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Information Technology (IT) Policy

Information Technology (IT) Policy aims to make Maharashtra the most favoured destination for investments in the IT and ITES industry. This is intended to be achieved by directing the State support at opening up large scale employment opportunities, facilitating growth of skilled and globally employable man-power, unprecedented spurt in exports, creating hassle-free and industry-friendly working environment, associating urban local Governments as responsive key stakeholders in promoting business and enterprise in the IT industry, and providing a legal framework for data protection and consumer privacy.

The policy aims to achieve the following :
Promotion of public and private IT Parks;
Cost effective and fully reliable telecom connectivity to the IT & ITES units all over the State;
Excellent road connectivity from main Highways to the IT Parks;
Permission to developers of IT Parks to invest funds to construct connecting roads from highways to IT Parks;
Ensuring reliable and quality power supply round the clock in IT Parks by permitting unlimited back up power and captive power generation;
Levying power charges on IT and ITES units at industrial rates;
The above has been achieved by :
Exemption of IT & ITES units from statutory power cuts in power supply, etc.
Setting up of an Empowered Committee and a Directorate of Information Technology
Fiscal incentives including stamp duty and electricity duty exemptions, double FSI (FAR) for units built in IT Parks
Permission for 24x7 working hours and relaxation of labour laws
Initiatives to strengthen human resources