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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY
GOVT. OF MIZORAM
(Cabinet decision no. 13 dated 28.05.2001)
1.1 Information Technology (IT) is the world’s fastest growing
economic activity. It is transforming resource-based economies
to knowledge-based economies. IT has become the greatest agent
of change and promises to play this role even more dramatically
in future. IT changes every aspect of human life, apart from
impacting changes in the field of communications, trade,
manufacturing, services, culture, entertainment, education,
research and national security. IT breaks old barriers and is
building new interconnections in the emerging concept of a
single global village. It has also become one of the critical
indicators of the progress of nations, communities and
individuals. The advent of IT offers opportunities to overcome
historical disabilities. IT is a tool that will enable Mizoram
to achieve the goal of becoming a strong, prosperous and
self-confident state. IT promises to compress the time it would
otherwise take for Mizoram to advance rapidly in its march
towards faster development and in occupying a position as a
progressive and self-sufficient state.
1.2 Mizoram recognizes IT as the fastest and the most advanced
vehicle of change for all-round progress and development of the
State. In view of the potential of IT, the State Government
advocates widespread proliferation of IT in the State and adopts
the following policy supports for promotion of IT in the fields
of E-Governance, Empowerment of the people and the society,
Education, Industry, Health, Rural Development, Agriculture,
Tourism, IT for Masses, and IT Enabled Services.
1.3 The Policy shall come into effect from the date of
notification of this policy, till such time, the government may
consider the necessity of modification. The government also
reserves the right to make any amendments in the policy.
2.1 To make Mizoram the most IT literate state in the country
and a global center of excellence in IT Education, Training,
Research, and Development. This vision translates into a
mission. The vision objectives are:
2.2 To accomplish its vision, the Govt. of Mizoram will play the
role of pro-active facilitator, Pro-active motivator, Pro-active
promoter, in order to Spread IT to the masses speedily, and to
ensure speedy IT led economic development.
- Employment Generation
- Creation of Wealth
- IT led economic growth
The following are the objectives of Mizoram IT Policy:
3.1 Promotion of IT Industry, IT software, IT Products, and IT
Services within the state.
3.2 Promoting IT for the masses.
3.3 Setting up a goal of achieving total computer literacy in
Mizoram by the year-2010.
3.4 Improvement of efficiency and productivity in governance.
3.5 Improvement of transparency and responsive-attitude in
3.6 Generation of IT-skilled manpower and IT capacity-building
in the State.
3.7 Promotion of IT skills and IT know-how among the youth of
Mizoram enabling them to engage in gainful self-employment and
in IT related activities.
3.8 Propelling growth of IT and IT related activities.
3.9 Providing of people-friendly interfacing between Government
3.10 Providing better information and interactive services to
tourists, businessman and entrepreneurs.
3.11 Dissemination of knowledge to farmers, agriculturists and
rural population of Mizoram.
3.12 Improvement of revenue assessment and collection mechanism.
3.13 Improvement of general employment opportunity and
3.14 Widespread use of IT in educational Institutions.
3.15 Development of capabilities of Governance as a catalyst for
economic development by collaborative action and learning.
3.16 Proliferation of Internet, E-Governance, E-Commerce and
CLASSIFICATION OF IT POLICY
4.1 IT POLICY FOR GOVERNMENT
4.1.1. The Government shall constitute a Task Force with members
from various organizations and experts that would conceive and
oversee the implementation of the programs envisaged under this
policy. The Task Force shall formulate an Action Plan so as to
achieve the objective.
4.1.2. The Government of Mizoram shall endeavor to examine the
possibility of creating the Department of IT to entrust the
works of co-coordinating IT matters and implementing any IT
projects. The department of IT shall be nodal agency till such a
time Industries Department will be the nodal agency. The nodal
department shall be the single window for all the clearances,
incentives and certification and premises required for the IT
activities. The basic objectives of the nodal department shall
be to adopt the role of pro-active facilitator, pro-active
motivator, pro-active promoter, to spread IT to the masses
speedily and to ensure IT led development. It shall also be
responsible for the creation of infrastructures, manpower
development and employment generation, etc.
4.1.3. The Government shall endeavor setting up of Electronics
Governance and Citizen facilitation to provide better services
and improved quality of governance and citizen facilitation
through development of sound infrastructure providing high level
of communication. Electronics governance shall envisage the
developing of cabling infrastructure to carry voice, data and
video for Secretariat Complex and several information kiosks in
4.1.4. The Government shall endeavor to introduce IT literacy as
compulsory for recruitment to government services. In case a
person has to be recruited without IT literacy, he/she should
compulsorily acquire it within one year. All the existing staff
of the government must be asked to attain IT literacy in the
next 5 years.
4.1.5. The Government shall endeavor to strengthen
Administrative Training Institute (ATI) for conducting IT
Awareness, short-term courses in Computer Application, Office
4.1.6. All District Office Headquarters shall endeavor to give
Internet /Intranet connectivity by which they will be able to
communicate with their respective Secretariats. Similarly, all
Directorates shall be given a similar communication facility
with their respective Sub-Divisions and subordinate offices,
thereby enhancing faster communication and giving added
efficiency to the governing mechanism.
4.1.7. The Government shall endeavor to make a special budget
allocation every year to complete its IT program. Each
department may consider setting aside a budgetary allocation of
2% for the development of IT in their respective department.
4.1.8. The Government shall endeavor to provide facilities to
users/citizens for filing of documents electronically to various
Departments where government and citizen interface is necessary.
The Task Force shall identify Government departments and set
priority for introducing such facility in the Departments on
4.1.9. The Government shall revamp and strengthen Zoram
Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. (ZENICS). ZENICS will
play the role of facilitator and assist various government
departments in selection of appropriate Hardware, Software, and
Training programs in accordance with their needs.
4.1.10. Every department shall endeavor to put all Government
regulations, schemes, forms, tenders etc. on the Internet.
4.1.11. The Government shall constitute a high level committee
that will implement Cyber Laws to combat such activities like
serious piracy cases and illegal business practices and also to
take appropriate action Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of
creator, of content and software through vigorous enforcement of
relevant copy right laws.
4.2 IT POLICY FOR EDUCATION
4.2.1 The Government shall endeavor to set up Study Team on IT
Education under the chairmanship of the Director of Education
Department for implementation of IT in Education.
4.2.2 In order to achieve total computer literacy in Mizoram the
Government shall encourage the use of Information Technology in
schools, colleges and all educational Institutions for which
special program and special resources shall be envisaged by the
Education Department in collaboration with the IT nodal agency
of the State for creating necessary infrastructure to achieve
4.2.3 The Government shall start a special training program for
school/teachers to help them make use of IT in teaching. All
School/College teachers shall endeavor to become IT literate by
the year 2005. For this purpose, the Education Department shall
draw up IT Education Program for School and college teachers of
4.2.4 The Education Department shall strive to develop an
appropriate curriculum for all educational institutions of
Mizoram so as to make IT a compulsory subject from the level of
Primary School to Higher Secondary School.
4.2.5 An IT Course Module shall endeavor to be made compulsory
component for all Degree Courses within 3 years.
4.2.6 The State Government shall endeavor to launch a special
scheme for the introduction of computer/IT education in schools
and the scheme shall be launched as early as possible.
4.2.7 The Government shall endeavor the setting up of North
Eastern Institute of Information Technology (NEIIT) to be deemed
University. Establishment of this type of institutions shall be
given high priority by the State.
4.2.8 The Government shall endeavor to take effective steps
towards the generation of more IT experts in association with
global giant companies to meet the demands of IT Industry both
for domestic and export market. The Academic curriculum and
Professional curriculum will be designed to meet the world class
certified professional in the latest technology. Unemployed
Educated Youth shall be trained to become IT professional for
4.2.9 In order to acquire specialists in the areas of Computer
and Communication Technology, the State Government shall
endeavor to consider sponsoring of employees to various
government departments, undertaking, autonomous organization,
non-government organization inside and outside the State.
