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Ministry of ICT

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies is leading the public initiative to boost investment in the ICT sector and for the digital transformation of the State by focusing efforts, generating incentives, employing a high-performance team, and setting an example in the use of ICT in its fully digital services and processes. It is a promoter of programs and projects that strengthen citizens' digital skills according to the context of each region and establishes public-private partnerships under a sustainable model that generates development throughout the country.

Mission

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies is leading the public initiative to boost investment in the ICT sector and for the digital transformation of the State by focusing efforts, generating incentives, employing a high-performance team, and setting an example in the use of ICT in its fully digital services and processes. It is a promoter of programs and projects that strengthen citizens' digital skills according to the context of each region and establishes public-private partnerships under a sustainable model that generates development throughout the country.

Vision

By 2022, Colombia will be a digital society that stands out in Latin America and the world, where all citizens, urban and rural, are connected with quality, security, and sustainability; they adopt ICTs and benefit from digital services to improve their well-being and increase the country's productivity, innovation, and competitiveness.

Objectives and functions

The objectives of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies MINTIC, as provided for by Article 17 of Law 1341 of 2009 amended by Article 13 of Law 1978 of 2019, and Decree 1064 of 2020 are:

  1. To design, formulate, adopt and promote ICT policies, plans, programs, and projects, by the Constitution and the law, to promote investment and close the digital divide, contributing to the economic, social, and political development of the nation and improving the well-being of Colombians.
  2. To promote the use and appropriation of information and communication technologies among citizens, businesses, the Government, and other national bodies as a support for the social, economic, and political development of the nation.
  3. Promote the development and strengthening of the Information and Communication Technologies sector, promote research and innovation-seeking its competitiveness and technological advancement by the national and international environment.
  4. Define public policy and advance the inspection, monitoring, and control of the Information and Communications Technology sector, including the Broadcast Open Television Service and the Sound Broadcasting Service, except for those inspections, monitoring, and control functions carried out by the Communications Regulatory Commission and the National Spectrum Agency.
  5. Exercise the allocation, management, planning, and administration of radio spectrum.

Principles

  • · We are aware of our environmental impacts, so in the development of our projects, we consider the implementation of best environmental practices.
  • We promote self-control strategies that guarantee proper administrative practices of servers, thus preventing acts of corruption.
  • We count on people who generate synergies to strengthen the processes that integrally impact management.
  • We encourage the development of a comprehensive work environment, with full inclusion of each of our employees, generating a continuous sense of belonging and a balance between personal and work life.
  • We improve the quality of life of Colombians by promoting social development through access, use, and responsible appropriation of ICTs.

Values

Honesty

I always act based on truth, carrying out my duties with transparency and fairness, and always promoting the general interest.

Respect

I recognize, value, and treat with dignity all people, with their virtues and defects, regardless of their work, background, titles, or any other status.

Commitment

I am aware of the importance of my role as a public servant and I am always available to understand and address the needs of the people with whom I interact in my daily work, always seeking to improve their well-being.

Diligence

I carry out the duties, functions, and responsibilities assigned to my post in the best possible way, with attention, promptness, skill, and efficiency, to optimize the use of State resources.

Justice

I act impartially, guaranteeing the rights of individuals, with equity, equality, and without discrimination.

Responsibility

I make conscious decisions, considering the impacts and consequences that may result from my actions.