i worked for them. Quit. bunch of the top guys are diploma level educated. (not to say there is anything wrong with diplomas) so how can u expect them to be innovative. Take the director for egovernemnt, she is a former teacher, has no ICT knowledge whatsover, administration, organising trips and so on, the guys are good...but come to ICTs, they know nothing, after all learning and old age is things that dnt go hand in hand.
the Permanent Secretary and the honourable Minister they are enthusiastic and energetic, have the drive and the vision(at least thats how it appears when they talk) but the team they lead is dead wood.
at the risk of sounding like i am ranting or have a vendetta with these guys, i think the main issue is that for strategic posts in the ministry they consider experience and years of service instead of skill and qualifications.
A lot of bright guys quit, how ca you be led by someone you are teaching how to troubleshoot their internet connection, how to update their antivirus, how to configure outlook?
Do you know that the MICT website is joomla? they have sent guys to India to learn wb development, the guys come back after blowing over 5000 usd but we never see any improvements on the site, no live chats, no feedback, no any nice hings to show that the webmaster went for 6 months training in INDIA!!!
i recall one day, they asked me to print some documents and send them over to headoffice, and i was like why not use email and their response was, email is slow?HELLO we are the figurehead of ICTs?
well such is the despairing state of things at MICT, from an insider point of view, anways nothing good ever came out fo government