4.2.10 The State Government shall endeavor to train manpower to
meet the demands of the domestic and export industry. The state
government shall endeavor to arrange special seats for
enrollment in B.Tech/MCA/M.Sc./M.Tech in Information Technology
at various Institutions of India and offer a sponsorship.
4.2.11 The Government shall endeavor to make a special budgetary
allocation for the purpose of Manpower development and training
4.2.12 The State Government shall endeavor to launch special
computer educational schemes to enable students, teachers and
school to gain IT knowledge by providing financial packages and
by taking initiatives like lowering the cost of personal
computers, easy bank loan and computer donations to business
4.2.13 The Government shall endeavor to provide Internet
connectivity to every school, college and educational
institution. Human Resource Development shall draw up a separate
Action Plan for this purpose.
4.2.14 In order to provide Computer facilities to every
school/college, private and NGO shall be given a special
permission to install computers in the space provided by the
schools for commercial purposes after school hours and the cost
of maintenance of these machines can be charged as a fee from
4.2.15 The Government shall encourage professional certification
programs in collaboration with Microsoft, Oracle, CISCO, and Sun
Microsystems and it shall also promote non-formal education like
DOEACC and IGNOU.
4.2.16 The Government shall endeavor to upgrade Industrial
Training Institute (ITI) and Polytechnics for providing courses
on IT. The institute shall also provide training skills for data
entry, marketing, transcription, call centers, content creation
and data processing.
4.3 IT POLICY FOR INDUSTRY
4.3.1 The Government shall provide impetus to software sector
and hardware sector of Information Technology Industries.
4.3.2 The Government shall set up State Level Information
Technology Co-ordination Committee (SLITCC) under the
chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Mizoram. The
committee shall consist of concerned Department Officers,
members from industrial units of Mizoram and from the Government
of India, agencies and senior technical officials to guide the
government in the management and implementation of its IT Policy
in Industrial sector. The Co-ordination committee shall meet
quarterly to review the progress and to solve the problem faced
by the IT Industry. The Committee shall also monitor the
progress of IT education for industrial use.
4.3.3 The Government shall also set up Departmental Information
Technology Committee (DITC) as a single window agency under the
Chairmanship of Secretary concerned for issuing eligibility
certificate to avail incentives. The incentives shall not be
given unless this committee has approved the units.
4.3.4 At par with the central government, all the IT industry
with the exception of aerospace and defense electronics shall be
de-licensed. Hence, the IT industries including IT training
institution shall not be required to register in the department
of industries unless they want to avail incentives. IT industry
including IT training institution needs to register firms or
society or co-operative or company to apply eligibility
certificate to avail incentives.
4.3.5 The Government shall endeavor to set up Software
Technology Park (STP) infrastructure exclusively for software
Development and IT enabling services, which will be set up
inside the IT Park. The IT Park should be architecturally
designed and equipped with the latest state-of-the-art
infrastructure facilities to meet the growing needs of the high
tech companies in Electronics, Information Technology,
Tele-communications, Finance and related Industries. The IT Park
shall offer a one-stop shop solution to the companies for their
business activities and social needs. In this park, provisions
will be made for single window clearance for Hardware units,
software development units and software services units to be set
up, as per the existing schemes of the Government of India.
4.3.6 The Government shall encourage the private sector to
establish Software Technology Park (STP) in the state of
4.3.7 The Government shall permit establishment of the IT
industries in residential areas.
4.3.8 In order to ensure that the IT Industries including IT
training institution in the state are in a position to meet
international quality certification like ISO 9000, Software
Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model (SEI-CMM), and
Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) certification which are
insisted upon by International Companies, efforts should be made
to establish such an organization or its branch in Mizoram,
which shall be authorized to issue such certification as may be
4.3.9 The Government shall endeavor to arrange financial
assistance to IT industries including an IT training institution
to be established and set up in State. The government will
initiate dialogue with Banks and Financial Institutions to
evolve a suitable procedure for obtaining finance for the IT
units on a priority basis.
4.4 IT POLICY FOR HEALTH
4.4.1 The Government shall endeavor to set up Study Team under
the chairmanship of the Director of Health Department for
implementation of IT in health.
