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Govt dept firms up IT policy objectives

Govt dept firms up IT policy objectives
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) will come out with timeline and cost estimates by end of this year for achieving various objectives of the National Policy on Information Technology, which was approved by the cabinet last month.

‘We will firm up timeline for various initiatives in the policy (NPIT) alongwith cost estimates by December,’ DEITY secretary J Satyanarayana told reporters.

DEITY officials on Tuesday discussed a roadmap for implementation of National Policy on Information Technology (NPIT).

The policy sets multiple objective for development of IT sector, including increasing revenue of IT and IT-enabled services (ITes) industry from USD 100 billion to 300 billion by 2020 and expanding exports from USD 69 billion to USD 200 billion by 2020.

‘Government is also looking to enhance domestic consumption of IT services to increase size of industry. e- governance is one of the important aspects,’ he said.

The government will also look at building capacity in the country for development of sector, he added.   
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