changed to something like the following:
- Provision of Policy Advice on Information Technology Services
- Provision of an IT Bureau Service.
It was also during this year that majority of Fiji Government users were connected to the internet services (Govnet).
The dynamic field of information technology has seen ITC Services roles and responsibilities continue to expand over the years which include the implementation of the e-Government Program in 2006.
Today, ITC Services has just over 100 staff with offices located in Lautoka and Labasa. In April 2011, the first Government Data Centre was commissioned by Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama of which ITCS played the leading role in overseeing construction and the successful commissioning of the facility. ITCS is also responsible for the development of various online e-applications under the e-Government program, implementing cost effective business solutions for the Fijian government and other stakeholders, developed websites for various government agencies, and with more developments to come in the near future. ITC Services in line with the Roadmap for Democracy & Sustainable Socio-Economic Development (RDSSED) 2009-2014, is committed to using ICT as a tool making government services more easily accessible to communities.