ELCOT started its activities as a promotional organization in the field of electronics when the electronics industry required promotion and development support from the Government. ELCOT commenced its commercial operations during the year 1981 by manufacturing Two-way communication equipments , electronic products and components through its own factories. ELCOT also did marketing of electronic products. The Corporation has gone from strength to strength and has grown vertically and horizontally since its incepction. It has been running profitably since the year 1988-89.
Since the advent of the Information Technology (IT) revolution in India, ELCOT, with the support of Government of Tamil Nadu, diversified its area of operations from Electronics to Information Technology and started functioning under the Department of Information Technology, Government of TamilNadu from 1998 onwards. ELCOT has been providing hand holding support to Government of Tamil Nadu and its Departments, Organizations, Boards, etc. in the area of IT, IT related initiatives and e-governance.
ELCOT is also the optional procurement agency (G.O.Ms.No.58 of FINANCE (BPE) DEPARTMENT Dated:16.2.1999, Letter No.624/MIE.2/99-2, dated 21.10.1999) for procurement of computer hardware and software for Government Departments/Organisations/Boards. ELCOT has been providing services to the Government Departments /Organisations/Boards by understanding their requirement, arriving at the right solution/products and procurement/delivery of these products. ELCOT provides end-to-end IT solution support to Government Departments to improve their services to citizens, to provide transparency and to effect significant reductions in processing times.
ELCOT comes under the aegis of the Information Technology (IT) Department, Government of TamilNadu, The Secretary to Goverment, IT Department is also functioning as the Chairman of ELCOT. ELCOT has a Board of Directors comprising of senior IAS officers of the Government of TamilNadu.
The registered office of ELCOT and the office of the Managing Director is located at :
692, Anna Salai, MHU Complex, II Floor, Anna Salai,
ELCOT has an open office policy and encourages visitors to its corporate office to directly interact with the staff and the MD.