The Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation (Hartron) is planning to diversify its operations into newer areas and is scouting for business opportunities outside the state.
So far, the corporation has been taking projects like voter ID cards or smart cards, now wants to expand its portfolio in the power and other sectors by supplying equipments, providing managed services/facilities and extend the e-Governance initiatives to other states.
Hartron is planning to take up projects in the power sector as well through channel partners in other regions. The board of directors has given the clearance for channel partnerships. The corporation has already applied bid for computerising a power utility's billing system in Uttaranchal in partnership with Techlabs, which has experience in computerised billing and also exploring the opportunity to implement our e-governance initiatives in the North-Eastern states. Hartron is also planning to revamp its widespread franchisee network in the state. A consultant has been hired for developing a new model of managing and monitoring the franchisees. There are about 42 franchisees of Hartron in the state at present but the quality control practices are not happening in a professional manner. After completing the voter ID card project, Hartron is planning to take smart card project in other states. The corporation has sent the detailed project report to the Government of India for approval. The smart cards project in Haryana is likely to cost around INR 1500 million and will be complete within 15 months of approval.