Growth and development of Tier-II cities and rural areas
Tier-II and Tier-III Locations offer significant advantage in terms of cost of living, operations cost, availability of skilled human resources at low cost, low commuting time, among others. The Government of Telangana has unveiled a focused Rural Technology Centres Policy 2016 to promote Tier-II locations and to motivate the IT industry to set up their IT/ITES operations. The IT, E&C Department is developing IT Towers and Incubation Centres across Tier II and Tier III locations including Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Nizamabad, and Siddipet with a target to generate employment to 25,000 professionals by 2026.
IT, E&C Department functions under one Principal Secretary assisted by senior and middle-level officers. The Department has one HOD, one public sector undertaking, three societies and six companies.
T-Hub wins National Technology Award
The T-Hub Foundation was conferred with the Technology Business Incubator award (Category E) for its ‘outstanding contribution in techno-entrepreneurship development by way of promoting innovative, technology-driven knowledge-intensive startup enterprises in different areas’.
Telangana Project Conferred with Gold Icon at Digital India Awards 2022
Government of Telangana’s project Smart Nutrient Management of Soil has won the Gold Icon Award at the Digital India Awards 2022 in the category “Digital Initiatives in collaboration with Start-ups”.
SKOCH selects Minister KTR for ‘Best Performing IT Minister’ Award
SKOCH adjudged Minister for IT, KT Rama Rao, as the ‘Best Performing IT Minister’ in the country for 2020. Also, Telangana State has won the “e-Governance State of the Year” Award by SKOCH Group.
Digital Media Wing bags PRSI Award
The Digital Media Wing of Telangana IT, E&C Department won the Public Relations Society of India’s (PRSI) National Award under “Communications Campaign of the Year – Covid 19” for the year 2020.
T-Chits wins NCeG – 2020 Gold Award
T-Chits, Telangana’s Blockchain Project for administering Chit Funds in the State, has won National Conference on e-Governance 2020 (NCeG 2020) Gold Award under the ‘Excellence in Adopting Emerging Technologies’ category.