IT entrepreneurs denied audience

SRINAGAR: The information technology entrepreneurs in the state Thursday said it was denied an opportunity to highlight the issues confronting the state’s digitisation programme.
Chairman of Information and Communication Technology Association (ICTA), Meraj Gulzar, told Kashmir Reader that the government cancelled their scheduled presentation at SKICC due to “fear of opposition”.
“Five presentations, by various government agencies, were allowed, but our presentation was cancelled. Reason is that we were due to highlight the apprehension we have about the success of ‘Digital India Programme’ in India,” he said.
“The Information technology department is ill-equipped to help the state with the Programme, and we fear that we may not be able to take benefits offered under the ambitious ‘Digital India Programme’. We want to raise concerns and offer solutions, but weren’t heard,” he said.
Gulzar said the association would try to do the presentation in another functions being held at Kashmir University on Friday.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be watching the programme live. We will raise the issues there in the function,” he said.

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