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Mapping Policy a major Progressive reform for Digital India February 17, 2021- By Sudhir Singh

Almost everything in the tangible world has a location attached. In the future Data Economy, map information is going to be one very important piece of information. The Government of India announced a policy and new guidelines of using Mapping and relaxed the Policymaking it simple enough, aiming at unbundling the economic value across all […]

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iSPIRT’s Official Response to Non-Personal Data Governance Framework February 1, 2021- By ProductNation Network

A Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan has been constituted vide OM No. 24(4)2019- CLES on 13.09.2019 to deliberate on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework. Based on the public feedback/suggestions, the Expert Committee has revised its earlier report and a revised draft report (V2) has been prepared for the second round of […]

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IGP (Innovative Growth Platform): The Capital Enabler January 8, 2021- By Naganand D

Two Cs are extremely critical for startups: Capital and Customers. In India, with a population of 1.3B, customers for B2C or B2B2C startups is not an issue. For B2B startups, although the market in India is promising, global markets are still very important.  Capital on the other hand is trickier. The total capital raised by […]

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PM WANI – Empowering people with Wi-Fi Internet December 14, 2020- By Sudhir Singh

Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (WANI) that was envisaged by TRAI Consultation papers has become a reality as Government approved it as PM WANI, on 9th December 2020, for exponential proliferation of public Wi-Fi networks. PM WANI will make it possible millions of Wi-Fi hotspots to emerge across the country, giving easy access to internet to […]

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New OSP Guidelines – a major reform (Ease of Doing Business) November 9, 2020- By Sudhir Singh

The new guidelines on Other Service Provider (OSP) issued by DOT on 5th November is one big step taken by Government of India under leadership of Prime Minister Modi in Ease of Doing business for IT and ITeS sector. You can find the DOT publication here https://dot.gov.in/sites/default/files/2020_11_05%20OSP%20CS.pdf  iSPIRT Organised a Panel discussion in PolicyHacks to […]

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Need to Remove SOFTEX form and TDS on Software products immediately July 20, 2020- By Sudhir Singh

Subsequent to announcement of the Software product policy there was an expectation in Software product industry that Government of India will make sweeping reforms to promote this Industry. In this regard we bring to your attention two below regulations that create hurdle in ease of doing business very specifically for Software product trade. SOFTEX forms […]

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COVID-19 Relief announcement for businesses that may benefit Software product MSMEs May 18, 2020- By Sudhir Singh

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced stimulus to help economic revival in wake of COVID-19. Out of these measure a major portion was announced for businesses in MSMEs category. Some of the important measures announced and that may directly benefit MSMEs in Software product eco-system are as given below. Collateral free loan of Rs 3 lakh […]

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A right HS Code ‘need of hour’ for NPSP Success May 6, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

National Policy on Software Product provides for creating a HS Code under Strategy item 1 for “Promoting Software Products Business Ecosystem” The tax regime will be demarcated for ‘Software Products’ from ‘Software Services’, by providing clearly defined HS Code for the “Software products (intangible goods)” delivered through any medium; physically or online using internet (to […]

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SaaS founders discuss NPSP 2019 with MietY Officials in Chennai March 13, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

Shri Rajiv Kumar Joint Secretary in-charge of National Policy on Software Products (NPSP 2019) and Senior Director Dr. A K Garg met 20 SaaS companies founders and leader in Chennai on 13th March 2019. At meeting it was discussed that NPSP announced by Government of India on 28th February will soon create a National Software Product […]

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Policy Hacks – National Policy on Software Products (NPSP) 2019 March 4, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

It is a moment of delight at iSPIRT to see Govt. of India setting its focus on “Software Product”, with the announcement of National Policy on Software Products by government of India on 28th February 2019. The policy framed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is aimed to sustain India as a global […]

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