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Mamata approves TCS bid for biometric cards

The West Bengal government on Monday approved biometric job cards to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) beneficiaries to be implemented by TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) to facilitate early payment for jobs done by them. Mamata Banerjee on Monday approved this move proposed by the Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee.

TCS was granted this project after a process of tendering. The decision was announced after a cabinet meeting on Monday.

The cards would enable the beneficiaries to get their payments on a daily basis instead of the long waiting period stretching often up to a month. Mukherjee said that there were other bidders for the project but the Tata's proposal seemed to be the most efficient.
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