In order to generate more jobs and improve the status of investment in IT sector, the government of Haryana will soon declare their Information Technology and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (IT and ESDM) policy. The Chief Secretary D S Dhesi had conducted a meeting in this regard in Chandigarh on Tuesday. In the meeting it was decided that the policy will most likely come up in the month of October.
Presently, the government of Haryana is in the phase of drafting the policy by studying the best practices applied by successful states in the country. It is also conducting stakeholder consultations and is discussing with various industry organizations such as NASSCOM, academicians and industry experts from different companies.
The meeting was held in order to discuss the broader points of the policy and to debate over the features of the draft. They also discussed about the possible mechanisms to adapt the policy in such a way that it could address the present needs of the state. The drafting policy is underway and further meetings with the highest rungs of the cabinet in the state will take place in the time to come.
Soon, the finance minister would hear about the regulatory and financial aspects of the draft policy in a meeting and decide on the course of action taken by the formulators of the draft. Upon drafting, the policy would have to undergo cabinet approval, after which it would become functional in the state.