Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 12th October, 2008 :Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON), an agency of the state government providing total IT solutions, has achieved an all time high turnover of about Rs 31.17 crore during the financial year 2007-08.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesman for HARTRON said because of various new initiatives taken by the corporation, considered the leader in the field of election related work, its turnover has been increasing steadily from Rs. 14.48 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 29.22 crore the following year and to about Rs. 31.17 crore during the last financial year.
He said that in recent times HARTRON has set up a state wide area network called ADHAAR with a total project outlay of Rs 102.62 crores. Under this National e-governance plan of the Government of India, the state headquarters had been connected to all district headquarters and
126 block/sub divisions/tehsils, sub-tehsils. In addition, 280 offices of finance, revenue, urban development, panchayats, transport and excise ad taxation departments across Haryana have been connected to the network in Phase-I of the plan.
The spokesman further said that as many as 170 more district offices belonging to departments like Women and Child Development, Food and Supplies, Industry, Education, Agriculture, Social Security and Justice and Jails and Courts were being linked to the network in Phase
II of the plan.
The spokesman further stated that with Haryana having emerged as the most preferred IT and global source destination, and Gurgaon being ranked among the foremost software export locations in the country, the Corporation had embarked on an ambitious plan to set up
Information Technology and Telecommunication (ITT) complexes. These complexes with state-of-the-art facilities will come up on design, finance, build, operate and transfer (DFBOT) model in Gurgaon on three plots spread over nine acres with a covered area of about 7 lakh
square feet and approximate cost of Rs 300 crores.
HARTRON had also been identified as the State Designated Agency for implementation of the Common Services Centres (CSCs) Scheme in the state for establishing and operating 1159 rural CSCs and 104 urban CSCs to be called "E-Disha Ekal Seva Kendras". As on day B2C services
like computer education, mobile top ups, railway/air ticket booking, internet surfing and download of various applications/forms used for Government services were being delivered through these centres, he added
He further said that the corporation was also in the process of setting up a State Data Centre, approval for which had already been received from the Department of Information Technology, Government of India. The cost of the project was estimated at Rs 50.68 crores with a
contribution of Rs 13.50 crore from the Union department and the balance Rs 37.18 crores being met through Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) provisions of the Planning Commission.
Introduction of smart cards to replace the outdated paper based ration cards in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Haryana is another new initiative by HARTRON.