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NIIT Technologies - "Intranet Prahari" bags Skoch Digital Inclusion Award 2012

NIIT Technologies - "Intranet Prahari" bags Skoch Digital Inclusion Award 2012

New Delhi, 25th September, 2012, Tuesday: NIIT Technologies Ltd. (NSE: NIITTECH), a leading IT solutions Company, has bagged the “Skoch Digital Inclusion Award 2012”. The award recognizes the best ICT-backed initiative, for its Border Security Force project, Intranet Prahari. The Company was conferred the award under the ‘Best Process Automation’ category as the project enabled BSF perform more efficiently with the integration of major processes.

This is the second award conferred on Intranet Prahari in this quarter, after been recognized the “Best G2G Initiative of the year” at eWorld Forum during July this year.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Arvind Mehrotra, President, Asia Pacific, NIIT Technologies said, “This award is testimony of our strength in executing large government projects, with exemplary use of technology to serve the nation better. Our rich experience of engaging with and implementing turn-key assignments for paramilitary organizations helped us throughout our engagement with BSF”.

The award was presented by Mr. R Chandrashekhar, Chairman TC & Secretary (T), Department of Telecommunications during the Skoch Summit “reform 2.0” at Hotel Shangri-La, in New Delhi, recently.

The Intranet Prahari project is essentially an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution implemented by NIIT Technologies for BSF wherein all major processes such as finance, inventory management, operations and personnel information have been automated and integrated to act as a robust and quick decision support system and for consolidated view of data by higher echelons.

NIIT Technologies leveraged its experience with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to develop the ‘Intranet Prahari’ application for the BSF, using state-of-the-art technology. The supply and set-up of the entire infrastructure of the project included establishment of a central data center, 10 mini data centers, a disaster recovery center and infrastructure in a total of 237 sector Headquarters and battalions and offered technical trainings to more than 20,000 BSF employees at 237 sites.

About NIIT Technologies

NIIT Technologies is a global IT solutions organization, servicing customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It offers services in Application Development and Maintenance, Enterprise Solutions, Managed Services and Business Process Management to organizations in select industry segments. It has a strong presence in the domestic market particularly with the government. NIIT Technologies follows the higher standards of operations which includes ISO 9001:2008 certification, assessment at Level 5 of both SEI-CMMi version 1.2 and People-CMM frameworks, ISO 27001 information security management certification. Its data centre operations are assessed at the international ISO 20000 IT management standards.

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About Skoch Digital Inclusion Awards

Founded in 1997, Skoch Consultancy Services Private Limited, is a boutiwue strategy and management consulting firm. The awards Committee is constituted, which comprised of senior professionals from academia, government, industry and other stakeholders in the ICTsupported development of the country. Initial screening of the project is carried out on the basis of the information sought in the prescribed format. Additional information, if required, would be sought and may be supplemented with Skoch’s own research or the knowledge base of the Awards Committee. Public voting is solicited for wider stakeholder consultation and gets a weightage determined by the Awards Committee depending on the nature of the project. The Awards Committee then deliberates and decides on the awardees. The Committee may also nominate projects in special category that it feels should be in the consideration set.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements. The business involves various risks, and uncertainties that could result in the actual results to differ materially from those indicated here. All forward looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

For more information Contact:
Shweta Kaura
Corporate Communications
NIIT Technologies
+91 120- 7119039
shweta.kaura@niit-tech.com

Jyotsna Nanda/ Chiranjeeta Borah
Candour Communications
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chiranjeeta@candour.co.in

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Head – Investor Relations & Special Projects
NIIT Technologies Ltd.
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