Jharkhand Govt inks pact with Tech Mahindra to promote IT/ITeS, Startup, Incubation & Skill Development

1The Government of Jharkhand has selected Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, as a strategic partner to help the State in its digital journey and employment generation through skill development.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between officials of Jharkhand Government and Tech Mahindra in presence of State Chief Minister Raghubar Das, and Ulhas N Yargop, Director, Tech Mahindra.

According to MoU, Tech Mahindra, as a strategic IT partner, will work towards promoting technology adoption by the citizens in the state apart from helping build an ecosystem with greater participation of industry players. The partnership also requires Tech Mahindra to work with the Government of Jharkhand to promote digital literacy and skill development working with various industry organisations including Nasscom Foundation.

This apart, Tech Mahindra with the help of the State Government would work towards enhancing industry-academia collaboration by supporting local universities and technical institutions in areas like robotics, process management, cloud computing and software development cycle among others.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said, “The State Government is very happy to ink strategic MoU with global giant Tech Mahindra under its Digital Jharkhand Programmes to promote IT/ITeS sector, Start up, Incubation and skill development.”

The Government of Jharkhand has been aggressively pushing various technology led programmes and initiatives such as Skill India, Digital India and Startup India initiatives. Over the next five years, the state has set a target to skill over 2,000,000. Besides, to position the state as a preferred IT destination, Jharkhand has also announced very progressive IT/ITeS, BPO/BPM, ESDM (Electronics System Design and Manufacturing) and Start-up policies.

“We look forward to Tech Mahindra as our partner in the journey to provide our citizens state-of-the-art services through state’s network upto grass roots level. Tech Mahindra’s proposal to State is perfectly aligned to states IT/ITeS, ESDM, BPO & Start Up policies. We are very excited & do look towards them as our partner in this journey,” the Chief Minister added.

Tech Mahindra which provides cutting edge technology solutions and services to many leading global organisations, has been working closely with many governments, both at the state and the Central levels, offering unique solutions in areas like Irrigation, Health Unique Identification, Police, Cyber Security and Emergency Response System and skill development among others. Saral Rozgar, one of the startups incubated by Tech Mahindra has also extended partnerships with the skill development training partners of National Skill Development Corporation for engaging the trained youths to the entry level jobs.

“Tech Mahindra is proud to be associated with the Jharkhand government is enabling the state in its digital transformation journey. We believe that technology is going to significantly impact the governance process, especially the way governments interact with the citizens, and also creating skilled and digitally literate workforce. Our partnership with Jharkhand is a step in this direction,” said Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, and Head of Growth Factories at Tech Mahindra.

Tech Mahindra is also looking at exploring the possibility of setting up of a BPO centre in Jharkand which can provide various citizen centric services to the citizen apart from serving other clients.