The Government in the Department of Information Technology has taken several initiatives for the promotion of IT in the State. IT has been accorded status of a priority sector. The Government has made it mandatory for all departments to allocate 3% of their budget for procurement of hardware and software. Local IT/ITES units will be awarded a price difference of 10% in Government tenders. IT literacy programmes have been introduced in schools and colleges for familiarizing students on the use of computers. The IT department is also conducting training programs for government employees in various departments.
For the promotion of IT in the State, the cell will undertake the following:
Electronics & Information Technology Department, Government of Odisha