Friday, August 12, 2005

Satyam to Take BPO to Indian Villages

Satyam Computers, an Indian IT and BPO services, will launch a program under its GramIT [ village IT ] project to spread the BPO trend to the rural areas of the country. The project will utilize the rural population to provide low-end BPO services. Satyam is one the most prominent Indian companies to have benefited from the offshoring trend.

The GramIT or village IT centers will have access to the rural human resources at the lowest possible cost. According to Ramalinga Raju, Chairman, Satyam Computer, such facilities will be set up across 150 villages over a period of time. The first such center has already been set up in one of the remote village in the southern Indian State of Andhra Pradesh.

Satyam will also become the first customer of the GramIT project and will outsource its internal processes concerning HR, such as book keeping, computerization of bio-data’s among other actives. The company has also undertaken the responsibility of training the rural population to make them eligible to work in these village ITeS center.

Reported by Business Standard

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