In the last 10 to 15 years, manpower augmentation has gained wide spread acceptance across technology based companies.To neutralize risks related to changing technologies and uncertainties in the business environment, resource augmentation is a preferred practice across industries.
Resource augmentation results in faster hiring, lower investments and controlled attrition rates.Based on needs expressed by some of our clients, NISG had set up an independent vertical for Manpower Augmentation.
This vertical focuses on providing clients with the right fit for their resource requirements. We engage with the client at all levels to provide them with the exact match for their requirements within the committed time frame and budget.
A quick over view of the Projects is as below:
a) National e-Governance Division (NeGD):
NeGD is an independent business division within Media Lab Asia, a public sector company, registered under section 25 of Companies Act under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India. It was created based on the recommendation of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) and came into effect on 8th June 2009.
Total sanctioned strength of NeGD corporate is 49 in addition to other secretarial staff.Total strength of NeGD as of now is 42. A Committee of the Board with the nomenclature of “NeGD Committee” has been appointed to supervise, guide and control NeGD. This committee is headed by the Secretary, Department of Information Technology.
The immediate tasks assigned to NeGD are as follows:
- Facilitating implementation of NeGP by various Ministries and State Governments.
- Providing technical assistance to Central Ministries/ State Line Departments.
- Undertaking technical appraisal of all e-governance projects to examine issues such as overall technology architecture, framework, standards, security policy, service delivery mechanism, sharing of common infrastructure etc.
- Acting as a Central Agency for an effective implementation of Capacity Building Scheme (CB scheme) inter-alia involving provisioning of manpower at various State e Mission Teams (SeMTs) across States/ UTs.
b) State eMission Team (SeMT):
The Government has approved the Capacity Building (CB) Scheme for taking NeGP forward across the country in all the States & UTs. The CB Scheme is mainly for provisioning technical & professional support to State level policy & decision-making bodies to develop specialized skills for e-Governance. The CB Scheme will support Capacity Building through various means such as engaging experts, developing skills and imparting training and supporting the creation of State e-Governance Mission Teams (SeMT) and Project e-Governance Mission Teams (PeMT). This team shall oversee project execution, manage implementation and deal with technology, process, external Agency management & change management related issues.
NeGP proposes to achieve its objectives through:
- Deployment and scale up of select "Mission Mode Projects".
- Creation of a National IT backbone for fast, reliable and efficient connectivity, data storage and access.
- Set up of Common Service Centers for delivery of citizen services.
- Creation of Internet portals for 24x7 access to Government information and services.
c) Department Of Posts (DOP):
This project started in Feb 2011 thus completing two years this year. The Department of Posts comes under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played a crucial role in the country’s socio-economic development. It touches the lives of Indian citizens in many ways.
Trends such as urbanisation, increased demand for financial services, increased funding by the government for the weaker sections and the rural sector, have opened up new opportunities for the Department of Posts which, in turn has necessitated development of new processes and supporting technology.
The IT Modernisation Project, intends to achieve the following:
- Wider reach to the Indian populace through more customer interaction channels.
- Better customer service.
- Growth through new lines of business.
- IT enablement of business processes and support functions.
- Currently we have 55 employees deputed on this project and 39 more needs to be recruited and deputed.
d) Department of Agriculture & Co-operation (DAC):
The Department of Revenue and Agriculture was reconstituted as a separate Department, in 1881. In 1947, the Department of Agriculture was redesigned as Ministry of Agriculture.
There are two Public Sector Undertakings, seven autonomous bodies and eleven level co-operative organisations with the Department.
Currently we have 4 employees deputed on this project and 3 more needs to be recruited and deputed.
e) Passport Seva Project (PSP):
Measures like extensive computerization, decentralization of collection of passport applications through PACCs/DPCs/SPCs, opening of new passport offices and reforms in the Central Passport Organization having fallen short of meeting the fast growing passport demand and heightened expectations of the public, a need was felt for complete overhaul of passport issuance system. To address this need, a Mission Mode Project named Passport Seva Project (PSP) was identified under the National e-Governance Plan.
Passport Seva enables simple, efficient and transparent processes for delivery of passport related services. Apart from creating a countrywide networked environment for Government officials, it aims to integrate with the state police for physical verification of applicant's particulars and antecedents and with India Post for delivery of passports.
This project is a part of Ministry of External Affairs. Though currently NISG is providing external consultants to Passport project on a 3 months contract but this project would soon be part of the long term assignment where 10 employees with high end technical expertise needs to be deputed for a period of 2 years.
f) National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID):
The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been conceived to develop a cutting edge framework to enhance India’s counter-terror capabilities.
NATGRID had empanelled NISG in 2011 where NISG had provided external consultants to work on this project. Currently NATGRID has engaged NISG to provide manpower for 29 positions for which the recruitment process is on. This project would be part of the long term assignment where 29 employees with high end technical expertise need to be deputed for a period of 1 year which would be extendable basis the requirement.
g) Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC):
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is one of the largest social security schemes for workers in the country, which plays a key role in maintaining and enhancing worker productivity and well-being. The corporation is in the process of implementing Project Panchdeep as part of its ICT strategy. Panchdeep is one of the largest e-governance projects in the country covering around 2000 project locations like hospitals, dispensaries, and government offices to improve the quality of services to all stakeholders. Wipro is the system integrator for the project and ESIC has sought the services of NISG to help them manage the implementation of Panchdeep.
h) Composite Team:
The Government has approved the Capacity Building (CB) Scheme for taking e-Governance forward across the country in some states. Composite Team is governed by State Implementing Agency / State Designated Agency (SIA/SDA). The CB Scheme is mainly for providing technical & professional support to State level policy & decision-making bodies to develop specialized skills for e-Governance. SIA/SDA has decided to entrust the requirements of capacity building / manpower augmentation, including Pre-Recruitment Phase, Selection Phase and Post-Recruitment Phase. NISG is being engaged to source and manage personnel requirements of SIA/SDA for specific requirements as per guidelines issued.
i) National Investigation Agency (NIA):
NIA is a federal agency approved by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. The agency is empowered to deal with terror related crimes across states without special permission from the states. The National Investigation Agency Bill 2008 to create the agency was moved in Parliament by Union Home Minister on 31 December 2008. NIA was created after the Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attacks as need for a central agency to combat terrorism was realised. The founding Director-General of NIA was Radha Vinod Raju.
NIA had empanelled NISG in 2011 where NISG had provided external consultants on short term assignments to work on this project. Our manpower augmentation services help organizations in leveraging technology, improving efficiency and quality and have also proven to be a cost effective engagement methodology to sustain large teams without building them in- house. With our well-structured recruitment process delineated by experienced recruiters & HR professionals, we address the concerns over functional ability and productivity of the teams deployed. We are flexible on the model of engagement as we understand that each client’s requirement is unique and needs to be treated accordingly.
We follow a proprietary system to ensure that the Ministry/Govt. gets the maximum benefit from the resourcing exercise with the most optimal cost structure.