ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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COMPUTER POLICY-Technological Goals Forgotten

COMPUTER POLICY Technological Goals Forgotten (By a Special Correspondent) THE new computer policy announced by the government on November 19 appears to be anxious to accomplish by administrative retreat what fifteen years of dubious decisions by the Department of Electronics failed to achieve by administrative fiat. That the making of the policy, long sought by the industry and by computer users, was stimulated by Rajiv Gandhi is well known. In fact, an even more liberal version of the policy was ready in October, but its announcement was stalled by lobbying by small manufacturers and, perhaps, at that time Rajiv Gandhi's influence was not decisive enough to push the policy through. It is thus no coincidence that the new policy should have been announced so soon after the new government was formed.

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