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PM Modi to review schemes under DeitY today

India TV News Desk 05 Nov 2014, 8:12:26 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review progress of various schemes run by the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) today. The Prime Minister will review the progress of schemes such as software technology parks, expansion of the BPO sector to Tier-II and -III cities being implemented under DeitY, and tax issues faced by the IT-ITeS sector especially the small and medium enterprises, an official source said.

BJP leader and Union Minister of Communications and Information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad met with officials of the DeitY few days back and updated himself with the ongoing schemes and their implementation. He also discussed with the officials ways to chalk out a future road map.

According to some officials of DeitY, Ravi Shankar has asked them to revert to him with plan of action on a revenue viability model and expansion of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) scheme in Eastern India.

"He (Prasad) has also told officials to come out with schemes to popularise BPO centres in Tier II and -III cities in the country as well as to encourage corporate India to increase its involvement in rural areas under Digital India," a government official said.

Besides, presenting DeitY's status, Prasad will also present before the Prime Minister various schemes that can help in expansion of Digital India, the official added.