TCS to start operations in Patna, the new IT hub

Based on inputs by Shahid K

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is all set to start a major centre in Patna. The announcement was made after his meeting Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran in New Delhi. Along with this the two discussed about various issues relating to India’s digital sector and exchanged new ideas shaping a brighter digital future for the country, a statement issued by Prasad’s office said.

“Chairman of Tata Sons Shri N Chandrasekaran met me today. We had an enriching discussion on India’s digital future. I am delighted that soon TCS is starting a major centre in Patna. Investment by India’s largest IT company in Bihar should promote IT investments in the state,” he tweeted.

TCS, a global company has been expanding. Prasad said TCS, which is a global company, expanding its operations in the country. After Varanasi and Nasik, it has decided to open its major centre in Patna

As per Ravi Prasad’s discussion with TOI, he said TCS would run from its new premises in Buddha Colony. He added that the new TCS centre would give jobs to around 500 persons initially. Updating further the minister told that Eight business processing organizations (BPOs) have been in operation in the state for some time and opening of a major TCS centre and its operations would set in a “new narrative” in the state.

Mr Prasad ended on a positive note saying “The state would attract new investments in the IT sector and IT-trained youths from Bihar, who otherwise move to other states and major cities outside it for absorption, would have a rethink. Patna, in course, would emerge as an attractive IT hub,”.

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