Before joining STPI, Arvind Kumar was working in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) since 2004
Software Technology of India (STPI) has roped in former TRAI-official Arvind Kumar as its Director-General.
Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.
Before joining STPI, Arvind Kumar was working in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) since 2004.
As advisor in TRAI, he was responsible for broadband, data security and privacy issues, manufacturing, DTH, IPTV, TV broadcasting and OTT, after having worked since 1997 in the Indian Government-run premier technology centre, C-DoT. He holds an MTech degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi.
“STPI is fuelling the culture of tech entrepreneurship and innovation in the country by launching 25+ Centres of Entrepreneurship in emerging technology domains. NGIS is flagship program of MeitY implemented by STPI to realise the vision of NPSP to democratise software product development in Tier-2/3 cities by providing a robust ecosystem, which will lead to IPR creation, product development, and generate employment opportunities for skilled talent pool. Under Arvind Kumar’s able leadership STPI will further reach new heights,” an official statement read.
Arvind Kumar, DG, STPI, said “STPI, in my opinion, should serve as a one-stop shop for technology startups. I believe that startups can primarily contribute to the accomplishment of Governments / MeitY’s vision of a one trillion-dollar digital economy.”
STPI was established on 5th June 1991 with an objective to promote the development and export of software and software services including Information Technology (IT) enabled Services from the country.
Currently, STPI-registered units have reached IT/ITeS/ESDM exports over Rs. 5 lakh crores. STPI is one of the largest tech incubators in India with an area of approx.13 lakh sq. ft. spread across various Tier 1/2/3 cities. STPI is also assisting in the formulation of India BPO Promotion Scheme 2.0.
Further, to strengthen the electronics sector, STPI has undertaken the rolling out of the Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme.