Contributions to

Mission Mode Projects

Tanmoy Chakrabarty
Group Government Affairs Officer, Tata Sons Limited

Tanmoy’s association with the rise of digital India since the inception of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) can be traced back to the first-ever Mission Mode Project under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration – MCA21 – which completely overhauled and revolutionised the way the corporates would engage with the government. Registering a company with the Registrar of Companies became a day-long process with minimum paperwork, down from months of toiling at the government offices.

The Ministry of Corporate affairs dealt with more than a million companies, quite a few of which did not exist. Tata Consultancy Services executed the computerisation project under Tanmoy’s leadership in less than 12-months. Over 3 million files were digitised, freeing up an incredible amount of departmental storage space.

The scale and success of MCA-21 resulted in the Passport Seva project. 37 SLS were performed by Tanmoy while implementing the project. It was TCSs responsibility to keep technology concurrent. Even though it was hurting commercially, he stood up as a company in the interest of this national transformation initiative. Not only he ensured that the sovereignty of data was maintained, but the systems also becomes speedy and transparent.

It was due to his efforts that the mindset at the time began shifting from what one can get from intelligent IT solutions rather than how much IT needs to be put into government systems.

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