IT majors line up for e-migrate project

TCS, Infosys, Wipro interested in Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs e-gov projects


Prasanna Mohanty | February 2, 2010

The country's top three IT services firms—Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys Technologies and Wipro—are in the race to grab the Rs 100 crore e-migrate project under the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA), sources told FE. The project, which aims to improve the quality of services to emigrant workers, is one of the 27 mission mode projects (MMP) under the Rs 23,000 crore national e-governance plan (NeGP). According to sources, apart from the top three players of the $50-billion software exports industry, HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems and NIIT Technologies have also bid for the project. Though American technology and consulting giant Accenture and French tech major Capgemini are said to have evinced interest in the project in the initial stages, they have not submitted their bids formally. The bidding process closes on February 2. The project, which is estimated to be anywhere between Rs 80-100 crore, will involve five years of providing maintenance support. "The selected service provider will have to develop and deploy the required technology in a period of one year post which the maintenance part will follow," said the source. Out of the 27 MMPs, nine are central, 11 state and seven integrated projects. The government has awarded contracts for five projects so far including Income Tax CPC Project and the eBiz Portal project, bagged by Infosys while TCS has ministry of corporate affairs MCA 21 and ministry of defence Passport Seva project. The Central Board of Excise and Customs project which is with Wipro.The fifth mission mode project, the Unique Identification project is being spearheaded by former Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani.



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