Wipro completes Rs 1,182 crore “Project Panchdeep”

Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa arm of IT major Wipro, has stated that the company has successfully completed digitisation of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) operations, one of the biggest e-governance projects in the country. It was in March 2009 that Wipro Infotech had bagged the Rs 1,182-crore six-and-a-half-year project ‘Panchdeep’.
The largest e-governance program to date, Project Panchdeep provides online facilities to employers and insured people for registration, payment of premium and disbursement of cash benefits. It also automates medicare services to all insured people. This has not only brought in complete transparency in the system, it has empowered the stakeholders like never before. Each day close to 75 thousand people are benefitting from Project Panchdeep.
“We are honoured to have been part of ESIC’s initiative in taking quality healthcare to the masses,” Wipro Senior Vice President and Business Head India, Middle East and Africa Anand Sankaran said at an ESIC function here.
Under the project, Wipro has set up a unified information system automating all internal and external processes of ESIC. Apart from installing hardware, Wipro has also provided specialised software solution and data centre facilities for covering over 2,000 locations across the country. On the occasion of the project’s launch, Minister for Communications and IT Kapil Sibal unveiled a commemorative stamp, while Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released a book titled ESIC Sparkling Diamond’ on the occasion.
Five components are included in the project- Pehchan includes all services related to identification, authentication and verification of Insured Persons (IPs) through the use of biometric cards; Milap comprises of all services related to provisioning network and bandwidth; Pashan consists of services related to hardware for data center, disaster recovery, desktops/PCs/Laptops and middleware; Dhanwantri embraces all services related to hospitals and dispensaries; and Pragati deals with services related to ERP modules.