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  • Rs.110 crs contract involving supply, implementation of biometric attendance & computer aided learning systems
  • 7000 schools in the state with over 1000 schools under Tribal Department & over 6,000 under Education Department to be targeted for IT deployment


HCL Infosystems India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration company today announced the signing of a prestigious contract awarded by the Government of Gujarat. This contract of over Rs.110 crs is aimed at speeding development in the tribal districts of Gujarat. Gujarat has been consistently recording stable economic growth and this move under Gujarat Government’s vision and the Chief Minister’s ten point programme (Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana) will only strengthen the vision of inclusive growth. HCL Infosystems has been chosen to implement this project under a transparent model based on Public Private Partnership, where in the Government will keep a close watch on the progress and services delivered.


Under the scope, HCL will supply PCs with biometric finger print scanner and UPS to over 7000 schools across the state. HCL would implement the Biometric based attendance system, offer facility management and run teacher training programs to supply and implement robust education software effectively at schools. The program strongly underlines the need to focus on launching result oriented initiatives, involving local people for the benefit of the tribes and forging strong convergence with various departments of the Government responsible for implementation. The project will focus on Ashram Shal, Adrashnovasi Shala, Eklavaya, primary and upper primary schools


“Today, the need to create a progressive environment of inclusive growth is more than ever before. We deeply appreciate the Government’s vision and commitment to take IT to the grass root levels of the state. With the experience and in-depth understanding of the unique Indian needs, we are confident of quality delivery in such a complex project that involves reaching out to the remotest part of the state. With focus on harnessing private initiatives in a mutually beneficial manner, such programs will lead tribal communities into the new age.” said Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HCL Infosystems Ltd.


HCL Infosystems will collaborate with the Tribal and Education Department of Gujarat to facilitate capturing of online attendance data for both students and teachers in schools. Under the existing programs where the Government has been giving grant for schools in the tribal area basis student attendance, this system will enable generation of real time data and effective utilization of grants for a transparent education system at all levels in the state. The system will also help the government to study education patterns & dropout rates across regions.


The project plans to cover over 7000 schools in the state with over 1000 schools under Tribal Department & over 6,000 schools under Education Department. The implementation process would initially take place in two districts out of eight notified tribal districts, comprising of 150 schools each. Once carried out for 2 months, it will then be extended to all remaining schools. HCL will also setup helpdesk at each district and a project management unit at Gandhinagar, for effective delivery. Beside this, HCL would also be deploying its specialist workforce of engineers in each school, responsible for periodical visits for on ground system support.


About HCL Infosystems Ltd.
HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,307 crores) in financial year 2009 is one of India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration companies offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL Infosystems Ltd. aims to be a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. One of India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure management services organizations, HCL Infosystems Ltd. has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance and Power. HCL Infosystems Ltd has one of India’s largest distribution and retail networks for ICT products, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia and Toshiba. HCL Infosystems Ltd. today has one of India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facilities; with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience, and HCL desktops are among the largest selling brands in the business enterprise space. With one of India’s largest ICT services networks that reaches most regions in India, HCL’s award winning support services make it a preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in


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