HCL Infosystems to execute Jharkhand R-APDRP
The Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) has roped in the HCL Infosystems to have the information technology (IT) backing for power sector reforms in the state.
To achieve the task, the Jharkhand State Electricity Board has signed a Rs 138 crore deal with the HCL Infosystems for implementing IT infrastructure under the centrally-aided Restructured- Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP).
It would cover 30 towns including 66 sub-divisions and 354 offices of the JSEB.
JSEB Chief Shiv Basant said the project would help the power utility company from ‘concept to commissioning’ for facilitating reduction of aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses through strengthening and upgradation of the transmission and distribution network.
This project will work towards establishing reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate base line data, and the adoption of Information Technology in the areas of metering, billing, energy accounting and customer care to provide the right information and experience to customers.
This modernisation of the IT systems will also help curb revenue leakages and ensure increase in overall revenues and thus contribution to the exchequer, he added.
HCL Infosystem Chief Operating Officer (enterprise business) Rajeev Asijia said it was a major recognition for the company to have tied up with the JSEB for power reforms in the State, which possessed immense potential for growth in infrastructure sector.
“The HCL Infosystem on its part would act as a leading system integrator in the power reform with the awarding of the third RAPDRP in the country,” he added.