‘Tie-up with startups can improve admin’ – Times of India


Panaji: The state government will soon adopt a policy decision to tie-up with local startups, which can help improve administration and the functioning of other sectors in Goa, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
“One is working in the sector of tourism across the world, if we use this, we can benefit hugely from it. Post-Covid, the government can benefit from help from the expertise of such startups. Rather than saying the startups will benefit from us, we should say the government will benefit from the startups We are willing and coordination on various levels is already on. The government will take a policy decision. We are coming up with a collaboration with them,” said Sawant.
Sawant said that one such startup is already assisting the public works department to streamline its billing systems.
“Startups should come forward and present their ideas to the government. It can help make government functioning become more efficient,” said Sawant.
The government is currently also deliberating over how its policy can be made friendlier for startups. “Representatives of the IT association were summoned and their meeting has already taken place with the secretary. The next meeting with them will be held by the IT minister and me. Startup policy will not lapse. Once again from April, we will incorporate whatever changes that have been suggested by them. IT association has already met me once. I have told them to give their suggestions at the secretary level,” he said.



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