4.4.2 The Government shall take steps towards the development of
a state level health network comprising of connectivity of all
people engaged in public health, Tele-monitoring of diseases,
and Health Information Kiosk.
4.4.3 The Government shall endeavor to set-up Tele-medicine
programme including Tele-consultation, Tele-diagnosis and
Tele-education to provide better quality healthcare to the
people, especially those residing in the rural areas.
4.4.4 Efforts shall be made to ensure that all hospitals within
Mizoram are interconnected through Internet/Intranet.
4.4.5 The Government shall endeavor to computerize all hospitals
within the year 2005.
4.4.6 The Government shall endeavor to introduce Electronic
Health Network with systematic exchange of data between
practitioners, hospitals, pharmacies and health authorities.
4.4.7 Computerized system of keeping medical records shall be
introduced in the Civil Hospital.
4.5 IT POLICY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
4.5.1 The Government shall set up Community Information Center
(CIC) at the selected 22 blocks and 5 additional districts. The
CIC shall have VSAT connectivity along with state-of-the-art
Computer Systems. With the help of this center, the local people
will be able to surf the Internet and access information from
the outside world.
4.5.2 The Government shall endeavor to take all the necessary
steps to introduce IT applications for Agricultural and allied
activities for integrated rural development of Mizoram.
4.5.3 The Government shall endeavor to launch pilot projects for
use of IT in RD which will be based on a multi-pronged approach,
involving fiscal and other incentives. Areas like development
marketing and popularization of IT for rural applications shall
4.5.4 The Government shall endeavor to set up Rural Information
Center (RIC) in every R/D Block and District capital.
Information will be made available to the public through this
center for adding transparency to governance and State sponsored
rural development programs. This program shall be implemented in
collaboration with the Government of India.
4.5.5 The government shall endeavor to develop rural and social
applications of IT by enhancement of technologies and training
of artisans. Energy uses including biogas, non-conventional
energy, Agriculture products and produce improvement
technologies, low cost technology dissemination and diffusion
relevant for area-specific application, animal productivity,
improvement technologies, dairy, horticulture, poultry industry
entrepreneurship development program.
4.5.6 The Government shall endeavor to set up Multimedia Content
Creation Center (MCCC) that would be a "Service-Oriented"
institute for self-employment generation of rural youths.
4.6 IT POLICY FOR AGRICULTURE
4.6.1 The Government shall endeavor to set-up Study Team under
the chairmanship of Director of Agriculture Department for
implementation of IT in Agriculture.
4.6.2 The Government shall endeavor to establish Agricultural
Communication Center in every District Headquarter and RD Block
Headquarters, which will be envisaged as service provider to the
rural community. The communication center shall provide the
I. Geographical Information System (GIS) for agriculture related
land use management.
II. Database on Agro-climatic variables like rainfall, water
availability and soil nutrient status.
III. Database Management Systems and Management Information
System for land use management, agriculture operation, public
IV. Providing Multimedia facilities for educational and training
activities in the area of agriculture extension and other
awareness generation programs.
4.6.3 The Government shall endeavor to set up Agriculture
Marketing Outlet in every RD Block, which will be interconnected
by Internet/Intranet through which the farmers will learn in the
market prices of agricultural products within the state or other
4.6.4 Web site shall be made available for selling agriculture
products to other parts of the world.
4.6.5 Agriculture Department shall endeavor to develop data bank
and information system for providing input to prospective
4.7 IT POLICY FOR MASSES
4.7.1 The Government shall endeavor to set up Information Kiosks
at public places like Bus Stations, the Airport and in every
District and Block Headquarter to enable the common man to
interact with the government.
4.7.2 The Government shall allow anyone anywhere to set up IT
based services. The licensing and regulations shall be
completely done away with in this field.
4.7.3 The Government shall endeavor to launch mass campaign for
IT awareness and also launch IT Yatras (journeys) across the
state in collaboration with NGOs, educational institutions and
4.7.4 The Government shall endeavor to promote wide spread use
of IT and Internet connectivity through Cable Modem to Cable
4.7.5 The Government shall endeavor to provide Internet
connectivity to every Department and Public Sector.
