INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLICY 2014

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GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLICY 2014

  1. 1. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLICY 2014 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
  2. 2. I C T P O L I C Y 2 0 1 4 Vision • To develop IT/ITES/ESDM industries for inclusive growth and employment in the state of Odisha and leverage IT & ITES in governance to transform the state to a knowledge driven welfare society for improving the quality of life of citizens.
  3. 3. I C T P O L I C Y 2 0 1 4 Objective of ICT Policy 2014 are... • To promote Odisha as an attractive investment destination for IT/ITES/ESDM companies • To create employment opportunities • To make Government more accessible to citizens • To promote new IT/ITES destinations across the state • To create world class ICT infrastructure • To create “Brand Odisha” for IT/ITES/ESDM Industries across the globe
  4. 4. I C T P O L I C Y 2 0 1 4 Target 2020 The State of Odisha aspires to achieve following milestones by 2020 with effective implementation of this ICT Policy • To attract 10 leading IT/ITES & 5 leading ESDM companies to the State. • To achieve a gross ICT Turnover (including exports of software and IT Services, ESDM, Domestic consumption and Training) of USD 4 Billion (Rs. 24, 000 Crores) • To achieve direct employment of 60,000 professionals in 800 IT/ITES/ESDM units. • To create a built-up space of 60 lakh square feet and a developed land bank of 2000 acres for IT/ITES/ESDM sectors.
  5. 5. I C T Start up And Products MSME and Level II R&D/ Cities Innovation Firms P O L I C Y IT Parks, ESDM Sector IT SEZs/IT Clusters Focus Area Local/Women Entertainment Enterprises IT Mega Projects 2 0 1 4 IT Education
  6. 6. I C T Incentives Subsidy on the rental of Incubation Space for IT/ITeS/ESDM Units Subsidy on the Lease Rental of Built up Space. P O L I C Y Outright Purchase of Built-up Space i.e. long term lease to IT/ITES/ESDM units at affordable rates. Allotment of Government Land after attaining prescribed minimum employee strength and minimum years of operation on payment of land cost as per the IPR Land in the IT investment region (ITIR) Interest subsidy on term loan for new industrial units coming under Micro & Small Enterprise. Subsidy on fixed capital Investment for plant and machinery (except land & Building). Human Capital Investment Subsidy for certification of employees Assistance for Quality and Security Certification to enhance the competitive strength of the IT/ITES units 2 0 1 4 Industrial power tariff will be applicable and Electricity Duty, Electrical Inspection fees will be exempted . Reimbursement of VAT to New /Existing industrial units in IT/ITES/ESDM Sector as per the provision of the IPR. Stamp Duty Exemption on lease / sale agreement of land or built up space allotted by Government/IDCO and other Govt. agencies as per the provisions of IPR.
  7. 7. I C T Incentives One time Recruitment Assistance will be offered for net addition of professionals in executive level. P O L I C Y 2 0 1 4 Assistance for Participating in Exhibition and Trade Delegation Assistance for Patent by reimbursing patent fees on acquisition New Micro & Small Enterprises in IT/ITES/ESDM sector will be exempted from payment of Entry Tax on acquisition of machinery and equipments for setting up of industrial units. Specific Incentives for the first five Anchor Investors in IT/ITES sector in Level-II Locations. Specific Incentives for Local Enterprises on purchase preference and allow to participate in Tender in Joint venture/Consortium form. Incentives for Green and Self Power generating IT Buildings as per the guidelines of OREDA and Department of Housing & Urban Development, Government of Odisha Specific negotiated package of incentives and concessions will be decided on a case to case basis for Large & Mega Projects Specific Incentives for Incubation Centres in Educational Institutions Specific Incentives for IT Parks/STPs. Government will facilitate and encourage private initiatives to set up IT parks
  8. 8. I C T P O L I C Y 2 0 1 4 Policy Implementation and Monitoring Apex Committee chaired by Chief Secretary will be formed to monitor the policy implementation and for approval of incentives. The Odisha Computer Applications Centre (OCAC) would be the Nodal Agency for implementation of the ICT Policy. The IT & ESDM Promotion Cell of OCAC would be converted to a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) with induction of specialists in the field of Management, Technology and Finance. An operational guideline for grounding this policy would be prepared by OCAC with in three months of notification of this policy and The disbursement of the incentives by the implementing agency will be in accordance with the chronological order of approved claims.
  9. 9. I C T P O L I C Y 2 0 1 4 Thank s

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