UIDAI, the regulatory body of Aadhaar project, has signed a major contract deal with the HCL Infosystems Ltd. However HCL has not revealed the agreement size yet. This is the largest deal till now from the Aadhaar regulatory body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). According to the news sources the deal is of 7 long years and is of about 2023 crore which will be completed in twenty eight instalments.
TCS, Tech Mahindra, Wipro and Accenture were the major competitors for HCL in this big contract. Earlier in 2011, IBM and HP India won the planet’s biggest project of enrolling 1.2 billion people with a UID. HCL will now be the service provider for putting into operation and controlling Central ID Repository for UIDAI. The Karnataka capital city Bangalore and a city from Uttar Pradesh, Noida which are the centre of HCL will be used for the services. According to this deal, UIDAI will also utilise the hardware of HCL until this deal finishes up.
HCL will now be in charge for obtaining and setting up of the infrastructure, employing of information-security-management systems and operations support and preservation. The contract also covers technical helpdesk, support facilities and DBA. A.P.S. Bedi, Executive Vice-President, HCL Infosystems Ltd later told that “As the MSP for the project, we are committed to meet and deliver our defined scope of work which broadly covers the implementation and the management of the Central ID Repository for UIDAI”.