4.7.6 Every department shall endeavor to implement at least one
citizen-oriented service to be made IT enabled by the year 2005.
All such IT enabled services must be made web-centric so that
public can access them through Internet.
4.7.7 The Government shall endeavor to start competitions among
schools and colleges student with respect to application of IT
in various areas. Special prizes/ awards will be instituted by
schools/colleges. Corporate and industry houses in the state
should come forward to sponsor these prizes/awards.
4.7.8 The Government shall endeavor to provide Braille Computer
System in every Blind School to enable to make available text
and supplementary reading materials for visually handicapped and
through the technology to develop and to incorporate
self-teaching aids. With this technology, an ordinary typist
with no knowledge of Braille can transcribe books and other text
materials into Braille form and drive a suitably modified
4.7.9 The Government shall endeavor to organize IT ‘Melas’ in
various parts of the state to demonstrate the benefits of IT to
the people within the state. Special arrangements will be made
to establish IT facilities at these melas for people to have
first hand experience with regard to the benefits and utility of
4.7.10 The Government shall endeavor to launch a special scheme
for State IT Talent Search at the senior secondary level to
identify and groom the students for career development in IT
4.7.11 The Government shall endeavor to provide computer
facilities and training to Jail-inmates, Rescue Homes, and
4.8 IT POLICY FOR EMPOWERMENT & SOCIAL EQUITY
4.8.1 The Government shall endeavor to have empowerment of
communities and Individuals as below:
The Government shall make efforts to provide opportunities to
rural areas for diversifying their commercial, business and
recreational interest in collaboration with specialists
Information Technology offers opportunities to ethnic
communities to keep their communication and culture strong and
these areas shall be tapped and utilized.
The State Government shall make use of Information Technology to
improve the lot of individuals with disabilities by providing
maximum possible benefit through Information Technology for
rehabilitation and for improvement of quality of life.
4.8.2 The Government shall endeavor to take effective steps to
ensure social equity through Information Technology by granting
individuals access to information for personal development at
the workplace and at home. The Government shall also endeavor to
take appropriate step towards transparency and facilitating
services to support the weak in society and strengthening the
competitiveness of local domestic industry.
4.8.3 The Government shall endeavor to launch a special scheme
for IT literacy programs specially directed towards spreading
literacy among women and shall endeavor to set up Websites to
promote interest of women doing business in the state.
4.9. IT POLICY FOR TOURISM
4.9.1 Tourism is one industry that can effectively use IT to
promote itself. Innovative solutions using IT can help Mizoram
to attract more visitors and tourists by providing them with
information about the heritages, places of interest, culture,
and social events.
4.9.2 The Government shall endeavor to set up E-Tourism Portal
for the state of Mizoram. This portal should have comprehensive
information on the tourism industry, hotels, places of religious
and historical interest etc. The idea is to not only provide
basic information but also to include cybercasting, video clips
and graphics etc. The portal will also encourage e-commerce by
selling local handicrafts, agricultural and industrial products
through the web site. The portal will also have a revenue model
of earning through on-line bookings, advertisements and
brokerage from e-commerce transactions.
4.9.3 The Government shall also focus on tourism marketing for
which an aggressive marketing plan will be designed to market
the state of Mizoram through the Internet.
4.10 IT POLICY FOR IT ENABLED SERVICE
4.10.1 The Government shall endeavor to build a State of the art
infrastructure based on high-speed data communication backbone
to enable the local IT Industries to do a business on IT enabled
4.10.2 The Government shall endeavor to promote establishment of
units for providing IT enabled services or remote services as it
has vast employment generation potential. Technical Know-how,
marketing support and financial assistance shall be provided by
State Government organizations for setting up of such units.
4.10.3 IT enabled services like Medical Transcription, Call
Centers, Data Processing, Back-Office Operations, GIS, Revenue
Accounting etc. are considered niche areas for the State. A
special scheme will be announced to help local industries to
diversify into IT enabled services. The benefit of the scheme
would also be applicable for companies setting up of IT enabled
services in the State.
