Agartal: The government of Tripura has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NIXI-CSC data service center to establish an international standard data center here, an official said on Wednesday.
National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and CSE e-governance services Ltd, have launched a joint venture – NIXI-CSC Data Services Center to set up the proposed data center.
“The state government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the joint venture to elevate a data center to international standards at Indranagar, headquarters of IT Bhavan,” the additional director of the IT department of the state told PTI on Wednesday. State, Bidyot Datta.
The Director in Charge of IT Department, AK Bhattacharjee, signed the MoU on behalf of the state government and CEO Anil Jain was the signatory of the NIXI-CSC Data Service Center. The Principal Secretary for Informatics, Puneet Agarwal, and the Head of the National Informatics Center (NIC), CK Dhar, were also present at the MOU signing event.
Datta said the joint venture will invest Rs 150 crore for setting up the data center while the state government will only provide space.
“The NIXI-CSC Data Center will launch the data center within a month or two, although it will take a year to transform the data center to a world-class standard,” he said. .
Under the MoU, the joint venture will allow the state government to host all of its data in the proposed data center and will also provide data to the state for free. “The company will charge for exchanging data with other government and non-state private actors. The data center will operate under the control of the joint venture,” Data said.
The proposed data center, once operational, will generate many jobs for the state’s highly skilled IT professionals. “A significant number of state IT professionals have worked in cities like Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and abroad. Now they will have the chance to go home,” he said.
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