BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the Government would soon launch a Rural BPO Scheme to provide employment opportunities to youths close to their hometowns. The call centres with 5,000-10,000 seats would be established in all Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) locations in the State.
Currently, there are four STPIs at Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Rourkela and Balasore while six more at Jajpur, Sambalpur, Jeypore, Angul and Bhawanipatna are in the offing. The Chief Minister also said the Government was focusing on providing endto- end dedicated broadband internet services in next three years for seamless transactions of Government services. naugurating the TCS Kalinga Phase II Park here, he aid there has been tremendous rowth of IT industries in the State in the last decade with growth of IT exports surpassing the national ratefor several years.
Making concerted efforts to turn Odisha into the leading IT destination of the country, the Government has rolled out Industrial Policy Resolution- 015 and ICT Policy- 2014 that provide for ease of doing business along with attractive fiscal incentives and concessions. “We have made policy provisions to spend around `4,000 crore from the State Budget in next five years towards IT/ITES and ESDM by earmarking two per cent of the plan budget and one per cent of the total budget of very department. Odisha is the first State in the country to have signed an MoU with TiE, Silicon Valley to attract foreign industry under ESDM sector,” the CM said. The second phase expansion of TCS Kalinga Park has enhanced the capacity to 4000 seats.
The campus spanning around 45 acre and is an approved SEZ and serves global customers in industry segments like banking and financial services, retail, telecom, manufacturing and Government with a focus n technology areas like Enterprise Solutions. TCS CEO and MD N Chandrasekaran said, “Odisha has a strong education ecosystem that is helping source great talent from the region. The support of the Government will help us drive growth of the IT industry in the State.”