Kolkata: The committee of experts on Information Technology headed by renowned technocrat Sam Pitroda is likely to submit its report on IT policy for West Bengal by mid-January.

West Bengal Principal Secretary, IT Department, Basu Dev Banerjee said, “Soon after she came to power in April by wresting 34-year-old Left Front government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee constituted an expert committee to draw a blueprint of IT policy for the state.”

Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy and Sam Pitroda were made the mentor and Chairman of the committee respectively.

Other prominent members of the committee include former Nasscom Chairman Kiran Karnik and Infosys Technologies executive co-chairman Krish Gopalakrishnan.
Along with software, the policy related to hardware will also be included in the report, Banerjee added.

It will be the first time that the state is focusing on the development of hardware industry. While a high-tech lab is being set up in Kolkata, the state government has already provided 50 acres of land to Infosys at Rajarhat to establish its first unit.

IT giant Wipro too would be given another 50 acres of land to set up its second unit at Rajarhat.

JPN/Bureau