Maharashtra became first state in country to unveil Public Cloud Policy that virtually mandates state government departments to shift their data storage onto cloud.
Earlier in October 2017, State Government had formed four-member committee to draft policy framework on cloud usage, which had submitted a policy document that’s being now adopted as public cloud policy.
The policy will result in additional private sector investments worth US $2 billion for cloud industry as government is one of biggest creators and consumers of data.
It will aim to generate 5 lakh jobs in next five years.
The policy is likely to be formally set in motion through detailed government resolution.
In coming days, five to six top cloud service providers like Amazon or Microsoft will be empanelled for data storage onto cloud.
Under the policy framework, state government will make mandatory its various departments for storing data within country and to use public cloud in cases wherever Right to Information Act (RTI) is applicable. Later, it will also allow for enhanced security features for private and sensitive data to be stored on the cloud.