Infosys BPO Limited, a subsidiary of IT major Infosys, today signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up rural BPO centres in 22 districts of the state.
Infosys BPO Limited CEO and Managing Director Amitabh Chaudhry and State Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty CEO T Vijaya Kumar signed an MoU in this regard in the presence of Chief Minister K Rosaiah.
“The first such BPO centre will be set up in the next six weeks which will provide a testing ground for this model.
The capital expenditure and other details will be worked out subsequently,” Chaudhry said adding that all the 22 districts would have one BPO each.
“Over 1,000 people would get direct employment through the rural BPO centers in the next 12-15 months. Statistics suggest that direct employment generates 1.4 times indirect employment as well,” he added.
Noting that Andhra Pradesh would be the first state where Infosys would be setting such facilities, Chaudhary said, “We are in talks with some other states as well for similar ventures but I can’t disclose the names at this stage”.