Bengaluru, Sep 19 (GCCurrentAffairs) To retain the leadership and generate more employment in the IT and BT sector, Karnataka has planned to bring up a new policy for the secor very shortly, Chief minister B S Yediyurappa informed here on Thursday.
Speaking in an interactive session with the leaders of the Information Technology here in the city, Chief minister said that “The new policy will give focus on attracting more investment and generate fresh jobs, retain leadership in the sector promote companies bringing latest technologies. The new policy included establishment of new Invention Authority and Vision group to give fillip to the starts-up firms,” he said.
Informing that more thrust would be given to spread the IT industries to Tier-II cities including Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubli-Dharwad, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and other towns, he said that “More incentives would be provided to those firms which comes forward to set up their facilities here”.
Maintaining that the spread of Information Technology firms across the state will be the backbone for achieving a comprehensive Industrial development in the state, he said that “In this background the new IT policy is being planned in the state”.
He said that the he would chair the proposed new Invention Authority, and the Deputy Chief minister Dr Ashwathnarayana will be appointed as its deputy chairman.
To give impetus to the starts-up entrepreneurs a new ‘Start-up vision group” would also be set up in the state, he said.
Appealing the Industrialists and IT heads to come forward with new ideas and suggestions to the state government, chief minister had assured that “your’s opinion would be earnestly accommodated in the proposed new IT policy”.
“Karnataka state offers tremendous and conducive opportunities for investment” he said.
Deputy Chief minister Ashwathnarayana, Chief Secretary, Vijaya Bhaskar, senior officials of the IT and BT department, and others were also present on the occasion.