5. FISCAL INCENTIVES
The Government shall introduce a set of fiscal and other
incentives to the IT Industries including IT Products, IT
Software and IT Services.
5.1.1 IT Industry: The term ‘IT Industry’ shall cover
development, production and services related to IT Products, IT
Software, and IT Services.
5.1.2 IT Products: ‘IT Products’ include IT Hardware including
Digital Equipment and intermediate products thereof, specified
Telecom products, Electronic Components and IT Software and
5.1.3 IT Software: "IT Software" means any representation of
instructions, data, sound or image, including source code and
object code, recorded in a machine readable form, and capable of
being manipulated or providing interactivity to a user, by means
of an automatic data processing machine falling under the
heading ‘IT Products’ but does not include ‘Non-IT Products’.
The term ‘IT Software’ may be substituted in place of ‘Computer
5.1.4 IT Services: It is defined as any service which results
from the use of any ‘IT Software’ over a system of ‘IT Products’
for realizing value addition.
5.1.5 Implementing Agency: Till the Department of IT come into
exist, the Industries Department would be the nodal agency for
implementation of IT Policy of Mizoram on behalf of the state
5.1.6 New Unit: New Unit means an IT unit which has commenced
commercial production on or after the date on which the policy
has been notified.
5.1.7 Existing Unit: Existing unit means an IT unit, which is or
was in commercial operation at any time prior to the date on
which the policy has been notified.
5.1.8 IT Enabled Services: Any activity carried out based on the
application of Information Technology could be termed as IT
Enabled Services. In other words IT Enabled Services cover the
entire range of services which exploit information technology
for empowering an organization with the improved efficiency or a
types of service which may not be possible to rendered cost
effectively without IT.
5.2.1 All Industries defined as ‘IT Industry’ including IT
training institutions shall be eligible for these incentives but
should be located in the industrial area and have their
registered offices in the state of Mizoram.
5.2.2 To be eligible for these incentives, eligibility
certificate should be issued by implementing agency.
5.2.3 The incentives under the scheme cannot be claimed unless
the eligibility certificate has been issued under the policy by
the implementing agency.
5.3.1 All IT Industries are exempted from licensing registration
for setting up of IT units. However, the IT industries should be
registered either in the form of Society or Co-Operative Society
or Company for claiming of incentives.
5.3.2 IT units, which are export-oriented units, should obtain
registration from Software Technology Park Authority. Separate
incentives will be provided as per the regulation laid down by
the government of India.
5.4 EXEMPTIONS OF SALES TAX
5.4.1 IT industries shall be exempted from state sales tax for a
period of 7 years from the date of commencement of actual
5.4.2 Exemption of central sales taxes and excise duties will be
governed by various notification/orders issued by the Government
of India in this regard.
5.5 POWER SUBSIDY
5.5.1. Industrial power tariff and all other admissible
incentives and concessions applicable to industries in respect
of power shall be applicable to the IT industry including those
in the urban areas.
5.6 ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL
5.6.1. IT Industries including IT training institutions are
non-pollution industry and shall be exempted from pollution
control regulation of the state. Clearances need not be obtained
by them from the Pollution Control Board.
5.6.2. IT Industries including IT training institution shall be
exempted for obtaining clearance from the Department of Forest
5.7 SUBSIDY ON QUALITY CERTIFICATION
5.7.1. 50% of the cost for getting ISO: 9000, Software
Engineering Institute-Capability Maturity Model (SEI-CMM)
certification and Quality Assurance Institute (QAI)
certification shall be subsidized, subject to a ceiling of Rs
5.8 SUBSIDY ON GENERATING SET
5.8.1. The subsidy on captive generating set including
non-conventional energy generation set shall be 50% of the cost
of the generating set, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 3.00 lakh per
industrial unit. The units will also not be liable to pay
electricity duties on power generated by captive generating set
and used for production purposes in such units.
5.9 STATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SUBSIDY
5.9.1. State Capital Investment Subsidy of 20% on the capital
investment on land, building, plant & machinery etc., subject to
a ceiling of Rs. 5.00 lakhs shall be provided to an IT unit
under the policy. For 100% EOU the ceiling of subsidy shall be
Rs. 10.00 lakhs.
