Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, said,
“The year 2022 has been a transformational year for India and for the world. We witnessed disruptions in India followed by recovery and revival. India also emerged as a fast-emerging developing country and a ‘bright spot’ in the global economy. I believe, in order to maintain the growth trajectory, the need of the hour is to further push the development of the technology ecosystem through a tech-driven, forward-looking budget. We look forward to seeing focused initiatives to boost consumer sentiment, improve Ease of Doing Business (EODB), strengthen infrastructure, and promote investment in critical areas including healthcare, network modernization, skilling & job opportunities, and financial inclusion. We hope the upcoming Union Budget 2023 will be a beacon of hope for creating National R&D Ideas Incubators, which will nurture critical cross-disciplinary research, new ideas, and technologies through the early phase. Encouraging joint collaborations and ownership by industry and academia, along with centers of expertise will also be a welcome experience. The IT sector is poised to play a crucial role in fulfilling the Government of India’s vision and mission of ‘Make in India’ for the world, – all it needs is a final push – which the upcoming Budget could grant.