Nitish reviews I-T Policy 2011

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the proposed state Information Technology Policy 2011 would be rechristened as Bihar Communication Technology Policy 2011.

Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 17:12 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Saturday said the proposed state Information Technology Policy
2011 would be rechristened as Bihar Communication Technology
Policy 2011 for bringing about a revolution in communication
and information sectors in the state and accord it the status
of an industry.

Reviewing the progress made in formulation of the new
policy at a high-level meeting here, Kumar stressed the need
for transparency in the policy.

``There should be complete transparency in allotment of
land, capital subsidy, electric subsidy, stamp duty and
electricity subsidy for expanding the communication and I T
base in Bihar,`` he said adding the I T unit providing greater
job avenues would receive due attention under the
proposed policy.

Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, state Chief Secretary
Anup Mukherjee, Industrial Development Commissioner
C K Mishra, and Information Technology Department`s Principal
Secretary Arun Kumar, also attended the meeting.

PTI

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