Plans for IT-SEZ in Hosur apace

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Poongothai Aladi Aruna
Poongothai Aladi Aruna

Special Correspondent

Expressions of interest to be invited from IT majors for allotment of land

IT Park will provide jobs to 10,000 people

Recruitment Processing Outsourcing unit opened

CHENNAI: A formal notification for the setting up of an Information Technology Special Economic Zone by ELCOT at Viswanathapuram in Hosur has been issued by the Central government.

Information Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna on Monday told reporters at Hosur that the IT-SEZ would be spread over 177 acres and ELCOT would construct a Rs.14-crore complex measuring 50,000 sq ft.

Tenders to erect the building and other basic infrastructure have been floated and construction would start in a couple of months. Expressions of interest would be invited from IT majors for land allotment.

“Once the IT park comes into being, around 10,000 educated people will get employment in the region. As there is a huge demand for software and IT-enabled services, the State government is developing eight IT parks in Tier-II and Tier-III towns in the State,” she said.

Accompanied by officials of NASSCOM, and ELCOT, Dr. Aruna visited the State’s first Panchayat Business Process Outsourcing-cum-call centre at Sanasandiram in Krishnagiri district and inspected the functioning of the Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network at the Collectorate.

Dr. Aruna also inaugurated the Recruitment Processing Outsourcing unit at Uthangarai with 60 seats. Currently it employs around 30 persons.

This centre, functioning in association FOSTeRA, will undertake resume mining and reverse process outsourcing functions and inform U.S.-based firms about the availability of skilled workers.

The IT Minister visited a couple of rural Common Service Centres in the district that are offering Business to Citizen (B2C) services, such as railway ticket booking and airline booking.

Government to Citizen services will be introduced in the next 25 days.

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