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What are Other Service Providers (OSPs)? Explain their relevance to the development and growth of IT and other sectors.

Topic : Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

3. What are Other Service Providers (OSPs)? Explain their relevance to the development and growth of IT and other sectors. (250 words)

Reference: Hindustan Times 

Why the question:

The article brings to us a detailed insight on how government policies are harming the IT sector.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the concept of OSPs and their relevance to the development and growth of IT and other sectors.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

First start by presenting some data from the article relevant to the question.

Body:

Define what OSPs are – Other Service Providers (OSPs) are those who provide “application services” and the term “application services” is defined to mean “tele-banking, telemedicine, tele-education, tele-trading, e-commerce, call centres, network operation centres and other IT-enabled services”. Explain briefly how they operate, modus operandi, role of govt. in regulating them.

Then move on to discuss their relevance to the development and growth of IT and other sectors.

Conclusion:

Conclude that it’s important for us to recognise their significance in time so as to ensure faster and sustainable growth of IT and other sectors.