Centre to implement e-governance through PPP: A Raja

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Chennai, Feb 25 (UNI) Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology (IT) A Raja said the Centre has proposed to implement e-governance scheme through Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Inaugurating Adventity's Global Delivery Centre (GDC) here recently, he said the Centre had planned to invest for the scheme through the Department of IT and Communications.

Through new PPP, the scheme would set up State Data Centre (SDC), involving an investment of Rs 1,623 crore and State Wide Area Network (SWAN) at a cost of Rs 3,334 crore, in all states to help rural BPOs.

The GDC was the fifth delivery centre of Adventity, India's leading end-to-end knowledge and business process outsourcing company, a company release here said.

This GDC was the first delivery centre to be located outside Mumbai in the country, it said. With its international headquarters in New York, Adventity had delivery centres in Houston, US, Dubai, UAE, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul.

The company had chosen Chennai for its new facility owing to the brilliant talent and good infrastructure facilities available here. These advantages would help the company to continue to deliver customer excellence via integrated solutions, he said.

Adventity, which currently employs over 4,000 professionals, was expected to double its headcount over the next 18 months.

Mr Kumar Subramanian, CEO, Adventity India, said the company prposed to double its headcount from 4,000 to 8,000. It generated 25 per cent of its revenue from voice based services and 75 per cent from non-voice services.

In Chennai, the company's primary services were with banking products. "We plan to step into telecom, healthcare, airlines and travel sector. We plan to expand into Tier II towns in Tamil Nadu like Chidambaram, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli", he said.

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