July 1, 2011
Sam Pitroda to head IT Advisory Committees
Kolkata, July 1: The West Bengal government has taken the decision to form an expert committee comprising IT industry players and IT experts for faster development of the IT industry in Kolkata. State Industry & IT Minister Partha Chatterjee has expressed his interest to develop this industry.
The State Government has decided to rope in internationally acclaimed technocrat Sam Pitroda as Chairman of State IT Expert Committees for both hardware and software. Sam Pitroda has served as Chairman of the National Knowledge Commission (2005 to 2008) and is presently working as an advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations.