IT service providers now need to be empaneled with CRTI

Gangtok, 07 Aug:

As per a press release issued by Information Technology Department, Government of Sikkim, all vendors/firms/agencies delivering services namely IT & software development services, hardware, networking & other IT products, software development platforms, commercial off the shelf software, mobile apps, IT training institutes and cyber cafes will be henceforth required to empanel themselves with the Centre for Research in Training & Informatics [CRTI], an autonomous body under the IT Department, Government of Sikkim.

The start date for empanelment is 20 Jul, 2018.A period of two months with effect from 20 Jul will be given to the vendors/firms/agencies for empanelment.

The vendors/firms/agencies possessing valid trade license issued by the different agencies of the Government of Sikkim till 30 Jun, 2018 will be considered for empanelment in the first phase.

Likewise, vendors/firms/agencies registered after 30 Jun, 2018 will be considered in the second phase after the first phase of empanelment is completed successfully.

The period of empanelment is for one year after which the empanelled vendors/firms/agencies are required to renew their respective empanelment certificates. For vendor empanelment guidelines, one may be download the same from the State portal at

It is informed that only vendors/firms/agencies who have successfully empanelled with CRTI will be granted permission to deliver IT related services to the various departments of the Government of Sikkim.

The vendors/firms/agencies are required to empanel themselves through the SERVICES tab of the State portal The user manual for the same has also been published in the mentioned State portal for reference.

For any queries/information on the same, the vendors/firms/agencies are requested to contact the office of the Additional Director, IT Department on any working day.