Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today attended an business inaugural ceremony in the City on Thursday. She announced that the new IT Policy of the State will be unveiled at Bengal Global Business Summit, 2018.
The CM highlighted the role played by Bengal in driving the digital transformation in India. She spoke at length about e-governance initiatives of the State. Mamata Banerjee invited industrialists to invest in Bengal.
Highlights of Mamata Banerjee’s speech:
• Bengal is the flag-bearer of digital transformation in India. This transformation began six years ago. Bengal has shown the way to the rest of the country, and for that has won the first prize from the Central Government.
• E-governance and e-taxation have been started. Bengal was the first state to integrate online customisation in work related to customs, for which we have received awards. Bengal is doing a lot of work but silently, and leading the country in various aspects.
• The previous government was not interested in implementing IT processes. On the other hand, we have been stressing on that from day one. Many companies are opening up facilities in the state; they are doing good work.
• We have set up a IIIT in Kalyani. Other IT parks have been set up in Siliguri, Rajarhat and Sonarpur.
• We will announce a new IT Policy at Bengal Global Business Summit, 2018, which will be held on 16-17 January, 2018.
• Bengal is now a global destination. There is ideal condition to set up industry. Come, invest in Bengal; we will provide all necessary help. Bengal is a digital platform.
• Bengal is the destination for investment in the future. Economically, geographically, politically – in all aspects – Bengal is stable.
• We are proud of our youths. They are very talented. The youth are our driving force. Bengal’s talent is famous worldwide.
• We have doubled our revenue income in six years. 80 lakh mandays were lost due to bandhs in the past; now the number is zero. We do not support bandhs.
• Bengal is ahead of the national average in terms of GDP growth, agricultural growth, industrial growth. We have created 81 lakh employment in six years.
• Our actions speak louder than words. We believe in doing rather than making empty promises.