Sibal stresses on Govt collaboration in IT sector
New Delhi: Assuring the Indian industry of an enabling policy environment, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Kapil Sibal stressed on the need for the Indian industry and the Government to work in tandem for realising new horizons and opportunities in Indian IT sector.
Delivering the Inaugural Address as Chief Guest at ‘The Industry – IT Summit 2013’ organised by CII on Monday, Sibal emphasised the need for a consistent policy framework for the IT sector from a long term perspective which will help transform the business landscape with enhanced IT adoption, and in turn create a significant contribution to India’s GDP.
To realise this goal, Sibal informed that the Government has framed the 3 important national policies viz. the IT policy, the telecom policy and the Electronic System and Design Policy keeping a 20 year horizon in mind. He added that these three policies will enable the end-users, IT service providers and Government to partner with each other and leverage information technology to achieve and maintain the desired economic growth rate.
Sibal informed that the Union Cabinet will shortly take up the Electronic Service Delivery Bill for discussion through which the Government aims to deliver all public services electronically in next 8 years, offering a huge opportunity for the Indian industry.