Jharkhand ready with IT & ITES draft policy for 2016-21

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JHARKHAND-GOVT1The Jharkhand government is ready with the draft of its new IT and IT-enabled services (ITES) policy for 2016-21, which if approved, will pave way for more investments, provide job opportunities and bolster e-governance in the state.

The draft policy will also incorporate suggestions given by the state’s IT industries after which the final draft will be sent to the state cabinet for approval by mid-August.

The new draft policy has proposed enabling the provision of fiscal benefits of up to 20 per cent of the capital cost, while also providing the IT and ITeS industries continuous process industry status.

The industries which will set up e-waste management facilities may also get a 5 per cent additional incentives under the proposed policy.

The other aspects of the policy include setting up IT companies in tier-II and tier-III cities along with promoting computer literacy for rural women in government schools and programmes.

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