Kris Infotech, a Singapore based technology consulting firm offering a wide range of technology and recruitment services has proposed the Odisha government to set up an IT (information technology) solutions unit in the state.
“Krish Infotech has approached us (IT department) to set up a 25 seated unit for providing IT service solutions. However, the talks with the company are in the nascent stage”, said an official in the state IT department.
The official added, the firm may be provided an area measuring 2500-3000 square feet at the prime locations like fortune, Idco towers in Bhubaneswar to start the facilities possibly from January, 2013.
Besides offering recruitment services, the Singapore based firm provides technological services like development and maintenance of Lotus Notes, Oracle application development and integration, SAP services etc.
The offer from the company comes barely few days after a five member state delegation visited the island nation to lure investors in the key sectors like infrastructure, IT, tourism etc. The delegation was led by Chief Secretary BK Patnaik accompanied by Pradeep Kumar Jena, Chairman cum managing director of Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco), Madhusudan Padhi, state IT secretary, Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Tourism secretary and B N Palai, general manager, Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation Ltd (Ipicol). The top officials of the state government participated the two day symposium organized at Singapore by Invest Bhubaneswar, a forum to connect with businesses and investors.
In an effort to attract more investments in the IT and IT enabled services( ITes) sector, the state government has constituted a 15-member committee, headed by IT secretary, for giving the final shape to its new ICT (information & communication technology) policy.
It may be noted, the state government has set a target of creating 30,000 new jobs in the state in next two years in the IT sector.