Lucknow: The India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) from the Government of India has been instrumental in setting up BPO/ITES operations in several small cities across the country and thus creating employment opportunities for local youths. Under the aegis of IBPS, Dataman Computer Systems Pvt Ltd has expanded their operations to Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. The initiative has transformed the lives of a number of local youths employed in the centre, where a good share of employees are women..
Dataman Computer Systems Pvt. Ltd. was allotted 100 seats at Unnao under IBPS, and they started operations here in 2018. The IBPS scheme was notified by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) under the Digital India Programme. Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is the executing agency of the scheme.
The BPO/ITES centre at Unnao, Uttar Pradesh is one among 4 centres of Dataman Computer Systems Pvt Ltd across the country. The company provides a bouquet of services in the field of web applications and website design. The company is now planning to hire 300 employees across India by 2022.
Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India, said: “I would like to congratulate Dataman Computer Systems Pvt Ltd for establishment of their BPO/ITES unit at Unnao under IBPS. As per the mandate of IBPS, this centre has created employment opportunities for the youths of the region. I hope that this initiative will have a multiplier effect in the regional economy in times to come and will also motivate other entrepreneurs of nearby area to venture into the sector ”
Kamlesh Jain, Managing Director, Dataman Computer Systems Pvt. Ltd., said: “We are thankful to STPI for this initiative. Unnao is a fast-growing industrial town. Its accessibility to Kanpur and Lucknow via excellent road connectivity made us choose it as one of our centres. Relative affordability and low attrition rate are also attractive propositions here. We are also planning to expand our workforce in next year with additional 300 employees by 2022.”
The objective of the scheme is to usher an IT ecosystem in Tier 2 and 3 cities through the establishment of 48,300 seats in respect of BPO/ITeS operations across the country. The scheme provides financial assistance of up to 50% of the total admissible expenditure (Capital / Operational), with an upper ceiling of Rs. 1 lakh per BPO/ITES seat. There are certain special incentives in the scheme to promote employment to women and specially-enabled persons, the participation of local entrepreneurs, setting up operations at non-capital cities, etc.