Tripura State Government plans to transform the state into a regional IT hub for which they have decided to conduct campus interviews in all technical education institutions including National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala.
Speaking to the press, Minister for IT Sudip Roy Barman said that engineers, selected would be sent for training with government sponsorship in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and other places developed for IT sector.
Trained professionals would have to return to Tripura and work as master trainers for a minimum of five years. Specific bonds would be signed with all those who agree. A new team of trained IT professionals would be born, who would get special incentives, free space and other benefits from the government for entrepreneurship, the Minister said.
Roy Barman accused the erstwhile Left Front government and said ‘nothing’ was done to develop IT sector in the state. The state government launched IT development park with an expense of Rs 50 crore in April last year. However, no major venture has landed in the Park so far.
Tripura is currently the high speed Internet gateway through Bangladesh and also has an uninterrupted power supply capability as it went power surplus since last year. Presently the state trades 160 MW power with Bangladesh on a daily basis.
“With the odds in our favor, we shall be able to turn Tripura into an IT hub, if only we have enough skilled manpower. Our govt will focus on this job in the coming few years”, the minister informed.