Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kapil Sibal announces one-year agenda for DeitY

INDIA: Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Communications & IT announced the one-year agenda for the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

DeitY is primarily responsible for policy formulation and implementation including various plan schemes and programmes for promotion as well as development of the domestic electronics and IT-IT enabled Service Sector.

Given this, over the last two years a number of key initiatives have been taken by the Department. These include cabinet approval for the National Policy on Electronics, the National Policy on Information Technology (NPIT), introduction of training programmes in IECT Sector as part of the Government’s National policy on skill development etc.

In 2013, the Department will focus on 18 Specific agenda items covering areas including initiatives under Information technology policy, Electronics policy, R&D Policy, Cyber Security policy and development of people oriented IT solutions.

The 18 Agenda items in terms of objectives are as follows:

National Policy on IT
1. National Rollout of Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG).
2. National Information Infrastructure (NII 2.0).
3. National Cloud Computing Initiative (Phase I).
4. Setting up of a National e-Governance Academy.
5. Scheme for IT Mass Literacy.
6. Common Man Interface (Dial.Gov).
7. Setting up of 10 New STPI Centres.
8. eGov App Store.
9. National Cyber Security Policy.

National Policy on Electronics Initiatives
1. Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs).
2. Approval of MSIPS Units.
3. Setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (Fab) Manufacturing Facilities in the country.
4. Scheme to give thrust to Research in areas of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT/IT Enabled Services (ITES) [PhD scheme for ESDM and IT/ITES sectors].
5. Scheme for financial assistance for setting up of Electronics and ICT Academies in States/UTs for faculty development.
6. Electronic System Design Manufacturing (ESDM).

Development of People Oriented IT Solutions
1. Personal Safety Device.
2. Sports Connect Portal.
3. Digitization of Indian Folklores.

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