The State had felt the need of a Govt. organization which could provide technological solutions required for the industry, academia, administration and governance. This is how HARTRON was established to provide these solutions. In the initial years of 1980’s the focus of corporation was towards providing R&D activities to small scale units with equity in few of the Electronic Units. Besides R&D activities the facilities of testing of products and calibration of measuring instruments has been extended to industry of the State. Imparting of training / skilling for the manpower to be industry employable ready has since been a prominent activity of the Hartron.
In 1990’s, the corporation expanded its horizon; big projects like Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) were executed, initially for state of Haryana & thereafter for other states like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Parallelly Hartron started providing IT & IT enabled services, including Digitization of Govt. records, Preparation of Results for Govt. recruiting agencies, Revenue Bill Generation for power utilities, Up-gradation & Modernization of police department etc.
Next from 2000 to 2010, the activities expanded as a chain reaction and numerous projects came out of these activities. The State Govt. designated HARTRON as its nodal department for implementation of these new projects. The projects in which HARTRON is intensely and actively involved are aimed at building of State’s Capacity towards a Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsive and Transparent (SMART) governance. Various projects like State Wide Area Network (SWAN), Citizen Service Centres (CSC), State Data Centres (SDC), State Service Delivery Gateway(SSDG), SIMCO and Capacity Building (CB) are in place for realization of SMART governance in the state.