Department of IT & Electronics,

Government of Uttar Pradesh

Background

Information Technology is playing an important role in the country today. India is now one of the biggest IT capital of the modern world and all the major players in the world IT sector are present today in the country. Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state and third largest economy in the country, is the IT Hub of North India with a share of software exports next to that of Karnataka. The state as one of the largest contributor in IT/ITeS sector has been consistently focusing on developing infrastructure, human capital development and effective policy implementation so as to create a conducive ambience for IT-BPM industry.

All this is being done under the administrative control of the Department of Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E) which was established in the year 1994. The Department of IT & Electronics is also the guiding force for other departments of the state for the usage and deployment of IT for their benefits and benefits of their consumers. The Department of IT & Electronics provides technical support to other government departments through the corporations/societies that come under the purview of the department.

The department, with a goal to take Information Technology to the entire State released its IT Policy 2012 focusing on Tier-II & Tier-III cities of the state leveraging the experience of Noida/G.Noida as IT Hub. Continuing the success of IT Policy 2012 and considering the changing business scenario & scaling up the initiatives of IT Policy 2012, Uttar Pradesh Information Technology & Start Up Policy 2016 is released to facilitate all stages of IT/ITeS industry encompassing Start Ups/Entrepreneurs, MSME (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) and large IT/ITeS industry by providing best of the incentives with conducive policy framework. This policy aims to reinforce the position of Uttar Pradesh as an attractive destination for the IT/ITeS industry, enhance citizen services through e-Governance & m-governance model & give a special focus on Start Ups & budding Entrepreneurs to flourish in the state.

One of the main achievements under the policy implementation is the construction of 100 acres IT City on PPP model in Lucknow with state of art skill development centre with a capacity of 5,000 students per year. This IT city with minimum INR 1,500 Crores investment will generate direct & indirect employment of approx. 75,000 people. Another initiative is the establishment of IT Parks in Agra, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur & Gorakhpur, the work for which is in process.

To encourage Start Ups, the Government based incubator IT UPVAN has been started in Ghaziabad and Lucknow. Rural incubation cum training centres, eSETU (e-Skill Entrepreneurship Training Unit) have been planned to establish in 13 cities of the state. The state is undergoing a radical infrastructural change in IT& E sector by building 13 Smart Cities and Electronic Manufacturing Clusters at Greater Noida & Yamuna Expressway.

For facilitating the citizen through e-Governance, more than 20,000 Common Service Delivery outlets such as Jan Seva Kendra, Lokvani Kendra and e-Suvidha Kendra are opened in the entire state delivering citizen centric services of various departments electronically near the doorstep of the citizens.