Union Minister Inaugurates BPO in Patna

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurating a BPO in Patna on Wednesday.

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Patna: Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday inaugurated what is being billed as the first Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) center at Software Technological Park in Patna as part of Narendra Modi's Digital India program.

Speaking on the occasion, the BJP leader said that the nation was poised to have a 'digital economy' to the tune of Rs. 600 lakh crore in the next five to six years that would involve communication, computer, information and technology, e-commerce, and electronic manufacturing sectors keeping India at the cutting edge of the technical evolution.

The new center has a sitting capacity of 100 employees providing job opportunities to young men and women of Bihar, Prasad said.

Talking about the Digital India program as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the minister said that similar BPOs were being set up across the nation offering nearly 50,000 new jobs to the youths of India.

"Out of this, 4600 seats are reserved for Bihar," he said.

Though similar units have been set up in past by the Nitish administration amid much media hype, most of them wilted in a matter of months with all computer equipment vanishing mysteriously leaving no trace.

Prasad said that soon similar units would be opened in Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, and Bhagalpur.

BJP legislator Sanjiv Kumar Chaurasia, Nitin Navin and Software Park of India officials were also present on the occasion.

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