CMC Bags Karnataka Commercial Tax Project

Hyderabad: | Updated: Feb 27 2003, 05:30am hrs
After successfully implementing the Karnataka state governments treasuries department project last year, CMC Ltd has bagged another order to implement the states prestigious commercial tax computerisation and networking project.

CMC has won the bid, which runs into several crores of rupees, amidst intense competition from leading IT companies, said CMC vice-president corporate business development GSN Prabhu.

Speaking to eFE, Mr Prabhu said CMC, now part of the Tata group, has been campaigning vigorously for the various e-governance projects across the country. This is one of the major projects, which CMC bagged after successfully winning the $19 million New Jersey-based Charleston county project earlier last year, Mr Prabhu said.

The project, which involves computerisation and networking of all departments coming under commercial tax in the state to meet the ensuing VAT (value added tax) regime, would be completed in two years time, he said.

According to Mr Prabhu, CMCs role would be to take care of hardware facilities, train officials, maintain the services apart from offering logistics services and third party software from Oracle. This award is in recognition of our successful implementation of the Karnataka governments treasuries department project a year back, Mr Prabhu said. He, however, refused to disclose the exact cost of the project. Mr Prabhu said that CMC in association with TCS was working on a project for a company under the defence ministry, for developing a new software which would help understand new technologies in the defence sector and other related areas. Nearly 200 professionals are working on the project, he said.

Our (both CMC and TCS) aim is to synergise respective expertise wherever and whenever possible and this is the second major contract after the New Jersey county project earlier last year in association with TCS, he said.