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  • India’s first smart card based PDS (Public Distribution System) solution
  • Resonates with ‘Aadhar’ (UID project) issuing Smart cards
    • Biometric, demographic and personal information details to be gathered
    • Use of technology for systematic distribution of food rationing


HCL Infosystems India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration company today announced that it bagged an order to implement India’s first smart card based solutions for Public Distribution System in the union territory of Chandigarh. The project will see distribution of smart card based ration cards to the families living below poverty line in the region.


These smart cards will capture all biometric, tax, demographic and personal information details, enabling authorities to ensure proper distribution of food rationing and other benefits. This first of its kind deployment resonates well with the Government’s national initiative ‘Aadhar’ (UID project) and reinforces the company’s expertise in the space. This selection comes after extensive scrutiny, solution demonstration and evaluation by various committees and also a nodal agency HARTRON (Haryana Electronics Development Cooperation) which found HCL Infosystems with its expertise best suited to deploy this unique solution.


Commenting on the project Mr. J.V. Ramamurthy, President & COO, HCL Infosystems Ltd said, “It gives me immense pleasure to see HCL Infosystems leading the way with India’s first deployment for a technology led PDS solution. Technology today is changing the way local authorities across the globe reach out to their citizens. As Public Distribution System is vital for sustained living of the people living below the poverty line, this project is a step in right direction to make the Public Distribution System more robust and effective by deploying path-breaking technology. The project will ensure that the benefits of the public distribution system will reach the grass root levels and we at HCL Infosystems are proud to be a part of such nation building project.”    


This project also highlights the constant endeavor of HCL Infosystems to introduce various IT services, products and new practice areas such as innovative services and system Integration applications to strengthen and consolidate its offerings. With its focus on new product development HCL Infosystems has successfully worked upon IP creation for over 30 products.


HCL Infosystems is uniquely poised today in the India market making it the only company with a India as its primary focus, offering state of the art technology solutions to empower a host of social sectors and government schemes for rural empowerment. HCL Infosystems earlier this year bagged a host of projects some of them are listed below across sectors like Banking, Public Distribution System, e-governance, education, NREGA, Telecom etc. –


HCL Infosystems implementing Citizen centric project for Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra
  • Under Maharashtra e-governance project for Municipal Corporation, HCL Infosystems to provide technical infrastructure including all hardware, software and requisite technical skill set along with non-technical manpower
  • Computerize all the 32 departments of corporation and will make them online.
  • Important departments of the corporation like Birth & Death, Water Supply, Tax Dept and Property Dept will be computerized.
  • HCL Infosystems to be responsible for the implementation and administration of the project including computer trainings to corporation employees. In addition,
  • Also install online payment facility. As a part of the project and state Government’s guidance, biometric thumb impression system for corporation employees will also commence
HCL Infosystems Partnered with Motorola to Roll-out India’s First Government Radio Network for Commonwealth Games
  • Set up India’s first exclusive Government Radio Network (GRN) based on international standard, Terrestrial Trunked Radio to provide a secure communication network
  • Communication network to facilitate swift and secure communication among various Government agencies like the Delhi Police, Fire Services, Hospitals, Public Works Department and the Delhi Transport Corporation during the Commonwealth Games and beyond.
Gujarat Government collaborates with HCL Infosystems to deploy technology solution to empower  tribal schools for inclusive States Tribal Development in Gujarat
  • Scope 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
  • Supply PCs with biometric finger print scanner and UPS
  • Implement Biometric based attendance system, offer facility management and run teacher training programs to supply and implement robust education software effectively at schools.
  • The project to focus on Ashram Shal, Adrashnovasi Shala, Eklavaya, primary and upper primary schools
HCL Infosystems takes on India’s First RAPDRP deployment
  • Implementation of a state wide solution, encompassing the creation of baseline data, setting up an energy audit framework, bringing accountability & efficiency to deliver improved customer service
  • Integration of IT GIS AMR & the associated technologies.
  • First to facilitate implementation of power reforms by the ministry of power under Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Program (RAPDRP).
  • Set up wide area network, data center with a disaster recovery back-up centre.
HCL Infosystems collaborates with State Bank of India
  • First of Its kind deployment from HCL Infosystems including maintenance & service over 1000 ATMs & cash Dispenser across the Nation
  • ATMs will come with enhanced features like Braille enablement and support for multi lingual content
HCL Infosystems to secure the ‘Kumbh’ in Haridwar – one of the largets religious gathering
  • HCL Infosystems 100% subsidiary HCL Security deployed state of the art Command and control
  • Powered by an in-house developed software product ‘Horizon’ to monitor and provide security & surveillance assistance at the recently concluded ‘Kumbh’ in Haridwar
HCL to Offer Technology Support to Uttar Pradesh Govt. for the Prestigious NREGA Project in Sitapur District
  • Prestigious project with the Uttar Pradesh (UP) State Government, in-order to facilitate disbursement of wages to workers under NREGA project.
  • Creating an electronic monitoring and payment system, State Government of Uttar Pradesh has partnered with HCL Infosystems to implement technology for issuing e-job cards to workers in Aliya Block Under Sitapur district in UP.
HCL Infosystems Bags Large BSNL IT Deal
  • With over 60,000 ERP licenses, it is the single largest rollout of ERP licenses issued for a project in the country
  • Main Data Centre to be set up in Hyderabad and Disaster Recovery Data Centre in Kolkata
  • Training BSNL employees and business process reengineering
  • The project entails installation, operations, maintenance, training and customization by consolidating the different systems onto a single ERP platform


Public Distribution System (PDS) is the distribution network of essential commodities to a large number of people through a chain of Fair Price Shops. PDS is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and the State Governments. The Central Government takes care of the procurement, storage, transportation and bulk allocation of foodgrains, etc, whereas State Governments look after the distribution of the same to the consumers through the network of Fair Price Shops.


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.5 billion (Rs. 12,057 crores) 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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