The Govt of Haryana has released the draft Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy, 2020 (DEEP 2020) for discussion. This policy when adopted will replace the Haryana Enterprises Policy, 2015, which is applicable to all sectors of the economy in the state. To provide some context, Haryana also has a separate IT & ESDM policy, 2017 which deals with the specific needs of the IT-ITeS industry.
As a part of the consultation process, a discussion was organised on 26 September 2020 under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar. The Deputy Chief minister Shri Dushyant Chautala and senior officials of the Industries Department werw also present.
Industry leaders across sectors and representatives of various industry associations, including NASSCOM, participated in the discussion. During the interaction, NASSCOM made specific suggestions to attract Data Centres to the State and requested that the concession on land rates that has been proposed for the manufacturing sector be extended to the service sector, including IT-ITeS industry.
NASSCOM also pointed out the difference in the incentives available in the draft Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy, 2020 and the Haryana IT & ESDM policy, 2017. In this context, we requested the govt to provide clarity on the incentives available to the IT-BPM industry and suggested that provisions of the Haryana IT & ESDM policy, 2017 should prevail in case of a conflict.
NASSCOM also provided input written feedback on the DEEP 2020, which is attached.