Hyderabad, June 2: Telangana has achieved a 16.89 per cent growth in IT and ITES exports during 2018-19 in comparison to the expected national average of around 8-10 per cent.
For the fifth successive year, Telangana government’s ITE&C department has released its performance report here on Saturday and its initiatives and achievements as part of State Formation Day celebrations slated for Sunday.
In a message, IT principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said, “The state is steadily going forward on the path we designed to achieve the target of doubling our IT/ITeS exports and has almost achieved the ambitious target set five years back (190 per cent increase). Like the previous four years, we have continued to outperform the expected nation’s IT or ITeS growth rate (YoY) by close to 170 per cent.”
The department has smoothly handled engagements with several companies and encouraged them to setup campuses in Telangana with a vision to reach million headcount of IT employees very soon.Telangana IT sector generated direct employment to 5,43,033 with 67,725 new professionals joining the workforce in the last year, he further said.
In line with the spirit of Digital Telangana, Electronic Services Delivery (ESD) has rolled out Meeseva 2.0 – the new avatar of the citizen services platform. Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS) was introduced facilitating citizens to withdraw cash from select Meeseva centres. Telangana continues to hold the pole position among the states in the number of e-Transactions per thousand population. Ranjan stated that the government has achieved three crore per month average reach via the social media platforms.
Under the T-Web Project, Digital Media Wing is facilitating the Departments to comply with the mandatory guidelines for the government websites. Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) initiated ‘Startup India Telangana Yatra’ with an attempt to promote entrepreneurship in Tier II and Tier III cities of the State, he said the program took place in 12 districts where 624 ideas were pitched in, of which 201 ideas were selected for the finals. (UNI)