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IT minister calls for talks with industry leaders on jobs, digital India

Tight appraisals in IT firms, which have led to axing of non-performers, will also be taken up

Kiran Rathee  |  New Delhi 

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Information technology minister has scheduled a meeting with seniors of services entities and electronics manufacturers this coming Friday, to discuss problems in the sector.

Top of the agenda is  a concern over in IT, where growth is slowing due to shifts in technology, automation and growing protectionism in developed markets. 

The tight appraisal system among comoanies, which has led to dismissal of many, is a related issue.

The government wishes to hasten its aim of a $1 trillion digital economy by 2022 through its plan.

A ministry official said the government had partnered with in design of new services and platforms like MyGov, digital locker e-Sign, cloud services, the government e-marketplace, e-national agricultural market and the like. 

The time had come, to take this to the next level.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha is meeting promoters of in that sector on June 22, to discuss financial stress. Both ministries' role is seen as crucial if is to take off.
 
During Prasad's meeting, the issue of job layoffs by is likely to be discussed and possible solutions.

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IT minister calls for talks with industry leaders on jobs, digital India

Tight appraisals in IT firms, which have led to axing of non-performers, will also be taken up

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has reached out to senior executives of IT services firms and electronics manufacturers next week to discuss the issues plaguing the sector and find ways to solve it.Top of the agenda is the concern over jobs in the IT sector, which is slowing due to shifts in technology, automation and growing protectionism in developed markets. The tight appraisal system among IT services firms, which has led firms to let go of non performers, also has added to the debate. The move by Prasad to convene the meeting on June 16 comes at a time when the government is looking at fast tracking its initiative to create a $ 1 trillion digital economy by 2022 through its Digital India initiative. The government feels that industry is an important partner in the success of Digital India programme.As per an official in the Electronics and IT Ministry, the government has partnered with the industry in the design of new services and platforms like MyGov, digital locker, ... Information technology minister has scheduled a meeting with seniors of services entities and electronics manufacturers this coming Friday, to discuss problems in the sector.
Top of the agenda is  a concern over in IT, where growth is slowing due to shifts in technology, automation and growing protectionism in developed markets. 

The tight appraisal system among comoanies, which has led to dismissal of many, is a related issue.

The government wishes to hasten its aim of a $1 trillion digital economy by 2022 through its plan.

A ministry official said the government had partnered with in design of new services and platforms like MyGov, digital locker e-Sign, cloud services, the government e-marketplace, e-national agricultural market and the like. 

The time had come, to take this to the next level.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha is meeting promoters of in that sector on June 22, to discuss financial stress. Both ministries' role is seen as crucial if is to take off.
 
During Prasad's meeting, the issue of job layoffs by is likely to be discussed and possible solutions.
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IT minister calls for talks with industry leaders on jobs, digital India

Tight appraisals in IT firms, which have led to axing of non-performers, will also be taken up

Information technology minister has scheduled a meeting with seniors of services entities and electronics manufacturers this coming Friday, to discuss problems in the sector.

Top of the agenda is  a concern over in IT, where growth is slowing due to shifts in technology, automation and growing protectionism in developed markets. 

The tight appraisal system among comoanies, which has led to dismissal of many, is a related issue.

The government wishes to hasten its aim of a $1 trillion digital economy by 2022 through its plan.

A ministry official said the government had partnered with in design of new services and platforms like MyGov, digital locker e-Sign, cloud services, the government e-marketplace, e-national agricultural market and the like. 

The time had come, to take this to the next level.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha is meeting promoters of in that sector on June 22, to discuss financial stress. Both ministries' role is seen as crucial if is to take off.
 
During Prasad's meeting, the issue of job layoffs by is likely to be discussed and possible solutions.

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