This was a follow-up meeting between the two after their first meeting on Digital India programme in Germany.
“The Minister in his visit to Germany had met Mr. Sikka and impressed upon on him to work with government in rolling out Digital India programme which is a focus area of the Prime Minister, especially by involving small IT companies so that they benefit from this programme of the government,” a Telecom Ministry official told PTI.
Under the Digital India programme, the government has envisaged to create various IT-based solutions, including delivery of services to public like health, education, financial services etc, secure email system for government officials and develop IT platform for sending messages.
The government has plans to spend Rs 200 crore for imparting IT training to 1 crore students over the next 5 years.
“The Minister also asked Mr. Sikka to spread the intention of the new government in attracting foreign investment to Make in India and to motivate the potential investors to set up industries, especially in Electronics Manufacturing in India,” the official said.