Electronic and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)
Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) represents the interests of Indian electronics and IT sector at numerous forums including international trading arena of the Electronic and Computer Software, joint Trade Committees of Ministry of Commerce, as well as at joint Business Councils of various countries. Under the aegis of the Council, the IT services exports have reached the shores of more than 200 countries across the world establishing India’s leadership in quality and competitiveness. ESC has a strong membership base across the country covering the entire gamut of Electronics and Software Industry. ESC offers a basket of services to its members for boosting exports. For more information visit http://www.escindia.in
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
NASSCOM is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industry in India. The global trade body has over 2000 members from both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM members currently account for over 95% of the industry revenues in India, employing about 3.5 million professionals. NASSCOM is the platform where industry leaders collaborate to determine strategies – both short term and long term that will impact the industry growth. NASSCOM has created 7 dedicated industry councils representing the different industry segments – IT Services, BPM, Software Products, Engineering R&D, Global in-house centres, Domestic market, Internet and Mobile. In addition, the 10,000 start-ups initiative by NASSCOM, aims to build and support 10,000 companies over the decade.
NASSCOM is implementing projects for making efforts to further strengthen existing markets, and simultaneously diversify and increase presence in the new and emerging markets. These participative efforts have helped the government and industry to address policy and administrative issues and challenges in the developed markets of USA, Canada, UK and EU; especially the Government could address the turbulent issue of movement of IT professionals in USA and UK. The Indian IT industry has also been able to make new pathways in the emerging markets in China and Japan.
NASSCOM has founded many institutions including Data Security Council of India (DSCI) that focuses on data and cyber security; NASSCOM Foundation that focuses on sustainability and CSR; National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG) – a partnership with government to build capability and capacity for e-governance; IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council under the NSDC initiative to focus on skill building. For more information visit http://www.nasscom.org/
Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)
Software Technology Parks of India was set up in 1991 as an autonomous society under the MeitY. STPI’s main objective has been the promotion of software exports from the country. STPI acts as ‘single-window’ in providing services to the software exporters. STPI has set-up a total of 57 STPI operational centres/ Sub-centres across the country, out of which 49 centres are in Tier II and Tier III cities. During the FY 2016-17, estimated IT/ ITeS export made by STPI registered units are ₹ 350679.7 crore which annually account for about 50% of total software exports.
The services rendered by STPI for the software exporting community have been statutory services, data communications services, incubation facilities, training and value added services. STPI has played a key developmental role in the promotion of software exports with a special focus on SMEs and start up units.
STPI is working closely with respective state governments/local authorities for creation of more space, equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities, for development of the software industry and increasing exports. For more information visit http://www.stpi.in/