by February 24, 2010 0 comments



Border Security Force (BSF), the country’s premier paramilitary force
tasked with securing its borders has approved placement of the contract
for the Rs. 228 crore Intranet Prahari project to NIIT Technologies
Limited. The project involves setting up of the complete infrastructure,
network
and
applications to facilitate operations
management
, integrated financial activities, and human resources
management for the force.
 
Border
Security
Force
as a premier force has been growing steadily since
its inception in 1965. Today, it has over 157 battalions, with another
27 battalions in 9 sectors and 3 more frontiers to be raised in a
phased manner. Through the Intranet Prahari program all frontiers and
battalions across the country would be connected to each other.
 
Commenting on the engagement, Arvind Thakur CEO, NIIT
Technologies said, We
are
privileged to serve the force in this manner. Our rich experience of
engaging with and implementing turn-key assignments for paramilitary
organizations will add value to our engagement with BSF
.
 
The supply and set-up of the entire infrastructure
of the project includes establishment of a central data
center
, 10 mini data centers, a disaster recovery center and
infrastructure in a total of 230 sector Headquarters and battalions.
Applications on state-of-the-art technology would be configured and
deployed across data centers and remote locations.
 
NIIT Technologies has a history of successful implementations of IT
solutions
for defence and paramilitary forces. It had executed a
similar turn-key engagement for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
called SELO an acronym for Service and Loyalty. The Company continues
to provide support and maintenance services for this project.

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