>>To ensure uniformity, consistency and compatibility across various e-governance initiatives, it is critical to develop a holistic, redundant, scalable and futuristic infrastructure architecture plan based on defined standards with shared database across multi-departmental applications. This component envisages to set-up an IT Authority in the state to formulate overall architectural framework, manage and monitor state e-governance initiative. This has been done in the state and an IT Development Agency has been constituted. Apart from this body, a Core Group on IT has also been constituted at the Government Level under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. Principal Secretary (Finance), Principal Secretary (Personnel) and Secretary (Planning) are members and Secretary (IT) is the member-secretary. IcT Policy has been prepared and accorded approval by the Cabinet on 27th June 2006. The state government has already got published a set of standards for application development for the state. Accelerated Industrial Growth through IT adoption and attracting knowledge industries has been ensured by defining Fiscal and Non fiscal incentives in the New Industrial Policy 2003 including providing an enabling administration system for obtaining easy clearances & approvals from various Government Departments. Single windows to be set up for all Statutory Clearances in Department of IT. Government is addressing development skills that have the potential for increasing employment opportunities - Building the capacity of citizens, especially the youth, Government employees, teachers, industrial employees, rural communities including women, providing employment opportunities in information technology industry.