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Tata Consultancy Services bags electronic passport mandate from MEA

The deal is over and above the recently signed second phase of Passport Seva Program

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Shivani Shinde Mumbai
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has bagged -- from the Ministry of External Affairs -- the contract for delivering electronic passports (e-passports), according to sources. This deal is in addition to the second phase of implementing the Passport Seva Program, which the company got from the ministry.

Players such as Thales India and HP participated in this deal, which is expected to be of Rs 1,000-1,200 crore. Sources also said e-passports would start rolling out by July-August.

While the government will source the hardware chips, TCS will be responsible for their encoding.

When contacted a TCS spokesperson in an email response

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First Published: Feb 08 2022 | 6:07 AM IST

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