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The National Computer Board (NCB) of the Republic of Mauritius was established in 1988 by the National Computer Board Act (Act No.43) to promote the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Mauritius. It is a para-statal body administered by a Board of Directors and operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.
The NCB has recently redefined its strategies to respond more effectively to new national aspirations in view of multi-facetted challenges emerging in the wake of globalization and threatening the very resilience of the country's economy. Its core mission is now to accelerate the transition of Mauritius into a regional ICT hub and ensure the swift realization of government's objective to make the ICT sector a key pillar of the economy.
The National Computer Board (NCB) was established on September 1, 1981, as a new public body under the National Computer Board Act No. 14 of 1981. The board was formed as a result of a study conducted in 1980 by the Committee on National Computerisation.
The NCB was tasked with three major statutory functions. First, it had to implement the computerisation of the Civil Service. Second, it had to coordinate computer education and training. Third, it had to develop and promote the computer services industry.
- Overview:Singapore: Government of Singapore, "HistorySG" (full-text).