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IT stakeholders in state seek continuity in policies

With changes in the state IT ministry, stakeholders in the local industry are seeking for continuity of policies. The Goa IT Professionals (GITP) and association of IT professions from the state, said that, it believes that the political and administrative churn should not be allowed to impact the larger cause of developing Goa as an IT destination and retaining educated manpower in the state.

“IT being a mass job creator, the IT ministry and its projects should be treated with the highest levels or urgency. We are committed to work with the new IT minister and provide our inputs towards the success of the sector. GITP believes that the political and administrative churn should not be allowed to impact the larger cause of developing Goa as an IT destination and retaining Goa’s educated manpower in the state. IT being a mass job creator, the IT ministry and its projects should be treated with the highest levels or urgency.

We are committed to work with the new IT minister and provide our inputs towards the success of IT sector in Goa. We also urge the new minister to maintain continuity and achieve improvement in the pace set by the IT department, in terms of developing a vibrant startup ecosystem,” said the association.

The GITP is calling for the IT park project to be fast-tracked so that new companies invest in the state and job opportunities generated.  The association is also calling for the ESDM cluster to be put in motion from its long slumber since the time it was commissioned.

“Single Window system needs to be implemented in letter and spirit to ensure that hardships faced by startups at various stages including registration needs to be removed and the process needs to be simplified,” is another demand.

Stakeholders are asking for mid-sized companies  to be invited to Goa for initiating their setups regardless of the IT parks. “ Mechanism must be put in place to ensure that the benefits under IT Policy, IT Investment Policy and Startup Policy reach the eligible beneficiaries at the earliest and  IT infrastructure in schools and colleges should be upgraded using funds from the center,” said GITP.

Recently the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, said that the state IT policy will be revised although the policy is just a year old and barely implemented fully.

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