Computer Association of Kolhapur (CAK) has demanded to consider issues of IT Enabled Service providers in the IT policy of Maharashtra. CAK has submitted a memorandum to Industries minister Subhash Desai and appealed him to take up the issue with CM Devendra Fadnavis.
Shrenik Bindage, president of Computer Association of Kolhapur, said that there are lacks of IT Enabled Service providers who act as a link between Hardware and Software vendors. However, this segment has not got yet proper attention of the government.
“IT Enabled Service providers are serving to the industry and also generating employment without any assistance of the government. This segment has so far ignored in the policies of the government. We appealed to the honorable minister to consider grievances of thousands of ITES service providers and give them equal importance in the IT policy”, Bindage said.
Bindage also said that state government should frame pro hardware policies as the government earns more revenue from computer hardware than software.
“Hardware is also equally important for the development of the industry. We demand appropriate steps to promote computer hardware industry”, Bindage said.
Bindage said that the association has already taken up the issue with local MP Dhanajay Mahadik and he assured him to take up the issue with the concern authorities.
“We demand that, computer hardware business should be registered under small and medium industries. There should be a single window scheme for clearance. The prices of computer devices, profit margins and service charges should be unified at state and national level”, he said.
Government of Maharashtra has published a draft of the proposed IT policy on its website and demanded suggestions from all stakeholders.