HCL will manage central repository for India's flagship ID project

New Delhi, August 12, 2012: Indian leader in hardware, services and system integration, HCL Infosystems will manage the Central ID Repository (CIDR) of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) under a Managed Service Provider (MSP) arrangement for seven years. The entire end-to-end technology infrastructure of the UIDAI will be managed by HCL who will be responsible for procurement and installation of the IT infrastructure, implementation of information security management systems and operations support and maintenance. The scope of work also includes technical helpdesk, support services and database administration.

Says B.B.Nanawati, Deputy Director General (Technology), UIDAI: “We are happy to partner with HCL Infosystems Ltd. which is a long standing and prestigious Indian IT company. With the award of the MSP contract to HCL Infosystems Limited, UIDAI looks forward to maximize efficiency and to bring to fruition the goal of providing a unique identification number to every Indian”.

Adds APS Bedi, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems: “It is a proud moment for us to associate ourselves with the biggest ever IT Managed Services project of its kind. As the MSP for the project we are committed to meet and deliver our defined scope of work which broadly covers the implementation and the management of the Central ID Repository for UIDAI. We would like to thank UIDAI for giving us this opportunity to be part of this huge nation building project.”

HCL Infosystems is India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. www.hclinfosystems.in  

Unique identification project  is an Indian  initiative that would provide identification for each resident across the country and would be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services. http://uidai.gov.in/