Department of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of Kerala recognises the critical importance of ICT as the key vehicle for the State's overall equitable development and reiterates its commitment to the sector. The State Government announced its first IT Policy in 1998. The subsequent IT policies have helped Kerala to achieve unique distinctions of a preferred IT/ITES investment destination and alsoin promoting e-governance initiatives.
The agenda of Kerala IT Policy is to lay the goals of establishing Kerala as a leading IT destination and generating direct and indirect employment opportunities in the IT sector. Specifically, the goals of the IT policy include building of necessary technological infrastructure for creation of an environment favorable to ICT development; enhancing the necessary human capital required to both produce and use innovative technologies through education and skill building; and establishing Kerala as an IT industry destination by attracting investments from within and outside the region. Kerala has a 4 pronged strategy for IT development in the State: