Achievements of India BPO Promotion Scheme

BPO promotion scheme achievements IndiaIndia Government has revealed the latest achievements from India BPO Promotion Scheme to promote job creation in rural India.

The schemes provide special incentives of up to Rs 1 lakh per seat in the form of Viability Gap Funding (VGF). Disbursement of financial support under these schemes is directly linked with employment generation. These schemes provide special incentives for employment to women and Divyang, setting up operations in towns other than capital towns, generating employment beyond target and promoting local entrepreneurship.

There are special provisions for the Himalayan states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. A total of 48,300 seats under India BPO Promotion Scheme and 5,000 seats under North East BPO Promotion Scheme have been distributed across different states in proportion to their populations.

India BPO Promotion Scheme:

After 4 rounds of open bidding process, 18,160 seats have been allocated to 109 units of 87 companies distributed across 60 locations of 19 states and Union Territories.

Out of these, 76 units have started operations on 13,480 seats distributed across 48 locations of 17 states and Union Territories.

It has already created an initial employment for 10,297 persons.

BPOs have started operations in Tirupati, Guntupalli, Rajamudry in Andhra Pradesh, Patna and Muzaffarpur in Bihar, Raipur in Chhattisgarh, Baddi and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Jaleshwar in Odisha, Kottakuppam, Madurai, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppattur and Vellor in Tamil Nadu, KarimNagar in Telangana, Bhaderwah, Budgam, Jammu, Sopore and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Sangli and Wardha in Maharashtra, Bareilly, Kanpur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Detailed list of all locations is attached.

After the 5th round of bidding that closed on 4 November, 2017, 68 companies submitted bids for 17,000 seats which are currently under evaluation. Out of these, 54 new companies have made a bid for 40 new towns taking the total number of possible locations to 88. Approximately, an additional 14,000 seats have been finalized and are being awarded. This takes the total number of allocated seats to 35,160.

The Government has received bids for locations like Chittoor, Mathura, Baitalpur (Deoria), Farukkhabad, Jahanabad, Gaya, Dalsinghsarai, Pathankot, Amritsar, Gwalior, Raisen, Sringeri, Udupi, Hubbali, Balasore, Cuttack, Puri, Ranchi, Deoghar, Vellore, Tirupur.

North East BPO Promotion Scheme:

1,630 seats have been allocated to 12 units of 11 companies across 5 states of North East India.

Out of these, 7 units have started operations on 900 seats giving initial employment to 723 persons.

Some of the locations where BPOs have commenced operations in the North East are Guwahati, Jorhat, Kohima, Imphal etc.

After the 8th round of bidding that closed on 10th November, 2017, six companies have submitted their bids for an additional 550 seats, which are under evaluation.

There are 5 new bidder who have bid for six new locations such as Diphu, Majuli, Kokrajhar and Silchar in Assam, Dimapur (Nagaland) and Agartala (Tripura).

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics & Information Technology, and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, the Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, addressed a press conference on the progress made in the implementation of BPO promotion scheme.

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