Minister of state for IT & Telecom Mrs Anusha Rehman has directed CEO ICT R&d Fund Company to float an RFP of the National technical training program approved at the previous board meeting for development of ICT skills required for employability in the sector so that our youngsters could be turned into a skillful Human Resource after getting an appropriate ICTs training. She stated this while Chairing 50th Board of directors Meeting of ICT R&d fund Co. here at the ministry of IT today. The Board approved training of 10 lakh youngster in freelancing skill set in the next 5 years. The purpose of the meeting was to review the status and pace of ongoing different projects of ICT R&D Fund Company.

The Board was apprised by the CEO that 8th March was announced as cut off date for submission of proposals for the establishment of 4 more Incubation Centers and we are receiving very encouraging feedback from the industry which speaks volume of their level of interest and trust in our ICT related endeavors. The Board was also presented draft RFP for start ups for IOT, FinTech, and Robotics.

The Minister was also informed that she has chaired 25 consecutive board meetings of ICT R&D Fund Company within last three years.

Anusha Rehman said that our government attaches the highest priority to ICTs development to materialize Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif vision of “Accelerated Digitization”. She directed the Company to gear up their efforts to meet all given timelines for all 7 incubation centered within stipulated time frame.

Federal secretary IT Mr.Rizwan Bashir khan, Member Telecom Mudasar Hussain, Member HR, CEO ICT R&D Co.Mr Yousaf Hassan and other board members were also present at the meeting.


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