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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 

Information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has scheduled a meeting with seniors of IT services entities and electronics manufacturers this coming Friday, to discuss problems in the sector. Top of the agenda is  a concern over jobs in IT, where growth is slowing due to shifts in technology, automation and growing protectionism in developed markets.  The tight appraisal system among IT 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 Digital India ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 01:14 IST
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