Sunday, June 27, 2010

C-DIT to be service provider for MVD project

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) will take over as the service provider of the web-enabled Fully Automated Services of Transport Department (FAST) project of the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) from this week.

The C-DIT has been selected as the service provider after the contract ended with Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. (ECIL), which implemented the Rs.47.87-crore FAST project to network the 62 offices of the MVD in the State and to convert them into paperless offices. .

Upon the expiry of the three-year term in December last, the government had extended the contract by six months to the ECIL for a sum of Rs.1.80 crore on the recommendation of the FAST project monitoring committee.

�The C-DIT has been selected the service provider after it qualified in the bidding process from among 10 government institutions that participated, a senior MVD official told The Hindu.

Unlike the agreement signed with the Hyderabad-based ECIL, the contract has been given to the new service provider for only one year for Rs.6.8 crore with provision for extending the period on mutual agreement.

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