The journey of DGA towards “Smart Nation Smart Life”, making life easier for the Thai people
B.E. 2540 (1997)
Government Information Technology Services (GITS)
On May 21, 1997, the Cabinet approved the implementation of information technology service projects to develop the Government Information Network (GINet) as well as carry out other activities that supported the use of information technology for government agencies. These were under the management of Government Information Technology Services (GITS), an agency under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
B.E. 2554 (2011)
Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization) or EGA
On February 21, 2011, Royal Decree establishing the Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization) B.E. 2554 (2011) was announced and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. It stipulated that powers, duties and activities of the National Science and Technology Development Agency according to the Science and Technology Development Act B.E. 2534 (1991) would be transferred to the newly established agency. Specifically, such authorities, duties and activities of the Government Information Technology Services Office and those related to the development of information technology and communications in the field of e-government of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, would be transferred to the Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization), under the supervision of the Minister of Information and Communication Technology. Later on, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology changed its name to the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, which is responsible for providing services and managing information infrastructure related to e-government, such as Government Cloud services and data communication network services connecting state agencies (Government Information Network or GINet).
B.E. 2561 (2018)
Digital Government Development Agency (Public Organization) or DGA
On May 14, 2018, the Royal Decree establishing the Digital Government Development Agency (Public Organization) B.E. 2561 was announced and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette to replace the EGA. . The agency is overseen by the Prime Minister.. The Prime Minister assigned a minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office (Mr. Anucha Nakasai) to be in charge of the DGA, which is the central agency of the digital government system. It serves to promote and support the operations of government agencies as well as other agencies working towards the development of digital government.
On February 1, 2023, the Digital Government Development Agency (Public Organization) rebranded the organization to be one that is more modern and easier to access, with a spirit of collaborative thinking and creating. This better connects the public sector with the people on the path of becoming a true digital government. The logo also underwent a transformation, using the following colors:
Orange – represents a modern organization that is ready to adapt to technology with creative thinking and openness to change at all times
Dark Blue – represents a reliable, trustworthy and professional organization that acts as a “Smart Connector” among all departments to enable a digital government; the DGA will create, support and link the digital government efforts for all parties concerned – to make Thailand’s digital government a reality.