IT is the fastest growing Industry in the world and keeping in view its demand, Government of the Punjab felt the need to create a department that would be solely responsible for its prosperity through Information Technology. It was further decided that the department shall also monitor global opportunities, cater to the growing needs of IT, develop policy alternatives, and plan and rapidly implement initiatives for building an internationally competitive IT industry in the province.  Resultantly, Punjab Information Technology Board was formed in 1999 as an autonomous body under the Department of Industries. An Ordinance in this respect was passed by the Governor on March 27th, 1999.

PITB was given under the administration of Information Technology Department on the 15th October 2001.

After the dissolution of Information Technology Department in 2011, PITB was attached to Planning & Development Department of Punjab.