Govt allotted 35,000 seats under rural BPO

Govt allotted 35,000 seats under rural BPO

The Centre on Wednesday said it has allotted over 35,000 out of 48,300 seats under India BPO promotion scheme and is likely to meet the full target in six months.

"BPOs in smaller cities and towns will be the biggest accelerator of digital empowerment," IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a conference.

The minister said as many as 35,160 seats of the 48,300 seats, that the  'India BPO Promotion Scheme' provides,  have already been allocated after the multiple rounds of bidding to 109 companies.

The scheme, which aims to promote BPO operations in smaller towns and cities, provides special incentives of up to Rs 1 lakh per seat in form of viability gap funding and disbursement of financial support is directly linked to job creation.

Of the 109 firms, which have won the bids to set up BPO, 76 units have begun operations on 13,480 seats distributed across 48 locations. This has already resulted in initial employment for 10,297 people, he pointed out.

In Karnataka, Karvy Data Management Service with 235 seats started its operation in Mangalore while bidding for setting up BPO at Hubballi is underway.

Some of the new locations where operations have started under the BPO (business process outsourcing) scheme are Tirupati, Guntupalli, Rajamundry (Andhra Pradesh), Patna and Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Raipur(Chattisgarh), Baddi and Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Sagar(Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack and Jaleshwar (Odisha).

"The main aim of the scheme is to ensure youth to find jobs in their own cities and towns instead of migrating to urban clusters," the minister said.

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