Encouraged with its success in Durgapur in West Bengal, Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd (HGSL), the BPO arm of the multi billion Dollar Hinduja conglomerate, has decided to set up the states second centre at Siliguri. West Bengal Information Technology Minister Debesh Das today handed over a Letter of Intent for three floors at the Siliguri IT Park to the company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Partha De Sarkar.The minister and the company CEO later said the operations would begin with the launch of the Siliguri IT Park soon. "The HGSL would like to start its operation in Siliguri immediately," they said.
While the minister lauded the company for contributing to the growth and development of the states economy, the company CEO described Durgapur, their first BPO centre in the state, as "front runner of their growth story".
Set up in 2007, the Durgapur has provided employment opportunity to 2200 people, Sarkar said.
The Rs 5 crore Siliguri centre would create employment opportunity for 1,000 people, he said adding there was a possibility that the company might set up one or two more centres in the state.
The HGSL at present has 30 centres globally with 20 of them in India and the rest in UK, US, Canada, Mauritius and Philippines.
In India, the HGSL is operating from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, Sarkar said.
The minister said the IT Department has started promoting tier-II cities for the development of IT activities and Siliguri remained one of the important destinations for IT development.