Budget Expectations - M.P. Vijay Kumar, Sify Technologies

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 23, 2011

M.P. Vijay Kumar Sify TechnologiesM.P. Vijay Kumar, CFO, Sify Technologies, shares his expectations from the Union Budget 2011 with CXOtoday.com

“I hope there will be an enhanced focus on e-governance initiatives through higher fund allocation and acceleration of deployment efforts. Through the budget, the Government should reiterate its commitment to DTC, GST and Companies bill. With reference to the Broadband industry, the Government should remove service tax on consumer broadband for the next 5 years. This will significantly increase the penetration of household broadband connections and this in turn positively impact the economic growth of the country.

Of course the issues of transparency, corruption and inflation are overarching. Controlling food prices should be a priority; the Government should increase its focus on agriculture by granting incentives to encourage cost effective production and higher acreage of agricultural land.”

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