Border Security Force (BSF), the country’s premier paramilitary force tasked with securing its borders has approved placement of the contract for the Rs. 228 crore Intranet Prahari project to Coforge Limited, a global IT solutions organization headquartered in New Delhi. The project involves setting up of the complete infrastructure, network and applications to facilitate operations management, integrated financial activities, and human resources management for the force.
Border Security Force as a premier force has been growing steadily since its inception in 1965. Today, it has over 157 battalions, with another 27 battalions in 9 sectors and 3 more frontiers to be raised in a phased manner. Through the Intranet Prahari program all frontiers and battalions across the country would be connected to each other.
"We are privileged to serve the force in this manner. Our rich experience of engaging with and implementing turn-key assignments for paramilitary organizations will add value to our engagement with BSF", said Mr. Arvind Thakur CEO, Coforge.
The supply and set-up of the entire infrastructure of the project includes establishment of a central data center, 10 mini data centers, a disaster recovery center and infrastructure in a total of 230 sector Headquarters and battalions. Applications on state-of-the-art technology would be configured and deployed across data centers and remote locations.
Coforge has a history of successful implementations of IT solutions for defence and paramilitary forces. It had executed a similar turn-key engagement for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) called SELO an acronym for Service and Loyalty. The Company continues to provide support and maintenance services for this project.
Coforge is a leading IT solutions organization serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In India, the company is sharply focused in serving the Government. Besides providing turn-key IT solutions to this segment, it also offers specialized solutions in Geography Information Systems (GIS). Coforge follows global standards of development which includes ISO 9001:2000 certification, assessment at Level 5 on both SEI CMM version 1.2 and People CMM framework, and, ISO 27001 certification in information security management. Its data centers are assessed at the international ISO 20000 IT management standards.
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