HCL Infosystems bags Rs 278 cr order from Tamil Nadu govt

Computer hardware maker HCL Infosystems today said it has bagged Rs 278 crore contract from Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT).

HCL Infosystems has been selected as a vendor for the Government of Tamil Nadu project of free distribution of laptops to students of government and state aided schools and colleges across the state, the company said in a statement.

This is the first phase of the five-year project and in this phase, HCL will supply two lakh laptops out of a total order volume of nine lakh laptop units, it added.

ELCOT is the nodal agency for procurement of laptops for the project.

"The efforts made by the Tamil Nadu government and ELCOT for encouraging ICT enabled education are truly commendable and we look forward to this continued association. We are confident that such initiatives will boost PC penetration and democratize access to technology by students," HCL Infosystems Executive Vice President APS Bedi said.

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