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In a very positive news for Assam, Union Ministry of Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, for providing new job opportunities for the state’s youths, three BPO call centres will be set up – one each in Nagaon, Jorhat and Majuli.

These 3 set-ups along with five functional BPO call centres in Guwahati will add to job opportunities.

“Along with five functional BPO call centres in Guwahati which have a seat capacity of 710, a provision of 1,800 seats have been fixed for Assam,” Prasad said.

Prasad said that Assam and the Northeast have massive potential in the BPO sector and requested Sonowal to hold a conference of IT professionals for a collective move in this regard.

Northeast is a priority region in the country in the digital vision of the Prime Minister, the minister said, and Centre will set up a mega electronic systems design and manufacturing cluster as one stop destination for IT and industrial companies investing in Assam.

Advocating a mega vision for the insertion of the Northeast in the digital movement of India Prasad said that the IT Ministry is in the process of launching ‘North-East Digital Vision 2022’ and a road map will be prepared by his ministry in consultation with the state governments and other stakeholders.

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