5.10 SUBSIDY ON INFRASTRUCTURE
5.10.1. 30% subsidy on shed rent payable to STPI shall be
available for a period of three years from the date of
commencement of the commercial operation, subject to a ceiling
of Rs. 2 lakhs per annum.
5.11 PRICE PREFERENCE
5.11.1. Price preference will be given for the products of local
units as per the provision of Mizoram preferential stores
purchase rules 1994. Broadening and depending of the coverage of
the rules will be carried out.
5.12 SUBSIDY ON HOT LINE/LEASE LINE CONNECTION
5.12.1. 25% subsidy on Hot line / Lease line connectivity paid
to STPI/BSNL subject to a ceiling of Rs. 3 lakhs per annum shall
be available to the units for a period of three years from the
date of commercial operation.
5.13 SUBSIDY ON MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT
5.13.1. 50% Subsidy on Manpower development shall be provided in
respect of training / technical up gradation / skill up
gradation of local persons for IT Industries in a recognized
training organization / institution.
5.13.2. Subsidy on setting up of reputed/recognized institution
offering national and international certificate courses likes
CISCO, OECP, MCSE, MCSD, MCP, DOEACC, etc.
5.14 STATE TRANSPORT SUBSIDY ON PLANT AND MACHINERY
5.14.1. 50% of the actual list of transportation of plant and
machines from the place of purchase up to the location of the
unit shall be reimbursed by the state government. The basis of
calculation of the amount to be reimbursed will be the official
document providing details of the cost of transportation through
rail, transport agency, etc.
5.15 SUBSIDY ON LAND
5.15.1. As per the Industrial policy 2000, all other admissible
incentives and concessions applicable to industrial units in
respect to land subsidy shall be applicable to the IT industry
including IT training Institution.
5.16 SUBSIDY ON POWER LINE
5.16.1. 50% of the cost incurred on drawl of electric power line
from the main line to the factory shed will be subsidized,
subject to a ceiling of Rs. 50,000 for each industrial unit.
5.17 SUBSIDY ON THE COST OF PROJECT REPORT
5.17.1. Admissible incentives and concessions applicable to
industrial units in Mizoram industrial policy 2000 shall also be
applicable to the IT Industry.
5.18 SUBSIDY ON EXPORT ORIENTED UNITS
5.18.1. An additional 5% of state capital investment subsidy for
investment on land and building, subject to a maximum of Rs.
5.00 lakhs will be made available to 100% Export Oriented Units
5.18.2. Additional 2% of state capital investment subsidy for
investment of plant and machinery, subject to a maximum of Rs.
2.00 lakhs will be made available to units of less than 100%
5.19 SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR MEGA PROJECTS
5.19.1. Customized package of special incentives will be
permitted for prestigious projects having an investment of Rs.
30.00 crores and above. A high power committee under the
chairmanship of the Chief Minister will be constituted to decide
the package in individual cases.
6. OTHER SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR IT ENABLED SERVICES
I. The units should provide employment for minimum 50 persons.
II. Employment should be provided for a minimum period of 3
III. The unit shall provide a minimum wage of at least Rs. 5000
per month per employee.
6.2. Power subsidy shall be available for a period of 5 years,
from the date of going into commercial production. The amount of
subsidy shall be 60%, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakhs
6.3. The subsidy on captive generating set including
non-conventional energy generation set shall be 60% of the cost
of the generating set, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 15.00 lakhs
per industrial unit.
6.4. State Capital Investment subsidy of 40% on the capital
investment on land, building, plant & machinery etc., subject to
a ceiling of Rs. 15.00 lakhs shall be provided to an IT unit
under the policy.
6.5. 60% subsidy on shed rent payable to STPI shall be available
for a period of three years from the date of going into
commercial operation, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 5 lakhs per
6.6. 40% subsidy on Hot line / Lease line connectivity paid to
STPI or BSNL or VSNL subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakhs per
annum shall be available to the units for a period of three
years from the date of commercial operation.