ITSC is an industry partnership supported by SPRING Singapore and IDA Singapore, looking into IT standardization issues and representing Singapore in international standards fora. It is part of the national standardisation programme coordinated by SPRING Singapore, which is the national standards body.
The standardisation programme develops Singapore Standards on a consensus basis under the guidance of an industry-led national Standards Council. ITSC operates as one of the Standards Committees under the purview of Standards Council.
Standardisation in Singapore is a collaborative effort amongst the government agencies, tertiary institutions, professional bodies and the IT industry. Contrary to what most people think, ITSC is an industry-led initiative under the able leadership of the ITSC Chairman, currently Mr Yap Chee Yuen.
The ITSC Council, comprising of representatives from industry associations, academia and government agencies, charts the directions and policies for the operations of the committee. On the other hand, the Technical Committees and Working Groups comprising technical experts from the industry, academia and research institutes, are the ones developing and promoting national infocomm standards, and participating in international infocomm standardisation activities representing Singapore.
Standardisation activities are carried out by volunteers, with the IDA Standards Team providing the secretariat support to the Council, and various Technical Committees and Working Groups.
All the standards recommended by ITSC are voluntary. However, regulatory authorities may make reference to them, and make them mandatory requirements.
ITSC appoints Technical Committees and Working Groups to undertake standardisation works. At present, there are 13 Technical Committees addressing infocomm standards in areas of
The list of standards can be found here.
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