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“TN IT sector should target 25,000 Jobs monthly: Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

“TN IT sector should target 25,000 Jobs monthly: Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

“The seed of innovation starts with the mindset. In Tamil Nadu we are creating 10,000 additional jobs a month in the IT sector alone and it is bound to grow in the coming years,” said Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Digital Services, Government of Tamil Nadu while delivering his Keynote Address at the CII Connect 2023 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on the theme, “Tech for Tomorrow”. 

 “However, instead of 10,000 jobs a month, we should be targeting 25,000 jobs a month with our efforts. So that's the vision in terms of the employment and the growth, he added in his keynote address. 

 The Chief Guest, Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan handed over “The Entrepreneur of the Year” award to Mr Maran Nagarajan, CEO, Kaar Technologies; the “Exemplary Application of Technology in the Private Sector” award to Mr Prasanna Soundara Pandiyan, CEO, Vinga Software Solutions;  “Exemplary Application of Technology in the Public Sector” award to Dr L Subramanian, IAS, Commissioner of Agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu. 

 Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan also handed over the  “Woman Entrepreneur Award” to Ms Sowmya Mahadevan, Co-Founder & COO, Kriyadocs; the “Global Influencer of the Year Award” to Mr Ravi Saroagi, Co-Founder, Uniphore; “The Ecosystem Enabler Award” to Dr Arumugam Murukiah, MD & CEO, Broadline Technologies and the final category was received by Mr R Srinivasan, Co-Founder, Redington India (virtually) for the “Lifetime Achievement Award”. 

 The IT sector contributes greatly to the Tamil Nadu GDP as a whole and also to the development of the society. The IT sector contributes about 15% of the Tamil Nadu State GDP,” said Mr S Arunraj IAS, Executive Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu in his special address. 

 “Connect is one of the most long-standing products in CII. It has brought together CEOs, CXOs, IT professionals, thought leaders, and decision-makers from the entire value chain of ICT,” said Mr Shankar Vanavarayar, Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council &, Co-Chairman, CII Connect 2023 & Executive Director, ABT Industries Ltd in his welcome address.