Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Orissa State Would Formulate ICT Policy In November

It seems some of the States of India have finally accepted the suggestions of Mr. Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law, after a lapse of 5 years. The delay is excusable as it is better to be late than never. However, the real task is to formulate suitable "Techno-Legal ICT Policies" that are the need of the hour.

The IT department of the Orissa government expects to come out with a new ICT (information and communication technology) policy, incorporating the best practices of IT-friendly states in the country by November this year. The new state focused ICT policy is being formulated after a gap of five years.

Apart from including the best IT practices of states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and positioning Orissa as a favourable destination for IT investments, the new policy would also contain enabling measures for growth of IT SMEs (small and medium enterprises).

“We are in the process of preparing the new ICT policy which would include the best IT practices of the IT friendly states in India and also have measures to facilitate growth of the local IT SMEs.The new ICT policy is expected to be readied by November this year”, a senior IT official told Business Standard.

The state IT department is yet to finalise the details of the policy, but we are taking suggestions from different stakeholders in the IT sector in this regard, he added.

It would be a good idea if the Orissa Government starts seeking valuable inputs from Techno-Legal Experts as soon as possible. Formulating of suitable ICT Policy requires tremendous excpertise and innovation. The sooner we start the better it would be for India.

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