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Concerned State : Arunachal Pradesh
Concerned Department : Information Technology Department
Title of Announcement : STPI Director calls on CM
Catagory : Others
Concerned Date :
04 / 12 / 2014
Details :
The Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Dr. Omkar Rai called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at New Delhi on 3 December 2014 and expressed interest of his organization to set up a Software Technology Park facility in the state.
STPI is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and is a leading player in the field of IT and IT Enabled Services working towards developing Single Window Systems for Software/Hardware development, Data Communications and Incubation Spaces for Startup IT companies.
Tuki expressed the vision of his Government to develop the IT sector in the state and mentioned that the same should be intricately linked to employment generation, avenues for IT Entrepreneurship in both Hardware and Software, among others. The Director General informed that the STPI has been instrumental in shaping the IT Revolution in India since its inception in 1989 and created lakhs of jobs over the years.
STPIs across the country are synonymous with excellent Infrastructure and Statutory support aimed at furthering growth of Information Technology in the country, Dr. Omkar said. He assured the Chief Minister that an STPI facility in the state would enhance the scope for the youth to realize their full potential not only in terms of employment but also in starting new business ventures on their own.
The STPI facility would also result in an environment conducive for leading IT and BPO companies of international repute to set up their establishments in the state thereby creating employment and also bringing investment to the state.
The Chief Minister agreed to provide all necessary support for establishment of the Software Technology Park and invited the Director General to Itanagar to complete the modalities for the same so that the Park could be established at the earliest. The Director General and key officials of STPI will visit the state in the second week of December. The development comes in the backdrop of the CMs continued impetus on creating job opportunities for one lac youth of the state by 2017. It may be mentioned that the CM’s Skill Development Programme was awarded India’s Best Project – 2014 by leading international research agency Skoch last month. Secretary Planning Sonam Chombay was also present during the meeting and shared his perspective on the Government’s plans to promote the IT scenario in the state.
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