Ricoh India, an established player in the field of imaging and IT solutions, has partnered state-run Telecommunications Consultants India to bag a Rs. 1,370-crore order from the Department of Posts for system integration of rural information & communication technology.
Under the Ministry of Communications & IT, the rural ICT project is a part of the larger IT modernisation project being undertaken by the Department of Posts. The primary goal of the Rural ICT project is to improve the quality of service, provide more value-added services and achieve financial inclusion of un-banked rural population.
The order is for supply, installation and maintenance services of hardware, peripheral devices and operating system for Rural ICT-Hardware Solution. The scope of work includes supply of mobile computing devices and peripherals, installation of solar UPS, connectivity to access the application by service providers along with maintenance for five years.
"We are confident of delivering the best value to Department of Posts and ensure seamless integration of our products and solutions with the larger business objective of Department of Posts.
"We are proud to partner with Telecommunication Consultants India to equip India Post with systems and technologies to increase their efficiencies, enhance service offerings and expand their business," Ricoh India executive vice-president and chief executive said.
In a BSE filing, the company said it has got "an order worth Rs. 1370 crores" from Department of Posts towards Five Year Project of Rural Information and Communication Technology (ICT).