The Central Railway Information Technology Centre previously known as EDP Centre was formed on 18th Nov 1967 with the installation of IBM-1401 Computer System based on AUTOCODER programming.
Later all the applications were converted to COBOL, using ICIM-2904 mainframe computer which used replaceable Hard disks and Spool Tape reader, which was later replaced with more advanced Mainframe computers.
All COBOL applications are processed on UNIX based HCL-HP 9000 with 2 E-45 servers and DATACAP/ Data-capture software of Dataflex Company was installed on 29th March 1996. All applications were completely switched over to the new system w.e.f. 01st Aug 1996.
Presently HQ IT Centre develops and maintains web base applications in classic asp, PHP, ASP.Net, etc.
IT Centre's Railnet Site, 10.31.3.3, provides links to web applications developed for various departments and also to other important sites across Indian Railways.
The Centre is also working as a nodal unit for Central Railway in the functioning in of centralized applications like AIMS/IPAS and CR Website managed by CRIS.
The Centre provides training and organizes orientation sessions on IPAS, HRMS, e-Office, etc. for departmental users.