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Online and mobile games company Indiagames, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and other industry players plan to approach the central government to get an industry status for the gaming segment (online and for handhelds) in India. [via Business Standard]
Unfortunately, since gaming does not fall under the preview of any one single ministry, the committee has to approach the IT, Telecom and sports ministry with the proposal. Sounds like the group has quite a task at hand. CII and Indiagames wants that gaming should be considered as a sport and players involved should be treated as sportsmen and so the lobby team’s demands include tax benefits for the gamers, college admission preferences among others.