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Government planning largest National Data Centre in Bhopal for a BPO promotion scheme

Published on June 20, 2018
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government is in plans to expand its BPO promotion scheme to one lakh seats, and will also set up India's largest National data centre in Bhopal.
  • While highlighting the achievements of IT and Electronics Ministry over the last four years, the Minister expressed the government's desire for making India a hub for BPO movement.
  • The current number of seats under the BPO promotion scheme is at 48000.
  • The government is planning to increase this number to 1 Lakh seats.
  • The Minister said that BPO's will soon start in smaller cities like Gaya and Gazipur apart from the already operational in Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, Patna and other places.
  • As of now, there are 91 BPO's operational in 27 States.
  • As per the Minister, BPO units operating from smaller towns, apart from creating significant employment have a potential to offer nearly 200,000 direct and indirect jobs to youth under India BPO promotion scheme and North East BPO promotion scheme.

The National Data Centres

  • They host government websites, services and apps.
  • They are currently operational at four locations: Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Bhubaneswar.
Finally, the fifth 'National Data Centre' which is the largest of such centres will come up in Bhopal with the capacity of five lakh virtual servers.
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