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TCS centre in Calcutta to hire 350 new hands

Calcutta, Jan. 8: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will recruit around 350 people by March this year for its Calcutta centre, which currently employs 1,670 people.

Speaking at the launch of the G2C (government-to-citizen) portal of the West Bengal government, S Ramadorai, chief executive officer of TCS, said: “We have already acquired 1.7 acres of land in addition to the existing facility which is on 1.8 acres. There are plans to build a centre of excellence for the financial services and insurance sectors.”

Ramadorai said that “availability of talent pool, existence of customer base and export potential for IT services” were the three major considerations for the company to start its centre in the city. He added that the company wants to bring prospective clients to do business here.

Speaking on business opportunities in China, Ramadorai said: “We follow a three-point agenda in China. We address the requirements of multinationals and provide support as they expand. Second, we use the country as a base to service Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Third, we work with partners to address local requirements.”

TCS will set up 80 kiosks in the state as part of phase-I of the G2C interface, which will facilitate downloading of tenders, e-mail internet access. The license fee for setting up kiosks is Rs 40,000 per annum.

At the inauguration, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said: “Our aim is to reach every village. We will build up G2C interface with the state’s eight crore people.While information will be available in the ‘take off’ phase, submission of applications online and financial deals will occur in ‘consolidation and expansion’ stages.”

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