Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates BPS centre set up by TCS
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday inaugurated a Business Process Service (BPS) centre here set up by IT major, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
The BPS centre at Patlipurta, first of its kind in Bihar, has 1000 seats and will provide employment to 3000 local youths.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Electronics and Information Technology minister said that it was historic day for Bihar as India's largest IT company, TCS, has has set its foot in the state with its maiden BPS centre becoming operational at Patliputra.
"It is my dream to take BPS centres to small places to spread the Digital India programme throughout the country," Prasad said.
He said that his ministry has alloted 46,000 BPS seats throughout the country, including 4600 in Bihar, to leverage IT industry's growth for creating employment opportunities for India's talented boys and girls and drive inclusive growth.
Beaming with satisfaction at the TCS setting up the first-ever BPS centre in Patna, his hometown, Prasad said : "The dream of Digital India is being realised...it will give hope to local boys and girls about a bright and better future."
The BPS centre at Patna will also help in expansion of IT profile of the country by taking such services to countryside, he said.