Ministry of I&B Constitutes Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Promotion Task Force

What is the News?

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has constituted the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics(AVGC) Promotion Task Force.

Background

The Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comic(AVGC) sector in India has the potential to become the torchbearer of “Create in India” & “Brand India”. 

India has the potential to capture 5% (~$40 billion) of the global market share by the year 2025, with an annual growth of around 25-30% and creating over 1,60,000 new jobs annually.  

To further unleash the scope of AVGC sector, an announcement was made in the Union Budget 2022-23 for setting up an Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics(AVGC) Promotion Task Force.

About AVGC Promotion Task Force

Headed by: Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting 

Members: It will have Secretaries of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. 

– The task force will also have widespread participation from Industry partners. It will also include State Governments of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana; heads of education bodies such as AICTE, NCERT and representatives of industry bodies such as FICCI, CII.

Terms of Reference of the Task Force

 It includes the following:

– Framing of a national AVGC policy, 

– Recommend national curriculum framework for Graduation, Postgraduate and Doctoral courses in AVGC related sectors,

– Facilitate skilling initiatives in collaboration with academic institutions, vocational training centres & Industry, 

– Boost employment opportunities,

– Facilitate promotion and market development activities to extend the global reach of the Indian AVGC Industry,

– Enhance exports and recommend incentives to attract FDI in the AVGC sector. 

Source: This post is based on the articles:

 Ministry of I&B Constitutes Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Promotion Task Forcepublished in PIB on 8th April 2022.

“Centre sets up task force to promote animation, gaming” published in The Hindu on 9th April 2022.

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