**Tender extension date for Tender No. ELCOT/IT-Infra/OT/33252/MPLS & ILL/2018-19 has been extended from 30.8.2019 to 01.10.2019** *** Tender due date for Tender No. ELCOT / IT-INFRA / TNSWAN/HC/ OT- 33245/Network Integrator/2018-19 has been extended from 29.8.2019 to 12.9.2019 **
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IT in Tamil Nadu
Tamilnadu was one of the first states in the Indian Union to formulate a comprehensive IT policy. As early as 1997, the State Government released an Industry -specific Policy for the IT industry to achieve the goals spelt out in the Ninth five year plan and to focus attention on the IT industry as an engine of growth in the State. However, the pace of change in the IT industry necessitated a revision of this plan. In the year 2002, the Government of Tamilnadu released a new IT policy geared towards leveraging IT to herald prosperity in the State and to turn Tamilnadu in to a Knowledge-empowered State.

The advent of the Internet has transformed the world in to a Global village and has ushered in an era of IT-enabled services delivery worldwide. As per the 2002 report of NASSCOM, IT and IT-enabled Services Industry will account for over 7% of India's GDP and 30% of Foreign exchange within a decade. This revolution will also generate over four million jobs in the Knowledge sector (IT and ITES industries). Tamilnadu is uniquely poised to leverage this great opportunity due to its educated workforce and excellent administration. The Government of Tamilnadu released an ITES policy in 2005 to highlight the advantages of ITES investment in the state.
I.T Policy 1997
  • To enourage and accelerate the growth of hardware and software industries and associate services in the State ad to remove the bottlenecks for starting and running of such Units in Tamil Nadu.
  • To increase both domestic and export earning of software and hardware sectors in the State
I.T Policy 2002
  • To establish Tamil Nadu as the Destination of Choice for IT investments
  • To upgrade the quality of life for the citizens through e-Governance and IT applications in Government
  • To empower people in the rural areas so as to bridge the Digital Divide