On October 13th 2008,Tata Consultancy Services announced that it has a signed a deal with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, for the Passport Automation Project – the largest mission-critical E-governance project valued at over Rs.10,000 million. The good news for 'aam janta' is that apart from the information of the progress of the passprt applications on web they would also be receiving alerts on their mobile numbers that have been provided during filling of application about the status of their application. Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Vice President, Global Government Business Group, TCS said, “As soon as the application is accepted aplicant will be intimated about it on his mobile number. It is our endervour to include mobile communication for better customer satisfaction and keep the customers updated about the progress on their application. He further said that all the passports which will be issued after March 2009 will be biometric enabled.