NATIONAL TASK FORCE ON INFORMATION
under the authority of the Office of the Prime Minister)
Background Report (BR-3) for the National
Task Force on IT and SD
enclosed Basic Background report (B-3) is a summary
compilation, classification, reconciliation, integration
and technical editing of various visions and suggestions
initiatives of the Office of the Prime Minister
including vision guidelines for formulating
policies appropriate to the context of making
India an IT super power by the year 2008.
guidelines given by the Chairperson of the
National Task Force as well as the
- Reports of the
Working Groups set up by the Chairperson of the
National Task Force on IT and SD, serviced by the
Task Force Secretariat at the National
- Working Group
on IT Research, Design and Development
under the chairmanship of Professor
M.G.K. Menon, Co-chairperson of the
National Task Force on IT and SD.
- Working Group
on IT Human Resource Development under
the chairmanship of Professor P.V.
Indiresan, President, Indian National
Academy of Engineering
on Development, Manufacture and Export of
Information Technology Hardware -
Microelectronics under the chairmanship of Shri
Ravindra Gupta, Secretary, Department of
Force Mission on a National High speed
Inter-university Data Network, 'Sankhyavahini'
prepared by a Task Force Special Committee
chaired by Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu,
Co-chairperson of the National Task Force with
Professor Raj Reddy and Professor V.S.
Arunachalam of Carnegie Mellon University, USA as
resource specialist advisers.
concept of National Technology Park (NTP)
proposed by the Ministry of Defence.
Report, 'The Software Industry in India -
Strategic Review' as well as the papers presented
in the NASSCOM '99 Conference held at Mumbai.
made by Shri S. Ramachandran, special invitee of
the Task Force, on recommendations for
accelerating SW product Development and exports.
Notification No. IT-TF/5/98 dated 25th
July 1998 containing 108 recommendations of the
National Task Force on IT and SD approved by the
of the Panel on Development, Manufacture and
Export of IT Hardware.
from Members of the Virtual Advisory Forums of
the IT Task Force who responded over the Task
Force Web Site, http://it-taskforce.nic.in selected from out of more
than 10,000 suggestions received on the Web Site
of the Task Force Secretariat at the National
Background Report (BR-3) on Strategic Policies together
with the IT Action Plan Part-I already approved by the
Government and IT Action Plan Part-II which is under
consideration of the Group of Ministers constituted by
the Prime Minister, constitutes a paradigm shift from the
earlier concepts and strategies adopted for growing IT
industry in India. These policies are oriented towards
the creation of appropriate investment climate and
streamlining the procedures for minimising uncertainty,
increasing velocity of business and growing a proactive
enterprise with market aggressiveness and inventive
resilience. Comments and suggestions on BR-3 are
requested from RIs, NRIs and other well-wishers of India,
preferably within a week, but positively before the end
of this month. The Chairperson of the National Task Force
on IT and SD has set up Working Groups and other Panels
with the composition given in the Annexure -I to this
The BR-3 will form the
main focused agenda for the meetings of the National Task
Force on IT and SD. The proceedings and final
recommendations of the Task Force will be submitted to
the Government for consideration of approval.
National Task Force on IT & SD,
C/o. National Informatics Centre,
A-Block, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003
10 March 1999
Strategic Policy for the IT
IT Research, Design and
IT Human Resource Development
Content Creation and Content
Project Sankhya Vahini
Financing Information Technology
Organisational Structure for IT