Panaji : July 14, 2018 …  “Goans have excelled in Art, Science, Armed Forces, Music etc. For a small place, the State has produced talent beyond its strength and the same is in the field of Information and Technology (IT). What is required is only the opportunity. We need to reverse the brain drain,” said the Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar after inaugurating the Goa IT Day 2018 in the capital city, today. 

The Chief Minister was participating in the discussion ‘Rethinking Governance in a digital economy. Goa as a favorable destination for IT companies and how the timing can’t be any better’  which was moderated by Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, of a start-up.

 Shri Parrikar added further, “Though Goa is small it has over a crore of population as Diaspora. Goa has the potential and capacity to develop technology.”

 While speaking of the new Start-Up Policy, the Chief Minister said that the Government has kept bureaucratic and Red-tapism as only a small component so as to facilitate growth of start-ups in Goa. 

Minister for Revenue, IT, Labour and Employment, Shri Rohan Khaunte who was on the panel, said, “We want to have a reverse migration where Goans come back and get jobs in Goa. We are looking to create a favorable environment for employment in Goa and these new policies will help.”

 The other panelist Chairperson, Manipal Global Education Services and Aarin Capital, Shri Mohandas Pai said, “Goa is my homeland. I am a Konkankar. It’s a dream to make Goa a leading IT State of India.”

 Earlier, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, IAS, Secretary, Department of IT, welcomed the gathering.  Also present on the occasion were former MLA and Chairperson, Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Shri Sidharth Kuncalienker, Chief Secretary, Shri Dharmendra Sharma, IAS, among others.


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