Nagaland IT Partners complain of Government Apathy

Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast India, bordering Myanmar. It is home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribes’ culture. Its capital city of Kohima suffered heavy fighting in World War II, commemorated by memorials at the Kohima War Cemetery. The Nagaland State Museum exhibits ancient weaponry, a ceremonial drum and other traditional Naga cultural artifacts.

Recently declared as a top performing state among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector by The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland, Nagaland is still facing problems in IT Sector. Government is less active in this state as per the dealers’ point of view. In interaction with The DQ Week Neizulo Therie, Eastern Computer Agency, Kohima said “Government is not focusing here as needed, we are doing our best to grow IT Market in Nagaland but it is not possible without the help of Government. Government is working a lot for Digital India in other part of country but not in Nagaland. At the time of demonetization dealers faced a lot of problems and it is sorted out in other part of country but not in Nagaland. Still there is lack of facilities available for online transaction which is must to go on path of Digital India”

There are lots of steps taken by various associations in country to tackle GST but there is no any association in Nagaland, almost all the dealers are empanelled under the Department of Information Technology, Government of Nagaland. A seminar on GST is organized by Department of Taxes, Nagaland to give some knowledge to dealers about GST and how to tackle it. But this not enough according to the dealers Government has to organize several exhibition and seminars to create interest of dealers and support them which will automatically speed up the growth of IT Market In Nagaland.

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