Shimla IT StartUps Weigh ‘Digital India’ Gains

Shimla: Scaling up the IT StartUp businesses here had some of the promising companies deliberate their strategies about taking advantage of Digital India, the flagship programme of the Modi government to transform India into a digitally empowered society with a knowledge economy.

Rajneesh Rana, MD Netgen IT Solutions, making his presentation for Digital India Day

Speaking here at a function organised to mark the 4th anniversary of Digital India Programme, Sunil Awasthy, Deputy Director STPI, Shimla said, “ample opportunities are available under Digital India to empower the people, improve public service delivery systems, bring about transparency and reduce corruption in the country.”

Rajneesh Rana, managing director Netgen IT Solutions, made a case about the Digital India services that was helping the company in its operations. He said that services provided by Data.gov.in, UPI payments, Digilocker, Bharat Billpay, CSC, Bharatnet and high speed internet of 100 Mbps were transforming the country.

As a Web, eCommerce, Mobile solution provider company, Rana said, “Netgen IT Solution’s expertise in Product – Mobile App Development, Server Administration, Network Security, Web Design – Development and Co-location/On Premise Hosting of Services had helped the company to grow as well as impart training to university graduates in and around the city.”

Vikas Kumar, Vice-president Operations, 31 Parallel in his presentation detailed about the BPO businesses and how it was creating job opportunities in the area.

Bharat Bhushan Sharma, CEO Flexinet Technologies spoke about the challenges faced by the IT industry in smaller cities like Shimla. 

An engaging Q&A session underway

Representatives of the companies Shoghi Communications, Zyasya and Snowmicro, among others were participants in the Question & Answer sessions that followed after the presentations.

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 July, 2015, Digital India is a major programme for a push towards a New India’ that is to be centred on three key areas consisting of Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance and Services on Demand, and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik has nurtured Hill Post for over a decade. A chequered path had him drift from managing family owned apple orchards, to turning a documentary filmmaker, to a journalist - with India’s leading television networks and newspapers, to boot strapping in founding Start-Ups. He lives in Shimla.

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