Assam approved new IT policy


Assam government has approved a new IT Policy under which financial support will be provided to companies setting up BPOs, developing software and carrying out research, among others.

Under the new policy, the state government will provide Rs 1.20 lakh one-time incentive per employee for call centres with minimum intake of 100 employees.

Companies engaged in software development will receive one-time support of Rs 1.50 lakh per employee. For firms carrying out research and development work and having minimum 50 seats, Rs 2.5 lakh as one-time support per employee will be provided.

There will be reduction in land value upto 20 per cent if all the above ventures are set up within IT Park. For ventures outside IT Park, there will 50 per cent subsidy for land purchase. The Cabinet approved the government to offer per unit power subsidy at Rs 3 for BPO and other IT related ventures.