Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, President, Confederation of Information Technology Enterprises, CITE, Odisha, speaks exclusively to ‘OdishaLIVE’ on the objectives of the organisation and the state of IT in Odisha.

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Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo – President, CITE, Odisha – InterviewAbout CITE: Confederation of Information Technology Enterprises, CITE, Odisha is an amalgamation of IT companies to create and sustain an environment conducive to the IT development in Odisha. It also aims to encourage and promote IT entrepreneurship in the State. The process of formation begun in the year 2006, when like-minded individuals and groups on IT sector came together to form a forum for the growth of the information technology in Odisha and to work as liaison organization between members, Industries, agencies and Government. CITE works with IT Department Odisha, Dept. of MSME, NASSCOM, ESC & STPI on matters related to industry Facilitation.

Objectives of CITE:

  • To watch, protect and promote interest of IT and ITes-BPO sector in Odisha.
  • To work as liaison organization between members and Government of India, Government of Odisha and their agencies.
  • To work and facilitate infrastructure development and other facilities with Government of India, Government of Odisha, IDCO, OCAC or their agencies.
  • To work intensively for development and expansion of IT and ITES BPO industries in the state of Odisha.
  • To organize IT, ITeS-BPO industrial and commercial fairs. Events, exhibitions and take all action connected there with.
  • Advocacy for business friendly and enabling government policies for the development of software and IT enabled service industry.
  • To formulate a code or codes of practices to simplify and facilitate transaction of commercial business in IT, ITes-BPO sector.
  • To work on industrial related issues which may be taken up with the Government.
  • To be fully used for cause of IT Entrepreneurs.
  • Create awareness among potential IT users from both private and public sectors, establishing market places for IT solutions.


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