Shillong: In possibly the biggest investment by any BPO player in the North-East, Genpact will sign an MoU with the Meghalaya government for opening centres in the state.
The process to ink the deal with Genpact was put on hold due to the code of conduct, but now the proceedings have been put on fast track and the agreement is expected to be signed in a fortnight’s time, Meghalaya’s IT minister RG Lyngdoh said.
The foray of the BPO major is in line with reports that the Tata Consultancy Service has also signed an MoU with the Assam government for its entry into the region.
With IT giant Symantec also entering into the region for devising educational programmes, Lyngdoh hoped that other IT companies would now follow suit and tap the huge human resource potential of the region.
“Every year thousands of educated youth from the North-East are going out and mostly being employed in IT-enabled companies, which includes BPOs. They will now have a reason to smile as BPOs are setting up shops in the region,” he said.
A total of 150 acres of land has been kept aside for setting up of IT estate in Meghalaya, the minister said, adding that free wi-fi connection will be distributed in the business hubs of state capital.