Mindtree awarded the first IT deal from Aadhaar

The win testifies MindTree's stronghold in the domestic market

Bangalore, June 17, 2010: MindTree Limited, a global IT Solutions Company, announced that it has secured the application development and maintenance services contract of the Nandan Nilekani-headed Unique Identification (UID) project, renamed as 'Aadhaar'. The multi-crore project involves services across the application lifecycle-from designing, developing, testing, maintaining and supporting the Aadhaar application to providing help desk services from the UIDAI's (Unique Identification Authority of India) Bangalore Technology Centre.

Aadhaar will authenticate every Indian in terms of his or her identity based on bio-metric verification. With a massive information base of 1.2 billion people and the ongoing collection, validation, issue and constant verification of identity, project Aadhaar will require one of the most complex IT architectures ever created and a software implementation that would become a benchmark for years to come.

MindTree will work as the development partner to build the Aadhaar application, in collaboration with the technology team of UIDAI and other stakeholders. It will also carry out the ongoing services of development and enhancement to the core Aadhaar application.

MindTree is working around the clock because of the national importance the project has in terms of requirements, system functionality and timeframe by which the first biometric card would get issued. "It is not just a matter of business for us; it is an opportunity to serve the nation. This partnership further affirms MindTree's commitment and focus in the Indian market," said Anjan Lahiri, President & CEO, IT Services, MindTree Limited. MindTree won the project against competition from large global IT players. "This project win reaffirms our leadership in architecting and delivering large mission critical high throughput applications." he added.
About MindTree Limited
MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services, Software Product Engineering and Next in Wireless. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our custom-ers to succeed in their business goals.
MindTree is ranked 19th among the IT Services companies in The 2010 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree was ranked No. 2 in Asia and declared the overall winner in India in the Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll 2009. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com .

For further information, contact:
Sweta Mohanty
MindTree Limited
91-80-67064857
sweta_mohanty@mindtree.com

Anya D'souza
Corporate Voice Weber Shandwick
anya@corvoshandwick.co.in

 

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