The current scenario is all about technology, digitization, the internet etc. And in such scenario, how can state like Bihar can lack behind. According to the ETtech report, Bihar is planning to come up with a new IT policy. This new policy will focus on promoting technology-oriented companies to set up a base and invest in the state’s technology and electronics manufacturing sector.
According to Rahul Singh, Bihar’s IT secretary the policy will have more benefits than the current sops offered to companies and will make the investment environment more conducive.
Work on the new policy has been going on for the past couple of months and the draft should be ready by the end of this month and that the policy is expected to be finalised by September.
Singh further stated that Bihar government is working on the draft of the information technology, IT-enabled services (ITeS) and electronics manufacturing investment policy strategy. He informed further that Bihar is undertaking a huge outreach effort to familiarise itself and the companies about the state’s potential.
“We are trying to understand what the industry is looking for in terms of help with incentives, clearances or support,” Singh told ETtech.
Recently at a consultation organised by the state’s IT department in association with industry body CII, Singh met around 35 senior industry members including senior executives from companies such as TCS, IBM, Cisco, HP India, Tech Mahindra, Softage, Tejas Networks etc.