‘IT policy for JK soon’
* Rahullah visits AEGIS Centre at Rangreth* BPO Centre employed 500 in first phase
GK NEWS NETWORK
Budgam, July 18: Information Technology Policy will be introduced soon to exploit fully potential of IT sector in J&K.
This was stated by the Minister for Information Technology, Sheep and Animal Husbandry, Aga Syed Rahullah Mehdi today during his visit to AEGIS’ BPO Centre at Rangrath , a sister concern of ESSAR Groups of India.
Secretary, Information Technology, Manoj Kumar Dividi accompanied the Minister
While interacting with the management, the Minister was informed that the BPO centre has taken in hand a big expansion programme aimed to generate employment for educated youth besides expanding business activities in the State.
It was given out that more than five hundred youth have been engaged in the first phase and the process to create infrastructure for accommodating five hundred persons more in the centre is going on.
Digitization, data acquisition and Management Information System (MIS) would be new areas where in the company is going to embark into.
The Minister said that a huge qualified manpower is available in the State, adding that BPO Centres could get best talent for running the business in the State.
“Government will provide every possible logistic support to those who wish to set up IT business in the State,” he said, adding IT ventures will go a long way in generating employment opportunities for educated youth.
Among other, the Srinagar based President of ESSAR Group, Zahoor Ahmad, Centre Head, AEGIS, Omar Wani and Administrative Head,S. Ravinder Singh were present on the occasion.
The minister was informed that the second phase of the Centre was nearing completion which would generate jobs for another 500 people.
“The first building was completed in a record six months’ period and the second phase has also reached completion as per schedule,” Malik said.
The Minister and the IT Secretary “appreciated the efforts put in by the enterprise” and said they were “impressed by the infrastructure that has been put in place for the development of skill in youth of J&K.”
The Minister and his team interacted with the employees of the BPO and also observed the ongoing operations.
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