Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), India has signed a US$ 45 million and five year agreement with IBM to modernise the IT infrastructure across the department.
As the system integrator, IBM will offer an integrated infrastructure solutions to CBDT's three data centres in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, facilitating it with management services for the Income Tax Department (ITD) across 745 offices in 510 cities in India. The solution includes IBM's System p servers, storage, security solution and host of other associated technologies and services. The new flexible solutions will also allow CBDT to quickly accommodate new or amended tax legislation and priorities. This joint venture aims to improve CBDT's IT systems portfolio, by creating a standardised ecosystem through a single database available to CBDT officers across India.