Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday inaugurated 16 units of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Business Process Management (BPM) companies in Jharkhand during the maiden Jharkhand BPO/BPM summit at Judicial Academy in Ranchi.
The Government also signed 13 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with seven Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) companies and six startup service companies.
The companies that were inaugurated on Thursday are expected to generate at least 16,000 jobs in the State. However, these companies have started with around 6000 seats.
Addressing the summit, Das attributed Jharkhand’s success as an investment destination to the effective policies his Government has framed since coming to power in 2014. “Earlier, Jharkhand has only one industrial policy. We have framed 18 policies for encouraging business in the State in the past five years,” said Das.
He assured speedy work and grievance redressal to all the investors and also promised to
personally monitor all the works in the BPO and BPM sector here. “Jharkhand moved from 29th position in ease of doing business in 2014 to fourth position in 2018.
We are rank one in the country in terms of labour reforms. Team Jharkhand is committed in providing all necessary facilities to investors here and help the BPO and BPM sector boom,” Das said.
The Chief Minister requested the companies to encourage youths from the tribal community to take up jobs in their units here.
He said that the tribal youths were extremely labourious, sincere and disciplined and they would perform well in the sector. “Unemployment is a major concern across India. And our Government is committed in addressing this issue here. Jharkhand is filled with opportunities. Cutting edge technology, dedication of the youth and Government’s initiatives ensure the best for investors here,” he said.
The 16 companies that have made their way to Jharkhand are Concentrix Daksh Services India Pvt. Ltd, Deccan iServices Pvt. Ltd, Nimbus Adcom Pvt. Ltd, IT-Scient Pvt. Ltd, RouteMobile, SM Support Pvt. Ltd, MICA
Educational Company Pvt. Ltd, Sparrow Softech, ITRINOME, Ambey Irish Constructions, APPTAD Technologies, Laksh Technologies, Ombal Technologies, Value Management, Magnum BPO Pvt. Ltd and ISON BPO Pvt. Ltd.
Highlighting the achievements of the Government, Das said that at least 72,000 youths have got employment in the companies that have come up in Jharkhand during the past four and a half years. He added that
Jharkhand has revamped at least 107 closed units and work for three mega power projects worth Rs 45,000 crore is in progress here.
IT Secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka said that Jharkhand’s single window system has been an extremely effective tool for easing business in the State.
The Government, he said, works as a team under the Chief Minister and is committed in providing best returns to the investors.
The growth potential in the BPO and BPM sectors here has been untapped so far, he said, adding that Jharkhand would be a great choice for BPO and BPM units due to abundance of talented youths here. “Jharkhand is well connected with every part of the country. Once your employees move out of their office, they will have enough of natural beauty and tourist spots to visit and rejuvenate themselves,” said Ekka.
State’s BPO/BPM Policy 2016 is targeted at making Jharkhand a destination for BPOs and BPMs in eastern India.
It offers a conducive work environment to the companies and prospects for growth, said officials from the IT Department.
The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with Jharkhand
Government, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Software Technology Park of India (STPI) is organised the summit on Thursday.
Sunil Barnwal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Raghubar Das, urged the companies to invest in the manpower that needs their investment the most.
He said that their investment in Jharkhand will not only be secure but also give great returns.