One of the pillars of iSPIRT’s mission statement is a focus on converting the needs of the product ecosystem to policy direction.
One of the first undertakings of the iSPIRT community will be to formulate suggestions on how to improve Finance and Investment related policies to yield better results for this industry. And what better time to do this than in the run-up to the Budget presentation on 28 th February?
We plan to host and facilitate open and transparent online discussion around the key topics where current policies should be revisited. The discussions will be seeded with the release of a series of Blue Papers –short discussion documents identifying the key pain points, what is at stake, and how we should proceed as country.
Over the coming four days, we will release a new Blue Paper each day on the following topics:
- Taxation associated with software products such as excise, service and sales taxes
- Need for Level playing field for Software Products “Made in India“
- Ownership structure of Indian companies and promotion of investments
We encourage everyone to help us collaboratively build on these initial viewpoint documents. We will close the discussions as we approach Budget Day, and after the release of the Budget will then create a set of assimilated viewpoints stemming from the Blue Papers, the discussions that have transpired online, and reflecting on the actual Budget.
These viewpoints will then be shared back with the Government as inputs reflecting the views of hundreds, or hopefully thousands, of product entrepreneurs and ecosystem participants.
Keep checking back here over the coming days, and we hope to hear your voice, too!