Now, techie group to advise CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The Chief Minister already has a bunch of advisers for various sectors.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A six-member team of young post-graduates from top business schools will be soon appointed as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s fellows for corporate engagements in the Information Technology (IT) sector as well as to formulate innovative projects for the development of the IT sector. The Chief Minister’s Fellow-IT (CMF-IT) is being constituted as per the recommendations of the recently formed High Power IT Committee headed by Infosys co-founder S D Shibulal. The Chief Minister already has a bunch of advisers for various sectors.

Post-graduates from top business schools in India or abroad, aged 40 and having two years working experience in corporate, business development or creative marketing sectors would be appointed the CM’s fellow through a multi-level screening. The responsibilities of the fellows would be to identify potential investors, drive corporate engagements that could lead to large scale investments in the IT sector and to work as case workers by providing end-to-end support for potential IT investors, according to a government order constituting the CMF-IT.

The fellows will also have to support the high power committee to formulate and implement various policies in a mission mode project and support the state IT department to develop and implement innovative schemes for soliciting and developing IT investment. They will also have to provide data analysis support to the Chief Minister’s office and the high-power committee, said the order issued by IT secretary M Sivasankar.

It will be a full-time job and the appointment will be on a contract basis for two years. Remuneration would be at par with the amount received by an average graduate from a top business school. Selection would be done through multi-level screening. Though the candidates would not have any claim on a government job after the end of the contract period, they would be given preference in executive positions in government projects and the government would also consider creating a management cadre, said the order.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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