Information & Communication Technology Policy, 2014

Context & Objective

The ICT Policy, 2014 visions development of IT/ITeS industries in Odisha and leverage IT & ITES in governance to transform the state into a knowledge economy

Special Focus Areas

Startups, Products and R&D/Innovation Firms, Incubation Centers in Educational Institutions & Private Sector, Entertainment IT (Visual Effects, Animation, Gaming), Level II Cities, IT Parks/IT SEZs/ IT Clusters, Mega IT Parks

Ease of Doing Business

  • IPICOL as the facilitation agency for Single Window Clearance for projects above Rs. 50 CR
  • A three-tier single window clearance mechanism to facilitate speedy implementation of industrial projects is in place
  • Projects below Rs. 50 crores, to be approved by Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC)
  • Provision of Self-Certification under various Labour laws
  • Provision for declaration as Public Utility Services
  • Venture Capital Fund for startup companies through a Special Purpose Vehicle

Infrastructure & Development

SEZ Separate SEZs to be setup for IT/ITeS industries
ITIR IT Investment Region with all required amenities developed and earmarked for various type of industries

Skill Development

  • Industry ready skills programs with focus on soft skills and communication skills
  • ICT Academy in partnership with Industry

Incentive framework

Rentals for Incubation Space IT/ITeS units (with up to 40 people) to get 60% to 80% subsidy on lease rentals (based on area) for incubation space with maximum term of 2 years
Lease Rentals IT/ITeS units (minimum 40 employees and 2 years of operation) to get 30% to 50% subsidy on lease rentals of built-up space for a maximum term of 2 years.
Interest Subsidy 5% per annum on term loan for a period of 5 years for Micro & Small Enterprises with a ceiling of INR 10 lakhs and INR 20 lakhs respectively.
Capital Investment Subsidy 20% on Fixed Capital Investment with a maximum limit of INR 5 crore.
SGST Reimbursement 100% reimbursement for a period of 5 years limited to 100% of the fixed capital investment
Large and Mega Projects Special package on a one-on-one basis.

Operational Guidelines