Establishment

Under the aegis of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), a regional forum for private sector development in the seven SAARC countries, SAARC Council for IT Industry (SAARC-CIT) was established in 1999 as a regional forum for all IT association in the SAARC countries. The SAARC-CIT notified Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), a member federation in the SCCI, in November 1999 for representation in the councils meeting scheduled in December 1999 at Kathmandu, Nepal. In the absence of IT association in Bhutan, BCCI Executive Committee in its 54th Committee Meeting on November 29, 1999 decided to call all IT Industry for formation of ICT Association for effective representation of the Industry.

In the IT Industry meeting on December 14, 1999 coordinated by BCCI, there was unanimous consensus to form “IT Association of Bhutan” as a forum to address specific problems and policies related to IT industry in Bhutan at national and regional level. Consequently, resolution was passed by the floor, to call general meeting of all IT Institutes, IT Vendors in May 2002 to discuss “modalities for institution of IT Association of Bhutan.

As per the decision of the general meeting, secretariat office of IT Association was established in the year 2003.

In the year 2012, IT Association of Bhutan was renamed as Bhutan ICT & Training Association, when the training institutions of all sectors, beside IT training institute willingly volunteered to register as the member of the association.

BICTTA is established as a sector association under Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry to represent, facilitate growth and development of ICT & Training Industry of Bhutan.