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Scheme for Approval/Empanelment of Information Technology Test Laboratory (ITTL)

Scheme for Approval/Empanelment of Information Technology Test Laboratory (ITTL)

Government of India has initiated National e-Governance Programme (NeGP) to enable Governance using ICT to increase its efficiency, effectiveness and transparency. For assuring Quality of e-Governance Solutions, it is required to ensure the Conformity of IT Solution characteristics with the System requirements as specified in RFP. In order to ascertain this conformity, availability of IT Test laboratories which are established as per International Best Practices becomes necessary. Such labs are required to be approved as IT Test Laboratories(ITTL) of IT domain with defined scope of approval covering e-governance projects only. This will enable IT Solution provider to demonstrate compliance of its solution to the requirements of the project / RFP by providing a test report from an approved laboratory.

This scheme is promoted by STQC Directorate, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and is based on International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories).

The scheme is intended to recognize the competence of IT test laboratories and to provide confidence to the stakeholders that Test results of eGovernance Solutions tested in these laboratories are reliable, reproducible and repeatable. Under the scheme, after satisfactory completion of the assessment, the laboratory is issued a `Certificate of Approval’ indicating conformance to specified requirements of applicable standards as specified in the scheme.

The scheme covers both private and public (Government) IT test laboratories involved in software testing of e-governance solutions with in-house and/or on-site capabilities.

Approval Process

Flowchart for Approval Scheme for ITTL

Scheme related documents

A seminar was held in Bangalore on above scheme on 17th January 2014. The Presentations/proceedings of the seminar can be accessed as under :

Presentations/proceedings of the seminar held on 17th Jan2014

For details, please contact:

STQC Directorate, New Delhi
Tel : 011-24363089 email : dgstqc At