Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Information Technology Policy Of Maharashtra Government

Yes.. there is a policy in Government of Maharashtra(India) which has suggested certain things that would be followed.
Good thing is that government has realized that 90% of the IT business is spread across only 7 districts in India(including Pune and Mumbai), so now they want to spread this in Nasik, Aurangabad and Nagpur because these cities have that kind of potential.
The steps are:
  1. To provide world class IT infrastructure to people
  2. To make people computer literate
  3. Computerize government procedures to maintain transparency 
  4. Grant upto Rs.15lakh for institutes for setting up computer labs
  5. A dedicated center will be set up as a part of Pune University to create digital library
  6. A Software university will also be set up
There are many such points mentioned on the website, I wonder if people know about this..?

But I did not found anything about Linux & Open Source in this policy. Maharashtra Government should seriously stop promoting MS-CIT course by Microsoft and start promoting FOSS (Free and Open Source Softwares) in Eovernment and in Education too.

I look forward to see each and every district in Maharashtra to have a IT-Park. :)

Source: http://maharashtra.gov.in/english/dit/mission.php

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