Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
BPO / ITES Industry is one of the fastest growing segments under the Information Technology sector in the country. It has immense potential to grow and expand further because of its readiness to deliver at par with global standards and inherent cost advantage. Currently, most revenue by this sector is generated from, in and around, the metropolitan areas of Bengaluru,Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Other parts of the country, having availability of talent pool and infrastructure, are yet to reap the benefits of this global boom. For addressing this aspect, India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) and North East BPO Promotion Scheme (NEBPS) under Digital India Initiative have been designed for all-inclusive growth across the country.
These schemes would encourage setting-up of the Smart Digital Enterprises across the country and create employment opportunities for youth by promoting investments in BPO / ITES Sector. With a potential to create more than 1.5 lakh direct jobs and proportionately large numbers of indirect jobs, it is envisaged that the schemes could become basis for next wave of IT/ITES led growth and shall have a multiplier effect on the economy in times to come.
I trust that STPI will be able to leverage its impressive credentials and expertise towards successful implementation of these schemes and help in achieving the vision "to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy" of Digital India Initiative.