AP takes steps to maintain business continuity in IT sector
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government has set up a dedicated telephone number and launched website to allay the fears of IT/ITeS industry, which feels insecure in the wake of the ongoing Telangana agitation.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah told CEOs and heads of leading IT and ITES companies operating in Hyderabad that all necessary measures would be taken to see that the IT industry maintains its `business continuity’.
The chief minister added that Inspector General of Police T Krishna Prasad was being posted to look after the security of IT industry.
The industry honchos sought an assurance on ensuring business continuity, safety and security for their staff and also their establishments. Recent disturbances in the state had resulted in loss of many man hours and caused disruption in critical operations.
Director General of Police R R Girish Kumar, who attended the meeting, said a dedicated telephone number and a website have been launched to help the industry.
The industry heads said that over 1,300 IT/ITeS companies operates in Andhra Pradesh.
The sector provides 2.3 lakh direct employment and eight lakh indirect employment in the state and has a turnover of over Rs 31,000 crore, which accounts for 15 per cent of the total IT revenue generated in the country, they informed the chief minister.
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