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Cabinet approval likely to IT policy today

THE STATE Cabinet meeting tomorrow is likely to approve the new Information Technology Policy of the State and a Value Added Tax (VAT) amendment bill.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 13:18 IST

THE STATE Cabinet meeting tomorrow is likely to approve the new Information Technology Policy of the State and a Value Added Tax (VAT) amendment bill.

According to official sources, the IT Policy is based on infrastructure, investment in IT sector and IT education. Besides, it has the provision in it for four IT parks in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur.

The IT Policy has been drafted after studying the IT policies of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka extensively. In Andhra Pradesh, all the no-objection certificates are given on the single table after clearing of any project.

The policy also talks of spreading a wide network of IT in the urban as well as rural areas so that every section of the society, including farmers, is benefited by the same.

The VAT amendment bill is mainly regarding procedural changes in the VAT-related Act. The State Cabinet would also approve the changes made in the revenue circular book whereby the relief amount to the farmers affected by the natural calamities has been enhanced.

The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has spoken of the changes several times in his speeches that he intended to give more benefits to the farmers by deviating from the beaten path.