TCS to handle e-governance project of Odisha government

Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) will handle the e-governance project of the Odisha government.

The IT project includes creation of a service delivery gateway and maintenance of state website to offer public services.

TCS won the e-governance deal after Hewlett Packard (HP) exited from the project, Business Standard reported.

Tata Consultancy Services will handle the implementation of SSDG, State Portal and e-Forms project in Odisha.

The cost of the project is Rs 13 crore. It will be implemented over three years.

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HP India refused to agree with the terms and conditions of the project and showed unsatisfactory progress. The government decided to scrap the contract with HP and handed it over to second top bidder TCS.

The aim of the e-governance  project is to provide various types of public services such as education certificate and trade license through a single web portal.

As per the e-governance plan, TCS will develop a state service delivery gateway (SSDG) to perform the application of services, maintain the state portal and will rollout e-forms for various services. The company will use the data and information stored at the state data center for the project.

The report says Odisha plans to spend Rs 500 crore on e-governance projects since 2010 availing Centre and own fund. Its major project involves e-district, which is currently being implemented in all districts for delivery of six services such as issue of death and birth certificate, caste certificate, residence certificate and income certificate.

Apart from district portals, the government has plans to open as many as 8,558 Common Service Centres (CSCs) across the state for providing services at panchayat level. The government has set up 5,427 CSCs till August 2013 and these centres offer services such as payment of electricity bills, booking of railway tickets and online application for college admission.

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