In a bid to engage consultants to promote the government s Startup India campaign for budding entrepreneurs, the commerce and industry ministry is looking to engage consultants for the campaign. In doing so, the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), under the ministry, has issued an advertisement for engaging a senior consultant and two consultants for the Startup India initiative. It has invited applications from eligible candidates for “engagement as senior consultant/consultant on contractual basis.” The job responsibilities that have been laid out for the senior consultant include assessment of the existing startup ecosystem in the country, identifying the national and international best practices, making recommendations to facilitate growth of startups and monitoring implementation of action plans, schemes and programs. Also Read - BYJU's Early Learn app takes kindergarten classes online using Disney characters and computer-vision frameworkAlso Read - Oppo signs MoU with Telangana to help startups grow
Those of the consultants would be identification of challenges and opportunities for startups in India and assisting the department in terms of producing research documents related to current functioning and challenges, among others. Under the ‘Startup India Action Plan’, the government announced incentives, including tax holiday and inspector raj- free regime, besides capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpuses to fund them. The DIPP had also launched a portal and mobile app recently, through which startups can gather all latest updates on various notifications, circulars issued by various departments and different funding agencies.
Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Ramesh Abhishek said the portal and app were launched as an integral component of an action plan. He said it would also provide information regarding incubators and funding agencies recognized for the purpose of recommending startups as part of startup recognition application.