AIADMK promises to create five lakh jobs in IT sector
Chennai, Mar 28 (UNI) The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today promised to strive for creating five lakh jobs for youths trained in the Information Technology in the next five years, if it was voted back to power.
The AIADMK manifesto released by party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa here, also promised to take steps to enable the IT professionals to start self employment ventures.
The AIADMK would not only continue its efforts to make Tamil Nadu, numero uno in the country but also draw the attention of the world as well, in the sphere of Information Technology, it said.
It said in the year 2005 alone, 400 new IT firms had come up in the state at the rate of more than one company a day and the state had emerged as the first in the country to connect almost all parts of the state with Obtical Fibre Cable.
Thanks to the efforts taken by Ms Jayalalithaa, multinational companies like Hewlett Packard, Philips, Accenture, General Electric, Virtusa, Nokia and Micro Soft have set up their offices, not only in the city, but also in tier-II cities like Coimbatore, the manifesto said.
The top five IT companies, Tata Consultancy Service, Wipro, Infosys, Sathyam and HCL have also announced their expansion plans in the city, it said.
It said the software exports, which stood at Rs 3,116 crore during 2000-01, when the AIADMK came to power, is expected to cross the Rs 15,000 crore mark during 2005-06. The number of software companies in the state also grew to 1266 by the end of 2005, the manifesto said.
The AIADMK also promised to step up industrial development and protect the interests of all sections of the society, including the the working class, weavers, fishermen and government employees.
The AIADMK manifesto said Tamil language would be used to the full in state government offices and the subordinate judiciary. All efforts would be taken to sanitise the onslaughts being made on Tamil Nadu's language, culture, ethos and ethnicity, thereby giving the needed thrust and impetus to ensuring a flourishing growth of Tamil literature, culture and the arts, it said.
It said the Centre-State and inter-state issues and resolution of all such problems would be taken up in an amicable and cordial manner.
Stating that the party would take steps to ensure that Tamil Nadu continued to remain a haven of peace, the manifesto said it would also ensure that the Tamil Nadu Police would perform their duties with 100 per cent dedication and without fear or favour in order to realise the perfect maintenance of law and public order.
Apart from ensuring that the minimum needs of people namely food, clothing and shelter were fully provided, the party would also guarantee to them a life of security and peace in the society, it said.