UPDESCO is a premier Public Sector Undertaking of Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP). It was set-up in March, 1977 under the administrative control of Planning Department. In 1999, it was brought under the Department of Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E), GoUP.
UPDESCO provides systems back-up to Government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). It identifies and estimates the magnitude of problems and suggests the best possible methods of improvement.
Information Technology (IT) and IT enabled Services (ITeS) are the core strength of this Public Sector Undertaking (PSU). UPDESCO is a Nodal Agency for providing services related to IT&E. Its domain ranges from procurement and supply of Computer Hardware, Software, Training, Consultancy and Human Resources to erection and commissioning of Solar Systems, Smart City, etc.
UPDESCO is a State Registrar for Aadhaar (UIDAI), Government of India (GoI) for 36 districts of UP. It also provides evaluation, appraisal, monitoring and project formulation services for Rural Development and its related activities.
Over the years, UPDESCO has completed numerous assignments, valued at several million rupees. It was instrumental in setting up almost all the MeitY funded core infrastructure projects such as UP State Data Center (SDC), Common Service Center (CSC), State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG), etc. It still owns and operates a large, state of the art State Data Center.