Bhubaneswar:6/6/20: Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), commemorated its 29th Foundation Day on Friday, June 5th, 2020.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 29th Foundation Day, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI shared “The exports clocked by STP-registered units stand at INR 4, 21,103 crores during 2019-20 from Rs. 52 crores in 1992-93. In last 3 decades, the determined efforts of STPI in promoting IT industry and boosting software exports essentially reflect STPI’s commitment towards economic progress of the nation, and team STPI will unswervingly continue to fulfill the aspirations of the “New India” in times to come” He further added “STPI is embarked on setting up 21+ domain-centric Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in a collaborative manner across India. These CoEs will enable a pan India vibrant tech start-up ecosystem in times to come.”
On the occasion of STPI’s 29th Foundation Day, a day-long webinar witnessed live streaming of sessions on three topics viz. ‘Role of Government in Driving Innovation & Product Development’, ‘Rechristening the Narratives of Indian IT Industry’ and ‘India Ahead with Transformational Ideas, Disruptive Innovations and Pool of Talent.’ Experts and thought leaders from government, industry, academia and industry associations deliberated and exchanged their ideas.
Shri Achyuta Samanta, MP and Founder of KIIT University and Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority also participated in the webinar organised by STPI.
Shri Achyuta Samanta, MP and Founder of KIIT University congratulated STPI on its 29th Foundation Day and said, “STPI has been the beacon of Indian IT industry and has become its backbone for growth. In the last 3 decades, it has created many jobs & contributed to GDP immensely”
“STPI is the only organisation that hasn’t lost its purpose in three decades. STPI has never stopped reinventing itself in the last 30 years. The essence of the leaders of STPI with an unwavering commitment to the evolution of IT industry is notable,” underscores Shri Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority.
Established on the 5th June 1991, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has since emerged as one of the growth drivers of Indian IT/ITeS/ESDM industry. With a mandate to promote software and electronic hardware exports from the country by implementing Software Technology Park (STP) & Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Schemes, STPI pioneered the ease of doing business for policy governance in India by building a robust-ecosystem to provide single window clearance services, world-class internet connectivity, state-of-the-art incubation facilities and other infrastructure services to encourage, promote and boost software exports
Underlining the glorious journey of STPI and its contribution in Indian economy Dr. Omkar Rai, DG, STPI said, “As a policy enabler, STPI has been bringing out futuristic schemes apropos the technological advancements. Having a vision for transforming India into a product nation, STPI has been activating multiple initiatives under “National Policy on Software Products” approved by Government of India recently. To enable the Indian IT industry to face the challenges of Industry 4.0 and build India’s leadership in emerging technology areas like IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, FinTech, Medical Electronics, Health Informatics, Gaming & Animation, Machine Learning, Data Science & Analytics, Cyber Security, Chip Designing, ESDM, etc.”
To day the US$191 billion IT industry, comprising around 18,000-plus firms that directly employ 4.36 million-strong workforce, that contributes 8.0% of GDP is a testimony to the STPI’s resolute performance in transforming Indian IT industry into global outsourcing destination for software exports.
Software Technology Parks of India, is an Autonomous Society set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India in 1991, with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India.
Software Technology Parks of India maintains internal engineering resources to provide consulting, training and implementation services. Services cover Network Design, System Integration, Installation, Operations and maintenance of application networks and facilities in varied areas.