TCS signs Rs 1100 crore IT deal with Department of Posts

Infotech Lead India: Tata Consultancy Services has signed a Rs 1100 crore IT deal with the Department of Posts (DoP).

The six-year IT modernization program will equip India Post with modern technologies and systems to enable it to provide services to customers in an effective manner.

The scope of the project, dubbed India Post 2012, includes developing and supporting mail, finance and accounts, HR, and customer interaction management solutions for all channels including Rural ICT platform.

Under the deal, TCS will also manage data migration, infrastructure, Service Level Agreement (SLA), call centre and centralised24x7 service desk operation for DoP.

The end-to-end security solutions, Enterprise Management System (EMS) and over all integration for entire system is the responsibility of core system integrator (CSI).

“India Post has a vision of being a technology-enabled self-reliant market leader and is looking to move from a government service provider to a customer-enabled service provider where the customer will be the focus of multifarious service delivery platforms,” said DoP Secretary P Gopinath.

Increased urbanisation, demand for financial services, increased funding by the government for the weaker sections and the rural sector have opened up new opportunities for India Post, which has necessitated development of new processes and supporting technology, PTI reported.

“The core system integrator project is about service delivery transformation through a technology-led, service- oriented approach to offer world class delivery of postal services to Indian citizens,” said TCS vice president and global head (government industry solutions unit) TanmoyChakrabarty.

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