IT companies plan central database

People working for an IT/BPO firm, may soon have to furnish their fingerprints and provide basic information about themselves that would reside in a central database, to be accessed by their company or prospective employers.

Billed as a 'global first' by IT industry association Nasscom, the move is aimed at providing security assurance to overseas clients that outsource work to Indian firms. Besides, such centralised database will cut repeated costs for IT/BPO companies who spend Rs 2,000-5,000 on checking the background of a prospective employee, every time he switches job. Now, an ITP will spend about Rs 300-500 to get himself registered at the National Skills Registry (NSR), which will be implemented by a subsidiary of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). The subsidiary is called NDML (NSDL Database Management Ltd).
An ITP will have to provide updated personal, professional and educational details and give fingerprints at various points of presence to complete registration.