As a part of its ambitious Digital India initiative, the Government of India is in the process of setting up Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in small towns across the country, said Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Adressing the Web Ratna Awards ceremony in New Delhi, the minister said that the government will soon finalise a policy providing incentives to companies for setting up BPOs in small towns.
The BPOs in small towns will pave the way for lots of allied activities, giving impetus to the overall IT-driven development across the country.
The minister also emphasied easy access to information and services to citizens through e-governance . “All government websites should be more infommated and reguarly updated.
Ram Sevak Sharma, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology ( DeitY) said, “Now, the focus should be on creating common application platforms, which will reduce cost. States should be taken on board.”
To take the Digital India initiative forward and prepare the roadmap of innocations, the government is planing to organise Digital India Week soon, said Tapan Ray, Additional Secretary, DeitY.
Applauding the Digital India initiative, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC) said, “The inititaive has instigated innovations in government departments.”